The Gladstein Committee

The Gladstein Committee is the heart of the Human Rights Institute. The committee advises the Institute on policies and future directions, faculty hiring, grant initiatives, and educational programming. The multidisciplinary committee includes faculty from the humanities, social sciences, business, education, engineering, fine arts, law, social work, and UConn Health. It assesses how UConn can best contribute to the field of human rights, and seeks to create academic programs that build upon UConn’s strengths in faculty research, teaching, and practice. The committee selects the Gladstein Visiting Professor and oversees the undergraduate and graduate programs in human rights. Subcommittees review applications for funding from UConn faculty and students in teaching and research.

cesar abadia

César Abadía-Barrero

Director of Undergraduate Programs, Human Rights Institute
Associate Professor, Anthropology & Human Rights

Nana Amos

Program Manager, Dodd Human Rights Impact

Zehra Arat

Professor, Political Science

Jon Bauer

Clinical Professor of Law
Richard D. Tulisano '69 Scholar in Human Rights

Megan Berthold

Megan Berthold

Associate Professor, School of Social Work
Graduate Certificate Coordinator, Social Work

Alex Branzell

Program Assistant, Human Rights Institute

Richard Brown

Richard Brown

Emeritus Professor, History

Davis Chacon Hurtado

Assistant Research Professor, Human Rights Institute

Rachel Chambers

Assistant Professor, Business Law

Audrey Chapman

Professor, Public Health Sciences

Eleni Coundouriotis

Professor, English

Manisha Desai

Professor, Sociology & Asian and Asian American Studies
Department Head, Sociology

Heather Elliott-Famularo

Department Head, Digital Media & Design
Professor, Digital Film/Video Production

Gary English

Professor, Dramatic Arts

Jose Falconi

Assistant Professor, Art and Art History & Human Rights Institute

Lynn Healy

Lynne Healey

Emeritus Professor, Social Work

shareen hertel

Shareen Hertel

Co-Director, Research Program on Economic & Social Rights
Professor, Political Science & Human Rights

Elizabeth Holzer

Associate Professor, Sociology & Human Rights

rachel jackson

Rachel Jackson

Associate Director of Operations, Human Rights Institute

Brendan Kane

Brendan Kane

Director, Democracy & Dialogues Initiative
Associate Professor, History & Literature, Cultures, & Languages

Prakash Kashwan

Prakash Kashwan

Co-Director, Research Program on Economic & Social Rights
Associate Professor, Political Science

Henry Krisch

Emeritus Professor, Political Science

molly land

Molly Land

Graduate Certificate Coordinator, School of Law
Catherine Roraback Professor of Law
Professor, Human Rights

kathy libal

Kathryn Libal

Director, Human Rights Institute
Associate Professor, Social Work & Human Rights

Asif Majid

Asif Majid

Assistant Professor, Dramatic Arts & Human Rights

Samuel Martinez

Samuel Martínez

Director, El Instituto
Professor, Anthropology

Catherine Masud

Assistant Professor In-Residence, Human Rights Documentary Filmmaking

ian macgregor

Ian McGregor

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Human Rights Education

Glenn Mitoma

Glenn Mitoma

Director, Dodd Impact
Assistant Professor, Education & Human Rights
Graduate Certificate Coordinator, Neag School of Education

Mark Overmyer-Velázquez

Mark Overmyer-Velázquez

University Campus Director, UConn Hartford
Professor, History & Latino and Latin American Studies

Stephen Park

Director, Business and Human Rights Initiative
Associate Professor, Business Law

Avinoam Patt

Avinoam Patt

Director, Doris and Simon Konover Chair of Judaic Studies
Associate Professor, Literatures, Cultures, and Languages

nishith prakash

Nishith Prakash

Associate Professor, Economics & Human Rights

Susan Randolph

Susan Randolph

Emerita Professor, Economics

david richards

David Richards

Director of Graduate Programs, Human Rights Institute
Associate Professor, Political Science & Human Rights

Michael Rubin

Director, Human Rights Research and Data Hub
Assistant Research Professor, Human Rights, Engineering & Business

sara silverstein

Sara Silverstein

Co-Director, Research Program on Humanitarianism
Assistant Professor, History & Human Rights

Sandra Sirota

Assistant Professor in Residence, Experiential Global Learning & Human Rights

Jacqueline Thompson

Financial Assistant, Human Rights Institute

Lynne Tirrell

Professor, Philosophy

Fiona Vernal

Associate Professor, History

katharina vonhammerstein

Katharina von Hammerstein

Emerita Professor, German Studies

Manuela Wagner

Manuela Wagner

Professor, German Studies and Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies

Scott Wallace

Scott Wallace

Associate Professor, Journalism

alysssa web

Alyssa Webb

Educational Program Coordinator, Human Rights Institute

Thomas Weinland

Emeritus Professor, Education

sarah willen

Sarah Willen

Director, Research Program on Global Health and Human Rights
Associate Professor, Anthropology

Richard Wilson

Richard Wilson

Gladstein Distinguished Chair of Human Rights
Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, Law and Anthropology

sarah wInter

Sarah Winter

Co-Director, Research Program on Humanitarianism
Professor, English

Sebastian Wogenstein

Associate Professor, German Studies