The Gladstein Committee & Chair


The Gladstein Committee advises the Director of the Human Rights Institute on a variety of matters, including faculty hiring, overall policy and direction, grant initiatives. It oversees the Human Rights Minor and Major, and its subcommittees review applications for funding from UConn faculty and students in teaching and research.

Committee Members

Zehra Arat,                                                                       
Political Science

Jon Bauer,                                                                       

Cesar E. Abadia-Barrero,
Human Rights and Anthropology

Megan Berthold,
Social Work

Paul Bloomfield,

Richard Brown,
History, Emeritus

Audrey Chapman,
Health Center

Greg Colati,
Area Head-University Libraries,
Dodd Center

Eleni Coundouriotis,

Manisha Desai,
Sociology and Asian and Asian American Studies
Department Head

Gary English,
Dramatic Arts

Lynne Healy,
Social Work, Emeritus

Shareen Hertel,
Human Rights and Political Science

Elizabeth Holzer,
Human Rights and Sociology

Henry Krisch,
Political Science, Emeritus

Molly Land,
Associate Director, Human Rights Institute
Human Rights and Law School

Kathy Libal,
Director, Human Rights Institute
and Social Work

Samuel Martinez,
Anthropology and El Instituto

Glenn Mitoma,
Human Rights and Education

Mark Overmyer-Velazquez,

Stephen Park,

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

Nishith Prakash,
Human Rights and Economics

Susan Randolph, Emeritus

David Richards,
Human Rights and Political Science

Sara Silverstein,
Human Rights and History

Graham Stinnet,
Curator of Human Rights Collection and Alternative Press Collections,
Dodd Research Center

Lynne Tirrell,

Fiona Vernal,

Katharina von Hammerstein,
Literatures, Cultures, and Languages

Thomas Weinland,
Education, Emeritus

Sarah Willen,

Richard A. Wilson,
Founding Director, Human Rights Institute
Law and Anthroplogy

Sebastian Wogenstein,
Literatures, Cultures and Languages