Editorial Board


Shareen Hertel  is Professor of Political Science at the University of Connecticut and holds a joint appointment with the university’s Human Rights Institute. She is the author or co-editor of multiple books and  scholarly articles and has served as a consultant to foundations, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and United Nations agencies in the United States, Latin America and South Asia. Hertel serves on the editorial boards of Human Rights Review, Human Rights and Human Welfare, and the International Studies Intensives book series of Routledge.


Managing Editor

Catherine Buerger is Director of Research at the Dangerous Speech Project. Her work focuses on human rights and civil society responses to harmful speech. She manages JHR’s Methods Focus series, is a Research Affiliate of UConn’s Economic and Social Rights Research Group, and is an Editor for the Teaching Human Rights Database.


Data Editor

Benjamin Carbonetti is Director of the Human Rights Program at Trinity College. 


Book Review Editors

Sarita Cargas is Associate Professor in the Honors College at the University of New Mexico. 

Sandra Sirota is a post-doctoral research fellow at University of Connecticut’s Human Rights Institute


Social Media Editors

Rachel Chambers is an Assistant Professor of Business Law at University of Connecticut’s School of Business. 

Kelebogile Zvobgo is an Assistant Professor of Government at William & Mary and Founder and Director of the International Justice Lab.


Editor for Inclusion

Elizabeth Holzer  is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Human Rights at the University of Connecticut.



Thomas Cushman is Deffenbaugh de Hoyos Carlson Professor in the Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology at Wellesley College.He is the Founding Editor of Human Rights Review, and the Founding Editor of the Journal of Human Rights.


Editorial Board


M. Rodwan Abouharb
University College London, UK
Akbar Ahmed
American University, USA
Clair Apodaca
Virginia Tech University, USA
Zehra Arat
University of Connecticut
Thomas Brudholm
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Sonia Cardenas
Trinity College, USA
Audrey Chapman
University of Connecticut Health Center, USA
Ann Marie Clark
Purdue University, USA
K. Chad Clay
University of Georgia, USA
Michael Davis
Jindal Global University, India
Mark Gibney
University of North Carolina Asheville, USA
Michael Goodhart
University of Pittsburgh, USA
Courtney Hillebrecht
University of Nebraska, USA
Rhoda Howard-Hassmann
Wilfred Laurier University, Canada
Rounaq Jahan
Centre for Policy Dialogue, Bangladesh
Thomas Keenan
Bard College, USA
Anthony J. Langlois
Flinders University, Australia
Brian Lepard
University of Nebraska, USA
Debra Liebowitz
Quinnipiac, USA
Kurt Mills
University of St. Andrews, Scotland
Amanda Murdie
University of Georgia, USA
Andrew J. Nathan
Columbia University, USA
Sabrina Ramet
Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Norway
John Rodden
Tunghai University, Taiwan
Wayne Sandholtz
University of Southern California, USA
Michael Santoro
Santa Clara University, USA
Nancy Scheper-Hughes
University of California, Berkeley, USA
Adam Seligman
Boston University, USA
Peter Spielmann
The Associated Press (retired)
Kimberly Theidon
Tufts University, USA
Bryan S. Turner
Australian Catholic University, Australia
Brian Waddell
University of Connecticut, USA
Richard Wilson
University of Connecticut, USA
Wendy Wong
University of British Columbia, Canada
Joseph K. Young
American University, USA