Faculty Research

The 42 faculty in the Human Rights Practice program are actively working on a broad range of critical human rights research topics across the globe including:

  • indigenous law
  • transitional justice
  • refugees and forced migration
  • cultural and religious heritage
  • U.S-Mexico border issues
  • human rights in Africa
  • gender-based violence
  • reproductive justice
  • human rights education
  • media and terrorism
  • victims' testimonies
  • innovative uses of human rights law
  • racial dynamics on college campuses nationally and internationally, 
  • environmental justice food and food systems
  • immigration
  • critical trauma studies
  • economic development and women's empowerment
  • LGBTQ rights
  • queer archiving
  • international crises
  • refugees
  • violence against journalists
  • facilitation of multi-stakeholder policy and activist processes
  • critical corruption studies
  • human rights in the Middle East, Francophone Africa,
  • the right to information

Featured Faculty Publications

Guatemala, the Question of Genocide Book Cover: Blue with White Stripes

Oglesby, Elizabeth A. and Diane M. Nelson. 2017. Guatemala, the Question of Genocide. New York: Routledge.

Pregnant on Arrival Book Cover: Ultra Sound Image

Luibheid, Eithne2013. Pregnant on Arrival: Making the Illegal Immigrant. University of Minnesota Press.

Whitenss in Higher Education: The Invisible Missing Link in Diversity and Racial Analysis Book Cover: Purple Waves

Cabrera, Nolan L., Franklin, J. D., & Watson, J. S. (2017). Whiteness in Higher Education: The Invisible Missing Link in Diversity and Racial Analyses. Association for the Study of Higher Education monograph series. San Francisco, CA: JosseyBass.

Vasquez, Marcela., Berke, B., & Finan, T. J. 2017. Cooperatives, Grassroots Development, and Social Change: Experiences from Rural Latin America. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

Binational Human Rights Book Cover: Desert Mountain with Blue Sky

 Mueller, Carol and William SimmonsBinational Human Rights: The U.S.-Mexico Experience . University of Pennsylvania Press. 

Carney, Megan A. 2015. The Unending Hunger: Tracing Women and Food Insecurity Across Borders. Berkeley: University of California Press. (Winner of the 2015 CHOICE award)

Vasquez, Marcela., Berke, B., & Finan, T. J. 2017. Cooperatives, Grassroots Development, and Social Change: Experiences from Rural Latin America. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

African Freedom Book Cover: Couple with fists in the air

Taoua, Phyllis. 2018. African Freedom: How Africa Responded to IndependenceCambridge University Press. 

Casper, Monica J. and Eric Wertheimer. eds. 2016. Critical Trauma Studies: Understanding Violence, Conflict, and Memory in Everyday Life. New York: NYU Press. 

Mapping Memory Book Cover: Image of a Wall With Image of Man

Murphy, Kaitlin M. 2018. Mapping Memory: Visuality, Affect, and Embodied Politics in the Americas. Fordham University Press, 2018.

Closing the Gap Book Cover: Man standing in front of crowd

LaDawn Haglund and Robin Stryker, editors. 2015. Closing the Rights Gap: From Human Rights to Social Transformation. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. 

 Global Tango Book Cover: Two Women Dancing the Tango

Fitch, Melissa 2015. Global Tangos: Travels in the Transnational Imaginary. Bucknell University Press.

      UnDocumented Immigrant in the United States Book Cover: Young women in front of a building; Man harversting, Two women standing next to each other

Ochoa O’Leary, Anna. 2014. Undocumented Immigrants in the United States Today: An Encyclopedia of their Experiences.  ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Press.

US Education in a World of Migration Book Cover: Dark Blue with white Stripes

Koyama, Jill and Mathangi Subramanian, eds. 2014. US Education in a World of Migration: Implications for Policy and Practice. New York: Routledge Press

Uncharted Terrain Book Cover: Dirt Road going through an empty field

Ochoa O’Leary, Anna, Colin Deeds, and Scott WhitefordEds. 2013. Unchartered Terrain: New Directions in Border Research Method and Ethics. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press.

Hippie Family Values Book Cover: Couple in 70s clothing holing a baby in front of a blue school bus

Seckinger, Beverly. 2018. (Documentary) Hippie Family Values, New Day Films.

Media Evolution on the Eve of the Arab Spring Book Cover: Gray with assorted colors

Hudson, Leila. 2014. Media Evolution on the Eve of the Arab Spring. New York: Palgrave MacMillan.

Intellectual Resistance and the Struggle for Palestine Book Cover: White fence with blue sky

Abraham, Matthew. 2014. Intellectual Resistance and the Struggle for Palestine. New York: Palgrave MacMillan. 

Additional Faculty Publications

Abraham, Matthew. 2014. Out of Bounds: Academic Freedom and the Question of Palestine. New York: Bloomsbury.

Al-Rawi, Ahmed and Shahira Fahmy. 2018. Social Media Use in the Diaspora: The Case of Syrians in Italy in Diaspora and Media in Europe.

Ali, Sadaf R. and Shahira Fahmy. 2014. “Visualizing victims of disaster: A comparison of Associated Press images of Hurricane Katrina and Pakistan”

Bidwell, M., Landry, C., McGranahan, D., Morton, L., & Vasquez, Marcela. (2014). Rural Communities. In Climate Change Impacts in the United States. The Third National Climate Assessment. U.S. Global Change Program.

Carney, Megan A., Gomez, R., Mitchell, K., and Vannini, S. 2017. “Sanctuary Planet: A Global Sanctuary Movement for the Time of Trump.” Society and Space.  http://societyandspace.org/2017/05/16/sanctuary-planet-a-global-sanctuary-movement-for-the-time-of-trump/.

Cabrera, Nolan L. (in press). “The only racism left is that against White people”: The complex realities of the campus racial climate for Latina/o students. In A. G. de los Santos, Jr., et al., (Eds.), Hispanic College Students Moving Forward: Policies, Planning, and Progress in Promoting Access. New York, NY: SUNY Press.

Cabrera, Nolan L. (in press). “Where is the Racial Theory in Critical Race Theory?: A Constructive Criticism of the Crits. The Review of Higher Education.

 Chicana M(other)work Collective: Michelle Téllez, Cecilia Caballero, Judith C. Pérez-Torres, Christina Vega, Yvette Martínez-Vu. 2017. “Our Labor Is Our Prayer, Our Mother Is Our Offering”: A Chicana M(other)work Framework for Collective Resistance” Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of MALCS 16 (2): 44-75.

Cifor, Marika and Jamie A. Lee, 2017.  “Towards an Archival Critique: Opening Possibilities for Addressing Neoliberalism in the Archival Field,” Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies 1 (1): 1-22.

Cordingley, Justine E., Katherine A. Snyder, Judith Rosendahl, Fred Kizito and Deborah Bossio. 2015.“Thinking Outside the Plot: Addressing Low Adoption of Sustainable Land Management in sub-Saharan Africa”. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 15: 35–40.

Doshi, Sapana and Ranganathan M. 2018. “Towards a Critical Geography of Corruption and Power in Late Capitalism” Progress in Human Geography 

Doshi Sapana. 2018. “The Redevelopmental State: Spaces of Inclusion, Rule and Dispossession in the ‘Urban Age’” Development and Change.

Dovi, Suzanne and Jess McCain. 2017. “Are Lobbyists Lawyers,” In Ethics in Politics: The Rights and Obligations of Individual Political Agents. Routledge Press.

Erika Montoya, Anna O´Leary, Ofelia Woo, 2015. “Mujeres inmigrantes en Arizona y su inserción laboral. Dueñas de salones de belleza vs Estilistas informales” DOXA, Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua, 5(9) (ISSN: 2395-8758), p. 42-66

Fahmy, Shahira and Britain Eakin. 2014. “High Drama on the High Seas: Peace versus War Journalism Framing of an Israeli/Palestinian-Related Incident” International Communication Gazette 76 (1): 86-105.

Fahmy, Shahira S. 2017. “Media, Terrorism, and Society: Perspectives and Trends in the Digital Age” Mass Communication and Society 20 (6): 735-739.

Fitch, Melissa. 2015. Global Tangos: Travels in the Transnational Imaginary. Bucknell University Press.

Green, Linda. 2013    Viviendo en Miedo: Las Viudas Mayas en Los Areas Rurales de Guatemala, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala: Editoriales Pensativa.

Green, Linda. 2014    Betwixt and Between: Yup’ik Combat Soldiers and the Burdens of War Antonio DeLauri, Guest Editor, Antropología Anno X111:16:113-132.

Green, Linda. 2012. “The Nobodies: Neoliberalism, Violence and Migration” Medical Anthropology 30 (4):366-385.

Goldberg, Carol E., Rebecca Tsosie, Robert N. Clinton, & Angela R. Riley  American Indian Law:  Native Nations and the Federal System (7th ed). Carolina Press.

González de Bustamante, Celeste. and Jeannine E. Relly. 2014. “Journalism in times of violence: Social media use by U.S. and Mexican journalists working in northern Mexico.” Digital Journalism 2 (4).

Hammer, Leonard. 2018. “Cultural Heritage Protection and Sacred Spaces: Considering Alternative Approaches From Within the Human Rights Framework” Columbia Human Rights Law Review.

Hammer, Leonard. 2017. The 2015 Comprehensive Agreement Between the Holy See and the Palestinian Authority: Discerning the Holy See’s Approach to International Relations” Oxford Journal on Law and Religion 6: 162-179.

Hudson, Leila. 2017. “The Refugee's Passage: Liminality, Gendered Habits, and the Emergence of Difference in Flight. In Women and Borders: Refugees, Migrants and Communities. IB Tauris.

Hudson, Leila. 2017. “Dynamics of the Syrian Migration”. In Pursuing Stability and a Shared Development in Euro-Mediterranean Migrations edited by Emanuela del Re and Ricardo Laremont. Rome: Arane.

Hudson, Leila. 2015. ‘Liquidating Syria, Fracking Europe’. Middle East Policy, 22(4), 22–39.

Huskey, Kristine A. 2015. Reconceptualizing 'The Crime' in Veterans Treatment Courts Federal Sentencing Reporter. 27 (3). Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 15-24

Huskey, Kristine A. 2017. “Justice for Veterans:  Does Theory Matter?” Arizona Law Review 59: 697ff.

Koyama, Jill. 2017. “Outsourcing a US School’s Language Policy in an Era of Educational Deform.” In Capitalizing on Language? Neoliberal Education, the Self and Social Inequality, edited by Alfonso Del Percio and Mi-Cha Flubacher. Multilingual Matters.

Koyama, Jill and Mathangi Subramanian, eds. 2014. US Education in a World of Migration: Implications for Policy and Practice. New York: Routledge Press.

LaDawn Haglund and Robin Stryker, editors. 2015. Closing the Rights Gap: From Human Rights to Social Transformation. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Lee, Jamie A., “A Queer/ed Archival Methodology: Archival Bodies as Nomadic Subjects” Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies 1 (2): 1-27.

Lee, Jamie A. 2016. “Be/Longing in the Archival Body: Eros and the ‘Endearing’ Value of Material Lives,” Archival Science Journal 16 (1): 33-51.

Lee, Jamie A. 2016.  “Mediated Storytelling Practices and Productions: Bodies of Affective Evidences and Archives” Media, Communications, and Cultural Studies (MeCCS) Journal  9 (6): 74-87.

Lee, Jenny J. 2017. “Neo-Nationalism in Higher Education: Case of South Africa” Studies in Higher Education 42 (5): 869-886.

Lee, Jenny J., Jae E. Jon, & Kiyong Byun. 2017. “Neo-Racism and Neo-Nationalism within Asia: The Experiences of International Students in South Korea. Journal of Studies in International Education 21 (2): 136-155. 

Luibheid, Eithne, Rosi Andrade, and Sally Stevens. 2017. “Intimate Attachments and Migrant Deportability: Lessons from Undocumented Mothers Seeking Benefits for Citizen Children”  Ethnic and Racial Studies. 41 (1): 17-35.

Luibheid, Eithne. 2014. “Sexualities and Migration,” in Robert Buffington, Eithne Luibhéid and Donna J. Guy, eds., A Global History of Sexuality. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Martínez, Daniel E., Jeremy Slack, and Ricardo Martínez-Schuldt. “Return Migration in the Age of the Unauthorized Permanent Resident: A Quantitative Assessment of Migration Intentions Post-Deportation.” International Migration Review.

Martínez, Daniel E. and Matthew Ward. 2017. “Agency and Resilience along the Arizona-Sonora Border: How Unauthorized Migrants Become Aware of and Resist Contemporary U.S. Nativist Mobilization.” Social Problems.1-27.

Mel Ferrara and Monica J. Casper. 2018. "Genital Alteration and Intersex: A Critical Analysis," Current Sexual Health Reports, March 1.

Murphy, Kaitlin M. 2011. “Mapping Memory: Affect, Place, and Testimony in El Lugar Más Pequeño” Latin American Cultural Studies.

Murphy, Kaitlin M. 2015. “Remembering in Ruins: Touching, Seeing, and Feeling the Past in Nostalgia for the Light” Journal of Spanish and Latin American Cinemas 13 (3): 265-281.

Murphy, Kaitlin M. 2015. “What The Past Will Be: Curating Memory in Peru's Yuyanapaq: Para Recordar” Human Rights Review 16 (1): 23-38.

Murray, T. A., Schultz, S., & Cabrera, Nolan L. 2016. Choice versus transition: The college choice process for students with disabilities. Journal of the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition 28 (2): 115-135.

Nicholas Pedriana and Robin Stryker. 2017. “From Judicial Doctrine to Social Transformation: Comparing US Voting Rights, Equal Employment Opportunity and Fair Housing Legislation.” American Journal of Sociology 123 (1) 86-135. 

Ochoa O’Leary, Anna, and William Paul Simmons. 2017. “Reproductive Justice and Resistance at the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands” in Radical Reproductive Justice: Foundation, Theory, Practice, Critique, edited by Loretta Ross, et al.

O'Leary, Anna, Sofia Gomez, and Erika C. Montoya-Zavala. 2014. “Stress and Fear in Immigrant Communities: Implications for Health and Human Development” Internacionales: Revista en Ciencias Sociales del Pacífico Mexicano 1 (1): 150-172

Oglesby, Elizabeth and Diane M. Nelson. 2016. “Guatemala’s Genocide Trial and the Nexus of Racism and Counterinsurgency” Journal of Genocide Research 18 (2-3).

Peterson, V. Spike. 2016. “Gendering Insecurities, Informalization and ‘War Economies’” in Palgrave Handbook on Gender and Development: Critical Engagements in Feminist Theory and Practice, ed. Wendy Harcourt. New York: Palgrave.

Peterson, V. Spike. 2017. “Towards Queering the Globally Intimate” Political Geography 56: 114-116.

Peterson, V. Spike. 2019. “The Gendered Political Economy of Insecurity. In Routledge Handbook of Gender and Security, ed. Carol Gentry, Laura Shepherd and Laura Sjoberg. London: Routledge.

Relly, Jeannine E. and Celeste González de Bustamante 2014. “Silencing Mexico: A Study of Influences on Journalists in the Northern States.” International Journal of Press/Politics 19 (1): 108-131.

Relly, Jeannine E and Celeste González de Bustamante. 2017. “Global and Domestic Networks Advancing Prospects for Institutional and Social Change: The Collective Action Response to Violence against Journalists” Journalism & Communication Monographs 19 (2): 84-152.  http://journals.sagepub.com/toc/jmoa/19/2

Relly, Jeannine E. and Margaret Zanger. 2017. “The Enigma of News Media Development with Multi-Pronged “Capture”: The Afghanistan Case. Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism 18 (10): 1233-1255

Relly, Jeannine E., Margaret Zanger, and Shahira Fahmy.  2015.  “News Media Landscape in a Fragile State: Professional Ethics Perceptions in a Post-Ba'athist Iraq” Mass Communication and Society, 18 (4): 471-497. 

Robin Stryker. 2018. “Rights Law in Action: Symbols and Substance. Commentary on “Going by the Symbols: How Organizations, Courts and Regulators Undermine Legal Rights,” 2017 Robert Kagan Lecture by Lauren B. Edelman. Regulation and Governance.

Romero, Andrea J., Monica Moreno, Anna Ochoa O'Leary , and Rebecca Covarrrubias. 2017 "Immigrant Stigma Stress in the Context of Immigration Enforcement Policy and Collective Resilience" Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies 42 (1):19-44. 

Simmons, WIlliam Paul and Leonard Hammer, 2017. "The Human Right to Dignity and Commodification of Prisoners: Considering Worldwide Challenges to Prison Privatization." In Privatization, VUlnerability, and Social Responsibility, edited by Martha Fineman, Ulrika Adersson and Titti Mattsson. Routledge.

Simmons, William Paul and Lindsey Feldman. 2018. “Critical Ethnography and Human Rights Research” Research Methods in Human Rights, edited by Rhona Smith and Lee McConnell, New York: Routledge.

Simmons, William Paul. Joyful Human Rights. University of Pennsylvania Press. 2018.

Slack, Jeremy and Daniel E. Martínez. 2018. “What Makes a Good Human Smuggler? The Differences between Satisfaction and Recommendation of Coyotes on the U.S.-Mexico Border.” The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 676 (1).

Snyder, Katherine A and Beth Cullen. 2014.  “Implications of Sustainable Agricultural Intensification for Family Farming in Africa: Anthropological Perspectives”. Anthropological Notebooks.

Stryker, Robin, Bethany Conway and J. Taylor Danielson. 2016. “What is Political Incivility?” Communication Monographs 83(4): 535-556.

Tachine, A., Cabrera, Nolan L., & Yellow Bird, E. (in press). Home away from home: Native American students’ sense of belonging during their first year in college. Journal of Higher Education.

Tachine, A. R., Yellow Bird, E., & Cabrera, Nolan L. 2016. “Sharing Circles: An Indigenous Methodological Approach for Researching with Groups of Indigenous Peoples” International Review of Qualitative Research 9 (3): 277-295.

Téllez, Michelle. 2016. "Arizona: A Reflection and Conversation on the Migrant Rights Movement, 2015" Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict & World Order 42 (3-4).

Téllez, Michelle and Cristina Sanidad. 2014. “ ‘Giving Wings to our Dreams’: Activism and Workers' Rights Struggles in the San Diego Border Region" in Border Politics: Social Movements, Collective Identities, and Globalization, ed. Nancy A. Naples and Jennifer Bickham Mendez. New York University Press.

Téllez, Michelle. 2018. "How Student Activism Shaped My (Our) Life (Lives): On the 25th Anniversary of the 'Chicana/Chicano Studies Now' Movement at UCLA" Latino Rebels.

Tsosie, Rebecca. 2014. Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples:  Comparative Models of Sovereignty, in Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples:  The Search for Legal Remedies, ed. Randall S. Abate & Elizabeth Ann Kronk. Edward Elgar.

Tsosie, Rebecca. 2015. “Indigenous Human Rights and the Ethics of Remediation:  Redressing the Legacy of Radioactive Contamination for Native Peoples and Native Lands” Santa Clara Journal of International Law 13: 203ff.

Vasquez, Marcela., Berke, B., & Finan, T. J. 2017. Cooperatives, Grassroots Development, and Social Change: Experiences from Rural Latin America. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

William Paul Simmons, Cecilia Menjívar, and Michelle Téllez. 2015. "Violence and Vulnerability of Migrants in Drop Houses in Arizona" Violence Against Women 21 (5):551-70.

Williams, Robert. 2012. Savage Anxieties: The Invention of Western Civilization. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Williams, Robert. 2012. "What the Hell Happened to Mabo?: The Search for the Missing Link” in The Limits of Change, Mabo and Native Title 20 Years On. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Studies.

Yami, Mastewal and Katherine A. Snyder. 2015. “After All, Land Belongs to the State: Examining the Benefits of Land Registration for Smallholders in Ethiopia”. Land Degradation & Development.

Yuan, Nicole P., Gaines, T., Jones, L., Rodriguez, L., Hamilton, N., & Kinnish, K. 2016. “Bridging the Gap between Researchers and Communities by Strengthening Collaborations for Violence Research” Psychology of Violence 6: 27-33.

Yuan, Nicole P., Belfourt -Dittloff, A., Schultz, K., Packard, G., & Duran, B. 2015. “Research Agenda for Violence against American Indian and Alaska Native Women: Toward the      Development of Strength-Based and Resilience Interventions” Psychology of Violence 5: 367-373.

 

 

 

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