UCSB Latin American and Iberian Studies Program

Alison Brysk

Global Studies
International human rights

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International human rights


ALISON BRYSK is the Mellichamp Professor of Global Governance in the Global and International Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has authored or edited 10 books on international human rights (see the Research Page). Professor Brysk has been a scholar and lecturer in Argentina, Australia, Ecuador, France, Spain, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, South Africa, and Japan, and has held Fulbright Fellowships in India and Canada (see her C.V.). She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on human rights, international relations, civil society, and Latin American politics (see Teaching). In 2013-2014, Brysk will be a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C.





*Speaking Rights to Power: Constructing Political Will. Oxford University Press, 2013.

*The Politics of the Globalization of Law. Editor, Routledge Press, 2013.

*From Human Trafficking to Human Rights, co-editor with Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012.

*Global Good Samaritans: Human rights as foreign policy, Oxford University Press, 2009.

*National Insecurity and Human Rights: Democracies Debate Counter-terrorism, co-editor with Gershon Shafir, University of California Press, 2007.

*Human Rights and Private Wrongs, Routledge Press, 2005.

*People Out of Place: Globalization and the Citizenship Gap, co-editor with Gershon Shafir, Routledge Press, 2004.

*Globalization and Human Rights, Editor, Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2002.

*From Tribal Village to Global Village: Indian Rights and International Relations in Latin America, Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2000.

*The Politics of Human Rights in Argentina, Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1994.