2012-2013 Human Rights Fellows
Amal Hassan Fadlalla
Human Rights Fellow
Associate Professor of Women's Studies, Afro-American and African Studies, and Anthropology
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Nancy Rose Hunt
Human Rights Fellow
Professor of History
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2012-2013 International Security & Development Fellows
Yuen Yuen Ang
International Security & Development Fellow
Assistant Professor of Political Science
International Security & Development Fellow
Professor of Urban Planning
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Human Rights Fellow
Christi Merrill was a Human Rights Fellow and Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Asian Languages and Cultures. She taught a course on Translating Human Rights, and presented a public lecture on Translating Dalit Testimony: Negotiating Rights Across Languages at the Michigan League on Friday Feb 3, 2012 at 2pm.
Christi Merrill has been teaching at the University of Michigan since 2001. She received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, as well as a MFA in Translation and MFA in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Iowa. She is the author of Riddles of Belonging: India in Translation and Other Tales of Possession (2009) and the translator of the fiction of Vijay Dan Detha, Chouboli and Other Stories (2010). She received a fellowship at the University of Michigan’s Institute for the Humanities (2006-7), at Cornell University’s Society for the Humanities (2004-5), the National Endowment for the Arts (2002-3), and from the American Institute of Indian Studies (1995-6), and serves on the board of the University of Michigan’s Sweetland Writing Center and the MLA Translation Studies Discussion Group. She has near-native fluency reading, speaking, and writing Hindi; proficiency in French, Rajasthani and Urdu; and reading knowledge of Sanskrit and Latin.
Human Rights Fellow
Nadine Naber was a Human Rights Fellow, and is Associate Professor of American Culture and Women’s Studies at U-M. She developed and taught a course on Gender Violence in a Global Context in Fall 2011, and delivered a public lecture on Gender Violence in the Context of War: The U.S. and the Middle East to a standing-room-only audience in November 2011. Professor Naber also contributed an article to the new II Journal entitled, Women and the Arab Spring: Human Rights from the Ground Up. To read the article click here.
Nadine Naber has been actively involved in human rights-related work, both as an academic and activist, since the 1980s. She wrote her Master’s thesis on Human Rights and Women in the Arab World (1993), and has worked closely with major Arab feminist scholars and activists with whom she co-founded the Arab Women’s Solidarity Association North American chapter (AWSA NA). Through AWSA she led delegations to the U.N. International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo (1994), and the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing (1995).
Her most recent book, Articulating Arabness: Gender and Cultural Politics between Empire and Diaspora. New York: New York University Press, Series: Nation of Newcomers: Immigrant History as American History, is forthcoming in 2011. She also wrote, Race and Arab Americans before and after September 11th. Edited with Amaney Jamal. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2007.
International Security and Development Fellow
Brian Min was an International Security and Development Fellow and is Assistant Professor of Political Science. He taught a course on The Politics of Energy in the Developing World and presented a public lecture on Energy Politics and What it Means for the Climate at the Michigan League on Thursday Feb 16, 2012.
Professor Min studies the political economy of development and energy politics through the intensive use of satellite imagery and the development of new data sources and analytic techniques. His research is unified by an overarching interest in how states respond to the twin challenges of development and political geography. The choices states make have profound consequences for inequality and poverty, especially in the developing world where states are near monopoly providers of many basic services like electricity, water, and sanitation. Yet the optimal distributional strategies for such services are far from obvious when voters, poverty, and economic interests are unevenly distributed across space. Professor Min examines how states meet the surging energy demands of their citizens, especially in the developing world, and how democratic elections shape the distribution of energy, and what impacts growth in energy consumption have on domestic politics.
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Anne Pitcher (Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies at U-M) was named an International Security and Development Fellow. Her current research focuses on the interaction of political and economic reform in Sub-Saharan Africa. She analyzes how differences in party politics and the quality of democracy affected the process and outcome of privatization in transitional countries such as Zambia, Mozambique, South Africa, and Angola. She has been a visiting lecturer at the Institut universitaire de hautes études internationales et du développement in Geneva, Switzerland and a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. In 2008, she was a consultant for the World Bank, examining the effectiveness of the Bank’s poverty and social impact analysis with regard to key policy issues in Mozambique and Zambia. She developed and taught a course for the International Studies Program on Business and Politics in Developing Countries, and gave a public lecture on Party Politics and Economic Reform in Africa.
David L. Porter (Associate Professor of English Language and Literature) was named a Human Rights Fellow. His research interests include travel literature, aesthetics, eighteenth-century cultural history, China and the West, and internet culture. He is currently writing a book on Chinoiserie and Aesthetic Accommodation in Eighteenth-Century England. He taught a course for the International Studies Program and CICS on Literature and Human Rights, and delivered a public lecture on From Paragon to Pariah: China and Enlightenment Ideals as part of the Human Rights fellowship.
Sueann Caulfield (Associate Professor of History and the Residential College at U-M) was awarded a CICS Human Rights Fellowship. She specializes in the history of modern Brazil, with emphasis on gender and sexuality. Her first book, In Defense of Honor: Morality, Modernity, and Nation in Early Twentieth-Century Brazil (Duke University Press, 2000) dealt with the meaning of honor in Brazilian law and popular culture. Professor Caulfield has also published a variety of works in both U.S. and Brazilian journals on the topic of gender and historiography, family, race, and sexuality in Brazil. She is currently working on a social history of the concept of legitimacy in twentieth-century Brazil. She developed a course for the International Studies Program and CICS on Sexual Rights are Human Rights: International Law and Human Rights Law and its Application to Gender and Sexual Orientation; and she delivered a public lecture on Human Rights & Family Rights of Same-Sex Couples in Brazil as part of theCICS Human Rights Fellowship.
Daniel H. Levine served as a CICS International Security and Development Fellow and Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan. He developed and taught an advanced seminar for the international studies program in Winter 2010 entitled Religion, Rights, Security and Peacemaking. He delivered a public lecture in the fall of 2010, and his article, Religion, Rights, Violence, and Reconciliation appeared in the spring issue of the CICS publication, International Connections. He has published widely on issues of religion and politics, democracy and democratization, and social movements in Latin America. His books include Conflict and Political Change in Venezuela, Religion and Politics in Latin America, Religion and Political Conflict in Latin America, Popular Voices in Latin American Catholicism, and Constructing Culture and Power in Latin America.
Evelyn Alsultany, Assistant Professor of American Culture at U-M, served as a CICS International Security and Development Fellow. Her research focuses on representations of Arabs and Muslims in the U.S. media, its relationship to changing conceptions of race, and its relationship to obstacles to international security and cooperation.
She developed and taught an advanced seminar in International Studies, Why Do They Hate Us? Perspectives on 9/11, and she published an article in the Fall 2009 issue of the CICS publication International Connections, entitled Representing the War on Terror in TV Dramas. She delivered a public lecture in January 2010 based on that article.
Kiyoteru Tsutsui, Assistant Professor of Sociology, served as a CICS Human Rights Fellow. He was awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities as well, and completed a book entitled Rights Make Might: Global Human Rights and Minority Social Movements in Japan. His research on human rights has appeared in The American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces, Social Problems, Sociological Forum, and The Journal of Peace Research, among others.
His research interests lie in comparative sociology, social movements, globalization, human rights, and Japanese society. More specifically, Tsutsui has conducted cross-national statistical analyses on how human rights ideas and instruments have expanded globally and impacted local politics and qualitative case studies of the impact of global human rights on Japanese politics. Other projects examine the evolution of transnational social movement organizations, global expansion of corporate social responsibility, changing conceptions of nationhood and minority rights in national constitutions, dynamics of political identities in contemporary Europe, global human rights and three ethnic minority social movements in Japan, and changing discourse around the Asia-Pacific War in Japan.
In the fall of 2009 he taught an advanced seminar on Global Human Rights & Local Practices. The course examines how human rights ideas and instruments have expanded globally in the last several decades and how they have impacted local human rights practices across the globe. He also delivered a public lecture in December 2009 entitled Global Human Rights and Local Politics: Cross-National Trends and Minority Social Movements in Japan. He contributed the lead article,The Power of Global Human Rights, in the spring 2010 issue of the CICS publication, International Connections.
Andrew Herscher, Assistant Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning and Slavic Languages and Literatures at U-M, served as a CICS Human Rights Fellow in 2009. His research explores the architectural and urban media of political violence, cultural memory, collective identity, and human rights, focusing on modern and contemporary Eastern Europe and the Balkans.
As part of the fellowship, he developed and taught a seminar for the International Studies minor, Cultural Rights: Local Identities and Global Ethics, and delivered a public lecture in March, 2009 on A Humanity without Humans: On Architecture and Human Rights.
Susan Waltz, Professor of Public Policy, Ford School of Public Policy at U-M, was awarded a CICS Human Rights Fellowship in 2008. Her research and advocacy work focuses on efforts to promote an international treaty to curtail the flow of small arms and light weapons. She has also developed curricular modules for teaching human rights courses at the university level, as interest and courses in human rights have grown rapidly on campuses across the country.
As part of the fellowship, she developed and taught a seminar for the International Studies minor, Human Rights and Public Policy, and delivered a public lecture in September, 2008 on When Does a Problem Become a Human Rights Issue? Personal Reflections on the Human Rights Movement. She also contributed the lead article entitled What is at Stake in the Torture Debate to the Fall 2008 issue of the CICS publication International Connections.
James Morrow, Professor of Political Science at U-M, was awarded a CICS International Development and Security fellowship. His research addresses international relations theory, explanations for why conflict and cooperation occur in international politics, and the application of noncooperative game theory, drawn from economics, to explain international conflict. He is also completing a book on the Geneva and Hague Convention law on conduct during wartime.
He developed and taught a seminar for the International Studies minor on Causes and Consequences of War, and delivered a public lecture in January, 2009 on Security Challenges Facing the U.S. He also contributed the lead article (based on his public lecture) in the Spring 2009 issue of the CICS publication International Connections.