Faculty Scholarship

Hunter faculty have written widely about human rights issues. Professor Carol Gould’s most recent book, Globalizing Democracy and Human Rights, was described as “wide-ranging, thought-provoking, and challenging,” by a reviewer, who called Gould’s writing “powerful and original.” Professor Bhagavan’s 2003 book Sovereign Spheres: Princes, Education, and Empire in Colonial India was lauded as “ground-breaking.”

Rosalind P. Petchesky, a Distinguished Professor of Political Science, is one of Hunter’s most original and compelling voices on human rights issues.  Her writings on reproductive rights, gender and sexuality are widely read and cited. Among her more recent publications are Sexuality, Health and Human Rights (with Sonia Corrêa and Richard Parker), a 2008 book that explores the intersections between sexuality, health and human rights, and Phantom Towers: Feminist reflections on the battle between global capitalism and fundamentalist terrorism, a 2002 article that describes the gender and racial dimensions of post-September 11th global power dynamics.

Other faculty research and scholarship on human rights themes include:

Daniel Wilkinson, the deputy director of Human Rights Watch’s Americas Division, has taught a section of the HRP’s core course, Introduction to Human Rights. A graduate of Yale Law School, Wilkinson is known for his writings on Latin America, published in such venues as the Washington Post and the New York Review of Books.  His 2002 book, Silence on the Mountain: Stories of Terror, Betrayal, and Forgetting in Guatemala, won the PEN/Albrand Award for nonfiction.