Human Rights Faculty

Professors featured on this page include Columbia University faculty who engage in research or teaching in the field of human rights. Faculty who wish to update their information or would like to be added to the list below are encouraged to contact us at humanrightsed@columbia.edu.

Recommendations from students and other members of the human rights community on campus are welcome.


Lia Abu-Lughod
Lila Abu-Lughod
Joseph L. Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science
Anthropology
Rachel Adams
Rachel Adams
Professor
English and Comparative Literature
Kayum Ahmed
Doctoral Fellow
Law, Teachers College
Jessica Alexander
Jessica Alexander
Associate
Population and Family Health
Akhil Amar
Adjunct Professor
Law
Robert Amdur
Adjunct Associate Professor
Political Science
Allison Anderson
Adjunct Associate Professor
International and Public Affairs
Severine Autesserre
Severine Autesserre
Professor
Political Science
Mark Barenberg
Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law
Law
Elazar Barkan
Elazar Barkan
Professor and Director of the Institute for the Study of Human Rights
International and Public Affairs
Joanne Bauer
Joanne Bauer
Adjunct Professor
International and Public Affairs
Ronald Bayer
Ronald Bayer
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Jo Becker
Jo Becker
Adjunct Associate Professor
International and Public Affairs
Louis Bickford
Adjunct Associate Professor
Political Science
Vincent Blasi
Vincent Blasi
Corliss Lamont Professor of Civil Liberties
Law
Michael Bochenek
Lecturer
Political Science
Lee Bollinger
Lee Bollinger
President of Columbia University; Seth Low Professor of the University
Office of the President
Neil Boothby
Neil Boothby
Allan Rosenfield Professor of Forced Migration and Health
Forced Migration and Health
Rainer Braun
Rainer Braun
Adjunct Associate Professor
International and Public Affairs
Melanie Brewster
Associate Professor
Teacher's College
Jessica Bulman-Pozen
Professor
Law
Dale Buscher
Dale Buscher
Adjunct Associate Professor
International and Public Affairs
Jonathan Bush
Lecturer
Law
Luisa Cabal
Luisa Cabal
Lecturer
Law
Noah Chasin
Noah Chasin
Adjunct Associate Professor
Art History and Archaeology
Wendy Chavkin
Special Lecturer, Professor Emerita
Public Health
Joseph Chuman
Joseph Chuman
Adjunct Professor
Religion
Sarah Cleveland
Sarah Cleveland
Louis Henkin Professor of Human and Constitutional Rights
Law
Marc Cohan
Lecturer
Law
James Colgrove
Professor
Public Health
Lynn Collins
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Public Health
Belinda Cooper
Belinda Cooper
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Political Science
Regina Cortina
Regina Cortina
Professor
International and Comparative Education
Kevin Cremin
Lecturer
Law
Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw
Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw
Professor
Law
Bruce Cronin
Bruce Cronin
Adjunct Professor
Political Science
Paisley Currah
Paisley Currah
Adjunct Professor
Political Science
Lori Damrosch
Lori Damrosch
Hamilton Fish Professor of International Law and Diplomacy
Law
Sayantani Dasgupta
Lecturer
Narrative Medicine
Sheila Dauer
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Political Science
Lisa Davis
Visiting Professor
International and Public Affairs
Rodolfo de la Garza
Rodolfo de la Garza
Eaton Professor of Administrative Law and Municipal Science and Professor of International Public Affairs
Political Science
Helen DePinho
Assistant Professor
Public Health
Brett Dignam
Clinical Professor
Law
Jonathan Donnellan
Lecturer
Law
Michael Doyle
Michael Doyle
University Professor and Director, Columbia Global Policy Initiative
International and Public Affairs
Lena Edlund
Lena Edlund
Associate Professor
Economics
Jon Elster
Jon Elster
Robert K. Merton Professor of the Social Sciences
Philosophy
Yasmine Ergas
Yasmine Ergas
Lecturer
International and Public Affairs
Robert Erikson
Robert Erikson
Professor
Political Science
Anthony Ewing
Anthony Ewing
Lecturer
Law
Horst Fischer
Adjunct Professor
International and Public Affairs
George Fletcher
George Fletcher
Cardozo Professor of Jurisprudence
Law
Katherine Franke
Katherine Franke
Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law
Law
Paula Franzese
Paula Franzese
Visiting Professor
Political Science
Robert Fullilove
Robert Fullilove
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Lee Gelernt
Lee Gelernt
Lecturer
Law
Phillip Goff
Adjunct Professor
Law
Suzanne B. Goldberg
Suzzane B. Goldberg
Executive Vice President for University Life; Herbert and Doris Wechsler Clinical Professor of Law
University Life
Jamal Greene
Jamal Greene
Professor
Law
Steven Gregory
Steven Gregory
Professor
Anthropology
Ayten Gundogdu
Ayten Gündoğdu
Assistant Professor
Political Science
Philip Hamburger
Philip Hamburger
Maurice and Hilda Friedman Professor of Law
Law
Fredrick Harris
Fredrick Harris
Professor
Political Science
Obery Hendricks
Visiting Scholar
Religion
Jay Heubert
Jay Heubert
Professor
Law and Education
Marianne Hirsch
Marianne Hirsch
William Peterfield Trent Professor of English
English and Comparative Literature
John Hirsch
Adjunct Professor
International and Public Affairs
Tracey Holland
Tracey Holland
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Political Science
Kim Hopper
Kim Hopper
Professor
Department of Sociomedical Sciences
Daniela Ikawa
Daniela Ikawa
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Political Science
Lonnie Isabel
Senior Lecturer in Discipline
Journalism
Karl Jacoby
Professor
History
Janet Jakobsen
Janet Jakobsen
Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Women's Studies
Olatunde Johnson
Olatunde Johnson
Professor
Law
David Johnston
David Johnston
Professor
Political Science
Pratima Kale
Adjunct Associate Professor
International and Public Affairs
Nanor Kebranian
Nanor Kebranian
Assistant Professor
Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies
Kristy Kelley
Adjunct Assistant Professor
International and Public Affairs
Sarah Knuckey
Faculty co-director of the Human Rights Institute, Director of the Human Rights Clinic
Law
Ariella Lang
Ariella Lang
Lecturer
History
Heidi Lehmann
Heidi Lehmann
Associate
Population and Family Health
Dorchen A. Leidholdt
Dorchen A Leidholdt
Lecturer
Law
Robert Levy
Robert Levy
Adjunct Professor
Law
Nathan Lewin
Nathan Lewin
Lecturer
Law
Lance Liebman
Lance Liebman
William S. Beinecke Professor of Law
Law
James S. Liebman
James S. Liebman
Simon H. Rifkind Professor of Law
Law
Natasha J. Lightfoot
Natasha J. Lightfoot
Associate Professor
History
Elisabeth Lindenmayer
Director of International Organization and UN Studies Specialization, Lecturer
International and Public Affairs
Bruce Link
Bruce Link
Special Lecturer in Epidemiology and Sociomed in Sciences
Epidemiology
Edward Luck
Arnold A. Saltzman Professor of Professional Practice
International and Public Affairs
Cathryn Magno
Cathryn Magno
Lecturer
International and Transcultural Studies
Mahmood Mamdani
Mahmood Mamdani
Herbert Lehman Professor of Government and Professor of Anthropology
Anthropology
Paul Martin
Paul Martin
Adjunct Professor
Political Science
Joseph Massad
Professor
Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies
Augusto Maxwell
Lecturer
Law
Eugenia McGill
Eugenia McGill
Lecturer
International and Public Affairs
Terry McGovern
Terry McGovern
Professor
Population and Family Health
Mary Mendenhall
Mary Mendenhall
Assistant Professor
International and Comparative Education
Christia Mercer
Christia Mercer
Gustave M. Berne Professor of Philosophy
Philosophy
Melissa Milewski
Melissa Milewski
Adjunct Assistant Professor
History
Roosevelt Montas
Roosevelt Montas
Associate Dean/Director of the Center for the Core Curriculum
American Studies
Michele Moody-Adams
Michele Moody-Adams
Joseph Straus Professor of Political Philosophy and Legal Theory
Philosophy
Andrew Nathan
Andrew Nathan
Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science
Political Science
Daniel Naujoks
Adjunct Assistant Professor
International and Public Affairs
Celia E. Naylor
Celia E. Naylor
Associate Professor
Africana Studies
Alondra Nelson
Alondra Nelson
Professor and Dean of the Social Sciences
Sociology
Lara Nettelfield
Lara Nettelfield
Senior Lecturer
Political Science
Gary Okihiro
Gary Okihiro
Professor
International and Public Affairs
Elizabeth OuYang
Elizabeth OuYang
Lecturer
Political Science
Richard Parker
Richard Parker
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Rafael Perez-Figueroa
Assistant Professor
Public Health
Ted Perlmutter
Ted Perlmutter
Lecturer in Sociology
Sociology
Tsveta Petrova
Tsveta Petrova
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Political Science
Dinah Pokempner
Dinah Pokempner
Adjunct Professor
Political Science
Cathleen Price
Cathleen Price
Adjunct Assistant Professor
English and Comparative Literature
Jenik Radon
Jenik Radon
Adjunct Professor
International and Public Affairs
Douglas Ready
Associate Professor
Teachers College
Michael Rebell
Michael Rebell
Professor
Law and Educational Practice
Edwin Rekosh
Edwin Rekosh
Lecturer
Law
Julissa Reynoso
Lecturer
International and Public Affairs
Lourdes Rivera
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Public Health
Samuel Roberts
Samuel Roberts
Associate Professor
History
Leslie Roberts
Leslie Roberts
Professor
Population and Family Health
Stuart Rockefeller
Stuart Rockefeller
Lecturer
Anthropology
Gabor Rona
Gabor Rona
Lecturer in Law
Law
Peter Rosenblum
Peter Rosenblum
Adjunct Professor
Political Science
Menachem Rosensaft
Menachem Rosensaft
Lecturer
Law
Mila Rosenthal
Mila Rosenthal
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Political Science
susan russell
Susan Russell
Assistant Professor
International and Comparative Education
Maya Sabatello
Maya Sabatello
Assistant Professor
Clinical Bioethics
Lisa Sachs
Director
Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment
Robert Sack
Robert Sack
Adjunct Professor
Law
Dirk Salomons
Dirk Salomons
Senior Lecturer
School of International and Public Affairs
John Salyer
John Salyer
Term Assistant Professor
Sociology
John Santelli
Professor
Public Health
Magda Schaler-Hayes
Adjunct Associate Professor
Public Health
Anya Schiffrin
Anya Schiffrin
Lecturer
International and Public Affairs
David Scott
David Scott
Professor
Anthropology
Felicity Scott
Felicity Scott
Associate Professor
Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Elizabeth Scott
Harold R. Medina Professor
Law
Hina Shamsi
Hina Shamsi
Lecturer
Law
Steven Shapiro
Steven Shapiro
Lecturer
Law
Elana Sigall
Elana Sigall
Adjunct Associate Professor
Law
Graeme Simpson
Graeme Simpson
Lecturer
Law
Audra Simpson
Audra Simpson
Associate Professor
Anthropology
Joseph Slaughter
Joseph Slaughter
Associate Professor
English and Comparative Literature
Jack Snyder
Jack Snyder
Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Relations
Political Science
Josef Sorett
Josef Sorett
Assistant Professor
Religion
Elsa Stamatopoulou
Elsa Stamatopoulou
Adjunct Professor
Anthropology
Jessica Stern
Adjunct Associate Professor
International and Public Affairs
Susan Sturm
George M. Jaffin Professor of Law and Social Responsibility
Law
Kendall Thomas
Kendall Thomas
Nash Professor of Law
Law
Felisa Tibbitts
Lecturer
Teachers College
Nadia Urbanati
Kyriakos Tsakopoulos Professor of Political Theory and Hellenic Studies
Political Science
Carole Vance
Carole Vance
Professor
Anthropology
Matthew Waxman
Liviu Librescu Professor of Law
Law
Amy Wells
Professor
Teachers College
Michael Wessells
Michael Wessells
Professor
Population and Family Health
Alexis Wichowski
Adjunct Assistant Professor
International and Public Affairs
Patricia Williams
Patricia Williams
James L. Dohr Professor of Law
Law
Inga Winkler
Inga Winkler
Professor
Political Science
Jan Wouters
Adjunct Professor
International and Public Affairs
Martha Zebrowski
Lecturer
Political Science