ISHR would like to congratulate Inga Winkler on her new position as Associate Professor in International Human Right Law at the Central European University in Vienna. Professor Winkler joined ISHR in 2016 as one of our first two full-time lecturers. In addition to advising students and serving as Director of Undergraduate Studies, she taught International Human Rights Law, the Human Rights Senior Seminar, the Human Rights Thesis Seminar, UN Human Rights Bodies, Socio-Economic Rights, and Menstruation, Gender and Rights. She also developed ISHR’s Socio-Economic Rights Program and launched the Working Group on Menstrual Health and Gender Justice at the Center for the Study of Social Difference.
As part of these initiatives, her research focuses on socio-economic rights, gender justice and sustainable development, with projects addressing menstrual health from different perspectives, the role of the UN Special Procedures in advancing human rights, and the human rights to sanitation and water in the US. She has received grants totaling more than USD 280,000 to support this work and has published extensively, often in collaboration with students. She co-edited the Palgrave Handbook of Critical Menstruation Studies, which brings together 134 contributors from more than 30 countries in 72 chapters and has received almost 900K downloads to date. She has been a valued educator, mentor and colleague and we wish her all the best with her future endeavors.