Kathryn Libal

k-libal-2013Kathryn Libal, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in Community Organization and Associate Director of the University of Connecticut Human Rights Institute. Kathryn teaches macro foundation courses and an elective on human rights and social work. She has published on women’s and children’s rights movements in Turkey and on the advocacy of international non-governmental organizations on behalf of Iraqi refugees. Her current scholarship has focused on the localization of human rights norms and practices in the United States, including a co-edited volume with Dr. Shareen Hertel on Human Rights in the United States: Beyond Exceptionalism(Cambridge University Press, 2011) and a new project on the politics of food security and food policy in the United States as a human rights concern.