The Human Rights Team

The Human Rights major is taught by a team of internationally-renowned researchers. The teaching staff responsible for the Gateway, Cornerstone, and Capstone units are listed below. Our areas of research expertise include disability rights, multiculturalism, feminist theory, free speech theory, social contract theory, democratic theory, Holocaust and genocide studies, children’s rights, and an array of other topics in applied ethics and applied political philosophy. Please click through these links to read more about our research, browse our papers, and find our contact details.

Robbie Arrell
School of Philosophical, Historical, and International Studies
Coordinator of Human Rights 1 (1st year gateway)

Linda Barclay
School of Philosophical, Historical, and International Studies
Coordinator of Poverty, Climate Change, and International Justice (3rd year capstone)
Noah Shenker
School of Philosophical, Historical, and International Studies
Coordinator of Genocide (2nd year cornerstone)
Bob Simpson
School of Philosophical, Historical, and International Studies
Coordinator of Human Rights 2 (1st year gateway)
Convenor of the Human Rights major
Rob Sparrow
School of Philosophical, Historical, and International Studies
Coordinator of The Ethics of Global Conflict (2nd year cornerstone)
Lecturer for Human Rights 2 (1st year gateway)
John Thrasher
School of Philosophical, Historical, and International Studies
Coordinator of Democratic Theory (3rd year cornerstone)
Lecturer for Human Rights 1 (1st year gateway)