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