Glenn Mitoma

Glenn Mitoma is a Lecturer in the Discipline of Human Rights and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University.  His research and teaching focus on the history of human rights and human rights education, with current projects on the role of education in advancing respect for human rights, and the history of human rights education.

Previously, Glenn served as Assistant Professor of Human Rights and Education and Director of Dodd Human Rights Impact at the University of Connecticut, where he created and oversaw efforts to advance a culture of human rights through programs in human rights education, business and human rights, and democracy and dialogues, and sustains partnerships with community-based advocates and organizations.  From 2022-2023, Glenn was Managing Director of the Institute for Social Transformation at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he managed a range of projects and initiatives that provided pathways to community-engaged scholarship.
Among his publications are articles in The International Journal of Human Rights Education, Human Rights Quarterly, Journal of International Social Studies, Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly, and History.  He has co-edited two special issues of the Journal of Human Rights, one focused on Human Rights in Higher Education and one focused on Humanitarianism and Responsibility. His first book Human Rights and the Negotiation of American Power was published in 2013 as part of the University of Pennsylvania Press series Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights.  
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Department of Political Science
Institute for the Study of Human Rights
Lecturer in the Discipline of Human Rights