Each year, the Institute for the Study of Human Rights welcomes a select number of visiting scholars to conduct research on a variety of human rights topics. Past visiting scholars have included federal judges, attorneys, trailblazers in NGO advocacy, academics and medical doctors. These scholars have come from more than 35 countries and form an essential part of ISHR’s global community of human rights researchers, scholars, and advocates.
Prospective scholars and others interested in researching human rights are encouraged to explore the biographies of some of our recent scholars below. Use the tabs below to sort through our scholars by research specialization. Click here for a list of additional visiting scholars.
To learn more about the Visiting Scholars Program and how to apply, click here.
Rosario Figari Layús has a researcher position in social sciences at the University of Konstanz (project sponsord by the European Research Council). She earned her PhD in Political Science at the University of Marburg (Germany). Her thesis research focused on the role of national criminal trials in Argentina. She holds a degree in sociology from the University of Buenos Aires and a MA in Social Sciences from the Humbodlt University of Berlin. She worked as research assistant at the Department of Poltical Sciences of the Free University of Berlin (2008-2009). Her research areas are human rights policies, Transitional Justice in Latin American, national and international prosecutions for human rights crimes. She is also a member of the Argentine Human Rights organization Permanent Assembly for Human Rights.