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Alison Brysk

Former Fellow


    September 3, 2013 — May 23, 2014

    Professional affiliation

    Author, The Struggle for Freedom from Fear: Contesting Violence against Women at the Frontiers of Globalization

    Wilson Center Projects

    "Women's Rights as Human Rights: Constructing Political Will"

    Full Biography

    Alison Brysk is the Mellichamp Professor of Global Governance at UCSB. She is the author or editor of 10 books on human rights movements, globalization, transitional justice, women's rights, indigenous rights, symbolic politics, and human rights foreign policy. Brysk has been a Fulbright Scholar in Canada and India, and a Visiting Scholar at universities in Argentina, Ecuador, France, Japan, the Netherlands, South Africa, Spain, and Sweden. Her new study of communication politics in two dozen human rights campaigns, "Speaking Rights to Power," will be published by Oxford University Press.

    Major Publications

    • "Speaking Rights to Power: Constructing Political Will," Oxford University Press, 2013
    • "From Human Trafficking to Human Rights: Reframing Contemporary Slavery," University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012
    • "The Politics of the Globalization of Law: Getting from Rights to Justice," Routledge, 2013