I teach a range of undergraduate and graduate courses, but primarily advanced-level seminars open to B.A. and M.A. students (see below). I supervise several doctoral candidates in the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies Ph.D. program as well.
Visualizing Human Rights: Advocacy, Action, and the Politics of Representation
What do human rights look like? This seminar critically examines the advocacy strategies used to make human rights “visible” to different audiences (the general public, government officials, policy-makers, etc.) and assesses the efficacy of the methods used. Particular attention is focused on the use of digital media to mobilize expert opinions, popular sentiment, and material resources to contest the status quo and to promote the protection of human rights.