University of California
Santa Barbara , CA 93106-7065
Alison Brysk holds the Mellichamp Chair in Global Governance at the University of California, Santa Barbara, specializing in international Human Rights. Brysk has taught at University of New Mexico, Pomona College, Stanford University, Lund University in Sweden, and the University of California, Irvine. She currently teaches in the Global and International Studies department at UCSB, teaching courses on human rights, international relations, civil society, and Latin American politics. She has been a visiting scholar and lecturer in Argentina, Australia, Ecuador, France, Spain, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, South Africa, Hungary, and Japan. In 2011, Brysk was the Fulbright Senior Scholar at Ravenshaw University in India, and in 2007 she held the Fulbright Distinguished Visiting Chair in Global Governance at Canada's CIGI. She was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. for the 2013-2014 academic year, where she completed a project called "Women's Rights as Human Rights: Constructing Political Will." Brysk is an officer of both the American Political Science Association and the International Studies Association. She has published articles in several academic journals, including Comparative Political Studies, Human Rights Quarterly, and Polity. Her newest publication, co-edited with Michael Stohl, is Expanding Human Rights: 21st Century Norms and Governance, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017. Recent books include Speaking Rights to Power: Constructing Political Will, Oxford University Press, 2013; The Politics of the Globalization of Law: Getting from Rights to Justice, Routledge, 2013 (editor); From Human Trafficking to Human Rights: Reframing Contemporary Slavery, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011 (co-editor with Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick); and Global Good Samaritans: Human Rights as Foreign Policy, Oxford University Press, 2009.