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Wilfrid Laurier University
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in International Human Rights
Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann, Canada Research Chair in International Human Rights at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario is offering a post-doctoral fellowship in human rights for July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.
This fellowship is offered to researchers whose topic is within Dr. Howard-Hassmann’s current areas of interest. These include the human right to food and state-induced famine; globalization and human rights; social change and human rights; political apologies; women’s rights; GLBT rights; and comparative genocide studies.
Potential candidates must be within five years of receiving their Ph.D. and must have their Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2013.
Please apply via email to Ms. Mayura Stratopoulos, at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31, 2013. Applicants are expected to supply a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and the names of three referees. Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from qualified women and men, including persons of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and persons of a visible minority.
Salary: $CAD 40,000 plus benefits.
|Interests:||Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies
Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann, Ph.D., FRSC: Short Biography (Jan 29, 2013)
Rhoda E. Howard-Hassmann is Canada Research Chair in International Human Rights at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, where she holds a joint appointment in the Department of Global Studies and the Balsillie School of International Affairs. She is also Professor Emerita at McMaster University. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from McGill University (1976), and as of 1993 is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. In 2006 she was named the first Distinguished Scholar of Human Rights by the Human Rights Section, American Political Science Association. She originated and directed McMaster's now defunct undergraduate minor Theme School on International Justice and Human Rights (1993-99).
Dr. Howard-Hassmann is the author of Colonialism and Underdevelopment in Ghana (1978), Human Rights in Commonwealth Africa (1986), Human Rights and the Search for Community (1995), Compassionate Canadians: Civic Leaders Discuss Human Rights (2003), Reparations to Africa (2008), and Can Globalization Promote Human Rights? (2010). She is also co-editor of an International Handbook of Human Rights (1987); Economic Rights in Canada and the United States (2006); and The Age of Apology: Facing up to the Past (2008). Compassionate Canadians was named 2004 Outstanding Book in Human Rights by the Human Rights Section, American Political Science Association; Economic Rights in Canada and the United States was named a notable book for 2008 by the United States Human Rights Network, a coalition of 200 non-governmental organizations. Dr. Howard-Hassmann was also a Senior Editor of the Encyclopedia of Human Rights (2010), which won the Dartmouth Medal from the Reference and User Services Association. Dr. Howard-Hassmann has also published numerous articles and book chapters on human rights and development in Africa; women's rights; gay and lesbian rights; Canadian foreign and refugee policy; and theoretical, methodological and sociological issues in international and Canadian human rights. Her current research interests include human security and state-induced famine.; so far, her case studies include North Korea, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe.
From 1987 to 1992 Professor Howard-Hassmann was Editor or Co-Editor of the Canadian Journal of African Studies, and she remains on its Editorial Board. She is also a member of the Editorial Boards of Citizenship Studies, Human Rights and the Global Economy, Human Rights and Human Welfare, Human Rights Quarterly, Human Rights Review, Journal of Human Rights, and Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights. She established and remains editor of a website on political apologies, which can be visited at http://www.political-apologies.wlu.ca. She maintains a blog, Rights&Rightlessness, which can be accessed at http://rhodahassmann.blogspot.com.
Dr. Howard-Hassmann conducted research in Ghana in 1974 and 1977. In August 1992, she was visiting scholar at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, Rhodes University, South Africa, and from July through December 2000 she was visiting scholar at the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights, University of Utrecht. She has been Marsha Lilien Gladstein Distinguished Visiting Professor of Human Rights at the University of Connecticut (2001); James Farmer Visiting Professor of Human Rights at University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia (2003); and Torgny Segerstedt Visiting Professor of Human Rights, University of Goteborg, Sweden (2005). She has conducted human rights training sessions for the Canadian Human Rights Foundation and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute in Sweden.