Human Rights Section Newsletter

The American Sociological Association Human Rights Section newsletter editors are Dr. Hollie Nyseth Brehm and Dr. Annie Isabel Fukushima. Each newsletter will have a thematic focus. The co-editors invite our members and community to submit write-ups that reflect research, research notes, teaching notes, and grassroots notes, that contribute to the theory and/or practice surrounding human rights. The newsletter will also feature announcements and publications related to the field of human rights.

Contribution/Submission types

The co-editors invite members of our community to submit short pieces that broadly align with the following forms of contributions:

Feature Articles: Articles that highlight research, teaching, or engagement relevant to human rights. Each newsletter will have one Feature Article.

Research Notes: Brief reflections on research studies related to human rights. Notes could focus on the methodology, the findings, the dissemination of findings, etc.

Teaching Notes: Brief reflections on teaching about human rights in undergraduate or graduate classrooms. Tips and classroom activities are especially welcome.

Grassroots Notes: Reflections, stories, and advice pertaining to engagement with local organizations, policymakers, and/or grassroots activists.

Publications & Announcements: Recently published a book, article, or paper that the human rights section members should read? Have news or an opportunity that you would like to share with the human rights community?  Submit it to the co-editors.


The Spring 2018 issue deadline is January 1, 2018.

How to submit:

We accept 800 – 1,000 word submissions formatted in American Sociological Association style. Resources for the style guide may be found here: To submit, attention to the newsletter co-editors: Dr. Hollie Nyseth Brehm ( and Dr. Annie Isabel Fukushima (

Current Newsletter:

Fall 2017- Human Rights Section Fall 2017 Newsletter

Previous Newsletters:

Winter 2014 – ASA Human Rights Quarterly Newsletter – Winter 2014

Spring 2015 –ASA Human Rights Quarterly Newsletter – Spring 2015

Spring 2016 – ASA Human Rights Section Newsletter Spring 2016

Summer 2016 –  ASA Human Rights Section Newsletter Summer 2016

Spring 2017 –  humanrightssection_asa_spring2017newsletter

Summer 2017 –


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