Section sessions: Human Rights and Law from Above and Below: Comparative Perspectives
Part 1 (invited with David Frank, University of California at Irvine; Hassan Abdel Salam, Dartmouth College; Elizabeth Heger Boyle, University of Minnesota, Monika Krause, Goldsmiths, University of London; and as discussant: Christopher Roberts, University of Minnesota)
Part 2 (open submission, Frank Munger, New York Law School, Organizer <firstname.lastname@example.org>)
Description: Two paired sessions, co-sponsored by the sections on the Sociology of Law and Human Rights. Papers in these sessions will explore the relationship between law and human rights. Questions include: how do legal guarantees secure human rights, and how do they fail to do so? How do human rights guarantees generate (or not) mobilization of law? How do human rights shape legal consciousness, and how does legal consciousness shape human rights? Papers will address these issues from a comparative perspective, across social groups, regional and national contexts. Law established by states and international actors, as well as legal mobilization from below and legal consciousness will be addressed.
Roundtables on the Sociology of Human Rights: Lynette Chua, University of Singapur, Organizer <email@example.com>
Congratulations to the following:
Chair Elect Kiyoter Tsutsui, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Secretary Treasurer: Annie Fukushima, University of Utah
Council Members: Elizabeth Boyle, University of Minnesota; Robin Stryker, University of Arizona
Grad Student Representative: Vivian Shaw
Please also join me in thanking our Nominations Committee, Chaired by David Brunsma and including Susan Pearce and Melanie Bush.
We also welcome Joachim Savelsberg as the Human Rights Section Chair for 2016 – 2017.
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I am writing to share with you the results for our section election:
Chair-Elect (1-year term begins in 2015; becomes Chair in 2016):
Joachim Savelsberg , University of Minnesota
Council Members (3-year term begins in 2015)
David G. Embrick, Loyola University
Lindsey Peterson, Mississippi State University
Student Representative (2-year term begins in 2015):
Jennifer Cheek, Mississippi State University
A warm welcome, and congratulations to our new representatives, and genuine “Thank you!” to everyone that offered their services to the section during this election cycle.