Alison Brysk is Professor of Political Science and International Studies at the University of California, Irvine.

Winner of the 2007- 2008 Distinguished Mid-Career Research Award, she has authored or edited six books on international human rights. Professor Brysk has researched and lectured in a dozen countries, and in 2007 held the Fulbright Distinguished Visiting Chair in Global Governance at Canada’s University of Waterloo/Centre for International Governance Innovation.

She has taught graduate and undergraduate courses on various aspects of human rights, international relations, civil society, and Latin American politics at Stanford University, Pomona College, the University of New Mexico and University of California, Irvine.

Brysk is active in promoting human rights through campus, professional, international, and advocacy organizations and networks.

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