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University of Connecticut
Human rights, economic development, social movements
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Shareen Hertel is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Connecticut, jointly appointed with the Human Rights Institute at UConn. Her research focuses on changes in transnational human rights advocacy, with a focus on labor and economic rights issues. Hertel has served as a consultant to foundations, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and United Nations agencies in the United States, Latin America and South Asia.  She has conducted fieldwork in factory zones along the US-Mexico border, in Bangladesh’s garment manufacturing export sector, among NGO networks in India, and in the multilateral trade arena. Hertel is editor of The Journal of Human Rights, serves on the editorial boards ofHuman Rights Review as well as Human Rights and Human Welfare, and is co-editor of the International Studies Intensives book series of Routledge.

Recent Publications

Shareen Hertel, “Re-Framing Human Rights Advocacy: The Rise of Economic Rights,” in Human Rights Futures, Jack Snyder, Leslie Vinjamuri, and Stephen Hopgood, eds. (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).

Shareen Hertel, “Forging Alternative Routes to Norms Change: Economic Rights Protagonists,” inExpanding Human Rights: 21st Century Norms and Governance, Alison Brysk, and Michael Stohl, eds. (Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming)

Shareen Hertel, Corinne Tagliarina, and Catherine Buerger. “Cheap Talk on Food:  Party Politics in India and the challenge of implementing the right to food,” Human Rights Quarterly (forthcoming).

Shareen Hertel, “A New Route to Norms Evolution: Insights from India,” Social Movement Studies(forthcoming).

Shareen Hertel and Allison MacKay, “Engineering and Human Rights: Teaching Across the Divide,”Business and Human Rights Journal 1, 1 (January 2016): 159-164.

Shareen Hertel, “Hungry for Justice: Social Mobilization on the Right to Food in India,” Development and Change 46,1 (January 2015): 72-94.

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