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Susan Gzesh

Susan Gzesh
Director, Human Rights Program, Senior Lecturer, the College and Center for International Studies

Susan Gzesh is the Executive Director of the Human Rights Program and a Senior Lecturer in the College, appointed in 2001 after service as a part-time Lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School (1992 – 2001). She teaches courses on contemporary issues in human rights, the comparative human rights of aliens and citizens, human rights in Mexico and Latin America, and the use of international human rights norms in the United States. She supervises students on B.A. and M.A. theses and advises on PhD dissertation projects. Her research interests include the inter-relationship between human rights and migration policy, the domestic application of international human rights norms, and Mexico-U.S. relations. In addition to teaching, she directs a broad range of activities in the Human Rights Program including an internship program, public events, and faculty initiatives on topics including Human Rights at Home and Health & Human Rights. She serves on the Institutional Review Board (Social Sciences Division) and the faculty committees of the Center for Latin American Studies and the International Studies program in the College.

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