Human Rights Section (HR)

A map of HR's Panel Titles from ISA 2013

Welcome to HR

HR encourages multidisciplinary scholarship and teaching in the area of human rights. This includes those in the disciplines of political science, law, history, philosophy, economics, sociology, anthropology, and other related fields. It will foster discussion and other interaction between members of the ISA as well as those outside of the ISA with view toward enhancing academic research, policy development and teaching in the broad and varied area of human rights and related issues.


Daniel Whelan | Section Chair
March 2016 - April 2018
Hendrix College

Sarita Cargas | Section Program Co-Chair
February 2017 - April 2018
University of New Mexico

Henry (Chip) Carey | Section Program Co-Chair
February 2017 - April 2018
Georgia State University

See Governance & Leadership

Become a Member

When you become an ISA member, you can add on an HR membership for a low fee. Membership dues help to support section activities and awards.

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