Alison Brysk

Alison Brysk is the Mellichamp Professor of Global Governance in the Global and International Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has authored or edited 10 books on international human rights (see the Research Page). Professor Brysk has been a scholar and lecturer in Argentina, Australia, Ecuador, France, Spain, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, South Africa, and Japan, and has held Fulbright Fellowships in India and Canada (see her c.v.). She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on human rights, international relations, civil society, and Latin American politics (see Teaching). In 2013-2014, Brysk will be a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C.

Academic Area
Awards and Honors
  • Distinguished Scholar Award, Human Rights, American Political Science Association (2017-2018).
  • Gladstein Visiting Professor of Human Rights, University of Connecticut (2017)
  • International Studies Association, Distinguished Scholar, Human Rights (2015-2016)
  • Woodrow Wilson Fellow (2013-2014)
  • Fulbright Professorships:
    • Specialist-Ravenshaw University, India (2011)
    • Distinguished Chair, CIGI, Canada (2007)