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Faculty Research

The Center generates a range of research and scholarship about and for transformational human rights advocacy. Addressing a diversity of themes, the Center supports interdisciplinary, novel and applied research in multiple publication forms, including books, academic articles, papers and reports.

Senior Researcher

Dr. Alexandra Cosima Budabin is Senior Researcher at the Human Rights Center of the University of Dayton and Researcher at the Platform Cultural Heritage Cultural Production of the Faculty of Design and Art of the Free University of Bolzano. Her research on advocacy practices and non-state actors in human rights, conflict, humanitarianism and development has appeared in World Development, Perspective on Politics, New Political Science, Human Rights Quarterly, Journal of Human Rights, Humanity, and Third World Quarterly. Her first book Batman Saves the Congo: How Celebrities Disrupt the Politics of Development with Lisa A. Richey (Copenhagen Business School) has just been published with University of Minnesota Press. With Natalie F. Hudson, Alexandra is writing a book on transnational advocacy campaigns to confront conflict-related sexual violence. 


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Explore the various research products supported by the Center organized by thematic area.


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