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Viewing experts on: Human Rights
Mark Ensalaco
Mark Ensalaco
Associate Professor

Ensalaco's expertise is in terrorism, political violence, human rights, dictators, human trafficking, immigration and Latin America. He is the author of the book Middle Eastern Terrorism: From Black September to September 11 and several journal articles on human rights. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: CBS Radio News, CNN en Espanol, CNN International, Fox News Channel, BBC, Reuters, The New York Times, Voice of America and several on-camera appearances in Dayton. Ensalaco is fluent in Spanish.

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Miranda Hallett
Miranda Hallett
Associate Professor, Associate Director of Human Rights Studies Program

Hallett, who is fluent in Spanish, is a cultural anthropologist who studies migration in the Americas. She can speak to myths and facts about immigrants in the U.S., particularly undocumented immigrants from Central and Latin America; violence in Central America that fosters an increase in asylum seekers and how U.S. policies towards El Salvador affect migration patterns; Central American youth gangs, particularly MS-13, and policies to control their activities and movement in El Salvador and in the U.S.; anti-immigrant rhetoric and discourse by politicians in electoral campaigns; forms of immigration status and the history of laws covering immigrants, temporary workers, refugees and asylum seekers; and the history of the "sanctuary movement." She has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Law and Social Inquiry and Latino Studies as well as a chapter in the edited volume Latino Migrations to the U.S. Heartland. The following media outlets have quoted her: The Conversation, BBC, CTV (Canada), KCRW-FM (Southern California), Houston Chronicle, The Christian Science Monitor, CBSNews.com, The New York Times and the Dayton Daily News.

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Natalie F. Hudson
Natalie F. Hudson
Associate Professor, Director of Human Rights Studies Program

Hudson's areas of expertise include gender and international relations, the politics of human rights, human security, and international law and organization. Her book, Gender, Human Security and the UN: Security Language as a Political Framework for Women (Routledge, 2009) examines the organizational dynamics of women's activism in the United Nations system and how women have come to embrace and been impacted by the security discourse in their work for rights and equality. Her current research centers on the deployment and impact of female military and police personnel in UN peacekeeping missions. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted her: Dayton Daily News and WYSO-FM.

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Shelley Inglis
Shelley Inglis
Executive Director; Research Professor of Law

Inglis' expertise is in rule of law, gender and human rights, peacebuilding and peacekeeping. Prior to coming to the University of Dayton, Inglis worked at the United Nations for 15 years. She most recently was the regional cluster leader in the U.N. Development Programme in Istanbul, where she managed a team that supports U.N. programs and policies in Europe and Central Asia to build democratic governance institutions, prevent corruption and conflict, and strengthen the rule of law and human rights. From 2008 to 2011, Inglis served in the U.N.'s Rule of Law Unit and advised the UN’s deputy secretary-general on initiatives to ensure that national leaders are accountable to their laws and those laws are consistent with international human rights norms and standards. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted her: Voice of America, NPR, NBC News, WVXU-FM (Cincinnati's NPR affiliate), the Dayton Business Journal and ABC22/Fox45 in Dayton.

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Joel Pruce
Joel Pruce
Associate Professor

Pruce's expertise is in human rights and civil liberties, foreign policy and global politics, and social movements. Author ofThe Mass Appeal of Human Rights. In conjunction with PROOF: Media for Social Justice, Pruce leads the Moral Courage Project, which trains students in "human rights storytelling" to identify and celebrate individuals who take risks to make important contributions in their communities during moments of crisis. The first project was in Ferguson, Missouri, capturing stories of people who shaped and witnessed the 2014 protests after the killing of Michael Brown. The team produced an award-winning interactive website, podcast and a traveling exhibit. Pruce also led another group to El Paso, Texas, to take testimonies of people defending human rights along the U.S.-Mexico border. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: The Nation, GQ, WVXU-FM (Cincinnati) and Dayton-area media.

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Tony Talbott
Tony Talbott
Adjunct; Director, Abolition Ohio; Director of Advocacy, Human Rights Center

Talbott's expertise is in human trafficking, southeast Asia, North Korea and China, human rights, global security, nationalism and identity politics, politics of rural and marginalized people, and social movements. He is the faculty advisor to the New Abolitionist Movement Student Organization and chair of Abolition Ohio at the University of Dayton. Talbott also is a member of the Ohio Attorney General's Human Trafficking Commission and a credentialed Not For Sale Campaign citizen investigator of human trafficking. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: The Associated Press, CNN International, NPR All Things Considered, Our Sunday Visitor, WVXU-FM (Cincinnati's NPR affiliate), The Columbus Dispatch and Dayton-area media.

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