DISSECT has been extremely privileged to be able to rely, since the early days of its conception, on the continual support of both institutional and academic experts of the highest calibre. These are:
Reader in Anthropology at SOAS University of London
Lori Allen’s first book, The Rise and Fall of Human Rights: Cynicism and Politics in Occupied Palestine (Stanford University Press, 2013) won the Political and Legal Anthropology Association Book Prize. Her second monograph, A History of False Hope: Investigative Commissions in Palestine (Stanford University Press, 2020) is an ethnographic history of international investigative commissions in Palestine, which explores a century of Palestinian engagement with investigative commissions illuminating the endemic flaws of international law.
Reader in Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London
Kirsten Campbell has degrees in modern languages and law from Oxford and London School of Economics, and she previously practised as a commercial litigator. She has published extensively in the areas of gender, conflict-related sexual violence, international criminal law, and transitional justice. Kirsten was the principal investigator of the recently completed European Research Council funded project, The Gender of Justice, which analysed the prosecution of sexual violence in armed conflict through a case study of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the War Crimes Chamber of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Simon A. Cole
Professor of Criminology, Law and Society and Director of the Newkirk Center for Science & Society at the University of California, Irvine
Simon A. Cole received his Ph.D. in Science & Technology Studies from Cornell University. He is the author of Suspect Identities: A History of Fingerprinting and Criminal Identification (Harvard University Press, 2001) and Truth Machine: The Contentious History of DNA Fingerprinting (University of Chicago Press, 2008, with Michael Lynch, Ruth McNally & Kathleen Jordan). He is Co-Editor of the journal Theoretical Criminology and Director of the National Registry of Exonerations.
Associate professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Before joining UIUC, Greenberg was an Academy Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, and an assistant professor in Communication Studies at Northwestern University. She recently earned a Master of Studies in Law at the College of Law, University of Illinois. She is also currently the Co-Editor of the Political and Legal Anthropology Review (PoLAR).
Postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Law of the University of Zurich.
From 2017 to 2019, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Amsterdam. She completed her PhD research at the University of Zurich in 2017. Her PhD research, the results of which are forthcoming in monograph form with Hart Publishing, concerned the concept of vulnerability in the Article 3 ECHR case-law of the European Court of Human Rights.
Director of the Human Rights Project and Professor of Comparative Literature at Bard College.
He is the author of Fables of Responsibility (1997); and, with Eyal Weizman, Mengele’s Skull (2012). He is co-editor, with Wendy Chun, of New Media, Old Media (2006, 2nd ed. 2015). Thomas also co-edited two books, produced jointly with Bard’s Center for Curatorial Studies: The Human Snapshot (2013) with Tirdad Zolghadr, and The Flood of Rights (2017), co-edited with Suhail Malik and Tirdad Zolghadr.
He has served on the boards of a number of human rights organizations and journals, including WITNESS, Scholars at Risk, The Crimes of War Project, The Journal of Human Rights, and Humanity. Thomas teaches courses on human rights, media theory, and literature.
Member of the Brussels Bar (since 2002) and director of the Revue trimestrielle des droits de l’homme (since 2014)
Frédéric Krenc is the author of numerous articles on human rights and European law, including a quarterly review of the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights in the Journal des Tribunaux. He teaches on aspects of human rights law (the right to a fair trial and human rights’ collective dimensions) at the Catholic University of Louvain and at Saint-Louis University, Brussels.
Frédéric Krenc regularly appears before the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice of the European Union. He is a member of the Belgian Court of Arbitration for Sport and Secretary General of the Human Rights Institute of the Brussels Bar.
Kim Lane Scheppele
‘Laurance S. Rockefeller’ Professor of Sociology and International Affairs at Princeton University
Kim Lane Scheppele is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the International Academy of Comparative Law. A recipient of the ‘Law and Society Association’s Kalven Prize’ for influential scholarship, she taught political science at the University of Michigan, in the law school at the University of Pennsylvania, in the gender programme at Central European University Budapest, and has held visiting faculty positions in the law schools at Michigan, Yale, Harvard, Erasmus/Rotterdam and Humboldt/Berlin. Kim Lane Scheppele has served as President of the Law and Society Association.
Co-Director, Academy on Human Rights & Humanitarian Law of American Univeristy, Washington College of Law
Claudia Martin is Professorial Lecturer in Residence and Co-Director of the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law of American Univeristy, Washington College of Law. In addition, she is the Co-Director of the LL.M. Program in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. She teaches and specializes in international law, international human rights law, and the Inter-American Human Rights System.
Professor of Sociology and Social Theory in the Sociology Department of the University of Essex
Linsey McGoey is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Centre for Economic Sociology and Innovation (CRESI) at the University of Essex. She is the author of No Such Thing as a Free Gift: The Gates Foundation and the Price of Philanthropy (Verso, 2016) and The Unknowers: How Strategic Ignorance Rules the World (Zed, 2019).
President of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (2006-2008 and 2010- 2012) and Judge of that Court (2006-2018)
Having gained his PhD at the University of Brussels for a thesis examining evidence in international law, Gérard Niyungeko became a Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Burundi in 1988, a position he held until his recent retirement. He has been Vice-Rector of the University of Burundi and has held visiting professorships in three continents. In addition to his roles within the African Court, his judicial appointments have spanned the presidency of the Constitutional Court of Burundi; the Tribunal of the Preferential Trade Area of the Eastern and Southern African Countries; and arbitration for the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). He has appeared as Counsel before the International Court of Justice. He is an associate member of the Institut de Droit International.
Deputy Registrar of the European Court of Human Rights (2006-2015)
Michael O’Boyle has spent most of his legal career at the European Commission and European Court of Human Rights. He was elected and re-elected Deputy Registrar of the Court. He is one of the co-authors of The Law of the European Convention on Human Rights, now in its 4th edition (OUP, with Professors Harris, Bates and Buckley). In 2015 he was appointed Special Advisor to the Government of Georgia on behalf of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe. He is currently working with the Council of Europe on issues relating to doping in sport and human rights.
Lecturer in Law at Lorraine University (France)
Dr Marie Rota specialises in international and comparative human rights law. Her doctoral studies brought her to undertake several research visits in Latin America. Her PhD thesis was published under the title L’interprétation des conventions américaine et européenne des droits de l’homme (LGDJ, 2018, 558 pp). Extending her study of international and comparative law beyond the European and Inter-American systems, Dr Rota is continuing to work on human rights’ judicial interpretation. She has (co-)edited 3 collections and written 40 academic articles.
Member of the UN Human Rights Committee (2019-2026) and Professor of International Public Law and International Human Rights Law at Aix-Marseille University.
Honorary Research Fellow in Politics at the University of Sussex
Neil Stammers was awarded his doctorate in 1980 for his thesis Civil Liberties in Britain During the Second World War. He was a member of faculty at the University of Sussex for more than fifteen years (1989-2005). His publications include Human Rights and Social Movements (Pluto, 2009), Global Activism, Global Media (Pluto, 2005) and a special issue of the London Review of International Law (2018) co-edited with Marie-Bénédicte Dembour. He has published in a range of other academic journals including Human Rights Quarterly, Alternatives and Political Studies, and has also contributed book chapters on a variety of topics.
Professor emerita at the University of Louvain
Françoise Tulkens was a judge at the European Court of Human Rights (1998-2012), where she also served as Section President and as Court’s Vice-President. She chaired the Board of Governors of the King Baudouin Foundation (2012-2016), was part of the United Nations Human Rights Advisory Panel for Kosovo (2012-2016) and occupied functions, including Vice-Chair, in the European Union Fundamental Rights’ Agency (FRA) (2013-2018). Françoise Tulkens is the author of many publications in the areas of human rights and criminal law. She has held visiting university positions in Europe and the United States. She holds honorary doctorates from six Universities. She is an Associate Member of the Belgian Royal Academy.