About the Human Rights Research Network

The Human Rights Faculty Research Network (HRRN)  was launched through the Center for Critical Inquiry in the Fall of 2008 and now exists independently as one of the College of Arts and Sciences research networks.

The purpose of the Human Rights Faculty Research Network (HRFRN) is to facilitate the long-term, on-going collaboration of and communication among faculty members from different departments who work on human rights-related projects (with either pedagogical or research orientations). HRRN is committed to fostering an interdisciplinary scholarly community for faculty, as well as graduate and undergraduate students, who do human rights-based research, writing, and/or teaching.

Each fall, with the support of various academic departments and residential colleges, HRRN organizes UNCG’s International Human Rights Film Series each fall.  The free series is open to the entire UNCG and broader Greensboro community, features discussions immediately following each film, and often includes panels and workshops on central themes.

In 2009, HRRN and the International and Global Studies Program established the International and Global Human Rights major. This major is intended for undergraduate students who want to  focus their studies on understanding—in critically considered, multidimensional, and applicable ways—the foundations of freedom, justice, and peace as they relate to the protection of the dignity and rights of human beings around the world.

HRRN also partners with other departments and organizations on campus to highlight human rights-related speakers, films, and events and to encourage the development of human rights-based courses.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Alexandra Schultheis Moore
Coordinator, HRRN
Associate Professor, Department of English
awschult@uncg.edu
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