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Human Rights in Higher Education

Institutional, Classroom, and Community Approaches to Teaching Social Justice

  • Lindsey N. Kingston

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Institutional Approaches

  3. Classroom Teaching

  4. Community Engagement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Lindsey N. Kingston, Monica Henson, Evelyn Whitehead
      Pages 185-199
    3. Anne Geraghty-Rathert
      Pages 201-218
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 235-247

About this book


This book focuses on human rights education (HRE) in higher education, with an emphasis on supporting undergraduate education for social justice and global citizenship at the institutional, classroom, and community levels. Drawing from the work of human rights scholars and advocates at Webster University, Kingston begins a critical discussion about the potential of HRE on college campuses and beyond. Chapter contributors address the institutional issues inherent to building a “human rights campus,” promoting just governance models, facilitating student research, and fostering inclusive campus communities. They further explores opportunities within the classroom by highlighting dynamic courses on global sustainable development and post-genocide reconciliation in Rwanda, as well as considering how to create trauma sensitive learning spaces and utilize photography as a human rights teaching tool. Finally, scholar-advocates detail how HRE can be expanded to include the broader community—including teaching critical criminology to aspiring police officers, facilitating community dialogue through academic conferences, and engaging in social justice work related to access to justice, domestic violence, and human trafficking.


human rights education global citizenship human rights campus just governance models global sustainable development post-genocide reconciliation trauma sensitive learning spaces

Editors and affiliations

  • Lindsey N. Kingston
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of History, Politics, and International RelationsWebster UniversitySt. LouisUSA

About the editors

Lindsey N. Kingston is Associate Professor of International Human Rights at Webster University, USA. She directs Webster University's Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies and is a topical expert on the issues of statelessness and forced displacement.

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