Program Director


Prof. James J. Silk

Prof. James J. Silk, Binger Clinical Professor of Human Rights, Director, Schell Center


Shannon Sommers, Community Human Rights Fellow, Schell Center


Program Administrator


Prof. Hope Metcalf

Prof. Hope Metcalf, Lecturer in Law, Executive Director, Schell Center


Human Rights Studies Advisory Committee

Prof. Crystal Feimster, Associate Professor of African American Studies, History and American Studies

Prof. Moira Fradinger, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature

Prof. Louisa Lombard, Associate Professor of Anthropology

Prof. Alice Miller, Associate Professor of Law, Yale Law School; Co-Director, Global Health Justice Partnership; Assistant Clinical Professor, School of Public Health; Lecturer in Global Affairs, Jackson School of Global Affairs

Prof. Samuel Moyn, Professor of History; Professor of Jurisprudence, Yale Law School

Prof. Juno Richards, Assistant Professor of English; Affiliated Faculty, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program

Prof. David Simon, Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Political Science; Director, Genocide Studies Program; Director of Graduate Studies, Center for African Studies

Prof. Quan Tran, Lecturer, American Studies and Ethnicity, Race, & Migration

Prof. Elisabeth Wood, Professor of Political Science and International and Area Studies; Crosby Professor of the Human Environment

Talya Lockman-Fine (YC '15, YLS '20), Alumni Representative