Professor

Kathryn A. Sikkink

Harvard Kennedy School
Area
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Specialty
Political Science
Member Since
2001
Leading scholar of international human rights. Sikkink works on international norms and institutions, transnational advocacy networks, the impact of human rights law and policies, and transitional justice. Her prize-winning book, Activists beyond Borders (co-authored with Margaret Keck), and other works have served to define the field of research on activist networks and the international promotion of human rights norms. She is a contributor to the constructivist approach, to international relations theory, and to scholarship on the political economy of Latin America.
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