Human Rights Alumni Present Student/Faculty Collaborative Research at ISA Convention

| February 26, 2015

The International Studies Association Annual Convention was held in New Orleans, Louisiana Feb. 18-21

Alumni Melissa George and Jeanette Guellil traveled to New Orleans last week with professor Lindsey Kingston to present collaborative research at the International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention.

George and Guellil are both 2014 graduates of Webster University’s undergraduate International Human Rights program in the College of Arts & Sciences. After receiving the Provost’s Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grants last year, they teamed with Kingston to expand on research started with their senior thesis papers.

George and Kingston’s paper, “Legal Nationality and Gender: Researching Statelessness from a Feminist Perspective,” outlines a research framework for investigating the human rights consequences of statelessness on women and girls.

Guellil and Kingston’s work, “TOMS and the Citizen-Consumer: Assessing the Impacts of Social Enterprise,” utilizes survey data to better understand the connection between social enterprise purchases (such as buying TOMS shoes) and human rights education and activism.

After returning from the ISA Convention – which is a major meeting of the most respected and widely known scholarly association in the field of International Studies – the researchers hope to publish their articles in peer-reviewed academic journals.

To learn more about human rights research happening at Webster visit the Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies website and the undergraduate publication Righting Wrongs: A Journal of Human Rights.

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