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William Simmons

United States  
University of Arizona
Joined January 2018
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Gender-based violence, Health, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
William Paul Simmons is Professor of Gender & Women's Studies and Director of the online Human Rights Practice graduate program at the University of Arizona. His research is highly interdisciplinary; using theoretical, legal, and empirical approaches to advance human rights for marginalized populations around the globe. His books include Human Rights Law and the Marginalized Other (Cambridge UP, 2011), An-archy and Justice: An Introduction to Emmanuel Levinas’ Political Thought (Lexington, 2003), and the forthcoming Joyful Human Rights (University of Pennsylvania Press). With Carol Mueller he edited Binational Human Rights: The U.S.-Mexico Experience published by the University of Pennsylvania Press (2014). With Michelle Téllez, he has conducted ethnographic research on sexual violence against migrant women and he has published articles and a book chapter exploring legal remedies for the feminicides in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. He is currently working on a project in Niger, Nigeria,

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