Joseph R. Slaughter

Columbia University

The Conscience of Humankind and Hijacking Human Rights

During his fellowship at the Institute, he will be completing The Conscience of Humankind and Hijacking Human Rights, two books on literature, law, and human rights.

Joseph R. Slaughter teaches postcolonial literature and theory, human rights, and literary approaches to international law in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He has published numerous articles on African and Latin American literature, human rights, and intellectual property. He is the recipient of a number of prestigious prizes, including a Guggenheim Fellowship (2009).

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