Author Archives: Kathryn Libal

About Kathryn Libal

Assistant professor of community organization in the School of Social Work at the University of Connecticut. She earned her Ph.D. in anthropology at the University of Washington and wrote her dissertation on child welfare, children's rights, and state formation in Turkey in the 1930s. She recently co-edited, with Shareen Hertel, Human Rights in the United States: Beyond Exceptionalism (Cambridge, 2011). In the past three years she has conducted research on international non-governmental advocacy on behalf of Iraqi forced migrants and has published several book chapters and articles on the basis of this work.