Review Essays

Humanity is dedicated to the publication of incisive review essays on recent scholarly books on human rights, humanitarianism, and development in the modern and contemporary world. These essays usually bring together more than one monograph, exploring them in comparison, while also placing them in their larger scholarly framework, and sustain their discussion for at least 5000 words. For an example, please see Pamela Beth Harris’ essay on Stephen Hopgood’s The Endtimes of Human Rights and Alison Brysk’s Speaking Rights to Power.

If you are interested in contributing a review essay to Humanity, please submit a one-page proposal about the set of books you would like to review via email. Your proposal should explain the approach or framework you plan to bring to your review.