Jacqueline Bhabha

Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, HSPH
Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer, HLS
University Adviser on Human Rights Education, Director of Research, FXB Center
Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
Office Address
Rubenstein-218
Mailing Address
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Mailbox 14
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact
Phone: 617-384-7743
Fax: 617-495-4297
Email: jacqueline_bhabha@harvard.edu
Assistant
Stacy Hannell (617-496-1477)
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Jacqueline Bhabha, JD, MsC is a Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is also the Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School, and  Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. She is the Director of Research at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard’s only university wide Human Rights research center.   From 1997 to 2001 Bhabha founded and directed the Human Rights Program at the University of Chicago. Prior to 1997, she was a practicing human rights lawyer in London and at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. She has published extensively on issues of transnational child migration, refugee protection, children’s rights and citizenship. She is the author of Child Migration & Human Rights in a Global Age (Princeton University Press, 2014), the editor of Children Without A State (MIT Press, 2011), and of Human Rights and Adolescence(University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014). Her current research focuses on adolescents at risk of violence, social exclusion or discrimination. She is actively engaged in several research projects in India, examining the factors that drive access of low caste girls from illiterate families to higher education, and that transform gender norms among children and adolescents. She also works on similar issues within the Roma community in Europe.  Bhabha serves on the board of the Scholars at Risk Network, the World Peace Foundation and the Journal of Refugee Studies.

Courses

Fall

  • IGA-305 Childhood, Adolescence, Youth, and International Human Rights

Fall 2

  • IGA-342M Human Rights Dilemmas in Child Protection

January

  • IGA-344M International Perspectives on Justice for Children

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