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Karen Engle

Professor J.D., Havard University

Karen Engle



Karen Engle, Cecil D. Redford Professor in Law & Director, Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice

Karen Engle has taught at The University of Texas School of Law since 2002. She directs the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, which she helped found in 2004. She is also an affiliated faculty member of Latin American Studies and of Gender and Women's Studies, and is a Senior Fellow at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law. She teaches courses in international human rights and employment discrimination, as well as specialized seminars such as "Publishing Legal Scholarship" and "Human Rights and Justice Workshop."

Professor Engle received her J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and her undergraduate degree from Baylor University. Following law school, she clerked for Judge Jerre S. Williams on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, and then served as a a post-doctoral Ford Fellow in Public International Law at Harvard Law School. She was Professor of Law at the University of Utah prior to joining the University of Texas.

Professor Engle writes and lectures extensively on international law and human rights. Her recent works include "Indigenous Roads to Development" (forthcoming, Handbook of International Law, Routledge), "Judging Sex in War" (forthcoming, Michigan Law Review), "Calling in the Troops: The Uneasy Relationship Among Human Rights, Women's Rights and Humanitarian Intervention," Harvard Human Rights Law Journal (2007), "Feminism and Its (Dis)contents: Criminalizing War-Time Rape in Bosnia and Herzegovina," American Journal of International Law (2005), "Liberal Internationalism, Feminism and the Suppression of Critique: Contemporary Approaches to Global Order in the United States," Harvard International Law Journal (2005) and "International Human Rights and Feminisms: When Discourses Keep Meeting" in International Law: Modern Feminist Approaches (2005). Professor Engle spent spring and summer of 2007 in Bogotá, Colombia, where she investigated and lectured on indigenous rights and Afro-Colombian rights. She has been named a Fulbright Senior Specialist.

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