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Debbie Sharnak

Debbie Sharnak

Adjunct Instructor

Debbie Sharnak is Assistant Professor of History and International Studies at Rowan University, specializing in human rights, transitional justice, Latin America, and nonprofits. She has worked at various NGOs including the International Center for Transitional Justice, the Global Justice Center, and the New Media Advocacy Project. Debbie is currently a country specialist for Amnesty International's South America co-Group and an analyst at Freedom House. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Uruguay and has been published in Diplomacy & Statecraft, the Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies, Foreign Policy, the Washington Post, and NACLA, among others, and has contributed chapters to various edited volumes. She is the author of Of Light and Struggle: Social Justice, Human Rights, and Accountability in Uruguay with UPenn Press, and is the co-editor of Uruguay in Transnational Perspective with Routledge. She was previously a Lecturer at Harvard University and holds a PhD in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Currently Teaching

Global Human Rights Through Film and Literature

This course will examine visual and literary representations of human rights and humanitarian issues. Using both film screenings and written...