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 Southern Cone 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 has two forthcoming books, Of Light and Struggle: The International History of Human Rights and Transitional Justice in Uruguay with UPenn Press, and is the co-editor of Transnational Uruguay with Routledge. She was previously a Lecturer at Harvard University and holds a PhD in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Past Courses

The History of Human Rights in US Foreign Policy

This course examines US foreign policy through the prism of human rights.

Critical Issues and Careers in Global Affairs

Thinking about grad school? Considering an impactful career in the global arena? Spend two weeks this summer in the heart of New York City...

The US-Latin America Relationship: Past, Present, and Future

The United States’ relationship with Latin America has been and continues to be one of the most important and controversial relationships...