Angelina Godoy

Helen H. Jackson Endowed Chair in Human Rights and Director of the Center for Human Rights, University of Washington
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Angelina Godoy is Helen H. Jackson Chair in Human Rights, Professor of International Studies, and founding director of the Center for Human Rights at the University of Washington. A sociologist by training, her research interests include law and society, Central and Latin America, human rights and trade, health as a human right, labor rights, and environmental justice. Her numerous works include Of Medicines and Markets: Intellectual Property and Human Rights in the Free Trade Era (2013), a comparative study of the politics surrounding health and trade in Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Guatemala, and Popular Injustice: Violence, Community, and Law in Latin America (2006), in which she examines the contemporary phenomena of vigilante justice. Godoy previously worked at Amnesty International and is the recipient of the University of Washington’s 2014 Outstanding Public Service Award. Godoy received an MA and PhD from University of California at Berkeley.