Bonny Ibhawoh

Professor, Department of History, Centre for Peace Studies, McMaster University, Canada
Visiting Professors/Practitioners (Spring 2018)

Dr. Bonny Ibhawoh has been selected as the Spring 2018 Visiting Professor in the Visiting Professor/Practitioner (VPP) Program at the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, University of Texas at Austin. As part the Rapoport Center’s five-year, Ford Foundation-funded project on the use and potential of human rights law and discourse to address economic inequality and its structural causes, Dr. Ibhawoh will spend one week in residence at UT. Ibhawoh is a professor of History and Global Human Rights at McMaster University, Canada. He has taught in universities in Africa, Europe and North America. Previously, he was a Human Rights Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs, New York and Research Fellow at the Danish Institute for Human Rights, Copenhagen. He is the author of Human Rights in Africa (Cambridge University Press, 2018); Imperial Justice (Oxford University Press, 2013) and Imperialism and Human Rights (SUNY Press, 2007). Dr Ibhawoh is a member of the College of Scholars of the Royal Society of Canada. As part of his residency at the Rapoport Center, Dr. Ibhawoh will give public talks on human rights and post-conflict peace building. He will participate in the 2018 Annual Africa conference at UT, and will speak with graduate students and faculty.

For more information, or to contact Dr. Ibhawoh, please email Professor Toyin Falola.