Khushi Kabir speaks
Rapoport Center Visiting Practitioner and human rights activist Khushi Kabir (left, seated at head of table) discusses the state of democracy and rights in Bangladesh with a group of UT faculty and students.

Visiting Professor/Practitioner Program

As part of our project on studying the use and potential of human rights law and discourse to address economic inequality and its structural causes, the Rapoport Center invites affiliated faculty to submit applications for scholars or practitioners critically engaged with these issues to spend 1-2 weeks in residence at UT as a Visiting Professor/Practitioner (VPP). Ideally, affiliates will apply to bring individuals with whom they and their students would like to have interaction or collaboration.

Fall 2018

Dr. Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso
Nominated by Toyin Falola (History)
November 1-15, 2018

Past VPPs

Spring 2018: Dr. Bonny Ibhawoh, "Nationalism, Socialism and Human Rights: Assessing the Leadership Politics of Kwame Nkrumah and Julius Nyerere," and "Truth Commissions and the Politics of National Reconciliation: Limits and Possibilities for Post-Conflict Peace-building"
Nominated by Toyin Falola (History)

Fall 2017: Elizabeth Doud, "Scenes from the Mermaid Tear Factory: Policy and Performance in the Age of Climate Change"
Nominated by Paul Bonin-Rodriguez (Theatre and Dance)

Spring 2017: Khushi Kabir, "Where Are We Heading?: The State of Democracy and Rights in Bangladesh"
Nominated by Jason Cons (Anthropology)