Faculty Director, CHRGJ; Professor

Professor Merry's research on human rights examines the process by which human rights ideas are interpreted in vernacular terms that are relevant to everyday life in communities around the world. Her specialty is the anthropology of law, and she has done research on courts and disputing in the USA, on law and American colonialism in Hawai’i, on gender violence and human rights, and on the role of new information technologies for human rights monitoring.

WebpageDepartment of Anthropology, NYU College of Arts & Sciences; Center for Human Rights & Global Justice, NYU Law