Professor Jacqueline Bhabha

Professor Jacqueline Bhabha, Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Lecturer on Law, HLS University Advisor on Human Rights

Jacqueline Bhabha is FXB Director of Research, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health, the Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School, and an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. She received a first class honors degree and an M.Sc. from Oxford University, and a J.D. from the College of Law in London.

From 1997 to 2001 Bhabha directed the Human Rights Program at the University of Chicago. Prior to 1997, she was a practicing human rights lawyer in London and at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. She has published extensively on issues of transnational child migration, refugee protection, children’s rights and citizenship. She is the editor of Children Without A State (MIT Press, 2011), author of Child Migration & Human Rights in a Global Age (Princeton University Press, 2014), and the editor of Human Rights and Adolescence (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014).

Bhabha serves on the board of the Scholars at Risk Network, the World Peace Foundation and the Journal of Refugee Studies.

Research Assistant Skills: Excellent research skills are key - being able to help with web based research, editing and footnote clean up.

Research Assistant Reflection:

I worked very closely with her [Jacqueline Bhabha's] team at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, so most of the work I was doing was editing their reports about Roma rights and segregation of Romani children in Europe. Consequently, I learned a great deal about the subject while also helping shape an important report that is going to be presented to the European Parliament.

-Ashley Collins ‘17

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