Keith David Watenpaugh


Position Title
Professor and Director, Human Rights Studies

902 Sproul

Education and Degree(s):

  • B.A. (with Honors), History and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Washington
  • Ph.D. Modern Middle Eastern History, University of California, Los Angeles

Research Interest(s):

  • Human Rights Studies, Humanitarianism, Refugee Studies

Course(s) Taught:

  • Human Rights, Human Wrongs/Human Rights, Genocide, Human Rights in the Middle East
  • History, Theory and Criticism of Human Rights


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