I joined the University of Dundee as Professor of International Relations and Human Rights in July 2017. Prior to this, I was Senior Lecturer in International Human Rights at the University of Glasgow, and founder and convenor of the Glasgow Human Rights Network.
I previously taught at Gettysburg College, James Madison University, Mount Holyoke College, and the American University in Cairo, and served as Assistant Director of the Five College Program on Peace and World Security Studies at Hampshire College. I have also held visiting positions at the Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, University of Queensland; the School of Advanced Study, University of London; Institute of Human Rights, Addis Ababa University; and the Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University. I am Senior Fellow of the Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect and a member of the European Network of the European Centre for the Responsibility to Protect.
I am currently Vice-Chair of the Academic Council on the United Nations System. I was previously Vice President of the International Studies Association (ISA), and founded the human rights section of ISA. From January 2018 I will be Editor of the journal Global Governance. My main teaching and research interests are in the areas of international organizations, human rights, refugees, and humanitarianism. My regional area of interest is sub-Saharan Africa, and I have conducted research in the Great Lakes region of Africa.