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Columbia University (1988)

Guggenheim Fellowship for Social Sciences, US & Canada

The Justice Cascade: How Hum, Ideas and institutions, Mixed signals

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Kathryn Sikkink (born 1955) is an author, human rights academic, and scholar of international relations working primarily through the theoretical strain of constructivism. She received her B.A. in international relations from the University of Minnesota and her M.A. and PhD in political science from Columbia University.

Sikkink previously served as a Regents Professor and the McKnight Presidential Chair of Political Science at the University of Minnesota, and is currently the Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy and the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Sikkink studies international norms and institutions, transnational advocacy networks, the impact of human rights law and policies, and transitional justice.

In 2008, Sikkink received a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 2012, she won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award for The Justice Cascade, which discusses the origins and effects of human rights trials. She is also the recipient of the Grawemeyer World Order Award for her book (with Margaret Keck) Activists Beyond Borders (1998).


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