The Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Boston College addresses the increasingly interdisciplinary needs of human rights work. Through multidisciplinary training programs, applied research, and the interaction of scholars with practitioners, the Center aims to nurture a new generation of scholars and practitioners in the United States and abroad who draw upon the strengths of many disciplines, and the wisdom of rigorous ethical training in the attainment of human rights and international justice.

The Center's research is conducted by its team of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate research assistants, often in partnership with community organizations here and abroad, as part of the various projects of the Center.  Learn more at the links below.

Projects of the Center

Migration and Human Rights Project annual reports

Research Opportunities

Also, for opportunities to conduct human rights and international justice-related research, learn more about our summer research grants program, which is open to Boston College graduate and undergraduate students:

Summer Research Grants Program


Prof. Daniel Kanstroom

Prof. M. Brinton Lykes


Affiliated Faculty

The Center's affiliated faculty members also regularly research and write about human rights and international justice-related issues, at times in partnership with the Center.