Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Tina Kempin Reuter is the Director of the Institute for Human Rights, Director of the Center for Social Science and Justice Research, and Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration and the Department of Anthropology, specializing in human rights, peace studies, and international politics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Her research focuses on human rights with a particular emphasis on the struggle of vulnerable and marginalized populations, including minorities, persons with disabilities, refugees and migrants, women, children, the LGBTQ community, formerly incarcerated persons, and people dealing with the consequences of povert. She studies how to use technology to improve access, inclusion, and participation of marginalized communities in society. In addition, she is an expert on ethnic conflict and peace making with a geographical focus on Europe and the Middle East.

    Before joining UAB, Dr. Reuter was the Director of the Reiff Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution and Associate Professor of international and comparative politics at Christopher Newport University. She was formerly associated with the Solomon Asch Center for the Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict, University of Pennsylvania, the Institute of Public International Law at the University of Zurich, and the Center for Security Studies at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

    Dr. Kempin Reuter holds a PhD in International Relations and International Law and an MA in Contemporary History, Economics, and International Law from the University of Zurich, Switzerland. She is the author of numerous publications in her field and has been awarded multiple prizes and grants to expand her research and teaching.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2022 Humanizing Bureaucracy: Applying the Human Rights-Based Approach to Weber's Bureaucracy 2022
    2022 Restricting access to employment as a human rights violation: a case study of Palestinian refugees in LebanonThe International Journal of Human Rights2022
    2022 “It’s Not Good to Be Sick and Have the Child”: Perspectives on Pregnancy After HIV-Positive Diagnosis Among Women in Western JamaicaInternational Journal of Women's Health.  14:565-573. 2022
    2021 Developing Global Citizens through International Studies: Enhancing Student Voices and Active Learning in Short-Term Study Abroad CoursesInternational Studies Perspectives2021
    2020 Intimate partner violence, human rights violations, hhr_final_logo_alone.Indd 1 and hiv among women in Nairobi, KenyaHealth and Human Rights: an international journal.  22:155-166. 2020
    2020 Smart City Visions and Human Rights: Do They Go Together? 2020
    2019 Human rights and the city: Including marginalized communities in urban development and smart citiesJournal of Human Rights.  18:382-402. 2019
    2016 Simulating Peace NegotiationsSimulation and Gaming: an international journal of theory, design and research.  47:818-836. 2016
    2016 The right to self-determination of ethnic groups: The Canton of Jura in SwitzerlandInternational Journal on Minority and Group Rights.  23:250-269. 2016
    2012 Including minority rights in peace agreements: A benefit or obstacle to peace processes after ethnic conflicts?International Journal on Minority and Group Rights.  19:359-397. 2012

    Book

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    2017 Making Disability Rights Real in Southeast Asia Implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in ASEAN 2017

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2017 CRPD Implementation in ASEAN: Implications for Human Rights 2017
    2017 Conclusion and Recommendations to “Make the Right Real” in Southeast Asia 2017
    2011 Ethnic conflict.  141-149. 2011
    2011 International law.  431-439. 2011

    Research Overview

  • human rights of vulnerable and marginalized populations, including minorities, persons with disabilities, refugees and migrants, women, children, the LGBTQ community, formerly incarcerated persons, and people dealing with the consequences of poverty, grassroots implementation of international human rights, minority rights

    human rights and technology, especially smart cities and AI

    human rights education

    mixed method research, with an emphasis on community-based participatory approaches and qualitative research
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in International Relations and National Security Studies, 2006
  • Full Name

  • Tina Reuter