How the British Invented Human Rights in an Age of Empire
A talk by Michelle Tusan, Professor of History, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Michelle Tusan is a professor of history. She received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 1999. Before coming to UNLV in 2001, she was a fellow in the humanities at Stanford. A British historian by training, her teaching and scholarship broadly engage the relationship between geopolitics, culture, and human rights. She published “‘Crimes Against Humanity’: Human Rights, the British Empire and the Origins of the Response to the Armenian Genocide” in the American Historical Review. Her most recent book, Smyrna’s Ashes: Humanitarianism, Genocide and the Birth of the Middle East, was published by the University of California Press in 2012. Other publications include, Women Making News: Gender and Journalism in Modern Britain (2005) and articles in Victorian Studies, the Journal of Women’s History and History Workshop Journal.