Department of Political Science


Dr Kate Cronin-Furman

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Associate Professor in Human Rights
Room: 3.02, 36-38 Gordon Square
Email: k.cronin-furman@ucl.ac.uk



I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Director of the Human Rights MA. Prior to joining UCL, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation. I received my PhD in Political Science from Columbia in October 2015. I also have a Juris Doctor and have practiced law in New York, Cambodia, and The Hague.


My research focuses on human rights and on the prevention and punishment of mass atrocities. I am one of the conveners of the Advancing Research on Conflict (ARC) Consortium, which provides methodological and ethics training and support to researchers working in violence-affected contexts.

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Podcast: UCL Uncovering Politics

Hear Dr Cronin-Furman speak about her research on the following podcast episodes:
S1 Ep7 | Survivors of Violence
S7 Ep8 | Hypocrisy and Human Rights Around the World

Selected publications

Journal articles

Full list of publications on my website


I teach the ‘International Law & Human Rights’ and ‘Human Rights: Politics & Practice’ modules on the MA Human Rights, and the ‘Refugees’ seminar on the BSc Politics & International Relations.