Dr Kate Cronin-Furman
Room: 3.02, 36-38 Gordon Square
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.
- Cronin-Furman, K. (2022) Hypocrisy and Human Rights: Resisting Accountability for Mass Atrocities. Cornell University Press.
- Journal articles
- Cronin-Furman, K. and Arulthas, M. (2021) ‘How the Tigers Got Their Stripes: A Case Study of the LTTE’s Rise to Power’, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism.
- Cronin-Furman, K. and Krystalli, R. (2020) ‘The Things They Carry: Victims’ Documentation of Forced Disappearance in Colombia and Sri Lanka’, European Journal of International Relations, 27(1).
- Cronin-Furman, K. (2020) ‘Human Rights Half Measures: Avoiding Accountability in Post-War Sri Lanka’, World Politics, 72(1), pp. 121–163.
- Cronin-Furman, K. and Lake, M. (2018) ‘Ethics Abroad: Fieldwork in Fragile and Violent Contexts’, Political Science & Politics, 51(3), pp. 607–614.
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.