Human Rights Center

Associate Professor and Director of Human Rights Research: Mark Ensalaco, Ph.D.

The University of Dayton Human Rights Center, part of the College of Arts and Sciences and staffed with faculty and researchers from several academic departments, creates positive change through research, education and dialogue. As a leader in the global human rights community, the Center searches for transformative solutions to systemic patterns of injustice that will bring about real change in the lives of poor people. The Center is committed to addressing the gaps between theory and practice, between scholars and practitioners.

Advocates need research and information to be able to develop evidence-based strategies that bring about real change. The Human Rights Center provides this research as it builds on the legacy of the University’s innovative Human Rights Studies Program and Catholic social tradition.


Browse the Human Rights Center Collections:

Content presented at the Social Practice of Human Rights Conference

Human Rights Center Publications

The Social Practice of Human Rights: Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy