Lynsay Skiba

Visiting Lecturer
Office Hours: 
Thursday, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Spring 2018)
820 Barrows Hall

Lynsay Skiba received her JD and PhD in history from UC Berkeley. Her research has examined the globalization of human rights law in the Americas, with a particular focus on Argentina. Among her work in this area is research on the development of political asylum in Latin America. Previously, Dr. Skiba worked as a human rights lawyer at a California NGO focused on prison issues. While still a law student, she conducted research on arbitrary detention and lobbied before the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, and she helped prepare two successful asylum cases. She is an associate director of Berkeley's Social Science Matrix, an institute that supports cross-disciplinary research across campus, and the executive director of Berkeley's Human Rights Program.


Semester Course Title Syllabus
Fall 2015 24 Human Rights in Documents
Fall 2015 C187 The History of Human Rights