Tine Destrooper

Tine Destrooper is a Scholar in Residence at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU’s School of Law. Dr. Destrooper was the Managing Director for the Center from July 2015- June 2016. Her research focuses on the local relevance of human rights and on the ways in which social movements can use human rights discourses as a mobilizing tool. She conducted fieldwork in Central America, the DRC and India, and worked on several research projects in the EU.

Before joining CHRGJ, she was a post-doctoral research fellow with the Law and Development Research Group at the University of Antwerp and with at the Center for Governance and Global Affairs at the University of Leiden, where she also taught graduate courses in qualitative methodology, comparative methods and interest representation. Dr. Destrooper obtained her Ph.D. in Social and Political Sciences at the European University Institute in Florence, where she specialized in the relationship between armed conflict, social movements and gender. She holds a Masters Degree in Conflict Security and Development from University College London and an undergraduate degree from the University of Leuven.

Before this, Dr. Destrooper worked as an intern for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Belgian Ministry of Finance. She also participated in several international conferences and workshops as a speaker, and is the author of “Come Hell or High Water. Feminism and the legacy of armed conflict in Central America”, several book chapters, and scholarly articles in, among others, Human Rights Quarterly, the Journal of Human Rights Practice and Development in Practice.


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