Upcoming events on Digital Scholarship and Human Rights in the Americas

Join HRDI staff to kick-off LLILAS Benson’s “Digital Scholarship in the Americas” series with two events led by guest speaker Professor Angelina Snodgrass Godoy, University of Washington. Professor Godoy will first offer a workshop “Addressing Human Rights Digitally—Ethical Dilemmas and Possibilities,” looking at the promises and pitfalls of sharing sensitive human rights records through digital platforms. This workshop will be held from 1:00PM – 2:00PM on Monday, September 26, 2016 in the 2nd Floor Conference Room of the Benson Latin American Collection, SRH Unit 1.

Professor Godoy will additionally present “Digital Archaeology: Tools for Truth and Justice in the Wake of El Salvador’s Amnesty Law,” to discuss the amnesty law in El Salvador and examine the possible role of digital archaeology in the pursuit of truth and justice there. This talk will begin at 4:00PM on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 in September 26, 2016 in the 2nd Floor Conference Room of the Benson Latin American Collection, SRH Unit 1.

Both events with Professor Godoy are free and open to the public. For information on the workshop and presentation, contact Albert Palacios and Paloma Diaz, respectively.



Professor Godoy serves as Helen H. Jackson Endowed Chair in Human Rights and founding Director of the Center for Human Rights. Prior to pursuing her doctorate, she worked at Amnesty International, and she credits her experiences among human rights activists—at Amnesty as well as many other organizations—as the principal inspiration behind her work.  She is the author of two books published by Stanford University Press. The first, Popular Injustice: Violence, Community, and Law in Latin America (2006), examines the phenomena of vigilante justice in the wake of contemporary crime waves, especially in Guatemala. More recently, she authored Of Medicines and Markets: Intellectual Property and Human Rights in the Free Trade Era (2013), a comparative study of the politics around health and trade in Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Guatemala. She has also written numerous articles on these and other topics for both scholarly and general audiences.

Co-sponsored by LLILAS Benson, the Latin America Initiative, and the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice of the School of Law.


Written by Haian Abdirahman, Mosaic Fellow, Human Rights Documentation Initiative.