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Susan Gzesh

Senior Lecturer in the College University of Chicago


Susan Gzesh is a Senior Lecturer in the College at the University of Chicago, where she directed the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights from 2001 until 2020. She is also of counsel to Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym (Chicago). She has worked as a legal advisor to the governments of Mexico and El Salvador on U.S. immigration law, and has advised philanthropic foundations, NGOs, and migrant-led organizations. In the 1990s, she co-founded a regional network of migrant advocacy organizations, which still meets annually with the intergovernmental Regional Conference on Migration. She is a Non-Resident Fellow of the Migration Policy Institute and a member of MPI’s Study Group on U.S.-Mexico Migration. Her research interests include the inter-relationship between human rights and migration policy, the domestic application of international human rights norms, and Mexico-U.S. relations.


Health and Human Rights in the Humanities: Building Capacity with Human Rights Principles

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2013 – 2015