IPSA RC26 Board


Oscar Pérez de la Fuente

He is Associate Professor of Philosophy of Law and Political Philosophy of Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain. Accredited as Associated Professor since February 2011. Graduated in Law in the First Graduating Class of Pompeu Fabra University (1990-1994). Doctor and Extraordinary Award of doctorate within the Program of fundamental rights in the Carlos III University of Madrid (2003-2004). He authored some books and several scientfic articles on cultural pluralism, free speech and legal interpretation. Secretary of the Department of International Law, Eclesiatical Law and Philosophy of Law UC3M. Coordinator of the “Cultural pluralism and rights of minorities” workshop. Secretary of the Research Committee 26 on human rights of IPSA, International Political Science Association.

Personal website: http://www.oscarperezdelafuente.com


Jedrzej Skrzypczak 

Head of the Department of Press Systems and Press Law, Faculty of Political Science and Journalism, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland. He graduated in 2018 the Annenberg-Oxford University Media Policy Summer Institute. From 2012 to 2016, the Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board – Polish Public Regional Radio Station in Poznan, Poland, attorney at law. In 2016, he was nominated as an official candidate for the National Broadcasting Board by the opposition party Platforma Obywatelska. From 2015 to 2017, he provided expert advice to the Polish team on the project “Media Pluralism Monitor”, at the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom – Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies European University Institute. Member of the International Political Science Association (Research Committee 26 – Human Rights), and Vice President of the Polish Press Law Association. Author, co-author or co-editor of over one hundred papers, chapters in books and scientific journals and monography incl. “Media policy during the digital conversion of radio and television” (Poznan 2011), “Professionalism in Journalism in the Era of New Media” (Logos Verlag Berlin 2015); “Media Law in the Time of Liquid Modernity: Hot Topics in the European and Polish Media Law” (Logos Verlag Berlin 2017), “The Response to Media Criticism. Protection of Personal Rights of Human Being in the Digital Era” (Poznan 2017). 

Personal website: https://wnpid.amu.edu.pl/en/staff/staff-en/department-of-press-systems-and-press-law/jedrzej-skrzypczak


Tatiana L. Barandova 

PhD in Sociology, Associate Professor, Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, North-West Institute of Administration, Faculty of IR and Political Science, Department of International Relations at St.Petersburg; Associate Professor, National Research University Higher School of Economics Campus at Saint-Petersburg, School of Social and Oriental Science, Department of Political Science; Alumni, European University at St.Petersburg, Political Science and Sociology Department, Gender Studies Programme (MA validation by Helsinki University), Graduated MA in Social Pedagogy at the Russian State Pedagogical University named after I.Hertsen,  BA in Legal Studies (Contemporary Humanitarian Academy). Author of monograph “Symbolical Discursive Practices of State Human Rights Protection. Experiences of Applied Visual Political Science” (Spb: Aletheia, 2021) and more than 70 articles on Human Rights, Social Policy, Symbolic Policy, etc. Former Secretary of the Research Committee 26 on human rights of IPSA, International Political Science Association. Former Secretary of the Saint-Petersburg Association of Sociologists, Gender Section. Feminist Movement Member, Poet.

Personal website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tatiana-barandova-ab6b268/?originalSubdomain=ru


Dr. Annie Miller

She is a Senior Instructor at the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs and leads Collaborative Management Consulting LLC. She is an active board member at the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking, and the co-PI for the Colorado Project to Comprehensively Combat Human Trafficking. Formerly, she was an Assistant Professor at Washburn University, a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Denver in the International Disaster Psychology Department and served as Co-Director of the Colorado Resilience Collaborative. Her scholarship focuses on the effectiveness of networks and collaborations seeking to combat human trafficking, trauma informed public management, and capacity development at the community and network levels to end wicked problems. Her research and community-based efforts focus on supporting communities to reduce hate, discrimination, bias, and prevent targeted violence by enhancing protective factors locally and globally. Annie holds a M.S. in Higher Education Administration, a M.A. in Political Science, and a doctorate in Public Affairs from the University of Colorado Denver.

Personal website:https://publicaffairs.ucdenver.edu/people/faculty/annie-miller

Bruno Konder Comparato

PhD in Political Science at the University of São Paulo (USP), with a thesis on police ombudsmen in Brazil, presented in 2006. My research interests are on Human Rights, Citizenship, Policing and Transitional Justice. I am full professor at the Federal University of São Paulo (Unifesp), Brazil, where I have coordinated the Graduate Course in Social Sciences. Now I am the Academic Director of the Human Sciences Faculty at Unifesp. I am Executive Secretary of the Brazilian National Association of Human Rights Teaching and Research (ANDHEP) and Editor in Chief of Lua Nova – Revista de Politica e Cultura (ISSN 1807-0175), a journal on Political Science edited by the Centro de Estudos de Cultura Contemporânea (CEDEC). I believe that the strengthening of associative ties is fundamental in the current political context of the attack on human rights by right-wing movements all over the world.

Personal website: https://somos.unifesp.br/professor/bruno-konder-comparato

Jeffrey Davis

He is a Professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMBC). He has taught human rights and related courses for nineteen years, winning several teaching awards. He recently developed and taught a course on race and human rights in America as a university Honors Fellow.  He is the author of Seeking Human Rights Justice in Latin America (Cambridge University Press 2014) and Justice across Borders: The Struggle for Human Rights in U.S. Courts (Cambridge University Press 2008). Professor Davis has also published articles on national security and human rights law, human rights accountability, the inter-American human rights system, and judicial decision-making. He has been published in The Atlantic, the New York Times, the Conversation and the Baltimore Sun.  His new book “Undermining Human Rights” will come out next year. He has served as chair of his department and as a board member for the human rights section of the American Political Science Association.  Before joining UMBC, Professor Davis served as an attorney litigating constitutional and discrimination cases. 

Personal website :https://politicalscience.umbc.edu/faculty-1/dr-jeffrey-davis/

Monique Falcao

Professor and Researcher University Santa Úrsula, Brazil

PhD in Legal Theory and Philosophy – UERJ, Brazil

Visiting Researcher Max Planck Institute for Legal History

Masters in Right to the City – UERJ, Brazil

Member RC 26 IPSA.

Personal website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/monique-falcao/?originalSubdomain=pt

Ex-officio member (former Chair) 



Alexander Sungurov

Academic background:

Dr.Sci. Political Science (Doctor of Science, Political Science), 2007;

M.A. (Jurisprudence) – St-Petersburg University, Dept.  of Law, 1994; 

Dr.Sci.Biol. (national Doctoral Sciences degree in Biology), 1989; 

M.A. (Physics) – Leningrad University, Physics Dept., 1974.

Professional Experience:

Professor, Head of the Applied Political Science Departmentof the National Research University  Higher School of Economics, SPb (2006-…); President, Interregional  Center  of humanities and political science STRATEGY (1993-…);Expert for Human Rights, Council of Europe, UN;  Vice-president of Russian Association for Political Science (RAPS) (2013-…), Member of Russian President’s Council for Support of Civil Society Institutions Development and Human Rights (2004-2008); Chairman, Public Expert Council for Civil Education and Human Right Education of Standing Committee for Education and Science of State Duma of Russian Federation (2002-2006), Research Scholar, Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies,  (1996, 2005); member of the Kennan Institute Alumni Advisory Council (1996-2000);  Chairman, Standing Committee for Science and Higher Education, St.Petersburg City Council (1990-1993); Research Fellow,  Roentgenology and Radiology Institution (1974-1990).

Staring from 1998  he was head of Strategy Center’s program for support of Institute of Commissioners for Human Rights  in Russian regions. He is author of book Ombudsman Institute: Evolution of traditions and contemporary practices. – SPb: Norma, 2005 (In Russ) and  Co-editor of the book @Human Rights and challenges of XXI century ) – Moscow: ROSSPEN, 2012 (In Russ)/.Member of RC26 of IPSA from 2006, member of RC26 board (2006-2014, from 2016) 

Personal website: https://www.hse.ru/en/org/persons/505427