Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex, 313
Departments/ProgramsPeace, Conflict, and Coexistence Studies
DegreesUniversity of Washington, Ph.D.
University of Washington, M.A.
Smith College, B.A.
ExpertiseInternational courts and tribunals, the international judiciary, human rights mechanisms, linguistic anthropology, African languages and international justice, African urban speech varieties, US
immigration and refugee resettlement from Africa.
ProfileLeigh Swigart is the Director of Programs in International Justice and Society at Brandeis University's International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public LIfe. She oversees the Brandeis Institute for International Judges and the Brandeis Judicial Colloquia, as well as other programs for members of the judicial and human rights communities worldwide. See: http://www.brandeis.edu/ethics/internationaljustice/index.html
A brief biography is available here: http://www.brandeis.edu/ethics/about/bios/swigart.html
|ANTH||140a||Human Rights in Global Perspective|
|PAX||89a||Internship in Peace, Conflict, and Coexistence Studies|
Swigart, Leigh. "African languages in International Criminal Justice: the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and Beyond." Promoting Accountability for Gross Human Rights Violations: Essays in Honour of Prosecutor Hassan B. Jallow. Ed. Charles C. Jalloh and Alhagi Marong. The Hague: Brill/Martinus Nijhoff, 2014 (forthcoming)
Swigart, Leigh and Terris, Daniel. "Who are International Judges?." Oxford Handbook of International Adjudication. Ed. Cesare P.R. Romano, Karen J. Alter, and Yuval Shany. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014
Swigart, Leigh. "Practice and Perception: A Look at Code Switching and Mixing in Dakar." Réalités Africaines et Langue Française 23. (2014): 25-39.
Swigart, Leigh. "The ‘National Judge’: Some Reflections on Diversity in International Courts and Tribunals." University of the Pacific McGeorge Law Review 42:1. (2010).
Swigart, Leigh, Terris, Daniel and Romano, Cesare P.R.. "Toward a Community of International Judges." Loyola International and Comparative Law Review 30:3. (2008).
Swigart, Leigh, Terris, Daniel, and Romano, Cesare P.R.. The International Judge: an Introduction to the Men and Women who Decide the World’s Cases. University Press of New England and Oxford University Press, 2007.
Swigart, Leigh, Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies. "Extended Lives: The African Immigrant Experience in Philadelphia" (community profile and exhibit publication). Philadelphia, PA 2001.
Swigart, Leigh. "The Limits of Legitimacy: Language Shift in a Changing Market." Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 10 (1). (2001): 90-130.
Swigart, Leigh. "Cultural Creolisation and Language Use in Postcolonial Africa: The Case of Senegal." Africa Vol. 64, No. 2. (1994): 175-89.
Swigart, Leigh. "Two Codes or One? The Insiders' View and the Description of Codeswitching in Dakar." The Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 13, nos. 1-2. (1992): 83-102.
Swigart, Leigh. "Women and Language Choice in Dakar: A Case of Unconscious Innovation." Women and Language Vol. XV. 1 (1992): 11-20.
Swigart, Leigh. "Gender-Based Patterns of Language Use: the Case of Dakar." Plurilinguismes No. 2. (1990): 38-66.