Biography 07/2017

Chiseche Salome Mibenge received her PhD in International Human Rights Law from Utrecht University’s School of Law in 2010. She is the author of Sex and International Tribunals: The Erasure of Gender from the War Narrative’ (Penn Press 2013). As part of her doctoral research, Chiseche conducted fieldwork in Rwanda and Sierra Leone and clerked at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. She has been invited as an international visiting scholar to leading human rights institutions, including the University of Bradford’s Division of Peacekeeping, American Washington College of Law’s Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and Rwanda’s Center for Conflict Management (NUR). In her current position, Director of Community Engaged Learning for Human Rights at Stanford University she promotes and facilitates experiential and rights based approaches to learning through: curriculum development with instructors; and relationship building between the University and community organizations. Prior to Stanford, Chiseche was an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the City University of New York. She taught human rights and international law courses to graduate and undergraduate students and led a study abroad tour to Chile allowing students to experience community based research with indigenous communities. Her community service in NYC included volunteering as an advocate for survivors in emergency departments under the North Central Bronx Hospital Sexual Assault Treatment Program. Chiseche is the co-editor with Irene Hadiprayitno (Leiden University) of a human rights series titled Human Rights Interventions launched with Palgrave MacMillan in 2017. She is also a creative nonfiction writer and is an awardee of the Bronx Council on the Arts BRIO (2015), and a Columbia Journal Winter Contest Winner (2016) for her story ‘The Protected Party’ (Missouri Review Spring 2017).

04/2017 for Springer Nature

Chiseche Salome Mibenge received her PhD in International Human Rights Law from Utrecht University’s School of Law in 2010. She is the author of Sex and International Tribunals: The Erasure of Gender from the War Narrative’ (Penn Press 2013). As part of her doctoral research, Chiseche conducted fieldwork in Rwanda and Sierra Leone and clerked at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Her current position, Director of Community Engaged Learning for Human Rights at Stanford University, is a partnership of the Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education and Haas Center for Public Service. Prior to Stanford, Chiseche was an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the City University of New York. Her community service in NYC included volunteering as an advocate for survivors in emergency departments under the North Central Bronx Hospital Sexual Assault Treatment Program. She is also a creative nonfiction writer and is an awardee of the Bronx Council on the Arts BRIO (2015), and a Columbia Journal Winter Contest Winner (2016) for her story ‘The Protected Party’ (Missouri Review Spring 2017).

07/2014

Dr. Mibenge teaches human rights and international law at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center and at Lehman College’s (a senior college of CUNY) department of Political Science. Her book ‘Sex in the Narrative: International Tribunals and the Erasure of Gender from the War Story’ was published by University of Pennsylvania Press in summer 2013. She serves as a volunteer advocate and rape trauma counselor with the North Central Bronx Hospital Sexual Assault Response Team operating in emergency departments in three Bronx public hospitals.

Dr. Chiseche Salome Mibenge studied Law and was admitted to the Bar as an Advocate in Zambia, her country of birth. She obtained her PhD in International Human Rights Law from Utrecht University’s School of Law in The Netherlands. She has been invited as a visiting scholar by a number of leading research institutes including: The University of Bradford’s Department of Peace Studies, American University WCL’s Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and the National University of Rwanda’s Center for Conflict Management. She has been recruited as a gender expert by UN agencies in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sierra Leone and currently, her research focuses on the (problematic) role of scholars-consultants on human rights field mission.

10/2013

Dr. Chiseche Salome Mibenge studied Law and was admitted to the Bar as an Advocate in Zambia, her country of birth. She obtained her PhD in International Human Rights Law from Utrecht University’s School of Law in The Netherlands. Her dissertation focused on narratives of gender and violence in human rights law and processes of transitional justice in Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa and the Allied Tribunals post World War II. She has been invited as a visiting scholar by a number of leading research institutes including: The University of Bradford’s Department of Peace Studies, American University WCL’s Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and the National University of Rwanda’s Center for Conflict Management. She has been recruited as a gender expert by UN agencies in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sierra Leone and currently, her research focuses on the (problematic) role of scholars-consultants on human rights field mission. Dr. Mibenge teaches human rights, international law and politics and culture: gender, race and sexuality at CUNY’s Lehman College, department of Political Science. She is the author of ‘Sex in the Narrative: International Tribunals and the Erasure of Gender from the War Story’ (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013).
09/2010 for Feminist Review/Elevate Difference
Chiseche’s book Show me a Woman! Narratives of Gender and Violence in Transitional Justice Processes will be published by Pennsylvania University Press in Spring 2011. She studied Law in Zambia, her country of birth, and has lived in The Netherlands for the past decade. She has recently relocated to New York and is writing her second book, a short story collection.
04/2009 for Noya at Georgetown University
Chiseche Mibenge is a researcher with the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights, a part of Utrecht University’s School of Law. She is in the final stages of her PhD dissertation: ‘Show me a Woman! Narratives of Gender and Violence in Human Rights Law and the Transitional Justice.’

As a part of her doctoral research she has served as an intern with the ICTY in The Hague. She has been invited as a research fellow by the University of Bradford’s Department of Peacekeeping and is currently an international visiting scholar at American University Washington College of Law. She has conducted field research in Rwanda and Sierra Leone. In both countries she held interviews with Police, NGOs, the judiciary and government organisations discussing individual and institutional responses to gender based violence in post-conflict communities. Chiseche graduated from the University of Zambia’s Law School in 1996 and completed her Masters in International Human Rights Law at Utrecht University.

 

03/2007 for Zoe at LSE

Chiseche Mibenge is a junior researcher with the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights. She obtained her LLB from the University of Zambia and her LLM in International Human Rights at Utrecht University. She is finalising her PhD thesis on the subject of access to effective remedies for victims of wartime sexual violence Case studies are taken from post war Rwanda and Sierra Leone.