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IBS Speaker Series: Sandra Ristovska

November 13, 2023 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

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*Light lunch served at 11:45, please RSVP.

Title: Seeing Human Rights: Video Activism as a Proxy Profession

Abstract: As video becomes an important tool to expose injustice, I discuss how human rights organizations seek to professionalize video activism through video production, verification standards, and training. The result, I argue, is a proxy profession that helps legitimize video’s potential to serve distinct policy functions while brokering human rights voices in journalism, the law, and political advocacy.

Bio: Sandra Ristovska is Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. She studies the interplay between images and human rights in institutional and legal contexts nationally and internationally. A 2021 Mellon/ACLS Scholars & Society Fellow, she is the author of Seeing Human Rights: Video Activism as a Proxy Profession (MIT Press, 2021) and co-editor of Visual Imagery and Human Rights Practice (Palgrave, 2018).

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