Associate Professor of the Practice
International and Comparative Studies
Before earning his PhD in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University, Adam Rosenblatt worked at Physicians for Human Rights, the Human Rights Center of the University of Chile, and at the U.S.-Mexico Border. His first book, Digging for the Disappeared (Stanford University Press, 2015), focuses on the scientific investigation of mass graves as a window into both the past and the future of human rights. Digging for the Disappeared earned one of Choice’s “Outstanding Academic Titles” awards and positive reviews in other humanities and social science journals. Scientists and forensic investigators working in the field have called the book “a perfectly timed analysis of why forensic science is done and the questions that should always be asked, written with a depth of compassion that is unexpected” and said that it “presents these investigations acutely, thoughtfully, and at times in an uncomfortably critical—though just—way.” Adam Rosenblatt's current transnational research explores how lost, neglected, and marginalized spaces of the dead foster the creation of communities of care and resistance among the living. Other research and teaching interests include care ethics, neurodiversity/disability, and nonhuman animals. He has published on these topics and others in Human Rights Quarterly, Boston Review, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and various anthologies. The central tenets of Adam's teaching are rigorous interdisciplinarity, diversity and inclusion, and sustainable engagement with off-campus community partners. He lives with his partner, Amanda (co-founder of the social benefit corporation NeedsList.co) and two children and loves biking, hiking, coffee, and comics.