Barbara Oomen is a professor in the Sociology of Human Rights and the former Dean of UCR. In the academic year 2016-2017 she is a Fernand Braudel Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence.
At UCR, prof. Oomen teaches courses like SSC 171 (Law, Society and Justice) and SSC 371 (International Human Rights). She was the project leader of the Going Glocal program. She works with students on IRPs and set up a number of Undergraduate Research courses.
As a researcher, Barbara Oomen has published extensively on the interrelationship between law, culture and society in general. Her research profile is available via Utrecht University, where she is a full professor in the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance. She is the international expert in the Belspo program on Human Rights Integration, and leads part of the Horizon2020 ETHOS research. Prof. Oomen previously held an endowed chair in Legal Pluralism at the University of Amsterdam, and was the recipient of grants and prizes like the Fulbright New Century Scholarship, an NWO Veni grant, various other scholarships and the Law & Society Association dissertation award. Her most recent work concerns human rights cities. Her work is available via SSRN, Researchgate and Academia.
Barbara Oomen publishes on different topics, like human rights cities, the sociology of human rights, human rights education and higher education in general. This is a sample of these publications, for a full overview see the Utrecht site and consult the research sites above.
Human right cities
Sociology of human rights
Oomen, B. (2016). A serious case of Strasbourg-bashing? An evaluation of the debates on the legitimacy of the European Court of Human Rights in the Netherlands. International Journal of Human Rights, 20 (2), 407-425. (draft on SSRN)
Oomen, B. (2011). Between Rights talk and Bible speak: The implementation of equal treatment legislation in orthodox reformed communities in the Netherlands. Human Rights Quarterly, 33, 1, February 2011, 175-200. (See SSRN)
Human rights education and Liberal Arts and Sciences
Oomen, B. (2016). Orchestrating encounters: teaching law at a liberal arts and sciences college in the Netherlands. In B. van Klink & U. de Vries (eds.). Academic Learning in Law: Theoretical Positions, Teaching Experiments and Learning Experiences (pp. 201-222). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. (Draft in SSRN)
Friedman, J., V. Haverkate, B. Oomen, E. Park & M. Sklad (2015), Going Glocal: the theory, practice and measurement of education for global citizenship at university. Middelburg: De Drukkerij.
Oomen, Barbara, and Marloes Vrolijk. 2010. Inspiratie voor mensenrechteneducatie: Democratisch burgerschap en mensenrechten in het (burgerschapsonderwijs). 50th ed. Leiden: Stichting NJCM-Boekerij