James Ron

Diverse Senior Research Professional

James Ron is an accomplished sociologist and human rights advocate who holds a bachelor of arts in political science from Stanford University and both a master of arts and a doctorate in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. In addition to teaching as a tenured professor with multiple institutions of higher learning, he has written key research reports as a consultant for Human Rights Watch, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and CARE USA. Over the course of his career, James Ron has completed a number of sociopolitical studies under grants from organizations such as the National Science Foundation and the Ford Foundation

In addition to publishing the results of his academic work in various peer-reviewed journals, James Ron authored the 2003 book Frontiers and Ghettos: State Violence in Serbia and Israel, and coauthored the 2017 book Taking Root: Human Rights and Public Opinion in the Global South. Dr. Ron currently serves as a consultant with Life for a Child and a founding editor of Open Global Rights.

Minneapolis, MN, US

Work Experience

Jun 1, 2011 - Present

University of Minnesota  

Jan 1, 2009 - Present

Life for a Child 

Jan 1, 1992 - Present

Human Rights Watch  


Sep 1, 1993 - Jul 1, 1999

University of California at Berkeley 

Sep 1, 1989 - Jun 1, 1992

Stanford University 
Political Science 

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