Marcheta Wright

Professor, International Relations

Office Location:

Freiburger Residence Hall

Email: mwright@lynn.edu

Phone: +1 561-237-7833

Fax: +1 561-237-7216

Professional Profile:

Human rights and the political activities of indigenous peoples have been the focus of Marchéta Wright's research and teaching since graduate school (University of Maryland) in the early 1980's - grounded in feminisms and a 'tree-hugging' environmental orientation. Canisius College (Buffalo, NY) saw the first 18 years of her academic career. The last ten years have had a somewhat more tropical orientation at Lynn University (Boca Raton, FL).

During the late 1990's and early 2000's Wright attended various sessions of the Working Group on the Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Working Group on Indigenous Populations and the Permanent Forum for Indigenous Issues of the UN. Most recently her research has examined the ways in which the political agency of indigenous peoples – particularly in regional and global contexts (including the UN) – shape and influence global affairs and theories of international relations. Wright's inquires include gender roles and their political implications among indigenous communities, a comparative analysis of various indigenous peoples' political engagement and, finally, the intersection of the UDHR (Universal Declaration of Human Rights), CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women) and the UNDRIP (Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples) with respect to indigenous women's rights. 

The 'soup to nuts' of her teaching embraces global human rights, global environmental politics, IR theories, political theories and ideologies, the politics of indigenous peoples and international law. In Lynn's core curriculum – the Dialogues of Learning– Justice at the Margins and Engendering Justice are two courses that she designed and regularly offer. Along these lines Wright is coordinating/facilitating a team of faculty to continue developing the Dialogue on Justice and Civic Life – one of five thematic areas in the university's Dialogues of Learning. Wright's latest project – just completed – is an iBook for the 200 level Dialogue on Justice and Civic Life. As the Coordinator for the Political Science curriculum she also has been primarily responsible for on-going curricular developments of this new program. One additional 'hat in her closet' is coordinating the internship program for the College of Arts and Sciences.

Education:

B.A., Thiel College
Ph.D., University of Maryland

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