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Anja Matwijkiw

Professor of Professional Ethics & Human Rights

Arts and Sciences Building, Room 2047

Bio

          Dr. Anja Matwijkiw (Ph.D. University of Cambridge, England) is a Professor of Professional Ethics & Human Rights at Indiana University Northwest and a Professor at the Indiana University Graduate School. She is on the Editorial Boards for Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence (Oxford University Press), International Studies Journal, and International Criminal Law Review (Brill/Martinus Nijhoff Publishers).

          Professor Matwijkiw has been a Carlsberg Research Fellow and Researcher at Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge, England (1990-1995); a Visiting Lecturer at the Human Rights Program, University of Chicago, where she also was a Faculty Advisor for M.A. students at the Center for International Studies (2000-2003); and a Visiting Researcher at Copenhagen Law School, Denmark (2016-2017).

          Professor Matwijkiw is a former Vice-President of the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission (SEAC) for Northwest Indiana. In this capacity, she worked to promote accountability in local government. In addition, she supervised, designed and conducted ethics training for public officials, just as she was one of the main drafters of Lake County Ethics Pledge for Public Officials (2004), The Lake County Ethics Pledge for Employees of Governmental Entities (2004), and The Municipal Code of Ethics and Values (2005).

          Her research has been cited in documents on international principles, such as The Nuremberg Declaration on Peace and Justice (2008, pre-draft version) and The Lexington Principles on the Rights of Detainees (2009). Furthermore, she has published, presented, been cited by her peers, and/or had her research adopted for teaching/research purposes in more than twenty countries (e.g., Australia, United States of America, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Argentina, Brazil, Columbia, Chile, Peru, Iran, Republic of Singapore, and South Africa).

          Professor Matwijkiw was listed, in 2003, among “our friends at the University of Chicago who inspired, founded and nurtured the [Scholars at Risk] Network”. In 2012, she was deemed “an eminent international law scholar” by editors from Oxford University Press (OUP). In 2015, she was listed among OUP’s “distinguished scholars”.

          Some of Professor Matwijkiw’s awards include the New Frontiers in the Arts & Humanities (Indiana University-Bloomington, 2016-2017), the EuropeAid Office of the European Commission (under the auspices of International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences, Italy, 2010), IU Northwest Summer Faculty Fellowships, 2004-2008, the Board of Trustees’ Teaching Award, 2008 and 2015; College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Award for Distinction in Research and Creativity, 2007; Center for Regional Excellence Fellowship, IU Northwest, 2006; the Niels Bohr Award, the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, 2000; His Royal Highness Prince Joachim and Princess Alexander of Denmark’s Award, 1999; The Women’s Society Award, Denmark, 1994 and 1998; the Anglo-Danish Society, London, 1992; the Masterman-Braithwaite Award, Cambridge, England, 1991; and The Carlsberg Foundation, Denmark, 1989-1994).

          Professor Matwijkiw has authored or co-authored over fifty pieces of work. These include three edited volumes for International Criminal Law Review (Brill/Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, together with almost forty journal articles that were published in tier one journals, such as Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence, International Journal of Applied Philosophy, Revue Internationale De Droit PÉnal, Nordic Journal of Human Rights, International Criminal law Review, Intercultural Human Rights Law Review, The Philosophical Forum, and Journal of Legal Science.

Academic Appointments

  • Professor, Indiana University Graduate School, 2015-present
  • Professor of Professional Ethics & Human Rights, IU Northwest, 2015-present
  • Adjunct Professor, Women’s & Gender Studies Program, IU Northwest, 2017-present
  • Associate Professor, IU Northwest, 2009 - 2015
  • Assistant Professor, IU Northwest, 2003 - 2009
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, IU Northwest, August 2002 - July 2003
  • Visiting Lecturer, The Human Rights Program & Department of Philosophy; Faculty Advisor for M.A. students, Center for International Relations; Instructor, the Graham School of General Studies, the University of Chicago, IL, 2000-2003
  • Carlsberg Researcher, Lucy Cavendish College, the University of Cambridge, England, U.K., 1993-1995
  • Carlsberg Research Fellow, Lucy Cavendish College, the University of Cambridge, England, U.K., 1990-1991
  • Carlsberg Scholar, Department of Philosophy, the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 1989-1990

Education

  • PostDoc, the Franke Institute for the Humanities & Department of Philosophy, the University of Chicago, IL, 1998-2002
  • Ph.D., the University of Cambridge, England, U.K. 1997
  • Magisterkonferens (research degree), the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 1989

Awards & Honors (selective)

  • New Frontiers in the Arts & Humanities, Indiana University-Bloomington, 2016-2017
  • Listed among the “distinguished scholars” for Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • The Board of Trustees’ Teaching Award, IU Northwest, 2015, 2008.
  • Listed as “an eminent international law scholar” by Oxford University Press editors, 2012.
  • EuropeAid Office of the European Commission (under the auspices of International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences (ISISC)), 2010.
  • Summer Faculty Fellowship in Research, IU Northwest, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004.
  • College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Award for Distinction in Research and Creativity, Indiana University Northwest, 2007.
  • Selected as “Outstanding Instructor” for National Teacher Recognition Day, Center for Innovation & Scholarship in Teaching and Learning (CISTL), Indiana University Northwest, 2006.
  • Center for Regional Excellence Fellowship, Indiana University Northwest, 2006.
  • Listed (with name) among “our friends at the University of Chicago who inspired, founded and nurtured the [Scholars at Risk] Network,” October 27, 2003.
  • The Niels Bohr Award, the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, 2000.
  • His Royal Highness Prince Joachim and Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra’s Foundation (awarded by Lord Chamberlain Per Thornit), Amalienborg Castle, Denmark 1998.
  • The Anglo-Danish Society (Patrons: HM the Queen of Great Britain and HM the Queen of Denmark), London, England, 1992.

Representation in Prestigious Collections

Editorial and Advisory Boards

  • The Editorial and International Advisory Board, International Studies Journal (ISJ), available at http://isjq.net/en/ 2017-present
  • The Editorial Board, The Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence (Global Community YILJ), Oxford University Press, available at https://global.oup.com, 2015-present
  • The Editorial Board, International Criminal Law Review (Int’l Crim. L. Rev.), Brill/Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, available at http://www.brill.com, 2011-present

Mailing Address

IU Northwest - Dept. of Philosophy
3400 Broadway 
Arts and Sciences Building, Room 2047
Gary, Indiana 46408

Office Hours

T 1:00pm-2:30pm, 4:00pm – 7:00pm
R 1:00pm-2:30pm, 4:00pm – 7:00pm
By Appointment

Email Address

[[amatwijk]]

Phone Number

(219) 980-6676

Department

History Philosophy Political Science & Religious Studies