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Anja Matwijkiw

Anja Matwijkiw

Professor of Professional Ethics and Human Rights


Arts and Sciences Building, Room 2047

(219) 980-6676

Office Hours

Tuesday 11:30pm-2:30pm

Thursday 11:30pm-2:30pm

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


  • 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 2017-present
  • The Editorial Board, The Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence (Global Community YILJ), Oxford University Press, available at, 2015-present
  • The Editorial Board, International Criminal Law Review (Int’l Crim. L. Rev.), Brill/Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, available at, 2011-present