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 The Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence (Oxford University Press), International Criminal Law Review (Brill/Martinus Nijhoff Publishers) and International Studies Journal (ISJ), where she replaced (in 2017) M. Cherif Bassiouni, the “’father’ of modern international criminal law.”
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). In 2010, Professor Matwijkiw designed ethics recommendations for the United Nations (UN) as a participant in the first global post-WWII study on transitional justice (directed by M. Cherif Bassiouni). Furthermore, she has published, presented, been cited by her peers, and/or has had her research adopted for scholarly, teaching and other purposes in more than twenty-five countries (e.g., Argentina Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, the Czech Republic, China, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Iran, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Peru, the Republic of Singapore, Spain, Sweden, the Republic of South Africa, the State of Israel, and the United Kingdom).
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, 2016-17; 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 Fellowship, 2004-2008; Board of Trustees’ Teaching Award, IU Northwest, 2008 and 2015; College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Award for Distinction in Research and Creativity, IU Northwest, 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 Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra’s Foundation, Amalienborg Castle, Denmark 1998; The Women’s Society Award, Denmark, 1994 and 1998; the Anglo-Danish Society, London, England, 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 top tier 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 Tidsskrift for Rettsvitenskap [Journal of Legal Science].