Anja Matwijkiw, Ph.D.
Dr. Anja Matwijkiw (Ph.D. University of Cambridge, England) is a Professor of Professional Ethics & Human Rights at Indiana University Northwest. She is on the Editorial Boards for The Global Community Yearbook of International Law & Jurisprudence (Oxford University Press) 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; 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; and a Carlsberg Scholar at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
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) and 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 eighteen countries (United States of America, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Brazil, Columbia, Chile, 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”.
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), Indiana University’s Summer Faculty Fellowship, 2004-2008, The Board of Trustees’ Teaching Award, Indiana University Northwest, 2008 and 2015; College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Award for Distinction in Research and Creativity, Indiana University Northwest, 2007; Center for Regional Excellence Fellowship, Indiana University 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; Denmark-America Foundation & Fulbright Commission, 1998; The Women’s Society Award, Denmark, 1994 and 1998; The Anglo-Danish Society, London, 1992; Forskerakademiet [Danish Research Academy], 1992; Augustinus Foundation, Denmark, 1991 and 1995; Fondet for Dansk-Norsk Samarbejde [Foundation of Danish-Norwegian Cooperation], Denmark/Norway, 1990 and 1995; Rentokil Foundation (Sophus Berendsen A/S), 1991 and 1994; The Masterman-Braithwaite Award, Cambridge, England, 1991; and The Carlsberg Foundation, Denmark, 1989-1993.
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), Paving the BioLaw Path in International Criminal Law (forthcoming in 2017); Ethics & International Criminal Law (2015), and Philosophy of International Criminal Law (2014); together with almost forty journal articles that were published in tier one journals, such as The Global Community Yearbook of International Law & Jurisprudence, International Journal of Applied Philosophy, Revue Internationale De Droit PÉnal, Nordic Journal of Human Rights, Intercultural Human Rights Law Review, and Journal of Legal Science.