Dr. Suchland works with an interdisciplinary approach to the study of rights, law and political discourses. She is particularly interested in how rights-based categories emerge and evolve and what is at stake in those articulations. Her current project is a genealogy of global political discourses on women's human rights looking specifically at sex trafficking and sexual harassment. She is interested in how rights norms developed at the global level and comparatively, looking specifically at Soviet and post-Soviet Russia.
Key Research Concepts: Genealogy; Sex Trafficking; Human Rights; Law; Gender; Geopolitics; Cold War; Feminist Methodologies; Postsocialist Cultural Studies; Theorizing the Global and Transnational.