Political Science and Human Rights
Alyssa Webb is a Doctoral student in the Political Science Department at the University in Connecticut and is pursuing the graduate certificate in Human Rights. Prior to attending the University of Connecticut, Alyssa attended Lycoming College in Williamsport Pennsylvania where she graduated with a double major in Political Science and Archaeology and a minor in Anthropology. She was awarded the Haberberger Fellowship in the Spring of 2013 to work on her seniors honors thesis: “Political, Economic, and Social Determinants of Sex Trafficking”.
Alyssa worked on the Cingranelli and Richards Human Rights Data Project with Dr. David Richards in the Summer and Fall of 2013.
Her current research interests include economic and social rights, specifically the effectiveness of fair trade as a poverty alleviation strategy and the relationship between perceptions of homelessness and the mobilization of political action in the international system.
B.A., Lycoming College