Experts Guide

Welcome to the RIT Experts Guide. Here you will find information on RIT faculty and staff with expertise in a variety of areas. Each profile includes the expert’s credentials and contact information.

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Benjamin Lawrance

The Hon. Barber B. Conable Jr. Endowed Chair in International Studies
Expert in:
Asylum/Refugee Issues

National Endowment for the Humanities Faculty Research Fellowship, 2011-2012
University of California President's Faculty Research Fellow Inaugural Fellow in the Humanities, 2010-2011
Harvard University, W.E.B. du Bois Institute for African and African American Research Residential Fellowship, 2010-2011
Yale University, Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition Postdoctoral fellowship, 2007

Amistad’s Orphans: An Atlantic Story of Children, Slavery, and Smuggling, forthcoming (2014)

Adjudicating Refugee and Asylum Status: The Role of Witness, Expertise, and Testimony (edited with Galya Ruffer) (2014)

Trafficking in Slavery's Wake: Law and the Experiences of Women and Children in Africa, with Richard L. Roberts (2012)

Local Foods Meet Global Foodways: Tasting History, with Carolyn de la Peña (2012)

Vienna McGrain, University News Services, 585-475-4952 or