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• mediarelations@udayton.edu 

• Cilla Shindell, director of media relations, at 937-229-3257 or pshindell1@udayton.edu 

• Shawn Robinson, associate director of media relations, at 937-229-3391 or srobinson1@udayton.edu

For University of Dayton Research Institute experts, contact Pamela Gregg at 937-229-3268 or pgregg1@udayton.edu.

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Mark Ensalaco

Mark Ensalaco

Associate Professor; Director of Human Rights Research

Contact

Email: Mark Ensalaco

Phone: 937-229-2750

Ensalaco's expertise is in terrorism, political violence, human rights, dictators, human trafficking, immigration and Latin America. He is the author of the book Middle Eastern Terrorism: From Black September to September 11 and several journal articles on human rights. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: CBS Radio News, CNN en Espanol, CNN International, Fox News Channel, BBC, Reuters, The New York Times, Voice of America and several on-camera appearances in Dayton. Ensalaco is fluent in Spanish.

Natalie Hudson

Natalie Hudson

Associate Professor; Director of Human Rights Studies Program

Contact

Email: Natalie Hudson

Phone: 937-229-3617

Hudson's areas of expertise include gender and international relations, the politics of human rights, human security, and international law and organization. Her book, Gender, Human Security and the UN: Security Language as a Political Framework for Women (Routledge, 2009) examines the organizational dynamics of women's activism in the United Nations system and how women have come to embrace and been impacted by the security discourse in their work for rights and equality. Her current research centers on the deployment and impact of female military and police personnel in UN peacekeeping missions. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted her: Dayton Daily News.

Camilo Perez-Bustillo

Camilo Perez-Bustillo

Professor; Executive Director

Contact

Email: Camilo Perez-Bustillo

Phone: 937-229-3246

Perez-Bustillo's expertise is in human rights, U.S.-Mexico border issues; Latin America, especially the impact of U.S. policy; immigration, rights of indigenous people, liberation theology, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization and tribunals of conscience. He is the author of the book Human Rights, Hegemony and Utopia in Latin America: Poverty, Forced Migration and Resistance in Mexico and Colombia, and several several books, chapters and articles on human rights. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: The Huffington Post, Quartz, Univision, El Heraldo (Honduras) and Radio Formula. He is fluent in Spanish.

Joel Pruce

Joel Pruce

Assistant Professor

Contact

Email: Joel Pruce

Phone: 937-229-3680

Pruce's expertise is in human rights and civil liberties, foreign policy and global politics, and social movements. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: local media.

Tony Talbott

Tony Talbott

Lecturer; Director of Abolition Ohio

Contact

Email: Tony Talbott

Phone: 937-229-4326

Talbott's expertise is in human trafficking, southeast Asia and China, human rights, global security, nationalism and identity politics, politics of rural and marginalized people, and social movements. He is the faculty advisor to the New Abolitionist Movement Student Organization and chair of Abolition Ohio. The following media outlets have interviewed or quoted him: Our Sunday Visitor, WVXU-FM, The Columbus Dispatch, Dayton-area media.

Ruth Thompson-Miller

Ruth Thompson-Miller

Assistant Professor

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Email: Ruth Thompson-Miller

Phone: 937-229-2083

An author of "Jim Crow's Legacy" and contributor to the documentary "You Belong to Me," which describes the sexual assault, trial and incarceration of Ruby McCollum, an African American woman convicted of murdering a wealthy Southern white doctor in 1952. The following media outlets also have interviewed or quoted her: WDTN-TV (Dayton), Dayton Daily News, Atlanta Blackstar.