Barbara Frey

Affiliate Faculty Member
human rights

Barbara Frey is Director of the Human Rights Program in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota. Frey has headed the program since it was established in 2001 for the purpose of providing academic, research, and outreach opportunities for students in the field of international human rights. Frey teaches undergraduates, graduate students, and law students at the University. Frey speaks and publishes regularly on human rights topics including forms of international human rights advocacy, migration and human rights, and firearms and human rights. She is the recipient of a 2012–13 Fulbright-García Robles grant to teach and research in Mexico. Frey is the co-principal investigator of a Human Rights Law School Partnership Program with four law schools in the region of Antioquia, Colombia, funded by the Higher Education Development Program of USAID, 2012–15.

In The Media

Associate Professor Jessica Stanton and Barbara Frey, director of the Human Rights program, are quoted in this story about the recent Grand Challenges grant they received to conduct human rights research and draft policy recommendations for national and international governments.  

MN Daily
March 4, 2019

Dean Laura Bloomberg and Barbara Frey, director of the Human Rights Program in the College of Liberal Arts, co-wrote this commentary on the importance of human rights scholarship and the University's Master of Human Rights degree program. 

Inside Higher Ed
August 14, 2018