Sezgin book on human rights wins ASA award

Sezgin,-YukselYuksel Sezgin, assistant professor of political science, has won the 2014 American Sociological Association Human Rights Section Gordon Hirabayashi Book Award for “Human Rights Under State-Enforced Religious Family Laws in Israel, Egypt and India.”   The award will be presented during the Annual Meeting of the ASA Human Rights Section in August.   Sezgin’s book looks at how state enforcement of religious family laws -- under which a third of the world’s population currently live -- impact fundamental rights and liberties, and what resistance strategies  people employ to overcome the limitations these religious laws impose on their rights. 07/10/14