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Thomas Keenan is the Director of the Human Rights Project and Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at Bard College where he teaches media theory, literature, and human rights. He is the author of Fables of Responsibility: Aberrations and Predicaments in Ethics and Politics and editor of books on the museum and on the wartime journalism of Paul de Man. With Andras Riedlmayer, he started International Justice Watch (JUSTWATCH-L), an Internet discussion list on war crimes and transitional justice. He has served on the boards of WITNESS and the Soros Documentary Fund. He can be reached at keenan@bard.edu or 845-758-7086.

Danielle Riou is the Associate Director of the Human Rights Project, where she co-curates the HRP’s public programs, organizes special projects and partnerships, and oversees the student internship program. She is co-creator of the Milosevic Trial Public Archive, the complete on-demand video archive of former Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic in the Hague, Netherlands. She has presented at conferences and panels on new media, the archive and memory/repeatability, and situating the trial archive within broader discussions of transitional justice.  She has translated edited volumes for L’Institut du Proche Orient (Beirut/Brussels), and worked as an immigration consultant for Crédit Agricole in New York City. Her current project is centered around explorations of sound and human rights, and producing a human rights radio series. Broader research interests include humor and trauma, theorizing gender within global development movements, and media theory and human rights. She can be reached at riou@bard.edu or 845-758-7127.

Kasra Sarikhani is the 2013-2014 Human Rights and Media Fellow at the Human Rights Project. A recent graduate from Bard College where he majored in Historical Studies and Human Rights, Kasra’s current research interests include theories of dissent in Central Europe during the Cold War, and, more broadly, the history of alternative modes of political engagement.