Michael Forman is Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the UW Tacoma Campus. He received his PhD in Political Science from Rutgers University in 1995.
His research aims to assess the emancipatory viability of human rights and cosmopolitan discourses in the contemporary context. On the one hand, an unprecedented international human rights regime has developed over the last two decades or so. At the same time, with the continued entrenchment of neoliberal policies and the growing hegemony of neoliberal ideology (especially in the Anglo-American world) social rights are under assault and core states have come to rely increasingly on fear and coercion manage social integration and political legitimization.
Research/Teaching Areas: Human rights, neoliberal policies, democracy