Prof. Michael Humphrey

Portrait Foto Prof. Michael Humphrey (Privat)


Former Visiting Researcher of the Research Unit


Professor Michael Humphrey, professor at the University of Sydney, Department of Sociology and Social Policy, was guest at the Global Governance unit from mid-October until end of November 2016. His research focusses on large scale social change and the governability of social life, themes including migration, multiculturalism, terrorism, human rights, and transnational governance. During his time at the WZB, he was working on ‘Neoliberal urbanisation and the urban governance of inequality in Latin America: Citizen insecurity’.

Selected Publications

Humphrey, M., Valverde, E. (forthcoming 2016).Amnesty: the judicialisation of politics, Intersentia.

Humphrey, M. (2014). Emergency Law and Hypergovernance: Human Rights and Regime Change in the Arab Spring. In Kjetil Fosshagen (Eds.), Arab Spring: Uprisings, Powers, Interventions, (pp. 47-64). Oxford: Berghahn Books.

Humphrey, M., Valverde, E. (2014). Hope and Fear in Venezuelan Democracy: Violence, Citizen Insecurity, and Competing Neoliberal and Socialist Urban Imaginaries. In Luis Angosto-Ferrandez (Eds.), Democracy, Revolution, and Geopolitics in Latin America: Venezuela and the International Politics of Discontent, (pp. 147-176). New York: Routledge.

Humphrey, M. (2014). Law, Memory and Amnesty in Spain. Macquarie Law Journal, 13, 25-40.

Humphrey, M. (2014). Securitization of Migration: an Australian case study of global trends. Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios sobre Cuerpos, Emociones y Sociedad, 15(6), 83-98.

Humphrey, M. (2014). Violence and urban governance in neoliberal cities in Latin America. Arena Journal, 41/42, 236-259.

Humphrey, M. (2013). Migration, Security and Insecurity. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 34(2), 178-195.

Humphrey, M., Valverde, E. (2013). Peace and Justice Service of Uruguay / El Servicio Paz y Justicia. In Lavinia Stan, Nadya Nedelsky (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Transitional Justice: Volume 3, (pp. 357-361). Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

Humphrey, M. (2002). The Politics of Atrocity and Reconciliation: From Terror to Trauma. United States: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.