Human Rights and International Law
Levin Mabie and Levin Professor of Law
The Levin Mabie and Levin Professor of Law, Professor Hernández-Truyol’s research focuses on international human rights and her particular interests lie in exploring issues of gender, race, culture, sexuality and language, and their interconnectivity. She is part of a team of UF scholars immersed in engagement with Cuba. In that capacity she is participating in the For the Love of Law conference celebrating the 40th Anniversary of UF’s Cuban-American Law Program. She also will be traveling to Cuba to visit the University of Havana Law School, meet with professors, and plan a joint conference to be held in Havana in the spring or summer of 2016 that will lay the foundation for collaborative scholarly activities for UF-UH faculty and students.
Hernández-Truyol recently traveled to Baeza and Jaen, Spain to participate, as the only invitee from the US, at an International Migration and Social Sustainability Conference. Her presentation, “Migration Flows and Border Control: Present Crises and Lessons from U.S. History,” will be published in the book International Migrations and Social Sustainability, scheduled to be published in 2016. She also presented a paper at a conference on “Sexual Orientation and the Legal Protection of Minors: Perspectives of International and Comparative Law,” at the Universidad del Sannio, Benevento, Italy, which will be a chapter in a book she is co-editing with Italian law professor Roberto Virzo, Orientación sexual y tutela de menores: perspectiva del derecho internacional y comparado, scheduled to be published in 2016.