Richard Ashby Wilson

University of Connecticut School of Law

Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Law and Anthropology

65 Elizabeth Street

Hartford, CT 06105

United States

http://law.uconn.edu/person/richard-a-wilson/

Department of Anthropology, University of Connecticut

Professor of Anthropology

354 Mansfield Road

Storrs, CT 06269-1176

United States

http://anthropology.uconn.edu/person/richard-ashby-wilson/

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“  I'm currently writing about hate speech and hate crimes in the context of the global upsurge in populist politics. Xenophobia and hate speech, combined with a documented increase in hate crimes compels us to reanalyze the prevailing laws regulating speech in political discourse and on social media. Both courts and social media companies must assess the likelihood that a speech act will result in imminent lawless action and recent social science research can help identify the types of speech and contexts most likely to result in violence.  ”

Scholarly Papers (27)

1.

Hate Speech on Social Media: Content Moderation in Context

52 Connecticut Law Review 1029 (2021)
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 14 Sep 2020 Last Revised: 11 Mar 2021
Richard Ashby Wilson and Molly K. Land
University of Connecticut School of Law and University of Connecticut School of Law
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hate speech, social media, content moderation, human rights, law and technology, cyberlaw, first amendment, constitutional law

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Dangerous Speech: A Cross-Cultural Study of Dehumanization and Revenge (Journ. Cognition & Culture 2023)

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 20 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 30 Nov 2023
University of California, Los Angeles, University of Connecticut School of Law, Duke University, New York University (NYU) - Department of Psychology and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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dehumanization, revenge speech, international criminal law, hate speech, propaganda, violence, intergroup conflict

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Humanitarianism and Suffering: The Mobilization of Empathy Introduction

HUMANITARIANISM AND SUFFERING: THE MOBILIZATION OF EMPATHY, Richard Ashby Wilson, Richard D. Brown, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2008
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 27 May 2011 Last Revised: 28 Mar 2018
Richard Ashby Wilson and Richard D. Brown
University of Connecticut School of Law and Independent
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Humanitarianism, Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law, Representations of Suffering

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Inciting Genocide with Words

Michigan Journal of International Law, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2015.
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 22 May 2014 Last Revised: 27 Jan 2019
Richard Ashby Wilson
University of Connecticut School of Law
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Genocide, Incitement, International Tribunals, International Criminal Law, Speech Act Theory, J.L. Austin, Law and Philosophy, Human Rights

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Incitement in an Era of Populism: Updating Brandenburg After Charlottesville

University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law & Public Affairs, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp. 56-121, 2020.
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 26 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 20 Feb 2020
Richard Ashby Wilson and Jordan Kiper
University of Connecticut School of Law and University of California, Los Angeles
Downloads 593 (86,209)
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incitement, threat, hate speech, Brandenburg, First Amendment, Charlottesville, risk, law and social science

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Truth and Reconciliation Commissions: Anthropological Perspectives

The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Hilary Callan (ed.). Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell., (2017)
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 27 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 09 Mar 2020
Katharine Richards and Richard Ashby Wilson
University of Connecticut and University of Connecticut School of Law
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Transitional Justice, Restorative Justice, Political Violence, Human Rights, Legal Anthropology, Political Anthropology

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Incitement on Trial: Prosecuting International Speech Crimes: Chapter 1

Incitement on Trial: Prosecuting International Speech Crimes, Cambridge University Press, Law and Society Series, 2017
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 14 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 20 May 2018
Richard Ashby Wilson
University of Connecticut School of Law
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Hate Speech, Incitement, International Criminal Tribunals, Regulating Speech, Hate Crimes, Incitement to Genocide, Soliciting, Inducing

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The Hartford Guidelines on Speech Crimes in International Criminal Law

Peace and Justice Initiative (PJI): The Hague, Netherlands, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 154 Posted: 24 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 09 Mar 2020
Richard Ashby Wilson and Matthew Gillett
University of Connecticut School of Law and University of Essex
Downloads 429 (127,843)

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Incitement, Hate Speech, Instigation, International Criminal Law, International Tribunals, Rome Statute, International Criminal Court

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The Digital Ethnography of Law: Studying Online Hate Speech Online and Offline

Journal of Legal Anthropology 2019, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp. 1-20
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 23 Oct 2019
Richard Ashby Wilson
University of Connecticut School of Law
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social media, content moderation, hate speech, online hate, ethnography of law, digital ethnography

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Expert Evidence on Trial: Social Researchers in the International Criminal Courtroom

American Ethnologist, Issue 43(4), 2016
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 19 May 2016 Last Revised: 08 Aug 2018
Richard Ashby Wilson
University of Connecticut School of Law
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legal anthropology, law and epistemology, expert witnesses, hate speech, incitement, international criminal law, human rights, genocide

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The Anti-Human Rights Machine: Digital Authoritarianism and The Global Assault on Human Rights

Human Rights Quarterly, Fall, 2022.
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 22 Aug 2022 Last Revised: 29 Aug 2022
Richard Ashby Wilson
University of Connecticut School of Law
Downloads 284 (200,359)
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Digital authoritarianism, hate speech, Twitter, human rights, human rights defenders, incitement, online harassment

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Afterword to: 'Anthropology and Human Rights in a New Key': The Social Life of Rights

American Anthropologist, Vol. 108, No. 1, March 2006
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 21 Feb 2014
Richard Ashby Wilson
University of Connecticut School of Law
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Anthropology of human rights, Legal anthropology, Theories of rights

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Justice after Atrocity

The Oxford Handbook of Law and Anthropology, Edited by Marie-Claire Foblets, Mark Goodale, Maria Sapignoli, and Olaf Zenker, 2020
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 26 Nov 2020
Richard Ashby Wilson
University of Connecticut School of Law
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transitional justice, post-conflict justice, international tribunals, international criminal law, war crimes, crimes against humanity, human rights

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Invisible Threats: Online Hate Speech Against Human Rights Defenders in Guatemala

American Bar Association Center for Human Rights, 2019
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 06 Dec 2019
University of Connecticut - School of Law, University of Connecticut, University of Connecticut - School of Law, University of Connecticut - School of Law, University of Connecticut, University of Connecticut - School of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law and University of Connecticut School of Law
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The Practice of Human Rights

Buerger, Catherine and Richard Ashby Wilson, "The Practice of Human Rights." Exotic No More: Anthropology on the Front Lines. Jeremy MacClancy (ed., 2017), 2nd Ed, University of Chicago Press
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 21 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 29 Jan 2017
Catherine Buerger and Richard Ashby Wilson
Dangerous Speech Project and University of Connecticut School of Law
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anthropology of human rights, human rights, legal anthropology, the social life of rights

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'The Life of the Law Has Not Been Logic; It Has Been Experience:' International Legal Ethnography and the New Legal Realism

Heinz Klug, Elizabeth Mertz, Shauhin Talesh and Frances Tung, eds., Handbook on New Legal Realism. Edward Elgar, Forthcoming 2021
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 14 Sep 2020 Last Revised: 21 Jan 2021
Jens Meierhenrich and Richard Ashby Wilson
Harvard University - Department of Government and University of Connecticut School of Law
Downloads 243 (234,044)
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international law, international criminal law, new legal realism, ethnography, socio-legal research, international tribunals, international criminal tribunals

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Propaganda on Trial: Structural Fragility and the Epistemology of International Legal Institutions.

Wilson, Richard Ashby. 2017. “Propaganda on Trial: Structural Fragility and the Epistemology of International Legal Institutions.” In Palaces of Hope: The Anthropology of Global Organizations, Ronald Niezen and Maria Sapignoli, eds. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Pp.266-293.
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 22 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 24 Feb 2017
Richard Ashby Wilson
University of Connecticut School of Law
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Propaganda, anthropology of law, Vojislav Seselj, ICTY, international criminal law, international criminal tribunals, legal anthropology

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Writing History in International Criminal Trials: Introduction

Richard Ashby Wilson, Writing History in International Criminal Trials. Cambridge University Press, 2011. Selected as a Choice “Outstanding Academic Title” by the American Library Association.
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 20 Nov 2012 Last Revised: 27 Nov 2020
Richard Ashby Wilson
University of Connecticut School of Law
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International Criminal Law, History and Law, War Crimes Trials, Anthropology of Law

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Judging History: The Historical Record of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

Human Rights Quarterly, 2005, Volume 27, Number 3, August 2005 pp. 908-942.
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 30 Aug 2014
Richard Ashby Wilson
University of Connecticut School of Law
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international criminal law, international criminal tribunals, ICTY, history in

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Transitional justice, international tribunals, truth commissions, conflict, history of war, theory of history

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Is the Legalization of Human Rights Really the Problem? Genocide in the Guatemalan Historical Clarification Commission

In Saladin Meckled-Garcia and Basak Cali, eds., The Legalization of Human Rights. Pp. 81-98. New York: Routledge, 2005.
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 17 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 09 Mar 2020
Richard Ashby Wilson
University of Connecticut School of Law
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Legalization of human rights, truth commissions, Guatemala

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Propaganda and History in International Criminal Trials

Journal of International Criminal Justice, (2016)
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 02 Nov 2016
Richard Ashby Wilson
University of Connecticut School of Law
Downloads 178 (312,023)
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International criminal tribunals, international criminal law, law and history, propaganda

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Humanity’s Histories: Evaluating the Historical Accounts of International Tribunals and Truth Commissions

In Miriam Ticktin and Ilana Feldman, eds., In the Name of Humanity: The Government of Threat and Care. Pp. 27-57. Duke University Press, 2010.
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 17 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 09 Mar 2020
Richard Ashby Wilson
University of Connecticut School of Law
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international criminal tribunals, truth commissions, historical accounts of human rights violations

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Surveying History at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

The Journal of Eurasian Law. 4(1): 1-39.
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 13 May 2011 Last Revised: 09 Mar 2020
Ahmad Wais Wardak, Andrew Corin and Richard Ashby Wilson
University of Connecticut, Department of Political Science, Independent and University of Connecticut School of Law
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International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, historical evidence, expert witnesses

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Review of Global Legal Pluralism: A Jurisprudence of Law Beyond Borders by Paul Schiff Berman

“Review Essay: Global Legal Pluralism.” Journal of Law and Society. December. Vol. 40, Issue 4, Pp. 706-711.
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 05 Dec 2015
Richard Ashby Wilson
University of Connecticut School of Law
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Law, Legal Pluralism, Paul Berman

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Through the Lens of International Criminal Law: Comprehending the African Context of Crimes at the International Criminal Court

Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2011
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 20 Nov 2012
Richard Ashby Wilson
University of Connecticut School of Law
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International Criminal Court, Africa, expert witnesses, Lubanga trial

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New Legal Realism at 20: Rethinking Law in an Era of Populism and Social Movements

Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 57, No. 1, 2024
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 10 Apr 2024
Jeffrey Omari, Pablo Rueda-Saiz and Richard Ashby Wilson
Gonzaga University - School of Law, University of Miami School of Law and University of Connecticut School of Law
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Legal realism, New Legal Realism, social movements, empirical studies of law, law and society, critical legal studies, law and policy, legal authoritarianism, populism