Danielle Celermajer

Member of the Executive Committee

Danielle is Professor in the Department of Social Policy and Sociolology at the University of Sydney, where she leads the Human Rights Program. She has worked in the field of human rights across a number of different types of organisations - government, non-governmental and now in the academy. The perennial questions that have underpinned her work in all of those roles are: 'What is just and fair (in this situation)?', and 'What would we need to do or to be to get closer to justice (in this situation)?' and 'How can we humans transform ourselves and our practices so that we are more open to the experience, hopes and suffering of others (human and non-human)?'

In recent years, her research has been focused on the prevention of torture and, more broadly, on developing effective strategies for preventing human rights violations. Prior to joining the academy, Danielle worked as a policy advisor and speechwriter to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner and the Race Discrimination Commissioner in the Australian Human rights Commission.

The Evatt Constitution provides for one Executive Member to be nominated by the University of Sydney. Following her nomination, Danielle was elected to the Evatt Executive in 2016.