Andrew Fagan is an internationally renowned human rights scholar. Fagan has been teaching human rights at the University of Essex since 1998 in the Department of Philosophy, the School of Law and the Human Rights Centre. He has extensive multi-disciplinary teaching experience and interests, spanning the theory and practice of human rights. His research focuses upon the normative, political and cultural challenges to human rights. He is particularly interested in the contributions that radical philosophies and politics can make to defending human rights against multiple challenges. Fagan has taught and lectured upon human rights across the world, including Central Asia, East Asia, Europe, Southeast Asia, and North and South America.