- Fulbright Award (2020)
Anja Matwijkiw is a Professor of Ethics & Human Rights. She earned a Mag.art. from Copenhagen University, Denmark (1989) and a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, England (1997). During her time in England, Professor Anja Matwijkiw also served as a Carlsberg Research Fellow and Researcher at Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge, England (1990-1995). She began her PostDoc in 1998 at the University of Chicago where she also was an Instructor for the Graham School of General Studies, a Visiting Lecturer at the Human Rights Program, and a Faculty Advisor for M.A. students at the Center for International Studies (1998-2003).
Since 2015, Anja Matwijkiw has been a Professor in full rank at the Indiana University Graduate School & Department of Philosophy, Indiana University Northwest. Her research awards include the New Frontiers in the Arts & Humanities, Indiana University-Bloomington (2016).
Professor Anja Matwijkiw is on the Editorial Boards for Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence (Oxford University Press), International Criminal Law Review (Brill-Nijhoff), Journal of International Criminal Law, and International Studies Journal (ISJ), where she replaced (in 2017) M. Cherif Bassiouni, the “’father’ of modern international criminal law.”
In 2019, she became an Invited participant in the Jean Monnet Module “EU-Western Balkans Cooperation on Justice and Home Affairs” at the University of Salerno, Italy. Professor Anja Watwijkiw holds a Fulbright Distinguished Chair of Public International Law, 2019-2020, with Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law & Faculty of Law, Lund University, Sweden. In 2021, she joined a research programme in Colombia on Corruption Associated with Transnational Crime (TOC) as a Co-Investigator and Chair of the U.S. working Group.
Professor Anja Matwijkiw has authored or co-authored over seventy pieces of work, often of an interdisciplinary character that creates synergies between ethics, human rights, post-conflict justice, and law at the national and international level. Her publications include edited volumes and special issues for journals together with articles that appeared in scholarly outlets like International Journal of Applied Philosophy, Revue Internationale De Droit Pénal, and Nordic Journal of Human Rights. Together with Dr. Bronik Matwijkiw, Professor Anja Matwijkiw pioneered the positon called Stakeholder Jurisprudence. Her research has been cited in documents on international principles, e.g., THE NUREMBERG DECLARATION ON PEACE AND JUSTICE (2008, pre-draft version) and THE LEXINGTON PRINCIPLES ON THE RIGHTS OF DETAINEES (2009). In 2010, Prof. Matwijkiw authored ethics recommendations for the United Nations as a participant in the first global post-WWII study on transitional justice entitled Fighting Impunity and Promoting International Justice, which was directed by M. Cherif Bassiouni.
Professor Anja Matwijkiw is a former Vice-President and Ethics Advisor of the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission (SEAC) for Northwest Indiana. From 2004 to 2010, she worked in a variety of capacities and roles to promote accountability, transparency and fairness in local government. In addition, she supervised, designed and conducted ethics training for public officials, just as she was one of the drafters of Lake County Ethics Pledge for Public Officials (2004), The Lake County Ethics Pledge for Employees of Governmental Entities (2004), and The Municipal Code of Ethics and Values (2005).