Alexandra C. Budabin

University of Dayton


Alexandra Cosima Budabin is an adjunct professor and Human Rights Center research fellow at the University of Dayton. Her work focuses on nonstate actors—such as NGOs, social movements, diasporas, and celebrities—in human rights, humanitarianism, and conflict resolution. She is a core researcher in the Research Network on Celebrity and North-South Relations.

Featured Work

Ben Affleck participating in sensitization campaign targeting Democratic Liberation Forces of Rwanda in east Congo. CREDIT: <a href="">UN</a> (<a href="">CC)</a>

DEC 11, 2014 Article

Do Celebrity Humanitarians Matter?

Celebrity humanitarianism is alternately lauded for drawing media attention and fostering popular engagement and criticized on a number of ethical grounds. What can actor Ben ...