Alison Dundes Renteln

University of Southern California


Alison Dundes Renteln is professor of political science, anthropology, public policy, and law at the University of Southern California. An expert on cultural rights, she is author of The Cultural Defense (2004), which provides an overview of the debate surrounding the admissibility of cultural evidence in the courtroom.

Featured Work

APR 22, 2005 Article

Human Rights Dialogue (1994–2005): Series 2 No. 12 (Spring 2005): Cultural Rights: Section 2: When Rites Are Rights: Cultural Challenges To Marriage Laws

Alison Dundes Renteln explores the role of culture in the legal recognition of marriage in the United States and elsewhere, demonstrating how legal definitions of ...

APR 23, 2004 Article

Human Rights Dialogue (1994–2005): Series 2 No. 11 (Spring 2004): Environmental Rights: SECTION 2 THE CONFLICT BETWEEN RIGHTS AND ENVIRONMENTALISM: Environmental Rights vs. Cultural Rights

As Alison Dundes Renteln demonstrates, protecting cultural rights and endangered species requires a delicate balancing act.