Dean and Professor of Law
Johanna Bond
Rutgers Law School
Camden Office: E325
217 N 5th St, Camden, NJ 08102
Newark Office: 193A
S.I. Newhouse Center for Law and Justice, 123 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102

Johanna Bond is the dean of Rutgers Law School. Her areas of expertise include international human rights and gender and the law.

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Dean Johanna Bond began leading Rutgers Law School in July 2023. She is an expert in international human rights law and gender and the law. Bond comes from the faculty of Washington and Lee University School of Law and previously served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Her scholarship has appeared in the Southern California Law Review, Emory Law Journal, Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal, and many others.

She was twice selected as a Fulbright Scholar, in 2001 and 2015. In 2001, her Fulbright award enabled her to travel to Uganda and Tanzania to conduct research that resulted in her edited book, Voices of African Women: Women's Rights in Ghana, Uganda, and Tanzania (Carolina Academic Press, 2005).

Professor Bond was also an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Wyoming and a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. She served as the Executive Director of the Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program, a non-profit organization housed at Georgetown. Bond's human rights experience includes substantial travel and collaboration with non-governmental organizations and human rights lawyers around the world. She also served as a law clerk for United States District Judge Ann D. Montgomery in Minnesota. Bond graduated from Colorado College and the University of Minnesota, where she earned a J.D. and a master’s degree in public policy. She also holds an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center.  


Johanna Bond, Global Intersectionality and Contemporary Human Rights (Oxford University Press, 2021).  
Voices of African Women:  Women's Rights in Ghana, Uganda, and Tanzania (Johanna Bond, ed., 2005). 

Book Chapters
Intersectionality, Women's Rights in Africa, and the Maputo Protocol, in Patriarchy and Gender in Africa (Veronica Fynn Bruey ed., Rowman & Littlefield, 2021).  
The Challenges of Parity: Increasing Women's Participation in Informal Justice Systems within Sub-Saharan Africa, in Gender Parity and Multicultural Feminism: Towards a New Synthesis (Ruth Rubio Marin & Will Kymlicka eds., Oxford University Press, 2018).  
Gendering African Law and Justice in Contemporary Africa, in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History (Oxford University Press ed., 2018).  
Gender and Post-Colonial Constitutions in Sub-Saharan Africa, in Constitutions and Gender (Helen Irving ed., Edward Elgar Press, 2017).  
Domestic Violence in Africa: Lessons for the Global North, in Comparative Perspectives on Gender Violence: Lessons from Efforts Worldwide (co-authored) (Leigh Goodmark ed., Oxford University Press, 2015).  
Honor As Familial Value, in 'Honour' Killing and Violence: Theory, Policy and Practice (Aisha K. Gill, Carolyn Strange, & Karl Roberts, eds., Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).  
Women's Rights, Customary Law and the Promise of the Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa, in The Future of African Customary Law (Jeanmarie Fenrich, Paolo Galizzi, & Tracy Higgins, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2011).  

Scholarly Articles
Zika, Feminism, and the Failures of Health Policy, Washington & Lee Univ. Law Review (online) (2017).  
Gender and Non-Normative Sex in Sub-Saharan Africa, 23 Michigan Journal of Gender & Law 65 (2016).  
CEDAW in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons in Implementation, 2014 Michigan State Law Review 241 (2014).  
A Decade After Abu Ghraib:  Lessons in "Softening Up" The Enemy and Sex-Based Humiliation, 31 Journal of Law and Inequality 1 (2012).  
Victimization, Mainstreaming, and the Complexity of Gender in Armed Conflict, 11 Santa Clara Journal of International Law 257 (2012).  
Honor As Property, 23 Columbia Journal of Gender and Law 202 (2012).  
Culture, Dissent, and the State: The Example of Commonwealth African Marriage Law, 14 Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal ­­­1 (2011).  
Gender, Discourse, and Customary Law in Africa, 83 Southern California Law Review 425 (2010).  
Pluralism in Ghana: The Perils and Promise of Parallel Law, 10 Oregon Review of International Law 391 (2008).   Constitutional Exclusion and Gender in Commonwealth Africa, 31 Fordham International Law Journal 289 (2008).   Intersecting Identities and Human Rights: The Example of Romani Women's Reproductive Rights, 5 Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law 897 (2004).  
International Intersectionality:  A Theoretical and Pragmatic Exploration of Women's International Human Rights Violations, 52 Emory Law Journal 71 (2003).  
The Global Classroom:  International Human Rights Fact-Finding As Clinical Method, 28 William Mitchell Law Review 317 (2001).

  • Domestic Violence
  • Human Rights
  • Interdisciplinary Legal Studies
  • International Law (Public)
  • Legal Education