The International Race and Rights Lab has a unique focus, approaching the right to racial equality from an international perspective.

Welcome! I am Zoltán I. Búzás, an associate professor at the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs. I founded the International Race and Rights Lab (IRRL) in February 2022 with the generous support of the Klau Institute for Civil and Human Rights. Its mission is to advance the study of the right to racial equality in an international context.

Instead of confining racial issues to the domestic realm, our unique vision is to integrate the racial and the international, highlighting the numerous ways in which they are intertwined. We aim to do so through high quality research, teaching, and workshops that produce knowledge and foster a scholarly community centered on the study of race, racism, and anti-racism.

Learn more about our team, research, and workshops

Call for Abstracts: May 2024 Race and International Relations Workshop

We are pleased to announce the call for proposals for our second workshop on Race and International Relations. We invite paper proposals on any topic related to race, racism, and anti-racism in international relations broadly defined.