Denisse Cordova Montes
At the Human Right Clinic, Denisse teaches and supervises law students in cutting-edge human rights litigation and advocacy at the local, regional, and international levels. Her work focuses on human rights approaches to food system inequity, state and local implementation of human rights, economic and social protections to address gender-based violence, and the role of social movements in shaping human rights norms and discourse. Before joining the University of Miami Human Rights Clinic, Denisse was based in Germany from 2012 to 2018, where she coordinated the Gender and Women’s Rights Program at FIAN International, an international human rights organization that promotes and defends the right to food. Denisse serves on the board of FIAN International and is a co-founder of the National Right to Food CoP.