Office: Carnahan 211C
I am sincerely dedicated to the goal of promoting “an environment where teaching fosters continued scholarship, and learning flows naturally from the relationship between teaching, scholarship, and service”
What area do you teach?
Business Ethics, World Religions, Legal Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ethics.
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, IL
PostDoc, Franke Institute for the Humanities & Department of Philosophy, 1998-2002.
Faculty Sponsor, Dr. Daniel Brudney.
Research in human rights and philosophy of law.
UNIVERSITY OF ROSKILDE, DENMARK
Ph.D. Degree, Department of Philosophy and Science Studies, 25 May 1998.
SCHOOL OF LAW, UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
Completion of course work for the B.A. in Law, 1997.
Diploma in “International Protection of Human Rights under the European Convention.”
UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
Magisterkonferens (6 years research degree), Department of Philosophy, 1 July 1986.
Your philosophy of teaching:
I believe that the Teacher-Scholar Model secures optimal teaching effectiveness. Therefore,
I am sincerely dedicated to the goal of promoting “an environment where teaching fosters
continued scholarship, and learning flows naturally from the relationship between
teaching, scholarship, and service” (see SEMO’s Teacher-Scholar Model).
In the course of pursuing research-informed teaching, I also highlight a reflective attitude and critical thinking skills, just as I try to implement a number of central human rights aspirations, especially respect for diversity.
I have combined my commitment to research-informed teaching with service for the Jane Stephens Honors Program. As a faculty member of this, I constantly update my expertise. I have been a faculty member of the Jane Stephens Honors Program since 2010. Furthermore, I collaborate with SEMO’s Center for Scholarship in Teaching & Learning (CSTL) to make certain that my teaching strategies accord with the ongoing developments and requirements. I also update my teaching credentials, pedagogy, and the technologies and formats for my teaching on an ongoing basis.
As a consequence, I use SEMO’s learning management system (LMS) for a variety of purposes – all of which are intended to enhance my students’ learning experience. In addition to face-to-face classes, I have designed online courses and, moreover, secured a QM Certification (for Business Ethics UI400). My technological flexibility also include lightly blended courses and ITV Distance Education courses for several campuses.
Why did you decide to teach?
I agree with Socrates who said: “The unexamined life is not worth living.”
A Ph.D. and university instructor with national and international experience,
reviewer for INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW REVIEW (Brill/Martinus Nijhoff Publishers),
Editorial Assistant for THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY YEARBOOK OF INTERNATIONAL LAW AND JURISPRUDENCe
(Oxford University Press) and with research, teaching, and service interests in Ethics,
Religion, Legal and Political Philosophy, Human Rights, International (Public) Law,
Post-Conflict Studies, and Global Justice & Development/Public Policy.
Dr. Bronik Matwijkiw has conducted sponsored research for his PostDoc at the University of Chicago, where he also served as a voting member of the Human Rights Program to establish the Scholars at Risk Network; taught at various universities in Denmark and the United States of America (private and public, graduate and undergraduate); and secured over fifty publications in highly competitive scholarly outlets, such as Oceana/Oxford University Press, THE PHILOSOPHICAL FORUM, INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW REVIEW, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHILOSOPHY, REVUE INTERNATIONALE DE DROIT PÉNAL, and JOURNAL OF LEGAL SCIENCE.
In addition to promoting interdisciplinary research in the realm of international law, Dr. Matwijkiw is committed to the objective of integrating ethics as an interpretative and practical parameter. Dr. Matwijkiw has published, presented, been cited by his peers, and/or has had his research adopted for scholarly, teaching or other purposes in more than twenty-five countries (e.g., Argentina Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, the Czech Republic, China, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Iran, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Peru, the Republic of Singapore, Spain, Sweden, the Republic of South Africa, the State of Israel, and the United Kingdom).
Dr. Matwijkiw is a recipient of several prestigious awards, including The Niels Bohr Award (the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters) and His Royal Highness Prince Joachim and Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra’s Foundation (awarded by Lord Chamberlain Per Thornit), Amalienborg Castle, Denmark.
Dr. Bronik Matwijkiw has been recognized as an expert authority on the Fluxus artist Arthur Køpcke by KUNSTINDEKS DANMARK & WEILBACHS KUNSTNERLEKSIKON [DANISH ART INDEX AND WEILBACH’S ART DICTIONARY]; as an expert authority on death penalty issues by FaktaLink [Danish Library Fact Link]; and he has been included in Academickeys Who’s Who in Humanities Higher Education (WWHHE), which “is the most comprehensive and authoritative online source of information available on leading and influential experts in the field of humanities in the institutes of higher education.”
My research has been included in the International Criminal Courts´ Legal Tools (see
My research has been included in the Peace Palace Library (see https://www.peacepalacelibrary.nl).
My research has been included in UNITED NATIONS JURIDICAL YEARBOOK 2013 (see http://legal.un.org/unjuridicalyearbook/dtSearch/Search_Forms/dtSearch.html>).
My research has been included in United Nations Library, Geneva, Switzerland. See Bibliographie Mensuelle, Issue 300.
Faculty Development Grant, Southeast Missouri State University, 2011, 2012, 2014,
2015, 2016, 2017.
Recognized as an expert authority on the Fluxus artist Arthur Køpcke by KUNSTINDEKS DANMARK & WEILBACHS KUNSTNERLEKSIKON [ART INDEX OF DENMARK & WEILBACH’S DICTIONARY OF ARTISTS], Copenhagen, Denmark, 2004.
Recognized as an expert authority on death penalty issues by FaktaLink [Danish Library Fact Link] by Karen Carlsson & Michael Christiansen (update).
The Niels Bohr Award, the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, 2000.
His Royal Highness Prince Joachim and Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra’s Foundation (awarded by Lord Chamberlain Per Thornit), Amalienborg Castle, Denmark, 1998.
Organization with which you are involved
Oxford University Press.
Most Recent/Notable Published Work
Bahrain Anno 2017: Peace or Regime Change? 17 GLOBAL COMMUNITY YEARBOOK OF INTERNATIONAL
LAW AND JURISPRUDENCE 131-147 (Giuliana Ziccardi Capaldo gen. ed., Oxford University
Press, New York, USA, 2018).
In Memoriam: M. Cherif Bassiouni (1937-2017), 17 GLOBAL COMMUNITY YEARBOOK OF INTERNATIONAL LAW AND JURISPRUDENCE 13-28 (Oxford University Press, New York, USA, 2018).
“The Burqa Ban”: Legal Precursors for Denmark, American Experiences and Experiments, and Philosophical and Critical Examinations, forthcoming in INTERNATIONAL STUDIES JOURNAL.
Marx, Gender Issues, and Modes of Interpretation: Competing Outlooks on the Possibility of a Transition from Historical Materialism to Feminism: Recent Work on Marxism and Feminism.THE PHILOSOPHICAL FORUM 83-104 (co-authored).
Best advice for students
To complete your college education. A college degree is the best investment.
Additional Research Links
Oxford University Press, available at http://www.globalcommunityyearbook.org/about-editors.php PhilPapers, available at http://philpapers.org/rec/MATTFM GESIS Das Portal für die Sozialwissenschaften, available at http://sowiport.gesis.org Cairn.Info, available at http://www.cairn.info/publications-de-Matwijkiw-Bronik--120798.htm CORE, available at http://core.coll.mpg.de/Search/Results?lookfor=ppnlink%3A130439436&type=AllFields International Law Reporter, available at http://ilreports.blogspot.com/2014/08/new-issue-international-criminal-law_27.htm Philosophy Documentation Center, available at http://www.pdcnet.org/pdc/bvdb.nsf/purchase?openform&fp=ijap&id=ijap_2014_0028_0001_0125_0154