Timothy Patrick McCarthy is Lecturer on History and Literature, Adjunct Lecturer on Public Policy, and Director of the Human Rights and Social Movements Program at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. He also teaches in the Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Dr. McCarthy’s research agenda focuses on the relationship between human rights and social movements in three main areas: race relations and civil rights; LGBT politics, policy, and advocacy; and Modern slavery and human trafficking. At the Carr Center, he runs a biweekly study group on Human Rights and Social Movements, and co - chairs, with Christina Bain, the Regional Working Group on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking. He has published two books – The Radical Reader: A Documentary History of the American Radical Tradition (New Press, 2003) and Prophets of Protest: Reconsidering the History of American Abolitionism (New Press, 2006) – and his third book, Protest Nation: The Radical Roots of Modern America , is forthcoming from the New Press in 2010.