Hannibal Travis is a Professor of Law at Florida International University. He teaches and conducts research in the fields of cyberlaw, intellectual property, antitrust, international and comparative law, and human rights. He joined FIU after several years practising intellectual property and Internet law at O’Melveny & Myers in San Francisco, California, and at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York. He has also served as the Irving Cypen Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Florida, a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at Villanova University, and a Visiting Fellow at Oxford.
Travis is a celebrated scholar of genocide studies and cultural survival. His work in this area has appeared in edited volumes from the University of Pennsylvania Press, Rutgers University Press, Routledge, Palgrave, Berghahn, and Bloomsbury; the international law journals of the Cornell, Washington University, and Brooklyn law schools; and specialty journals such as the Middle East Quarterly, Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal and Genocide Studies International.
He is the editor of The Assyrian Genocide: Cultural And Political Legacies (Routledge, 2017), and the author of Genocide, Ethnonationalism, and the United Nations: Exploring the Causes of Mass Killing Since 1945 (Routledge, 2012), and Genocide in the Middle East: The Ottoman Empire, Iraq, and Sudan (Carolina Academic Press, 2010). He is currently an editorial advisory board member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal and has served in a similar capacity on Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal (the journal of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, continued via University of Toronto Press and the Zoryan Institute as Genocide Studies International) and on the book review panel of the Journal of Genocide Research.
Travis is a member of the California Bar’s Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law section; the Florida Bar’s Committee on Public International Law, Human Rights, and Global Justice; the American Law and Economics Association; the Assyrian Studies Association; and the Middle East Studies Association. He is a member of the California Bar’s Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law section; the Florida Bar’s Committee on Public International Law, Human Rights, and Global Justice; the American Law and Economics Association; the Assyrian Studies Association; and the Middle East Studies Association. Within the Council for Global Cooperation, he is an Advisory Chair to the Genocide, Holocaust and Disaster Studies vertex. Travis holds a BA in philosophy with summa cum laude from Washington University, where he was named to Phi Beta Kappa. He also holds a JD with magna cum laude from Harvard Law School.