The fellows for the 2015 Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights have been announced. Now in its fifth year, program is open to all undergraduate students in degree-granting programs at NYU as well as to master’s students in Engineering, Gallatin, the Global Institute for Public Health, the Graduate School of Arts and Science, Nursing, the School of Law, Social Work, Steinhardt, Tisch, and Wagner. The fellowship offers selected students up to $5,000 in funding for year-long projects that include research, internships, and field work. In the spring semester, the fellows conduct an independent study with a faculty mentor and attend a biweekly seminar. Over the summer, the fellows work full-time at a human rights organization abroad for between 9 to 12 weeks. While they are abroad, the fellows blog about their experiences; when they return to the US, they present their work at NYU’s annual Human Rights Symposium.
A NYU faculty group reviewed fifty applications and awarded fellowships to the following eleven students: Robert Ascherman (GAL BA ’16), Liberation Psychology and Poverty-Eliminating Social Movements, South Africa’s Abahlai base Mjondolo, a shack-dwellers movement; Carly Krakow (GAL BA ’16), Human Rights and Environmental Policy in the Middle East, Human Rights Watch in Palestine; Tammy Kremer (GAL MA ’16), Educational Theater, Israel, Zochrot, an NGO; Min-Wei Lee (Tisch BFA ’17), Film and Television, Transient Workers Count Too, a non-profit in Singapore; Ayanna Legros (GSAS MA) Africana Studies, Colombia, La Fundación para el Desarrollo y Reivindicación Etno-Cultural de las Comunidades Afrodescendientes (DRECCA); Olivia Martin (GAL BA ’16), Politics, Culture and Economics of Inequality, Belgium, Access; Shaquille Romblay (Steinhardt BS ’16), Media, Culture and Communications, Jamaica, J-FLAG, an LGBT organization; Nadeen Shaker (GSAS MA), Journalism and Near Eastern Studies, Egypt, Egyptian Centre for Economic and Social Rights; Edward Shevlin (GSAS MA), Irish American Studies, Ireland, Pat Finucane Centre, a human rights advocacy and lobbying organization; Karanjit Singh (Tisch BFA ’17), Photography, India, Gu Chu Sum, an ex-political prisoners’ association; and Benjamin Talarico (GAL BA ’16), Human Rights, Cultural Anthropology, Creative Nonfiction, Myanmar, Human Rights Education Institute of Burma-Colors Rainbow.