Each year, New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study sponsors the Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights, awarding fellowships to select undergraduate and graduate students from across New York University in the amount of $5,000 each to support summer research work with domestic and international human rights organizations.
Since 2011, Gallatin has sponsored 73 Global Fellows, all of whom were selected by a group of distinguished leaders in the field of international human rights. This year’s applicant pool was particularly strong, with 13 Human Rights Fellows selected to travel to sites around the globe, including Colombia, El Salvador, Greece, France, Iran, Kenya, Nepal, Rwanda, and the United States.
The 2017 Human Rights Fellows and their partner organizations are as follows:
Mehreen Arif, HealthRight International and Friends and Shanta Bhawan Clinic, Nepal (College of Global Public Health, MPH)
Naa-Djama Attoh Okine, Health Development Initiative Rwanda, Rwanda (Gallatin, BA)
Victoria Berg, World Food Programme, Kenya (Gallatin, MA)
Grace Larkin, English PEN, New Zealand (Gallatin, BA)
Rachel Law, Society for Community Organization, Hong Kong (CAS, Politics and Economics, BA)
Michael Leonetti, Elpída Home for Refugees, Greece (CAS, Global Liberal Studies, BA)
Tatiana Marroquin, Cristosal, El Salvador (GSAS, International Relations, MA)
Liza Martinez Mojica, Universidad del Rosario’s Environment and Human Rights Research Group, Colombia (College of Global Public Health, MPH)
Tiffen McAlister, Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center, United States (Louisiana) (Gallatin, BA)
Nahal Mottaghian, The Feminist School, Iran (Gallatin, MA)
Katie Mulkowsky, INTA (International Urban Development Association), France (Gallatin, BA)
Max Smith, TBD, Greece (Gallatin, BA)
Hai Zhou, Human Rights Defense Center, United States (Florida) (Wagner, MPA)
About the Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights
During the spring semester before they travel, fellows participate in a two-credit human rights seminar and complete independent study courses. Over the summer, fellows travel domestically and internationally to conduct independent research or pursue internships in order to gain experience in the human rights field in ways that complement their academic trajectories at NYU. In the fall, the fellows present their work at the annual Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights Symposium, offering an overview on their fellowship work and what they learned during their time in the field.