Fellows for the 2019 cohort of the Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights have been announced. Each year, Gallatin sponsors the fellowship, which is supported and advised by a group of distinguished leaders in the field of international human rights. The program awards fellowships to select undergraduate and graduate students from across New York University in the amount of $5,000 each to support extended summer projects and internships with international and domestic human rights organizations. Since 2011, Gallatin has sponsored 91 Global Fellows. This year’s applicant pool was particularly strong, with 10 Human Rights Fellows selected to travel to sites around the globe, including the United Kingdom, Singapore, Lebanon, Kosovo, Senegal, the Dominican Republic, and the United States.
The 2019 Human Rights Fellows and their partner organizations are as follows:
Romaissaa Benzizoune (Gallatin BA) - London, UK - English PEN’s Writers at Risk Programme
Michael Clark (CGPH MPH) - Kenya - HealthRight International
Chu Jia Sing (CAS BA) - Singapore - Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2)
Robin Jones (GAS MA) Beirut, Lebanon - Al-Jumhuriya
Judy Luo (Gallatin BA) Dominican Republic - OBMICA
Rachael Mattson (Gallatin MA) Senegal - Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO)
Ayman Mukerji (Silver School MSW) New York, US - Sakhi for South Asian Women
Sean Oh (Gallatin BA) Los Angeles, US - Esperanza Immigrant Rights
Viktoria Pashtriku (Gallatin MA) Kosovo - Kosovo Rehabilitation Center
Sophie Walker (Gallatin BA) New York, US - Court Watch NYC
To read more about the fellows, please see the bios on the Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights page on Gallatin's site.
About the Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights
During the spring semester before the summer work, the fellows participate in a two-credit human rights seminar and complete an independent study. Over the summer, the fellows conduct independent research or pursue internships with international and domestic human rights organizations to gain experience in the human rights field in ways that complement their academic trajectories at NYU. In the fall, the fellows present at the annual Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights Symposium, giving an overview of their fellowship work and their findings while working in the field.