Each year, New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study sponsors the Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights (GFHR), 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 more than 100 Global Fellows. This year’s applicant pool was particularly strong, with twelve GFHR Fellows selected to travel to various sites around the globe, including Argentina, the Dominican Republic, India, Lebanon, Mexico, South Africa, Turkey, and the United States.
The 2020 Human Rights Fellows and their partner organizations are as follows:
Akshara Anirjita (Wagner MPA) - India - ActionAid India
Dylan Brown (Gallatin BA) - South Africa - Ubuntu Learning Community (Stellenbosch University)
Esther Choo (GSAS MA) - USA (New York) - Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team/Equipo Argentino de Antropología Forense (EAAF)
Dariely De La Cruz (Gallatin BA) - Dominican Republic - El Centro para la Observación Migratoria y el Desarrollo en el Caribe (OBMICA)
Stephanie Holguin (Gallatin MA) - Dominican Republic - Reconoci.do & Black Doll Project
John Jamil Kallas (CAS BA) - Lebanon - Salon Syria
Xandi McMahon (Gallatin BA) – location and organization TBA
Erin O’Brien (GSAS MA) - Turkey - Dokuz8 News & Media Research Association (MEDAR)
Nithya Reddy (CAS/Stern BS) - India - Gender at Work
Brian Ruiz (Gallatin BA) - USA (New York) - Radical Love Consciousness
Annissa Saleh (Gallatin BA) - Argentina - UNHCR Argentina
Kevin Suarez (CAS BA) - Mexico - Fundación Arcoiris
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.
For more information on the Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights, please contact NYU Gallatin's Office of Global Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org.