ISHR Human Rights Research Fellowship

Thursday, October 29, 2020

The ISHR Human Rights Research Fellowship will provide students with an opportunity to gain valuable research experience, while supporting the work of Columbia faculty conducting human rights-related research.

Students who receive the Fellowship are expected to complete approximately 80-120 hours of research assistance during the academic year. The research opportunities selected for the 2020-2021 academic year are available below. ISHR will award one research stipend per opportunity in the amount of $1,500. Priority will be given to HRSMA and UHRP students. 

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Please find below the project titles and supervising faculty, click here for full details on each of the projects. 
  • Project Title: The Frontlines of Peace: An Insider’s Guide to Changing the World
  • Supervising Faculty: Severine Autesserre, Professor, Political Science, Barnard College 


  • Project Title:  Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba, the Anti-Apartheid Movement and Transnational Black Solidarity
  • Supervising Faculty:  Premilla Nadasen, Professor of History, Barnard College


  • Project Title: Recognition of Autonomous Protocols and Community By-Laws in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Supervising Faculty: Lisa Sachs, Research Scholar in the Faculty of Law; Director, Center on Sustainable Investment


  • Project Title: Menstruation: A Matter of Human Rights
  • Supervising Faculty: Inga Winkler, Lecturer in the Discipline of Human Rights in the Department of Political Science