The UW Center for Human Rights is proud to present seven fellowships to students carrying out human rights work!
Itza Carbajal is a PhD student at the Information School. Funds from the Lisa Sable Brown award will allow Itza to conduct an investigation with Colombian youth on the themes of personal, communal, and institutional histories; and it will also serve as an exploratory study on the creation, use, and preservation of records by and about youth, in particular those of underrepresented populations.
Nicole Grabiel received the Benjamin Linder award. She is a junior at the UW double-majoring in history and global and regional studies. Nicole is working on an undergraduate thesis about the international dimensions of conflict in Central America.
Keira Henson is a student, majoring in Law, Societies, and Justice. The Abe Osheroff and Gunnel Clark award will help further her work with La Resistencia to provide support and advocacy for immigrants detained at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma.
Julie Feng is a PhD student in Communication and has been working with a coalition that includes many labor and community organizations committed to building an unemployment program for undocumented workers in Washington state. Julie will use proceeds from the Abe Osheroff and Gunnel Clark award to provide stipends to compensate workers for advocacy efforts.
Destiny Moreno is a first-year student at UW School of Law. Destiny will use funds from the Jennifer Caldwell Fellowship to continue work on surveillance, policing, and inequality in the City of Seattle. This project is an outgrowth of our Center’s previous work on automated license plate readers and the threat they pose to migrant justice and abortion rights in the state of Washington.
Jihyeon Bae is a Ph.D. student in Political Science, writing a dissertation about authoritarian governments’ use of international law. This year, Jihyeon will use funds from the Peter Mack and Jamie Mayerfeld award to administer a two-country survey that will enable her to compare how international laws deployed by democratic vs. autocratic regimes can shape public attitudes around the treatment of refugees.
Allison Goldberg is a Ph.D. student in Sociology, studying the emergence and impact of the progressive prosecutor movement as a key tactic in the effort to dismantle mass incarceration. She will use funds from the Peter Mack and Jamie Mayerfeld award to cover costs associated with acquiring county data and prosecutor documents.