Phil Neff

Project Coordinator
Phil Neff



Phil Neff is Project Coordinator for the University of Washington Center for Human Rights. A UW alumnus (English & Human Rights, ’07), Phil served as an international accompanier of human rights defenders with the Guatemala Accompaniment Project of the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala in 2008, later coordinating the project from 2010-2012, including during legal proceedings for the Dos Erres massacre and the Maya-Ixil genocide case; he has served on the volunteer board of NISGUA since 2016.

At UWCHR, Phil has managed research and communications for Unfinished Sentences, the Center’s project supporting survivors of war crimes in El Salvador; and the Human Rights at Home initiative, which works alongside local immigrant rights organizations to monitor impacts of immigration enforcement in Washington State. Phil has taken the lead on expanding the Center’s data science capacity through a partnership with the Human Rights Data Analysis Group.