Fellowship Alumni

Where HRC Fellows Have Worked

HRC Fellows:

2017 | 20162015 | 2010–2014 | 2005–2009 | 2000–2004 | 1994–1999

Since 1994, more than 325 fellows have been funded to engage in meaningful human rights work around the world.

The fellows have come from the following disciplines: anthropology, architecture, biology, business administration, city and regional planning, demography, development studies, digital arts and film, economics, education, energy and resource studies, environmental studies, ethnic studies, geography, history, international and area studies, journalism, law, literature, medicine and public health, peace and conflict studies, political science, public policy, social welfare, sociology, structural engineering, and theology.


Reiter '10 (image)

“[T]he interviews I conducted humanized my research into the institutional history of the supermax…. [P]resenting a conference power point, writing an op-ed, and being interviewed by the Berkeleyan all helped me to become a much better human rights educator.”

—Keramet Reiter ’10

Bio pic, Victor Peskin“The Center’s Summer Human Rights Fellows program enabled me to intern at the ICTR which, in turn, made my subsequent research and this book possible. I cannot imagine having embarked upon and completed this project without Eric [Stover], Harvey [Weinstein], and the Human Rights Center.”

—Victor Peskin ’99 in International Justice in Rwanda and the Balkans (2008)

“After my classes had started, I had one last meeting with a client to wrap up the fellowship. I counseled a middle-aged trans woman who had a complex immigration problem. We discussed our respective immigrant experiences…. I explained to her that … my work is about much more than just being an ally—it is about serving and protecting my own family. Her face lit up, and she gave me a huge hug.” —Olga Tomchin ’12

“The HRC fellowship provided a transformative experience for me that had long-lasting impact in my career. It’s great to see that the HRC is investing in strengthening the network of alumni…” —Madeleine Blair ’10

“[The fellowship] really highlighted for me the benefits of interdisciplinary and multi-faceted approaches to human rights. All professions have a role and we have to find ways to complement each other.” —Blaine Bookey ’08

“[T]he fellowship gave me a deeper understanding of and appreciation for a rights-based approach to development and conservation issues.” —Jason Morris-Jung ’07


Reiter '10, 23-7 (cover)

Pelican Bay Prison and the Rise of Long-Term Solitary Confinement

By Keramet Reiter ’10

Yale University Press, forthcoming 2016


Hiding in Plain Sight coverHiding in Plain Sight:
The Pursuit of War Criminals from Nuremberg to the War on Terror

By Victor Peskin ’99 (with Eric Stover and Alexa Koenig)

University of California Press, 2016


Extreme Punishment (Reiter and Koenig, 2015)

Extreme Punishment:
Comparative Studies in Detention, Incarceration and Solitary Confinement

Edited by Keramet Reiter ’10 (with Alexa Koenig)

Palgrave Macmillan, 2015


Bryan '02 and Wood, Weaponizing Maps (cover)

Weaponizing Maps:
Indigenous Peoples and Counterinsurgency in the Americas

By Joe Bryan ‘02 (with Denis Wood)

Guilford Press, 2015


Ordonez '06, Jornalero (cover)

Being a Day Laborer in the USA

By Juan Thomas Ordoñez ‘06

University of California Press, 2015


Friedner '07, Valuing Deaf Worlds in Urban India (cover)

Valuing Deaf Worlds in Urban India

By Michele Friedner ‘07

Rutgers University Press, 2015



Ramberg '98, Given to the Goddess (cover)

Given to the Goddess:
South Indian Devadasis and the Sexuality of Religion

By Lucinda Ramberg ‘98

Duke University Press, 2014


Crane '03, Scrambling for Africa (cover)

Scrambling for Africa:
AIDS, Expertise, and the Rise of American Global Health Science

By Johanna Crane ’03

Cornell University Press, 2013


Shever '06, Resources for Reform (cover)

Resources for Reform:
Oil and Neoliberalism in Argentina

By Elana Shever ‘06

Stanford University Press, 2012


Sarathy '02, Pineros (cover)

Latino Labor and the Changing Face of Forestry

By Brinda Sarathy ‘02

University of British Columbia Press, 2012


Hunter '01, Love in the Time of AIDS (cover)

Love in the Time of AIDS:
Inequality, Gender, and Rights in South Africa

By Mark Hunter ’01

Indiana University Press; University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2010



International Justice in Rwanda and the Balkans:
Virtual Trials and the Struggle for State Cooperation

By Victor Peskin ’99

Cambridge University Press, 2008


Esbenshade '98, Monitoring Sweatshiops (cover)

Monitoring Sweatshops:
Workers, Consumers, and the Global Apparel Industry

By Jill Louise Esbenshade ‘98

Temple University Press, 2004




Gupta '03, When the Storm Came (film still)

When the Storm Came

A documentary film by Shilpi Gupta ’02

Recipient of the 2004 Sundance Film Festival Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking


The Victims' Court_ (cover)

The Victims’ Court?
A Study of 622 Victim Participants at the International Criminal Court

November 2015

By Stephen Smith Cody ’09 (with Eric Stover, Mychelle Balthazard, and Alexa Koenig)

First Responders (cover)First Responders:
An International Workshop on Collecting and Analyzing Evidence of International Crimes

September 2014

By Stephen Smith Cody ’09 (Alexa Koenig, Andrea Lampros, and Julia Rayner)

Bearing Witness at the International Criminal Court (cover)

Bearing Witness at the International Criminal Court:
An Interview Survey of 109 Witnesses

June 2014

By Stephen Smith Cody ’09 (Alexa Koenig, Robin Mejia, and Eric Stover)


Digital Fingerprints (cover)Digital Fingerprints:
Using Electronic Evidence to Advance Prosecutions at the International Criminal Court

February 2014

By Stephen Smith Cody ’09 (with Alexa Koenig, Camille Crittenden, and Eric Stover)

The Right Toolkit (cover)The Right Toolkit:
Applying Research Methods in the Service of Human Rights

April 2012

By Kristin Reed ’03 (with Austra Padskocimaite)


A significant number of fellows have gone on to positions at major research universities and liberal arts colleges throughout the United States and the world, including:

  • American University School of International Service
  • Arizona State University School of Global Politics
  • Boston University
  • Cornell University
  • Emory University Rollins School of Public Health
  • George Mason University
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Northwestern University School of Law
  • Rice University
  • Stanford University
  • Tufts University Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
  • UC Berkeley School of Public Health
  • UC Hastings College of the Law
  • UC Irvine
  • UC San Francisco
  • UCLA Geffen School of Medicine
  • Universidad Deigo Portales (Chile)
  • Universidad del Rosario (Colombia)
  • Universidad Rafael Landivar (Guatemala)
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
  • University of Denver
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Idaho College of the Law
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • University of Rochester Medical Center
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law
  • University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
  • University of Sumatera Utara (Indonesia)
  • University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law
  • University of Toledo College of Law
  • University of Washington
  • University of Wisconsin Law School