The following is a list of the current Open Society Fellows.
Zoltán Búzás, a political scientist, is writing a book about the “evasion” of human rights laws and norms.
Elisabeth Caesens is examining hydroelectricity deals and revenue flows in the Democratic Republic of Congo to bring greater transparency and accountability to the country’s mining industry.
Jose Miguel Calatayud, a journalist, is investigating the extent to which human rights in Europe can be re-situated within citizen-based political movements.
Jennifer Daskal is investigating efforts by several nations—including the United States, the UK, and Brazil—to gain access to data stored outside their borders for use in criminal investigations.
Papa Faye is investigating whether existing legal frameworks effectively guarantee human rights enforcement in resource-rich regions.
McKenzie Funk, a journalist, is writing a book on how the push for open government in the United States has subjected ordinary citizens to undue scrutiny by federal agencies and private firms.
Katja Heinemann, a photographer and longform journalist, is producing a multimedia documentary that investigates the interconnection of migration and social media use among young Afghan refugees in Berlin.
Lican Liu is writing a book that will apply an environmental justice approach to the pursuit of environmental protection in China.
Anna Macdonald is investigating whether global treaties—such as the Arms Trade Treaty, which she helped negotiate—are effective at delivering progress on human rights.
Anat Shenker-Osorio is analyzing materials from advocacy, opposition, traditional media, social media, and popular culture in order to reveal promising and problematic frames and word choices.
Camilla Toulmin’s project documents shifting claims to land and natural resources in the Ségou region of central Mali over the last 35 years.
Noah Zatz is examining how government threats of incarceration force people in the United States into precarious and underpaid work situations, a phenomenon he calls “get to work or go to jail.”
JingJing Zhang is using legal test cases to strengthen civil society’s ability to ensure Chinese overseas companies’ compliance with environmental laws and international human rights treaties.