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Fellows

The following is a list of the current Open Society Fellows.

Zoltán Búzás

Zoltán Búzás

Zoltán Búzás, a political scientist, is writing a book about the “evasion” of human rights laws and norms.

Elisabeth Caesens

Elisabeth Caesens

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

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

Jennifer Daskal

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

Papa Faye

Papa Faye is investigating whether existing legal frameworks effectively guarantee human rights enforcement in resource-rich regions.

McKenzie Funk

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

Katja Heinemann

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

Lican Liu

Lican Liu is writing a book that will apply an environmental justice approach to the pursuit of environmental protection in China.

Anat Shenker-Osorio

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

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

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

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.