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

Chitrangada Choudhury

Chitrangada Choudhury is chronicling the profound effects of resource conflicts on the lives of marginalized and indigenous communities in India’s forested mineral belt.

Liz Evans

Liz Evans is producing a guide to help other communities improve how addicts are seen and treated.

Euclides Gonçalves

Euclides Gonsalves is looking at the creative ways citizens and government officials in Mozambique put bureaucratic documents to work to advance their own interests.

Katrin Hansing

Katrin Hansing is examining the impact of the complex economic and social reforms currently taking place in Cuba.

Bálint Magyar

Bálint Magyar is looking at several post-communist states, whose actions, he argues, are warped by the concentration of power and wealth in the hands of corrupt political “families.”

James Murombedzi

James Murombedzi is looking at how land expropriations affect rural farmers and local governance in Africa.

Lucia Nader

Lucia Nader is looking at how rights-based groups in Brazil, the United States, and Europe have responded to the demands of mass protest movements.

Pablo Ortellado

Pablo Ortellado’s project looks at why international protest movements often reject representative government while simultaneously demanding better public services from the state—and what can be done about it.

Sasha Polakow-Suransky

Sasha Polakow-Suransky is writing a book on the backlash against immigration in five countries and the long-term threat that xenophobic parties and politicians pose to inclusive democratic governance.

Michael Sfard

Michael Sfard is writing a book that examines the last four decades of human rights litigation in Israel on issues related to the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Prashant Sharma

Prashant Sharma is investigating public–private partnerships in India to gauge whether they are accountable to its citizens.

Shekhar Singh

Shekhar Singh is exploring the mixed success of right-to-information laws in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh in achieving accountability from governments and other actors.

Leonard Wantchekon

Leonard Wantchekon is examining the complex relationship between rural infrastructure availability and food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa.