The following is a list of the current Open Society Fellows.
Journalist Obinna Anyadike will look into the recruitment and retention practices of Boko Haram to better understand the consequences of military approaches to violent extremism.
Zoltán Búzás, a political scientist, is writing a book about the “evasion” of human rights laws and norms.
Jose Miguel Calatayud, a journalist, is investigating the extent to which human rights in Europe can be re-situated within citizen-based political movements.
Luis CdeBaca will apply lessons from corporate social responsibility campaigns to anti-slavery movements in the United States and globally.
Papa Faye is investigating whether existing legal frameworks effectively guarantee human rights enforcement in resource-rich regions.
William Isaac is exploring the human rights implications of predictive algorithms used in policing.
Manu Luksch is creating moving image artworks to call attention to the threats posed to human rights by the rise of algorithmically-managed societies.
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.
Nadia Marzouki is challenging the traditional view that liberal secularists are locked in battle with religious fundamentalists. Instead, she sees "civic ecumenism" as an effective counterweight to religious nationalism.
Jonathan Rowson is working to reframe human rights language in a richer understanding of human nature and human experience.
Ambika Satkunanathan's fellowship project looks at how the failure to consider patronage networks and political power relations can hamper the enforcement of human rights laws.
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.
Bilge Yabanci is investigating whether new civil society groups in Turkey are contributing to democratic culture.
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.