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Fellows

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

Obinna Anyadike

Obinna Anyadike

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.

Bama Athreya

Bama Athreya

Bama Athreya will develop a long-term communications strategy to help workers in the “gig” economy overcome some of the main structural disadvantages which often go ignored by policymakers.

Mark Blyth

Mark Blyth

Mark Blyth will write a book about policies to mitigate generational inequality and help those in the “bottom 80 percent” of the U.S. economy increase their assets.

Zoltán Búzás

Zoltán Búzás

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

Jose Miguel Calatayud

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.

Luis CdeBaca

Luis CdeBaca

Luis CdeBaca will apply lessons from corporate social responsibility campaigns to anti-slavery movements in the United States and globally.

Raphaële Chappe

Raphaële Chappe

Raphaële Chappe will produce a book and a series of videos to show how the unequal distribution of risk between corporations and individuals helps fuel economic inequality.

Papa Faye

Papa Faye

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

William Isaac

William Isaac

William Isaac is exploring the human rights implications of predictive algorithms used in policing.

William Lazonick

William Lazonick

William Lazonick will write a book and a series of articles about how a range of harmful corporate behaviors have been legitimized by a philosophy in which maximizing shareholder value is considered as an end in itself.

Manu Luksch

Manu Luksch

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

Anna Macdonald

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.

Zachariah Mampilly

Zachariah Mampilly

Zachariah Mampilly will write a book about the rise of social movements throughout Africa focused on democratic reform and combatting economic inequality.

Nadia Marzouki

Nadia Marzouki

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.

Paul Rissman

Paul Rissman

Paul Rissman will develop a variety of strategies for pressuring U.S.-based investment advisers into taking actions to mitigate economic inequality.

Jonathan Rowson

Jonathan Rowson

Jonathan Rowson is working to reframe human rights language in a richer understanding of human nature and human experience.

Ambika Satkunanathan

Ambika Satkunanathan

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.

Trebor Scholz

Trebor Scholz

Trebor Scholz will use a multipronged strategy—which includes writing books, engaging with diverse communities, and building new institutions—to promote integrating the cooperative model into the digital economy.

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.

Bilge Yabanci

Bilge Yabanci

Bilge Yabanci is investigating whether new civil society groups in Turkey are contributing to democratic culture.