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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jonathan Rowson

Jonathan Rowson

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

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.

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.