Mayesha Alam

Research and Advocacy Fellow


Mayesha Alam is pursuing her Ph.D. in political science at Yale University. Her research interests intersect comparative politics and international relations specifically related to violent conflict. As part of the GHJP fellowship, she is focused on health as a human right during humanitarian emergencies and in post-conflict settings. Mayesha’s first book, Women and Transitional Justice: Progress and Persistent Challenges in Retributive and Restorative Processes, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2014 and she is co-editor of a forthcoming book on Gender, Women and Military Operations to be published by Georgetown University Press. She has authored numerous reports and Op-Eds, and conducted research fieldwork in South and Southeast Asia, Central and South America, Europe, and North and East Africa. Prior to Yale, Mayesha served as the deputy director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security in Washington, D.C. She has also worked on policy design, implementation, and evaluation with the United Nations, World Bank, and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Mayesha was awarded the Soros Fellowship for New Americans in 2017.