Class of 2022

Yasmin Abdella, Jonathan Edwards College, Ethnicity, Race, & Migration

Amal Altareb, Pierson College, Global Affairs

Joelle Besch, Pierson College, Global Affairs

Isabella Canava, Jonathan Edwards College, History

Zahra Chaudhry, Jonathan Edwards College, History

Nishi Felton, Ezra Stiles College, Ethics, Politics & Economics 

Tyler Jager, Silliman College, Political Science

Gabriel Klapholz, Branford College, Global Affairs and History

Hyun Jin (Jenny) Lee, Saybrook College, Political Science 

Isabelle Rhee, Berkeley College, Ethnicity, Race & Migration

Shannon Sommers, Trumbull College, Political Science

Teigist Taye, Pierson College, Anthropology

Sherrie Wang, Ezra Stiles College, Political Science

Class of 2023

Mathis Bitton, Ezra Stiles College, Philosophy and Political Science

Matthew Cline, Berkeley College, Political Science

Alaman Diadhiou, Benjamin Franklin College, Comparative Literature

Ella Goldblum, Saybrook College, History and Philosophy

Ryan Huynh, Berkeley College, Undeclared

Larissa Jimenez, Morse College, History

Shaezmina Khan, Trumbull College, Global Affairs

Neha Middela, Davenport College, Anthropology and Political Science

Julia Miranda, Grace Hopper College, Anthropology and History

Francesca Nyakora, Ezra Stiles College, African Studies and Global Affairs

Sheri Ofwona, Grace Hopper College, Economics and Global Affairs

Jasselene Paz, Silliman College, Ethnicity, Race, & Migration

Nick Randos, Saybrook College, Global Affairs and Political Science

Mariluz Tejeda Leon, Ezra Stiles College, Ethnicity, Race, & Migration

Melissa Wang, Trumbull College, Ethnicity, Race, & Migration and History

Class of 2024

Faisal Al Saud, Berkeley College, Modern Middle East Studies and Political Science

Kanyinsola Anifowoshe, Ezra Stiles College, History of Art

Kaise Dualeh, Jonathan Edwards College, Ethics, Politics, & Economics

Sofia Godoy, Saybrook College, Ethnicity, Race, & Migration and Political Science

Madison Hahamy, Grace Hopper College, English

Robby Hill, Jonathan Edwards College, Ethics, Politics, & Economics

Hana Karanja, Benjamin Franklin College, Humanities

Sofía Kouri, Pauli Murray College, Architecture

Eliza Kravitz, Morse College, History

Forrest LaPrade, Branford College, Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations

Diego Lopez, Berkeley College, American Studies and Political Science

Abigail Maher, Timothy Dwight College, Undeclared

Gabriela Mitrushi, Pauli Murray College, History and Political Science

Sai Rayala, Timothy Dwight College, History

Sandra Redjali, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Razel Suansing, Davenport College, Undeclared


Human Rights Program Alumni

Many of our alumni are pursuing post-graduate study or professional opportunities that directly involve human rights. Others are applying what they learned in the Program to their jobs in research, journalism, teaching, and elsewhere. Below is a list of our Program alumni and the titles of the capstone projects they completed in their senior year.

Keerthana Annamaneni, TD '20, Political Science
Justice for the Wrongfully Convicted: Rethinking New Haven's Pardon Process

Nico Aramayo, TD '17, Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies
The "Paradise" Of the Muxes

Antonia Ayres-Brown, SY '20, American Studies
"Children of the Hated": The Lebensborn Generation and Inherited Guilt in Norway

Rachel Baker, MC ’17, History
Human Rights, Reparations and New York’s Drug War

Carmen Baskauf, SY ’17, History
Vulnerability to Trafficking in Protracted and Post-Crisis Situations: Considerations for Scenario Planning in the MENA Region

Madeline Batt, ES '19, Political Science
Transformative Justice for Sexual Violence: Seeking Reconciliation Between Two Movements

Siduri Beckman, JE '20, Global Affairs
The Individual and the Collective in Decarceration Advocacy: Observing the Human Rights of Individuals with Violent Offenses

Michael Borger, SM '20, Global Affairs and Ethics, Politcs, & Economics
"Le Murden la Mano a Quien Les Quitó el Bozal": Examining the Killings of Mexican Journalists Under the Current Presidency

Eva Branson, DC '18, History
Performed Refuge

Brenda Cachay Gutiérrez, SM ’21, Global Affairs
The Underside of Silicon Valley: The Influence of Facebook on the Belle Haven Community’s Human Rights

Jade Chowning, TC '19, Political Science
The New Court Watch Movement: Perspectives from Prison Abolitionism and Human Rights

Jordan Cozby, BR '20, History
Preservation and Elevation: Archiving the Interfaith Sanctuary Movement

Isabel Cruz, DC ’17, Sociology
Remember Repeat: Human Rights Narratives and Aesthetic Projects

Hana Davis, MC '20, Architecture
The Revolution of Our Time: 2019 and Hong Kong's Last Line of Defense

Edwin Prince Edem, TC '18, Political Science
The Horrors of Being Branded a Witch in Ghana

Hala El Solh, BK '20, Ethics, Politics, & Economics
Illuminate: A Short Story on Syrian Journalist Disappearances

Charlotte Finegold, BK ’17, English
Hope Village Human Rights & Conflict Resolution Curriculum

Julia Char Gilbert, DC '18, Political Science
Towards an Ethical Human Rights Photography - Community-Based Photography with Immigrant Women in Greater New Haven

Shannon Guerra, TD ’21, Political Science
A “Growing Concern”: The Public’s Xenophobia Toward and Discrimination Against Venezuelan Migrants in Ecuador”

Danielle Harris, BK ’21, History
Heed Their Voices: Lessons for Human Rights Organizations Inspired by African Americans in the Civil War Era

Jordan Harris, BF '20, Psychology
From the Souls of the Ancestors: How Black Americans Inherit Memories, Trauma, and Strength through Ancestral Memory

Jade Harvey, ES ’17, Ethnicity, Race & Migration
Human Rights and the 2016 Election: An Op-Ed Series on Current Debates, Rhetoric and the Years Ahead

Elena Hodges, SM ’17, Political Science
Resource Access Mapping Project (RAMP)

Aaliyah Ibrahim, MY '19, Environmental Engineering
Nigerian Activists and the International Human Rights Regime: A Case Study of #BringBackOurGirls

Folasade Kammen, TC '19, Political Science
Human Rights, Media, and the Kibera Experience

Trent Kannegieter, SY ’21, History
Colombia and College Football: The Story of a Mineworker’s Murder, the University of Alabama, and What We Owe Each Other

Anthony Kayruz, BR ’17, Ethics, Politics & Economics
"Geovani": A Human Rights Screenplay about Central American Asylum-Seeking Children and the Lawyers Who Defend Them

Jayashree Khemka, JE '20, Psychology
The Ethics of Storytelling in Human Rights


Jever Kohli-Mariwala, ES ’21, English
Substantive Urban Citizenship: India’s Migrant Workers and the “Right to the City”

Ananya Kumar-Banerjee, BK ’21, Ethnicity, Race, & Migration
Slow Violence vs. Slow Kindness: Fighting the Isolation of Incarceration in the COVID-19 Pandemic Through Creative Writing 

Makayla LaRonde-King, BR ’21, Political Science
Forthcoming: Manifesting an Abolitionist Future by Living in an Abolitionist Present

Robert LaRose, DC ’17, Global Affairs
Bridge International Academies: An Expanding Business and an Expanding Controversy

Wellington Mackey, TD '18, Political Science
Refugee Interactive Sessions in English (RISE)

Claudia Macri, TC '20, Ethics, Politics, & Economic
Love from Linden Trees: A Creative Reflection on the Romanian Revolution

Ishrat Mannan, DC ’17, Economics and Ethnicity, Race & Migration
Hope Village Curriculum: An Exploration of Human Rights, Feminism, and Islam

Zulfiqar Mannan, MC '20, English
Seeking Paradise Within Settler Colonialism 

Larissa Martinez, TD ’21, History
The Undocumented Political Identity: A Critical Analysis of Immigration Discourse Re-centering Transnational Third-World Solidarity

Maria Melchor, MC '18, History
Hispanic Immigrants in Southern Connecticut Make Claims on U.S. Nation-State

Abhinav Menon, JE '18, Math & Philosophy
Sovereign Debt Workouts and Socioeconomic Rights: Greece 2010-2015

Allison Miller, SY '19, Ethics, Politics & Economics
Understanding How the Rule of Law Field Views Itself

Rohan Naik, ES '18, History
Gun Buyback 2017 in New Haven

Kar Jin Ong, BK ’17, History
Penghasut: Sedition, Dissidence, and Censorship in Malaysia

Alejandra Padin-Dujon, DC '18, Math & Philosophy and Modern Middle Eastern Studies
Revolutionizing Human Rights: Women in Democracy in Northern Syria

Laura Plata, BK '19, Ethics, Politics & Economics
Echoes from the Past: U.S. Policy Towards Haitian Asylum Seekers

Helen Price, DC '18, Anthropology
Masculinity, Power Dynamics, and Creating a Positive Sexual Climate

Lisa Qian, SM '20, Economics
The Automation of Agency: How Machines are Changing the Relationship Between Labor and Capital at Yale

Sebastian Quaade, PC ’21, Economics & Mathematics
Desmond’s Law and Animal Rights

Keshav Raghavan, MY ’21, Applied Mathematics & History
Human Rights in a Post-Human World

Akhil Rajan, BR ’21, Political Science

Shyamala Ramakrishna, DC ’17, Ethics, Politics & Economics
Remember Repeat: Human Rights Narratives and Aesthetic Projects

Kyle Ranieri, HC '18, History and Global Affairs
The Diné Marriage Act—A Colonial Relic and Human Rights Violation

Emily Rice, PC '18, Global Affairs
Comedy in Human Rights

Branson Rideaux, ES '20, African American Studies
Perplexities of Personhood: Living as Human Persons

Nicholas Ruiz-Huidobro Magdits, TC ’21, Cognitive Science
“Maldito el que no respeta el derecho de forastero”: The Role of Religion and Religious Institutions in Mitigating Migration Trauma

Marwan Safar Jalani, BR '20, Political Science
Crimes Against Syrian Human Plurality: Critiquing Legitimacy in Post-War Syria Under the Assad Regime

Carolyn Sacco, ES ’21, Ethnicity, Race, & Migration
Giving Back the Right to Childhood: Using Storytelling to Change the Rhetoric of Juvenile Justice Reform

Daniela Schulman, DC '20, Environmental Studies
Empowerment Under Occupation: Fair Trade and Organic Agriculture in the West Bank

Rayan Semery-Palumbo, MC '19, Global Affairs
Reconstituting Far-Right Populism Through the Spanish Context

Rosa Shapiro-Thompson, PC '19, History
The Special Immigrant Visa Program: Towards a Relational Justice in Iraq and Afghanistan

Yasamin Sharifi, JE '19, Environmental Studies
Three Faces of Subjectivity: War as Unmaking, Storytelling as Reclaiming, and the Meaning of Human Rights

Anna Smist (Sac & Fox, Deer Clan), BR ’21, English
“Some things are not for sale”: The Failure of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act in the Case of Jim Thorpe

Timiebi Souza-Okpofabri, DC ’17, Ethnicity, Race & Migration
Teaching Human Rights: Re-Assessing the Relevance of Caribbean Social Studies

Nicholas Stewart, SM ’17, History
Understanding Future Enrollment: An Analysis of Data from the Smart Farmer Association Recruitment and Trial

Eliana Swerdlow, BR ’21, English
Witness to Witness

Teodora Tyankova, SM ’21, Economics
Reproductive Health in Bulgaria: An Educational and Personal Crisis

Lekha Tlhotlhalemaje, PC '19, Environmental Studies and History
This is Our Land: Land Tenancy, Expropriation Without Compensation and Justice in uMgungundlovu, South Africa

Ava Tomasula y Garcia, HC ’17, American Studies
Slow Burn: The Future as Seen from Wolf Lake – Humans, Persons, Water, and Volcanoes in Indiana’s Rust Belt

Trinh Truong, SY '19, Political Science
Southeast Asian Women: Voices from the Immigration Resistance

Liana Wang, DC '20, Economics
Explorations of Transnational Identity

Alexis Williams, HC '18, African American Studies
Human Rights in the African American Imagination

Matthew Wrocklage, HC '18, Sociology
Mending a Broken Mirror: Collective Self-Understanding and the Strategic Meaning of Claims to ‘Indigenousness’ in West Papua and Beyond


Angela Xiao, JE ’21, History
Lessons from the Debate on Jail-building to Close Rikers: Evaluating the Acceptability of Concessions in the Balance between Incremental and Systemic Change