Human Rights M.A. Candidate Marina Kumskova Receives the Davis Fellowship

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

ISHR congratulates Human Rights Studies M.A. student Marina Kumskova for receiving the Davis Fellowship. This award is funded by a $10 million bequest from the late Kathryn Wasserman Davis, 1931 Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Marina Kumskova is pursuing a Master's Degree in Human Rights at Columbia University and is focusing on the role of women in countering terrorism. Additionally, she is currently working as a programme associate at Women, Peace and Security Programme of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). She is pursuing WILPF’s work on promoting state's accountability for women's rights violations and a conflict prevention approach through disarmament and women's empowerment. Marina is committed to envisioning and creating a world of gender justice and has researched a variety of topics related to the relationships between state security and human rights.