Student awarded Davis Fellowship

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Susanne Prochazka, a student in the M.A. in Human Rights program, has been awarded the Davis Fellowship. This fellowship is a merit award funded by a $10 million bequest from the late Kathryn Wasserman Davis, 1931 Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Susanne Prochazka is concentrating her studies on the role of human rights and development in maintaining international peace. Susanne graduated summa cum laude from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where she was a staff writer on the Thomas Jefferson Law Review and a member of the Jessup International Law Moot Court team. Prior to continuing her studies at Columbia, Susanne earned an LL.M in International Human Rights Law from Queen Mary University of London and studied at the Venice School of Human Rights. Susanne has published two law review articles concerning human rights issues:  “Did You Ever Expect a Corporation to Have a Conscience?”: Human Rights Obligations of Transnational Corporations, Queen Mary H.R. Review (2016) and There is No Honor in Honor Killings: Why Women at Risk for Defying Sociosexual Norms Must be Considered a “Particular Social Group” Under Asylum Law, 34 T.  Jefferson L.Rev. 445 (2012).