Each year, the Institute for the Study of Human Rights welcomes a select number of visiting scholars to conduct research on a variety of human rights topics. Past visiting scholars have included federal judges, attorneys, trailblazers in NGO advocacy, academics and medical doctors. These scholars have come from more than 35 countries and form an essential part of ISHR’s global community of human rights researchers, scholars, and advocates.
Prospective scholars and others interested in researching human rights are encouraged to explore the biographies of some of our recent scholars below. Use the tabs below to sort through our scholars by research specialization. Click here for a list of additional visiting scholars.
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Cristina-Ioana Dragomir teaches at Queen Mary University of London, School of Politics and International Studies. She previously consulted with the United Nations and was a Center for Advanced Study of India 2016-2018 Visiting Scholar at University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, she was an Assistant Professor of Political Science at SUNY Oswego, and a Postdoctoral Fellow at Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. She is the recipient of several awards and fellowships including the 2007 Ted Robinson Memorial Award, Bucerius Ph.D. Fellowship “Settling in Motion,” and The Global Network Grant from Open Society Institute.
Employing a critical feminist perspective, Dragomir’s work navigates the fields of social justice, human rights, subaltern studies, immigration and citizenship. She received her Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research in Politics in 2014, where she wrote her dissertation titled “Making the American Immigrant Soldier: Inclusion and Resistance,” which examined the role played by gender, race, ethnicity and class in the integration of immigrants in the American military. Currently, using a transnational framework, she analyzes the processes employed by Roma and Adivasi communities to mobilize against racial and ethnic discrimination in Europe and India, and she describes the practices and processes these groups use to challenge the existing political and social order and strive to achieve human rights.