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    The GHR Hub Fellows Program

    October 2020 - October 2021

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GHR Hub Fellows

The Global Human Rights Hub brings together ASU faculty members from across ASU’s four campuses, who are actively researching issues related to global human rights.  The Hub Fellows program will provide networking and mentoring opportunities for ASU graduate students. ASU graduate students at any level and from any discipline whose work touches on human rights are invited to get involved in our work and be a part of our programming and publication opportunities. We will feature a biography of each Hub Fellow on the GRH Hub website for the academic year. Fellows write a series of blog entries on topical issues in the field of human rights that are connected to their research. Our goal is to highlight the important work that ASU graduate students are doing while providing them with mentoring and networking opportunities.

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2020-2021 GHR Hub Fellows

Namig Abbasov is a PhD candidate (Political Science) in the School of Politics and Global Studies Department at Arizona State University. He holds MA in International Relations and Dialogue Studies from Keele University, United Kingdom and BA in European Studies from Qafqaz University, Azerbaijan. His research areas include political violence, state repression against sexual minoritiesand climate change with a regional focus on the post-communist area, specifically the Caucasus. He currently works on a research question of why states repress sexual minorities even though these groups do not threaten state security.  
Aryanna Chutkan is a Master’s student studying Political Science with a concentration in comparative politics. Their research focusses specifically on post-colonial statehood and legal systems, with a specific geographic focus in Africa and the Caribbean.

Gabby Lout is a doctoral student in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society. She graduated with a B.S. in Marine and Conservation Biology from Seattle University and received a M.A. in Global Leadership and Sustainable Development from Hawaii Pacific University. In all of her work, she is interested in finding innovative solutions for the complex socio-ecological challenges our marine environment is facing to protect the people who depend on it most. Her current research, at the nexus of human rights and conservation, is focused on promoting social responsibility and decent work in the seafood sector in Guyana, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.  


Camila PáezBernal is currently a Fulbright scholar and a Ph.D. student at the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University. She holds a double B.A. degree in anthropology and philosophy from Universidad Externado (Colombia), and an M.A. in cultural studies from Universidad Javeriana (Colombia). Her research interests are women’s political participation, and political violence in Latin America, with a critical and feminist perspective. She has developed research about peasant women’s political identity and participation in Colombia using ethnography, depth interviews, and focal groups. She has previous teaching experience at Universidad Externado de Colombia (courses: philosophical structuralism and post-structuralism, and anthropology with a positivism and empirical approach)
Matthew Smoldt is a doctoral student in the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University. His interests include migration, immigration policy, and international finance. His recent works concern the causes and consequences of migrants’ remittances.

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