Undergraduate Research Fellows
Alexandra Byrne is a senior at William & Mary, majoring in International Relations and French & Francophone Studies. Alexandra is interested in international justice, human rights, and cultural preservation. She writes for The Flat Hat, W&M's student newspaper, and is a Freeman Internship Fellow. She recently interned at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Sally Calengor is a senior at William & Mary, majoring in International Relations. Sally is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, and recently gave a TEDx Talk on body image and the media. Her research interests include women and children's advocacy, humanitarian outreach, and Middle Eastern affairs.
Daniel Posthumus is a junior at William & Mary, majoring in Public Policy. Daniel is a member of the 1693 Scholars Program – the College's most selective scholarship program. He is interested in politics, both domestic and international, as well as civil rights and law.
Zoha Siddiqui is a senior at William & Mary, majoring in International Relations and Hispanic Studies. Zoha is a member of the 1693 Scholars Program – the College's most selective scholarship program. She is also co-founder and co-director of HER, a non-profit organization building libraries for underfunded girls’ schools in the Global South. Her research interests include transitional justice, law, and human rights.
Chabeli Yumang is a sophomore at William & Mary intending to major in International Relations. Chabeli is an intern at the State Department's Bureau of East Asian/Pacific Affairs. Her interests include East/Southeast Asia, GIS, climate change, and environmental justice.
Bilen Zerie is a senior at William & Mary, majoring in International Relations. Bilen is a member of the prestigious James Monroe Scholars Program and a William & Mary Scholar. Her research interests include international development, human rights, and East African affairs.
Margot Cunningham is a 2021 graduate of William & Mary, with degrees in Anthropology and Marketing. Margot was a College Honors Fellows, Nathan Altshuler Awardee, and Freeman Internship Fellow. She studied abroad in Rwanda and Thailand in 2019. Her interests include human rights, genocide prevention, prison reform, LGBTQ+ rights, and Southeast Asia. She supports digital communications for IJL, the Journal of Human Rights, and #POCAlsoKnowStuff.
Nastaran Far is a 2021 graduate of the University of Southern California, with a degree in International Relations. Nastaran was a recipient of the prestigious Leonard D. Schaeffer Fellowship in Government Service and served in then-U.S. Senator Kamala Harris's Los Angeles Office. Her research interests include human rights, women's education, international law, and the Middle East.
Nathan Liu is a 2022 graduate of William & Mary, with a degree in International Relations, and a former James Monroe Scholar. Nathan interned with the Partnership for Public Service, supporting work to make the federal civil service more innovative. He received summer fellowships from the W&M Global Research Institute and the Freeman Foundation. His research interests include transitional justice, East Asian politics, and authoritarian disinformation.
Hailey Robertson is a 2021 graduate of the University of Southern California, with a degree in Global Health from the Keck School of Medicine. Hailey served on the USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health's Student Advisory Council. Her research interests include disability rights and gender rights.
Gabrielle DeBelen is a 2022 graduate of William & Mary, with degrees in Public Policy and Asian & Pacific Islander American Studies. Gabrielle was a member of the 1693 Scholars Program – the College's most selective scholarship program. Her interests include law, human rights, criminal justice reform, and Southeast Asia.
Nitya Labh is a 2022 graduate of William & Mary, with degrees in International Relations and Economics. Previously, Nitya worked as an NGO delegate to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women and continues to participate in human rights advocacy at the UN. Her interests include international security and law, economic development, and peace and conflict studies.
Johanna Weech is a 2020 graduate of William & Mary, with degrees in International Relations and Hispanic Studies. In addition to her extensive research and teaching experience abroad, most recently in Guatemala and Bosnia & Herzegovina, Jo served as a National Security Archive research intern, building a chronology of the 1976-83 Argentine military junta using recently declassified human rights cases.