Announcing 2018 Humanity in Action Fellows

May 16, 2018

May 10, 2018 — Humanity in Action is pleased to announce the names of the 2018 Humanity in Action Fellows. Humanity in Action Fellows are young leaders who are dynamic, entrepreneurial and passionate about changing the world. These 158 Fellows will participate in the Humanity in Action Fellowship programs in Europe and the United States. 

Humanity in Action is an international educational organization. We educate, inspire and connect a global network of students, young professionals and established leaders committed to promoting human rights, diversity and active citizenship—in their own communities and around the world. 

The Humanity in Action fellowship programs are highly interdisciplinary and feature daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians and activists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit and community organizations, museums and memorials. The programs seek to highlight different models of action to remedy injustice relating to diverse societies.

Pictured: Participants of the 2015 Humanity in Action Fellowship in Paris, France.

Since 1999, Humanity in Action has engaged more than 1,800 Fellows in its transatlantic study programs focusing on human rights and minority issues—past and present—in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and the United States. Humanity in Action Fellows have used the knowledge gained in the programs and inspiration from one another to make a difference in public service, journalism, medicine, law, education, the arts, business and grassroots action. Humanity in Action’s unique international network of leaders is a valuable resource to policy-makers, diplomats, educators, business leaders and civic-minded individuals and organizations. Humanity in Action supports all Fellows financially for the duration of their programs, allowing for the merit-based selection of diverse applicants. 

Humanity in Action supports all Fellows financially for the duration of their programs, allowing for the merit-based selection of diverse applicants.  

Each 2018 Fellow will participate in one of Humanity in Action’s international fellowship programs:

The Humanity in Action Fellowship programs in Europe and the United States

The Humanity in Action Fellowship programs in Europe take place from June 8 through July 8, 2018, in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Sarajevo and Warsaw. In each national program, an international group of undergraduate students and recent graduates from Europe and the United States explore the histories and contemporary politics of diversity in that country. 

The John Lewis Fellowship is an American program of the Humanity in Action Fellowship. The John Lewis Fellowship will engage 26 undergraduate students and recent graduates from Europe and the United States in daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians and activists, as well as site visits to non-profit and community organizations, museums and memorials. Fellows are required to build upon these far-reaching discussions on social issues after the program by producing Action Projects, which grapple with these issues in society.
Humanity in Action partnered with The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc., to develop the John Lewis Fellowship based upon a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The fellowship honors U.S. Representative John Lewis, an icon of the Civil Rights Movement.
The Detroit Fellowship is an American program of the Humanity in Action Fellowship focusing on the promise, failure and possibilities of social and economic progress in Detroit. The program explores the biography of Detroit — a city deeply emblematic of the tensions of massive economic and cultural change in 20th and 21st century America. The program places special emphasis on democratic inclusion of marginalized groups, equitable development, social entrepreneurship and public health. Humanity in Action tasks the Fellows with challenging their own assumptions about race, class, development, health and equity among other fundamental issues.
Humanity in Action selected 67 U.S. Fellows for the Humanity in Action Fellowship programs in Europe and the US from a highly competitive pool of 564 applicants. 

Humanity in Action International Conference

The Fellows in the European programs will reconvene in Strasbourg, France at the end of the programs for the Ninth Annual Humanity in Action International Conference from July 5 to July 8, 2018. The 2018 International Conference will focus on the European Union as the largest global peace project and one of the primary mechanisms for economic, political, cultural cooperation and advancement of fundamental rights in Europe. More than 250 Fellows, Senior Fellows, board members, supporters and friends of the organization will convene at the European Parliament in Strasbourg to explore the complex dynamics of European identity, collective memory and remembrance, as well as political, economic and cultural collaboration. 

Humanity in Action Fellows in European or American Programs

Amsterdam Program

Deniz Aktaş, Utrecht University

Siham Bouysaghouan, Leiden University 

Colin Burke, Yale University

Alida Cluistra, Universiteit Utrecht

Marleen Fleers, Leiden University

Tanner Haughn, Colorado College

Payton Head, University of Missouri

Eva Jewett-Gatschet, University of San Francisco

Manisha Kalikadien, Maastricht University

Stavroula Kitsou, University of Athens

Evelyn Mangold, University of Miami

Michail Markodimitrakis, Bowling Green State University

Sergej Nauta, Haagse Hogeschool

Kendall Oehler, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Sasa Panic, University of Banja Luka

Michiel Piersma, University of Edinburgh

Caitlin Schaap, Codarts University

Lejla Selmanovic, University of Tuzla

Kevin Tang, CUNY Hunter College

Chelsea Thorpe, University of Georgia

Patrick van der Pas, University of Amsterdam

Hans Wallage, Leiden University

Sascha Wijnhoven, University of Utrecht

Zarah Winter, University of Amsterdam 

Atlanta Program

Kafilat Adeola Naomi Aderemi, Birmingham City University

Laila Alvarez, Pitzer College

Rachel Atakpa, University of Kansas

Olha Louise Boleyn, University of Warsaw

Mara Teodors Dorofre, University of Amsterdam

Elle Enander, Centre College

Desmond Fonseca, Tufts University

Laurel Hiatt, University of Georgia

Abibat Iriafen, California Polytechnic

Sophie Kupetz, Brown University

Francesca Lupia, Stanford University

Sandra Mehmedovic, University of Sarajevo

Liem Nguyen, University of Washington

Eugene Nuzzolillo, Duke University

Jennifer Pham, Copenhagen Business School

Jasmine Rashid, Swarthmore College

Dariann Rickerson, CUNY Hunter College

Jesse Smith-Appelson, Florida State University

Kevin Solomon, Duke University

Yumika Takeshita, University of Chicago

Sloan Talbot, Duke University

Hoa Mai Trần, Free University Berlin

Katarzyna Udała, Akademia Leona Koźmińskiego (Kozminski University)

Themistoklis Vergidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Jianhang Xiao, SUNY Binghamton University

Carter Zenke, Duke University

Berlin Program

Daniel Busacca Dolleo, University of Hildesheim

Inna Dzyndra, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

Ayan Goran, Villanova University

Miriam Josef, Friedrich-Alexander University Nürnberg-Erlangen

Varvara Karanika, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Mariana Karkoutly, Humboldt University

Dimitrios Kastritis, Leiden University

Katarzyna Korytowska, Academy of Fine Arts

Andreana Kostopoulou, University of East London

Marharyta Labkovich, CUNY Hunter College

Walid Malik, Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main

Chante Mayers-Barbot, State University of New York, Albany

Adi Mittal, University of Pittsburgh

Raymond Moylan, Saint Louis University

Margarida Muralha Schweikert Farinha, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

Stamatis Psaroudakis, University of Macedonia

Hannah Sachs, Davidson College

Maja Szydłowska, Jagiellonian University of Cracow

Britta Thiemet, Trinity College Dublin

Anastasiia Vorobiova, National University "Odesa Law Academy"

Erica Webb, University of Alabama, Birmingham

Lovis Zahn, Leiden University

Copenhagen Program

Nancy Deere-Turney, Oklahoma State University, Tulsa

Nour Haikal, University of Houston

Yasmin Hoffmann, University of Applied Sciences Neu-Ulm

Frederikke Høgsgaard, Roskilde University

Ismahan Ismail Hersi, University College London

Melpomeni Kalogeraki, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Frederik Kirk, Denmark's Technical University

Aida Knezevic, University of Sarajevo

Jacob Lang Laursen, Aarhus University

Magali Lapu, University of Georgia

Kendell Miller-Roberts, Southern Methodist University

Kristina Møller, Metropol University College

Brandur Mortensen Nolsøe, Lund University

Crystal Napoli, University of New Hampshire

Ane Pind Bagge, Kaospilot DK & Aarhus BSS

Mujgahn Rahimi, Copenhagen Business School

Verena Riedmiller, Maastricht University

Fiona Ross, University of Copenhagen

Vasileios Sassanis, Mississippi State University

Raphael Schoeberlein, Sarah Lawrence College

Terrie Soule, Pace University

Davor Strika, University of Banja Luka

Daria Sullivan, University of Pittsburgh

Agathe Svarre Engell, Yale-NUS College

Sarah verdin, Sciences Po Grenoble

Detroit Program

Labiba Ahmed, Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg

Marie-Louise Astrup Clemmensen, University of Copenhagen

Oualid Bachiri, Sciences Po Paris

Alexis Brown, Wayne State University

Sophia Burns, Vassar College

Celeste Goedert, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Mark Haidar, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Antonela Kotsoni, Aalborg University

Hira Majeed, Wayne State University

Katja (Kathryn) Molinaro, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Jasmine Paul, The American University of Paris

Kristina Perkins, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Ada Rachfalska, Warsaw University

Akash Raje, University of Virginia

Antonio Regulier, State University of New York, Fredonia

Lutalo Sanifu, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Anastasia Siapka, King's College London

Jacqueline Tizora, University of Amsterdam

Alma Tutic, University of Sarajevo

Sharon Villagran, Princeton University

Emma Yip, University of California, Berkeley

Sarajevo Program

Jamil Ahmed, City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Kathleen Brown, Northeastern University

Lucy Chin, Washington University, St. Louis

Lily Faust, Emory University

Gizem Gülcivan, Goethe University

Amra Karcic, University of Sarajevo

Ana Keleman, University of Banja Luka

Ceyda Keskindemir, VU University

Detmer Kremer, Bates College

Karen Lønne Christensen, University of Copenhagen

Amra Mesic, University of Bihac

Matilda Ostow, Wesleyan University

Daria Powichrowska, Sciences Po Paris

Đorđe (Dole) Prolić, University of Banja Luka

Romane Rozencwajg, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon

Mahir Sijamija, University of Sarajevo

Warsaw Program

Milena Adamczewska, Tilburg University

Onur Aksu, University of Cologne

Daisy Astorga-Gonzalez, Smith College

Anna Bachan, New York Univeristy

Meredith Blake, Harvard Extension School

Rozanna Bogacz, Jagiellonian University

Dominika Burakiewicz, University of Gdańsk

Małgorzata Galinska, University of Warsaw

Ignacy Hryniewicz, SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities

Oleksandra Kovalenko, College of Europe, Natolin

Kamil Kuhr, SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities

Kateryna Kyrychenko, Taras Shavchenko National University of Kyiv

May Lim, University of Washington

Bethanie Martin, Ball State University

Kenneth Martin, Southern Methodist University

Nawojka Mocek, Adam Mickiewicz University

Larysa Panasyuk, University of Warsaw

Eirini Pitsaki, University of the Aegean

Chelsea Racelis, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Ewa Rodzik, University of Warsaw

Ioannis Stylianidis, Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg & University of Heidelberg

Teddy Wallace, Mississippi State University

Larissa Weiß, Westphalian University of Applied Sciences

Malgorzata Zurowska, University of Warsaw

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