Janina Pescinski is a Junior Research Fellow at the United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility in Barcelona. Her current research takes a human rights approach to migration, with a particular focus on the Mediterranean, and she has also worked on questions of female agency and humanitarian assistance to migrants. Previously, Janina worked for Amnesty International in Paris conducting research on West Africa, and as a development associate at the Women and Health Alliance International. She earned her BA in Cultural Anthropology at Rutgers University and MA in Human Rights at Sciences Po Paris. Janina is a Humanity in Action Senior Fellow (The Netherlands 2012).
Updated June 2017