Juliana Mensah came to the Centre of Applied Human Rights on an artist in residence award supported by the Leverhulme Trust and Arts Council England. She is now a Research and Teaching Fellow with a focus on arts and human rights. Juliana has several years experience of developing, managing and delivering cross art-form creative projects for community development and social action and has worked with a number of human rights and civil society organisations.
Juliana has worked for organisations including the Angelou Centre, Intercultural Arts, Freedom from Torture, Journeys in Movement, Newcastle University and Northumbria University. In 2012 she was writer in residence at the Newcastle Centre for Life's ScienceFest and at the Lit and Phil Library.
Juliana has worked with Théâtre Sans Frontières in both creative and administrative roles, her project management roles have included Arts Development Officer for the local authority in Northumberland, and Senior Project Manager at Helix Arts. Juliana has held strategic roles within arts and culture organisations; she was a member of the board of directors for the Angelou Centre in Newcastle from 2006 – 2008 and the Oval House Theatre Company in London from 2008 – 2011, and has recently joined the Steering Group for Journey to Justice, an organisation that seeks to inspire people to take action for social justice through learning from historic and contemporary human rights movements.
Juliana has a BA in English from the University of York, an MA in Gender Culture and Development, and she's currently completing a creative practice based PhD within the English Department at Newcastle University.
At the Centre Juliana has in the past led an expressive arts programme as part of the Protective Fellowship for Human Rights Defenders at Risk and she co-convenes the Culture and Protest MA module. She is currently a research associate on the Law of Asylum research project.
To learn more about Juliana's activities at CAHR, check out her blog!
Mondays 11.30 am-1.30 pm
(Spring term 2017)