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Current PhD students

The Centre for Applied Human Rights has PhD students conducting research in a variety of fields.

Sherif Azer

  • Egypt
  • Cyberactivists in Egypt as human rights defenders, their vernacularization of international human rights law and the role this played in the 2011 Revolution

Lucrezia Canzutti

  • Italy
  • Vietnamese non-citizens in Cambodia

Ian Foxley

  • UK
  • Whistleblowers, human rights defenders and truth/post-truth

Rhiannon Griffiths

  • UK
  • Memory, transitional justice, and social control in East Asia

Cindy Leung

  • Hong Kong
  • Conceptualizing and Implementing a Rights-Based Approach to Address Food Insecurity at City Level in Developed Countries – A Pilot Trial in York

Marynka Marquez

  • United States
  • Human rights cities in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Tamsin Mitchell

  • UK
  • The effectiveness of protection mechanisms for journalists and human rights defenders at risk in Latin America

Laura Muñoz López

  • Spain
  • How land grabs in developing countries affect the land rights of local people

Jens Poessel

  • Germany
  • Access to Justice and Non-Judicial Mechanisms of Cooperation and Coordination in Zambia: Challenges and Opportunities.

Alice Trotter

  • United Kingdom
  • Architectures of poverty and inequality.



PhD Blog

Read blogs from our PhD students here.

Featured alumni profiles

Read more about what CAHR's PhD alumni have gone on to do after graduation.