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Marynka Marquez


Marynka holds a BA (Hons) in Psychology from Texas Tech University. In 2014 Marynka completed the MA in Applied Human Rights at CAHR, during which she also worked with The Women's Circle, a local NGO in Cape Town, on placement. She commenced the PhD in Politics in Autumn 2020.


Marynka has worked in local nonprofit organizations in Texas since 2011. She has taken on various roles, including Crisis Intervention Specialist at Women's Protective Services, Test Coordinator at the North Texas Fair Housing Center, and Medical Coordinator at the Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas. The missions of these organizations varied, but they all incorporated social justice, equal rights, and community empowerment into their practices.


Marynka’s research examines the tensions between universal aspirations of human rights and local context and priorities. She hopes to contribute to a better understanding of the role human rights cities play in addressing the crisis facing human rights that resulted from globalization. Marynka will also explore the ways in which human rights at city level resist not just globalization but elements of human rights itself. She is based at the University of York’s Centre for Applied Human Rights and the Department of Politics and International Relations.
Marynka is supervised by Professor Paul Gready.

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