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Sanna Eriksson
Protective Fellowship Co-ordinator



Sanna Eriksson is the Centre Co-ordinator for the Centre for Applied Human Rights.

She co-ordinates the Protective Fellowship Scheme for human rights defenders at risk and manages the Centre's administration.
Sanna holds an MA in East Asian Studies (University of Helsinki) and an E.MA in Human Rights and Democratisation (European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation). She has also studied at Fudan University in Shanghai, China, and at SIM/Utrecht University in the Netherlands.
Before joining CAHR, she worked at the Embassy of Finland in Beijing, China, and at EuropeAid in the European Commission.


Selected publications

'Temporary Relocation in an Academic Setting for Human Rights Defenders at Risk: Good Practice Lessons and Challenges', in Journal of Human Rights Practice, forthcoming 2018.

'Alternative/Positive Futures: Integrating Art into Human Rights Defence and Research', in Fresh Perspectives 8: Safeguarding the Daring Voice: Arts and Freedom of Expression, 2018.

'Chinese Cultural Values and International Human Rights: How to Conduct Empirical Human Rights Fieldwork in China', in European Master's Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation. Awarded Theses of the Academic Year 2009/2010 in the series Ricerche. Venice: Marsilio Editori SPA, 2011.

'Fashioning Chinese Nationalism: Female Bodies as Political Signifiers in the Liangyou huabao magazine, 1933–1936' in New Perspectives from Japan and China, ed. Mikako Iwatake. Helsinki: Renvall Publications, 2010.

Sanna Eriksson

Contact details

Sanna Eriksson
Centre for Applied Human Rights
University of York
6 Innovation Close
Science Park
Heslington, York
YO10 5ZF

Tel: +44 (0)1904 325830