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Global Public Voices Fellows

Global Public Voices fellows from Cornell are working with nonprofit and international partners to expand the reach of Cornell’s academic expertise to new audiences. See Global Public Voices in the Media.


Cornell Fellows

Associate Professor, Performing and Media Arts and Asian American Studies
Christine Bacareza Balance's research focuses on performance studies, popular music/culture studies, critical Filipino/Filipino American studies, and transnational Asian American studies. She is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.
Clinical Professor, Law
Elizabeth Brundige’s research focuses on law/gender justice, and international human rights. She is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.
Senior Lecturer of Management; Director, Emerging Markets Institute, S. C. Johnson Graduate School of Management
Lourdes Casanova’s work focuses on environmental policy, government, politics, and policy studies as well as emerging multinationals from Brazil and Latin America. She is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.
Assistant Professor, Department of Government

Richard Clark’s research focuses on international organization, international political economy, and international relations. He is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Senior Lecturer, Cornell Brooks School of Public Policy

Alexandra Dufresne's research focuses on law and policy, children's rights, refugee rights, and state-level policy and advocacy. She is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Assistant Professor, History

Cristina Florea’s research revolves around nationalism, empire, statehood, war, and regime change in nineteenth and twentieth-century Eastern Europe. She is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Cornell Law School

Jaclyn Kelley-Widmer’s research focuses on immigration and human rights. She is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Assistant Director of Programs and Pedagogical Innovation, ILR
Stephen Kim’s research focuses on critical dialogue; feminist, gender, and sexuality studies; ethnic studies; and early modern literature and culture. He is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.
Clinical Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Experiential Education, and Clinical Program Director

Beth Lyon’s research focuses on deportation defense, migrant rights, and xenophobic hate speech. She is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Assistant Professor, Applied Economics and Policy

Wendong Zhang’s research focuses on agricultural and environmental economics, Chinese agriculture, agricultural trade, water conservation, and farmland markets. He is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.


Global Hubs, Oxfam, and Visiting Fellows

Assistant Professor of Computer Science, King’s College London

Ruba Abu-Salma's research focuses on computer science, cybersecurity, privacy-enhancing technologies, human-computer interaction, usable security and privacy, privacy and human rights, and digital inequalities. She is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow. 

Media, Communications and Public Engagement Coordinator, Oxfam Ghana

Naana Nkansah Agyekum's work focuses media engagement, advocacy, and influencing. She is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Program Officer, Flood Response, Oxfam Bangladesh

Kazi Azam’s research focuses on disaster risk finance. He is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Policy Engagement Advisor, Oxfam International

Myrah Nerine Butt's work centers on resilience and disaster risk reduction, unpaid care work, women's economic empowerment, and enhancing citizens' voices and accountability. She is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Assistant Professor of Computer Science, King’s College London

Kovila Coopamootoo’s research in the area of human-centered privacy and security, including privacy for diverse vulnerable groups, privacy equity, gender gap and digital divide, and privacy for young people and women. She is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Vice Dean (International), Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy, King’s College London

Vinicius Mariano de Carvalho's research focuses on civil-military relations, Brazilian studies, Latin American studies, and strategy. He is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Gender Justice Lead, Oxfam Central America

Natalia Marsicovetere Fanjul leads an economic inclusion and justice portfolio, with a focus on addressing local and worldwide inequities, and justice and rights through collaboration. She is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Senior Lecturer in Climate Law, Edinburgh Law School

Navraj Singh Ghaleigh specializes in climate law. He is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Visiting Scholar
Sharif Hozoori’s area of research is Afghanistan politics and foreign policy, ethnic identity, South Asia politics, cultural studies, and conflict resolution and peace. He is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.
Policy Advisor, Oxfam Novib

Philip Kabuye’s research focuses on digital rights and online civic space. He is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Project Officer, Oxfam Bangladesh

Mahamuda Khanam's research focuses on disaster resilience, livelihood resilience, and women empowerment. She is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Lecturer in Tax Law, Queen Mary University of London

Vasiliki Koukoulioti’s research focus is international tax law and policy. She is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Advocacy Coordinator, Oxfam Myanmar
Thurein Lwin’s research experience is in development planning, macroeconomic analysis, political economy analysis, and more. He is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.
Professor of Political Sociology, University College London

Richard Mole’s research focuses on nationalism, populism, sexuality, and migration. He is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Head of Economic Inclusion & Justice, Oxfam Bangladesh
Abrar Shahriyar Mridha is a social tinkerer. He drives policy advocacy, blended finance models, partnerships, and innovations to scale sustainable solutions and build a resilient and impact-driven entrepreneur and investment ecosystem. He is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.
Influence Officer, Oxfam Colombia

Juan S. Pardo Peña is an anthropologist with experience in the design and implementation of social programs regarding social inclusion. He is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.

Lecturer, University of Zambia

Sam Phiri specializes in media studies and democratic change as a lecturer in the Department of Media and Communication Studies at the University of Zambia. He is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.