2021 HRI Scholarship Awardees
The Human Rights Institute is excited to announce the recipients of our annual Undergraduate Tuition Scholarship Competition! These $5,000 scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students who are enrolled full time at the University of Connecticut.
2021 HRI Internship Fellows
The Human Rights Institute is excited to announce the Summer 2021 Internship Fellows Cohort! These placements provide students with valuable experiential learning opportunities that prepare them for the realities of pursuing a career in the human rights field.
2021 HRI Graduate Research Funding
The Human Rights Institute is excited to announce the recipients of the Graduate Students Research Grants. These scholars are researching contemporary human rights issues and we are proud to support their work.
2021 HRI Seed Grant Recipient: Alaina Brenick
The 2021 HRI Seed Grant has been awarded to Alaina Brenick, Associate Professor in Human Development and Family Science for her project “A Right to Housing, A Right to Health: How do Connecticut Constituents View the Homeless Community’s Right to Housing During and Beyond COVID-19"
Shamayeta Bhattacharya Awarded 2021 HRI Dissertation Writing Fellowship
The 2021 HRI Dissertation Writing Fellowship has been awarded to Shamayeta Bhattacharya for her project "SHAKTHI: Substantive Health and Human-rights Access among Kothi, Transgender, and Hijra Individuals".
2021 Small Faculty Grants for Human Rights Research
The Human Rights Institute is excited to announce the recipients of the 2021 Small Faculty Grants for Human Rights Research. These scholars are researching contemporary human rights issues and we are proud to support their work.
Message from the HRI and Dodd Impact Directors: Yom Hashoah and Antisemitism
Today, we join many around the world in commemorating Yom Hashoah—Holocaust Remembrance Day—in honor and memory of the six million Jews who perished as a result of Nazi crimes during World War II. With the recent antisemitic attacks on our campus, this occasion is made all the more somber for us here at UConn. We stand […]
Cultivating the Next Generation of Economic and Social Rights Practitioners and Scholars
UConn’s Human Rights Institute has steadily built a Program on Economic & Social Rights that influences global scholarly and policy work on issue of poverty, inequality, environmental justice, and other challenges at the heart of human wellbeing.
Special Message from the HRI and Dodd Impact Directors
Statement from the Human Rights Institute Wednesday’s rampage at the Capitol—resulting in the deaths of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick and four others—was among the darkest day of this dark season for the United States. Saturated in lies and conspiracy theories, incited by the President, and protected by white privilege, the mob that stormed the […]
Dodd Human Rights Impact Joins HRI
We are excited to announce that the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center’s outreach and engagement program has joined the Human Rights Institute.