Visiting Fellows

Visiting Fellows are human rights scholars and practitioners who have taken sabbatical or other leave from their work to undertake a period of study at the Centre for the Study of Human Rights. More about the Visiting Fellowships Scheme.

Current Visiting Fellows

Teshale Aberra
Teshale Aberra is former President of the State Supreme Court in Ethiopia. Now an independent researcher based in the UK, his interests focus on human rights and the role of the judiciary to entrench democracy and the rule of law. Read more
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Chidi Anselm Odinkalu, a lawyer and advocate from Nigeria, is Senior Managing Legal Officer with the Open Society Justice Initiative. From 2011 to the end of 2015, Odinkalu also chaired the Governing Council of Nigeria’s National Human Rights Commission. Read more
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Nicolas Bueno is a postdoctoral researcher in Business and Human Rights. His research project "Human Economy: The Future of Economic Human Rights" is conducted at the Université de Louvain and at LSE Centre for the Study of Human Rights. It is funded by the Swiss National Research Foundation. In his research, he focuses on the State duty to protect and the corporate responsibility to respect the human right to just conditions of work and the human right to work extraterritorially. Read more
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Steve Crawshaw is on sabbatical from Amnesty International, where he has been International Advocacy Director and Director of the Office of the Secretary General. Before joining Amnesty in 2010, he was with Human Rights Watch for eight years, as London Director and then UN Advocacy Director. Read more
Stefanie Grant
Stefanie Grant's current research interests focus on forced and involuntary migration, and on the human rights consequences of leaving a country of nationality as a refugee or migrant. Read more
Gualda, Estrella
Estrella Gualda is accredited as a Full Professor by the Spanish National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation. Professor Gualda holds a PhD in Sociology and a Master of Arts in Political Science and Sociology from the Complutense University of Madrid. She is Professor of Sociology at the University of Huelva (Spain), Department of Sociology, Social Work and Public Health where she is also Director of the Social Studies and Social Intervention Research Centre. Professor Gualda is also a member of the of Scientific Committee at the Centre for Migration Studies, both at the University of Huelva, and also a member of the Scientific Council at the Research Centre for Spatial and Organisational Dynamics at the University of Algarve (Faro, Portugal). Since 2014 Estrella has been the Vice-President of the Andalusian Sociological Association. Read more
Sajid Iqbal is the BBC’s leading expert on UK Islamic networks and South Asian militant groups. His research has highlighted links between supposedly mainstream Islamic groups in Britain and organisations involved in human rights abuses in South Asia.  He is a senior journalist with BBC Urdu however his expertise is regularly sought by BBC domestic outlets such as PanoramaFile on Four  and BBC News at Ten. Read more
Francesca Klug
Francesca Klug OBE is Visiting Professor and member of the Centre's Advisory Board. From 2001-2015 Francesca directed the Human Rights Future's Project. Read more
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Bronwen Manby is an independent consultant in the field of human rights, democracy and good governance, with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa. Read more
Gráinne Mellon  is a barrister in Garden Court Chambers and also lectures in international human rights law on both the MSc and LLM International Human Rights Course at the LSE.  Read more
Andrea Saldarriaga
Andrea Saldarriaga was joint co-lead of the LSE LAB Investment and Human Rights Project 2013 - 2016.  She is an international lawyer and her practice has focused on international investment law and business and human rights. Read more
Andrea Shemberg
Andrea Shemberg was joint co-lead of the LSE LAB Investment and Human Rights Project 2013 - 2016. She is a common law and international human rights lawyer with more than 13 years of experience in business and human rights focusing on investment. Read more

Past Visiting Fellows