Now Accepting Applications for the 2016 “The Arts and Human Rights” Fellowship
We will be focusing on the intersection between the arts and human rights, particularly the ways in which creative expression can be both a tool to foster discussion of rights violations and (too often) a target of such violations. We welcome applicants from all artistic disciplines who have been subjected to, or are at risk of experiencing, human rights violations as a result of their artistic expression; or those who have used their art to foster greater awareness of particular human rights violations.
The Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights was established in 1998 by a generous grant from the Oak Foundation. Each year, it hosts an Oak Human Rights Fellow to teach and conduct research while residing at the College. The Institute organizes lectures and other events centered around the fellow’s area of expertise.
The Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights champions the struggles for dignity, freedom and justice for people throughout the world. It provides the opportunity for a front-line human rights activist operating in difficult or dangerous circumstances to come to Colby College every fall for respite and reflection. Oak strives to educate the campus and extended community about the work being done by our Fellow. It also encourages members of the community, especially students, to participate in research, internships and activism on behalf of human rights.
2015 Human Rights Fellow: Jodi Koberinski
The Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights at Colby College is pleased to announce the selection of Jodi Koberinski of Canada as our 2015 Oak fellow. Learn more >