human rights studies

Top UC Davis Graduate to Pursue Studies in Climate Change Fiction

June 09, 2020
An English major — who aims to use fiction to address climate change and help its refugees — will be honored as the top graduating senior at the University of California, Davis, during its online graduation celebration Friday, June 12. Jumana Esau is being awarded the University Medal, which recognizes excellence in undergraduate studies, outstanding community service, and the promise of future scholarship and contributions to society.

Article 26 Backpack Helps Refugees Continue Education

June 13, 2018

Many college-age refugees around the world have been denied access to higher education, often because they have no way to document their academic background. Article 26 Backpack, which uses face-to-face counseling and cloud-based technology to help refugees document and share their educational accomplishments, has been created to assist them. The international consortium behind the project is led by Keith David Watenpaugh, a professor and director of Human Rights Studies in the College of Letters and Science.

Indigenous Children Topic of UC Davis Human Rights Studies Lecture

April 21, 2017
Margaret Jacobs, a UC Davis graduate and an award-winning scholar who studies the forced removal of indigenous children from their families in Australia, Canada and the U.S., gave the talk “Indigenous Children’s Rights and Settler Colonial Wrongs,” as part of the Human Rights Studies Program lecture series.