Nora Christiani
Human Rights Scholar

Nora Christiani is a second-year JD candidate at NYU studying the intersection of migration and human rights, with a particular focus on family unity and children’s rights. As a Human Rights Scholar, she works on the American Poverty and Human Rights series and on research related to arts and human rights with the Center’s Executive Director Deborah Popowski and Legal Director Nikki Reisch. Additionally, she is the co-chair of the NYU Law Immigrant Rights Project, a student advocate with the NYU Immigrant Rights Clinic, and the professional chair of Law Students for Human Rights. She has also interned at Brooklyn Defender Services in the Family Defense unit.

Nora has a background in human rights media and participatory education models, and has worked on documentary films about reproductive justice in the Lakota community, women’s economic human rights in Latin America, and the Ríos Montt genocide trial in Guatemala. From 2012-2013, she served as a Princeton in Latin America Fellow with Redes de Tutoría, a Mexican civil society organization promoting a liberatory education model in rural public schools in Mexico. Nora graduated with high honors from Wesleyan University with a BA in Latin American Studies. She is originally from Boston, Massachusetts.


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