Paula Fernandez-Wulff
Post-Doctoral Global Fellow
Wilf Hall Room 516

Paula Fernandez-Wulff is a transdisciplinary legal scholar, Postdoctoral Global Fellow at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at NYU’s Department of Anthropology, where she teaches Human Rights. Her research focuses on the municipal aspects of critical approaches to socioeconomic rights and the politics of food and agriculture. Prior to NYU, she was a Fulbright-Schuman Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation and gained her Ph.D. at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Human Rights, Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain, Belgium), where she worked under the supervision of the former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Olivier De Schutter.

In addition to Fulbright, Paula has been the recipient of several other grants and fellowships including from the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research, United Nations University, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN, European Commission, and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). She has lectured on human rights, hunger and global governance, and sustainability at Harvard Law, SciencesPo, and UCLouvain, and is part of the Editorial Board of the bilingual European Journal of Human Rights.

Paula holds an M.Sc. in Environmental Governance from United Nations University (UNU-IAS, Tokyo), where her research, conducted while working at the FAO, focused on agrobiodiversity protection policies and food governance frameworks in Latin America.

Prior to pursuing graduate studies, Paula began her legal career with one of the leading global law firms, later shifting to policy research with one of Spain’s leading economic policy think tanks. She holds a double degree in Spanish and French law from Universities Complutense and Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.


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