Zeinab Bailoun is a Lebanese-American graduate of Columbia University’s M.A. in Human Rights Studies. She is a student at New York University School of Law. At Columbia, her thesis research focused on usage of rights language in court transcripts of ICC cases and the prevalence of certain rights over others within the framework of criminal justice. Zeinab enjoys reading, writing, traveling and sushi, among other things.
Tim Wyman-McCarthy is the former Program Coordinator for the Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability and the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Program at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights. He worked as an intern with the Disability Rights Division of Human Rights Watch, as editor of ISHR’s blog RightsViews, and consistently as a copy-editor and research assistant in fields across the humanities and social sciences. Tim holds a B.A. (Honours) in English Literature and History from Queen’s University, Canada, and a Masters in English Language and Literature from Oxford University, UK, where he concentrated in world literatures in English, focusing specifically on South African writing. He then earned a Masters in Human Rights Studies at Columbia, focusing on human rights and/as settler colonialism.
Ishita Petkar graduated from Columbia University’s M.A. in Human Rights Studies in 2017. Her research focuses on the nexus of Indigenous rights and corporate responsibility. She evaluated corporate engagement with principles of free, prior, informed consent for her thesis. Ishita is passionate about literature, ancient history, and traveling, and is a professional Indian classical dancer in her free time.