The Global Health Justice Partnership (GHJP) is now accepting applications for two fellowship positions: the Gruber Gender & Sexuality Fellow and the Legal Empowerment Fellow.
The Gruber Gender & Sexuality Fellow is a two-year position, starting in or around September 1, 2021, designed for JD, MPH, or PhD graduates interested in gender & sexuality justice at the intersection of health and international human rights. The Fellow will support the GHJP’s work to further develop GHJP’s extensive work on gender and sexuality rights, developed over nearly a decade under the auspices of GHJP Co-Director Professor Alice M. Miller. This work on sexuality and gender spans both national, comparative, and international law and engages domestic and transnational campaigns, it explicitly draws on analyses of gender and sexuality in the context of race, place, age and nation, as well as the ways in which embodiment and markets matter for ideas of gender and sexuality.
The Legal Empowerment Fellow is a two-year position, starting in or around September 1, 2021, designed for JD, MPH, or PhD graduates interested in legal empowerment, community organizing, and health justice. The Fellow will support the GHJP’s work to facilitate the development of innovative practices and models of organizing to address the legal needs of street-engaged, precariously housed or unhoused, and/or drug-using individuals in New Haven. These communities often struggle to access existing sources of legal assistance and support, and the range of their legal needs is not fully known. The GHJP seeks to work with community partners to develop a legal empowerment program in New Haven that could identify and serve these needs.
Additional information & instructions are available here. Applications are open until June 30, 2021 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If you have questions about the process, send them to Sarah.Harwood@yale.edu.
About the GHJP: The Global Health Justice Partnership (GHJP), an initiative of the Yale Law School and Yale School of Public Health, was established in 2012 to promote interdisciplinary, innovative, and effective responses to key problems in health justice. It is a transformative collaboration integrating different fields in order to make critical policy interventions, develop new kinds of cross-cutting research, and provide educational opportunities straddling a variety of academic disciplines. Leveraging Yale’s institutional assets, the GHJP trains students to undertake collaborative, real-world research and advocacy to promote health justice in the U.S. and globally. It also organizes conferences and events; builds partnerships with local NGOs and social movements in New Haven, the U.S. and around the world to move research and critical analyses into action; and nurtures a truly interdisciplinary brain trust dedicated to effecting social change.