Ruth Kelly is the Fund for Global Human Rights postdoctoral research fellow at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights.

In that role, she supports the Symposium on Strength and Solidarity which aims to build resilience in human rights organisations globally. Her research is on epistemic injustice and cross-cultural perspectives on human rights and development, exploring how storytelling and leisurely, playful interaction can help activists reimagine justice. Since 2016 she has been working with artists, activists and academics from Bangladesh, Uganda and the UK doing research on art, activism and the political imagination.

Ruth was also Fox International Fellow at Yale University in 2008-9. She completed her LL.M at Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge, and did her PhD in Politics at the Centre for Applied Human Rights, University of York. She is currently Chair of the Electoral Reform Society and has worked with ActionAid, Oxfam, UNDP and the European Commission.

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