Nadejda Marques ’90 shared her thoughts on human rights during the pandemic and answered student questions during an MLK weekend workshop on January 17, 2021.
Nadejda is a specialized human rights researcher and consultant for gender and social inclusion. She holds an M.A. from the Fundação Getúlio Vargas (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and a Ph.D. in Human Rights and Development from the Universidad Pablo de Olavide (Seville, Spain), and has worked in human rights for two decades. She has written on a range of topics, including resettlement of refugees, internally displaced and former combatants in Angola, public health in sub-Saharan Africa, and school health services in the United States. Marques has served as Angola researcher for Human Rights Watch and as a frequent consultant for AJPD, a leading Angolan rights center. She has worked as a special correspondent for the Washington Post in Latin America and taught and/or worked at Harvard, Bentley College, the University of Massachusetts, Stanford, and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Marques is fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.