Human Rights, Family & Gender

Think Tank Programme

About Us

Our Programme

With a focus on family and gender, the Human Rights, Family and Gender Programme seeks to create a worldwide network of human rights advocates committed to producing new and dynamic ideas on the protection, respect and promotion of democracy and minorities’ rights. By taking an interdisciplinary approach, we work collaboratively alongside activists, policymakers, researchers, artists, and academics in the field to come up with creative solutions to current injustices. Our focus this year is on the intersection between human rights and the environment. To collaborate or suggest a new project, please get in touch!

Programme Leads

Amit Anand

Junior Fellow

Lead for GRN Think Tank Programme in Human Rights, Family & Gender

He is a final year student pursuing PhD (Law) at Lancaster University, UK on the topic ‘Unheard and Unnoticed: Violence Against Women in India (A Study of Practice of Witch-hunting, Honour Killing and Devadasi System)’. He holds LLM (Human Rights) from the University of Reading, U.K. He has done his B.A.LLB (Honours.) from National Law School of India University, Bangalore. His research interests lie in the area of Public International Law, International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law and Indian Constitutional Law.

Preethi Lolaksha Nagaveni

Junior Fellow

Lead for GRN Think Tank Programme in Human Rights, Family & Gender

Preethi is undertaking a PhD in Law at Lancaster University, UK where she is researching practices of untouchability, focusing on manual scavenging and caste-based discrimination in higher educational institutions in India. She was a Lecturer at NLSIU, Bangalore, and an Advocate in the Karnataka High Court, Bangalore. She previously interned with the National Commission for Scheduled Castes, New Delhi and His Lordship Justice Chelameswar, Supreme Court of India.

Preethi holds a B.A.LL.B (Hons) with Gold Medal from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore and an LL.M in Human Rights from the University of Reading, UK.

Anastasia Tataryn


I joined the Faculty at St Jerome’s University of Waterloo in January 2020. Previously, I was a Lecturer in Law at the University of Liverpool, from 2015-2020. I have also held positions at the School of Law Birkbeck College, University of London and the Warwick Law School, University of Warwick.

My interest in law and legal studies starts from questions of how law, and its limits, are constructed. My research interrogates the limits of legal frameworks by deeply questioning the foundations, and categories, of modern law and legal subjectivity. My research draws on de coloniality and anarchist thought, feminist theories, indigenous research methodologies and post-structuralist approaches to law. Forthcoming publication in the summer 2020: Law, Migration and Precarious Labour: Ecotechnics of the Social, Routledge.

I hold a PhD in Law from the School of Law Birkbeck College, University of London. My LLM was completed at Osgoode Hall Law School. Additionally, I hold an MA in History from York University, Canada and a BA (Hons) from the University of Saskatchewan.