Shadi Jafari

Graduate Student
MA Cohort 2014


Human Rights, Global Governance, and the Intersection of Race, Religion, and Politics. 


Shadi Jafari graduated from UC Irvine in 2013 with a double major in International Studies and Literary Journalism. She was very active on campus: she was the Managing Editor of the Human Rights Journal; the President of the Iranian Education Fund; and the Humanities Representative for Legislative Council, where she authored various social justice policies to reduce hate speech on campus and foster greater tolerance among UC Irvine students. Over the past summer she interned at Freedom House as a Middle East and North Africa intern in Washington DC. Now at UC Santa Barbara, she hopes to continue her education in Global Studies focusing on human rights, global governance, and the intersection of race, religion, and politics. 


  • Global 1 : Global History, Ideology and Culture (Fall 2014)
  • Global 110 : Global Culture & Ethics (Winter 2015)
  • Communications 89 (Spring 2015)
  • Teaching Assistant (S'16): GLOBL 172 - International Organizations and Global Governance