Suchitra Vijayan-HS 2019

Suchitra Vijayan

Suchitra Vijayan is a Barrister-at-law, writer, and a photographer, working across research, human rights, and visual storytelling.   She is the founder and executive director of The Polis Project, Inc. a New York-based hybrid research and journalism organization that studies critical human rights and political issues. As an attorney, she previously worked for the United Nations war crimes tribunal for Yugoslavia and Rwanda. She co-founded and was the Legal Director of Resettlement Legal Aid Project, Cairo, that gives legal aid for Iraqi refugees.  As a graduate student at Yale, she researched and documented stories along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. Her book Midnight's Border is forthcoming.