Sejal Parmar Re-Joins CMDS As Fellow

June 2, 2020

We are happy to announce that Sejal Parmar, who has been a Core Faculty Member at the Center for Media, Data and Society for more than seven years, re-joins the Center as a Fellow.

Until May 2020, Sejal Parmar was Assistant Professor at the Department of Legal Studies and a Visiting Professor at the School of Public Policy at the Central European University, as well as Core Faculty Member at CMDS. She is now Lecturer at the School of Law and a fellow at the Centre on Freedom of the Media at the University of Sheffield.

Her main field of research, policy engagement and teaching is international and European human rights law, with a particular focus on freedom of expression and media freedom. She previously worked as Senior Adviser to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Representative on Freedom of the Media (on secondment from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office) and Senior Legal Officer at ARTICLE 19. Alongside her academic activities, Parmar regularly acts as a consultant and legal expert for intergovernmental organizations and NGOs on issues related to her research. She currently serves as consultant to the UN Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect and as an independent member of the Council of Europe Committee on Combating Hate Speech.