The Harvard Committee on General Scholarships has awarded Mallika Kaur, M.P.P. ’10, the 2010-11 Frederick Sheldon Traveling Fellowship. The competitive fellowship is awarded to one Harvard graduate. First nominated by Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) for this award, Kaur was then selected by the fellowship committee from a pool of applicants from Harvard’s various graduate Schools.
Kaur’s research focuses on South Asian human rights and security issues. Her perspectives have been informed by growing up in Punjab and having worked on advocacy efforts in the United States since 2001. The Sheldon Fellowship will support Kaur’s travel, study, and writing on gender issues in Indian-administered Kashmir.
Kaur holds a master in public policy degree from HKS and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. She helped co-found and currently serves as the coordinator of the Kashmir Initiative at Harvard’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.