Nishin Nathwani

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Graduate School Student


Nishin Nathwani is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at Yale University. His academic interests lie at the intersection of forced displacement, gender, and critical theory. Prior to Yale, Nishin worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Switzerland, Lebanon, and Greece on sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) prevention and response and the protection of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) asylum-seekers and refugees. He also serves as the Senior Advisor to Rainbow Railroad, a global NGO that provides direct assistance to LGBTI individuals worldwide to escape violence and persecution.



  • M.Phil., Political Science, Yale University, 2019
  • M.A., History, Yale University, 2019
  • Graduate Certificate, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Yale University, 2020
  • A.B., Social Studies, Harvard University, 2015



  • Political theory
  • Comparative politics