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Fellow, Class of 2023 Staff

Kim Fernandes

SNF Paideia Graduate Fellow

Kim Fernandes, SNF Paideia Graduate Fellow, received their Ph.D. with Distinction in Anthropology & Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Developmentis in 2024. Fernandes is a researcher, writer and educator interested in disability, data and technology in the Global South. Their research examines the politics, practices, and processes of enumerating and identifying individuals, focusing particularly on disability. Fernandes holds a joint PhD with Distinction in Anthropology & Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Development. Their dissertation research has been funded by the Social Science Research Council and the Taraknath Das Foundation’s Marion Jemmott Fellowship. At the University of Pennsylvania, their work has also been funded by the Center for the Advanced Study of India, the Andrea Mitchell Center, the Humanities Urbanism Design Initiative, the SNF Paideia Program, and the GAPSA Provost’s Fellowship. Fernandes also holds an MSEd from the University of Pennsylvania, an EdM in international education policy from Harvard University, and a BSFS in international politics from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar.