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Hera Jay Brown

Election Year: 2020

Election Constituency: United States of America

Scholar Status: Scholar in Residence

Rhodes Identifier: Tennessee & Lincoln 2020

Hera Jay Brown


Hera Jay graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2018 with a self-designed degree. After graduation, she had the honor of working on LGBTQ+ Equality policy with the Biden Foundation in D.C. and as a teacher and Site Coordinator for the Refugee Youth Program in Tennessee. Hera Jay is a current Fulbright-Schuman Research Fellow to the European Union. Across Malta, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, and Belgium, she is investigating how Golden Passport Schemes - national investment policies that offer citizenship in exchange for in-country investment - operate compared to other naturalization processes for refugees. Throughout all of her work and advocacy, Hera Jay has centered the advancement of justice, agency, rights, and protections for refugee communities. At Oxford, Hera aims to continue her research on innovative policy solutions for forced migration while also refining her passions for performance, advocacy, and sharpshooting.