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Emma Tavangari

Award: Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award

Institution: University of California

Year: 2023

Emma Tavangari is a Regents and Posse Scholar and a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on mitigating inequities in the U.S. carceral system through comparative, multinational legal remedies, with an emphasis on restorative and transformational justice. She has worked closely with the Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality, Berkeley Law, and the U.S government to propose policy solutions through academic writing, formal recommendations, and legislation. As a Fulbright scholar at University College Dublin, Emma will receive her Masters in Philosophy and Public Affairs. Her training in Philosophy will culminate in a dissertation which questions the moral principles and presuppositions that ground international public policy formation. At UCD, she will also investigate the impacts of post-conflict legal remedies in Ireland following The Troubles, with the hope of applying Irish post-conflict transformative justice frameworks to the United States criminal justice context.