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Junior Fellows


Sakina Abdus Shakur

Sakina graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 2013 with a BA in Philosophy and Creative Writing. She was a Fulbright scholar in Athens, Greece, and worked in public school social justice initiatives in her hometown of Philadelphia, before earning an MA in Religion and Literature from Yale Divinity School’s Institute of Sacred Music in 2017. She served as a Yale-China fellow at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou from 2017-2019. She is an artist and enjoys connecting to others through poetry, voice, and dance.



Yifu Dong

Yifu graduated in 2017 from Yale University with a BA in History. He enjoys writing and sharing ideas with people from near and afar. Yifu used to play multiple sports but now only watches sports instead. He is a competitive amateur Go (weiqi) player and a mediocre accordionist.



William Taylor

William graduated in 2019 from the University of Glasgow with an MA in Geography and Philosophy. His interests include Urban Geography, Political Philosophy and Ethics. His undergraduate dissertation explored how NGOs help refugees integrate into society in London and Glasgow. In his spare time, William enjoys playing various sports, exploring new places, and playing guitar.