Ann-Sofie Nyman has been working for IPHR since its foundation in 2008. She is now Research, Publications & Policy Senior Advisor in the Central Asia Team. She works on research and publications together with IPHR’s partner groups, contributes to advocacy and communications, provides input on strategy development and policy issues and takes part in project development and implementation.
Ann-Sofie earned master’s degrees in Political Science from Åbo Akademi University (Finland) and in Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame (Indiana, US). As part of these degrees, she studied human rights and completed a programme in Russian and East European Studies. Prior to joining IPHR, she worked for several years as researcher for the Vienna-based International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (IHF). During her time with the IHF, she wrote and edited various publications on human rights developments in Europe, Central Asia and North America, including a number of thematic reports. Other experience includes research related work, inter alia, for a child rights NGO, a member of the European Parliament and a minority studies institute.