Angela Duger is the Ford Foundation Fellow at the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) at Northeastern University School of Law.  In this position, she assists with the program’s domestic and international human rights projects and programing by supporting faculty and staff through research and writing.  At the end of 2011, Angela contributed research to a state by state guide on the right to counsel in civil cases for Professor Martha Davis.  Angela also provided background research for PHRGE’s “Global Health and Human Rights Research Projects” panel which was held on February 16, 2012 and corresponding two-day workshop.  In addition to research, she assists with PHRGE grant applications to both government and private funders.

Angela assisted in facilitating the 2011 PHRGE Institute “Framing Economic, Social and Cultural Rights for Advocacy and Mobilization:  Towards a Strategic Agenda in the United States” held on November 3-4, 2011.  The institute brought together legal activists and academics to collaborate on strategies for moving an economic, social and cultural rights agenda forward in the United States.

Angela is working on following-up on the “Boston Principles on the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of Noncitizens” with Professor Martha Davis through writing and training on the Boston Principles.  Angela is interested in writing on the right to food and particularly on its application to obesity and non-communicable disease.  She is currently preparing several posts for international law and public health blogs. 

Angela received her Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law in 2011.  During law school, Angela completed legal internships at the François Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights and Harvard School of Public Health as well as at a law firm in Lao PDR where she worked on a humanitarian law project for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.  In addition to legal internships, Angela has served as a teaching assistant for Professor Hope Lewis’s human rights seminar on race, gender and culture at Northeastern University School of Law as well as for Gillian MacNaughton’s class at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University on human rights for policy and practice.  Angela is interested in human rights and its application to international development.

Recent Publications

"Obesity, NCDs, and the Right to Food," Health and Human Rights Blog, 10 April 2012.


"The Right to Food, Obesity and Food Systems," IntLawGrrls Blog, 11 March 2012.