Marquette native gets fellowship for research in Rwanda

Chloe Hale

MARQUETTE — Chloe Hale of Marquette has been awarded the $25,000 Raoul Wallenberg Fellowship.

A University of Michigan double major in political science and social theory in practice, Hale will spend a year in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital and largest city, to explore the theory that health crises pull girls out of school and boost rates of exploitation, according to an article in The University Record.

Hale was a research intern for the nonprofit Torture Abolition Survivors Support Coalition International and studied the history, impact and current situation under the Museveni Regime in Uganda, the article reads.

With her fellowship, Hale was quoted as saying that she will rely mostly on qualitative research methods to investigate the relationship between school closures, teenage pregnancies and young women’s rights during crises. Her target population will be girls who have attended at least one year of high school and their teachers who saw how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted pregnancy and access to education.


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