Fiza Lee-Winter

PhD Student


    Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) Bochumer Fenster, 4th floor Massenbergstraße 9 B 44787 Bochum Germany



    Research Focus

    Working Title:     The Rohingya Refugee Crisis and its Regional Response
    PhD Supervisor:  Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Heintze

    Research Interests

    Refugee studies, international law, human rights law, democratization, governance & democracy, public policy, formal institutions, and comparative, qualitative analysis


    Since 2018

    Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE), Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany PhD International Development Studies

    2017 – 2018
    European Inter-University Center for Human Rights & Democratisation (EIUC), Venice, Italy Ruhr Universität-Bochum, Germany European Masters of Arts in Human Rights & Democratisation
    2007 – 2010
    University of Northern Colorado, USA Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with dual minors in Media Studies and Philosophy

    Work Experience and other Activities

    Since 09/2019

    English Teacher Denker & Andree Sprachtrainings, Bochum, Germany

    Since 02/2019

    Editor, Genocide Studies & Prevention Journal

    05/2019 – 08/2019

    English Teacher (Summer Volunteer) Immigrant & Refugee Center of Northern Colorado, USA

    2015 – 2016
    Major Shareholder & Commercial Strategist Xcellen P/L, Singapore
    2013 - 2015
    Senior Producer – Capital Markets Marcus Evans, Singapore
    2010 – 2012
    Staff Writer, Office of Media Relations, University of Northern Colorado, USA
    2009 – 2010
    Journalist (Student Employee), UNC Mirror, University of Northern Colorado, USA
    Peer Educator Intern Assault Survivor Advocacy Program University of Northern Colorado, USA

    Most recent Publications


    Fiza Lee, “Between policy and reality”, Völkerrechtsblog, doi: 10.17176/20190812-201111-0.

    Grants and Awards

    Since 11/2019

    PhD Scholarship Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

    07/2019 – 11/2019

    Awarded PR.INT Funding RUB Research School for organizing the IFRP 2019 Conference at the IEE at RUB


    International Student Scholarship (Fall 2010) University of Northern Colorado, USA

    Language Skills

    English – Native
    Malay – Native
    Bahasa Indonesia – Fluent
    German – Intermediate
    Italian – Basic
    Russian – Basic