Cooper Christiancy is a Postgraduate Fellow at the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, where he works on projects relating to the Center’s key human rights priorities. Cooper joins the Rapoport Center from the Promise Institute for Human Rights at the UCLA School of Law, where he served as the Research and Advocacy Advisor to the U.N. Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism. His professional expertise includes international human rights law, particularly international legal obligations related to racial equality and non-discrimination and sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC). He graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2021 with concentrations in both Human Rights and International Law. In law school, he served as a Student Director for the Human Rights Litigation and International Advocacy Clinic and a Senior Articles Editor for the Minnesota Law Review.