Priyanka Motaparthy is a senior researcher in the Emergencies division of Human Rights Watch, working to investigate and exposes human rights abuses on a rapid-response basis. Prior to joining the Emergencies team, she was the children’s rights researcher for the Middle East and North Africa. She has investigated human rights abuses in Egypt, Syria, and Yemen, and has authored several reports on the abuse of migrant workers in the Gulf, including Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.
Priyanka is a graduate of Brown University and Columbia Law School. Her writing has appeared in outlets including The Nation magazine, the New Yorker online, CNN, and Foreign Policy. She speaks Arabic and Telugu.