Amelia Shindelar

Human Rights Initiative Coordinator
human rights

Amelia Shindelar is coordinator for the Master of Human Rights degree program and the Human Rights Initiative at the University of Minnesota. Amelia has more than 10 years of experience working in community organizing, public health, and human rights. Prior to joining the Initiative and the Master of Human Rights program Amelia was the community health coordinator for the Let’s Beat the Bug! Campaign in the Department of Entomology. Amelia has also worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a public health advisor managing federal grant programs. Amelia is a returned Peace Corps volunteer; she served in rural Madagascar from 2007 to 2009, where she worked with villagers on a variety of projects including sustainable farming techniques, nutrition education, and HIV/AIDS prevention education.

Amelia serves on the board of directors for Women’s March Minnesota. In her free time Amelia enjoys traveling with her family, gardening, and playing with her children. Amelia has a BA from the University of Minnesota in anthropology and global studies, and a Master of Public Policy from Humphrey School of Public Affairs, with minors in human rights and population studies. 

Selected Writings

Shindelar, Amelia. “Together We are Making Change.” Women's March Minnesota, 21 July 2017.

Shindelar, Amelia. “Voter Rights Are Human Rights: An Analysis of Voter Suppression in the 2016 Election Cycle.” Humphrey Public Affairs Review, vol. 4, no. 1, May 2017.

Shindelar, Amelia. “Voter suppression and human rights in the 2016 American election.” OpenGlobalRights, 25 Jan. 2017.

Shindelar, Amelia. “Zika & HIV: The Connection to Violence Against Women.” Global Rights for Women, 5 Aug. 2016.

Shindelar, Amelia. “Everyone Suffers When Violence Keeps Girls Out of School.” Global Rights for Women, 20 Sept. 2016.

Shindelar, Amelia K., and Stephen A. Kells. "The Let's Beat the Bug! Campaign-A Statewide Active Public Education Against Bed Bugs in Minnesota." Journal of Environmental Health 79.7 (2017): 22.