Sian Miranda Singh OFaolain (pronounced Shan) is the Field Organizer at Rights Working Group. Previously, Sian provided direct legal services to migrants and asylum-seekers at the Refugee and Migrant Rights Legal Clinic run by Lawyers for Human Rights in Johannesburg, South Africa. As a Research Assistant for the Everyday Policing and Corruption Initiative, she conducted ethnographic research on how local members of the South African Police Service use their discretion to target migrants and enforce national immigration laws.
As a student, she spent a summer on a labor organizing campaign with the Centro de Apoyo al Trabajador in Puebla, Mexico. On campus Sian organized around labor issues with Princeton for Worker Rights, leading outreach to Princeton's Black and Latino student leaders to endorse the anti-sweatshop campaign, and initiated student-led dialogues on social divisions on campus using the Sustained Dialogue process.
Sian holds a BA from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy and International Affairs, with minors in African American Studies and Latin American Studies, and a MA in Migration Studies from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.