Rhuta Deobagkar is a German Chancellor Fellow 2021-22 supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. She is conducting a research project at the University of Osnabrück’s European Legal Studies Institute with guidance from Prof. Dr. Thomas Groß. Her research focuses on the rights of applicants in the German asylum system. Rhuta holds an LL.M. from Harvard Law School with a concentration in International Human Rights. Prior to her stay in Germany, she provided legal representation to asylum applicants in the UNHCR’s Refugee Status Determination process in India and Malaysia.