Carieta Thomas

Graduated: 2012, Masters in Pan African Studies

Thesis title: Beyond the 'Iron Lady': Paternalism, Feminism, Reconciliation, and the Future of Liberia

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Recipient: Cerificate of University Teaching, Future Professoriate Program

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Carieta Thomas was born in Guyana and came to Atlanta, Ga. for high school. Since attending an extremely diverse high school, with representation from 58 different countries, Carieta has been deeply interested in international relations. During high school she worked tutoring students in ESOL and volunteered with various refugee resettlement organizations. Her involvement with these communities has enriched her experiences and has had a profound effect on how she views the world and the people in it. In the summer of 2009 Carieta participated in the Summer Intern Program at the Carter Center where she was a member of the Liberia Team in the Conflict Resolution Department. There she gained experience in working with a larger NGO, acquired immense knowledge on the history and current situation of Liberia, and developed an even deeper interest in the historical and current connections between countries. She further participated in the Liberian peace process by completing a project with the International Center for Transitional Justice. One of the most compelling aspects of her work was the fact that it afforded her a relationship with members of the Liberian Diaspora grappling with the issues back home. Carieta graduated from Agnes Scott College with a Bachelor¿s Degree in International Relations and Africana Studies. Upon receiving her M.A. in Pan-African Studies, she plans to enter law school. Her aspiration is to use her education to continue her work in conflict resolution and more specifically to engage in the growing field of reconciliation

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