Peta Long

Graduated: 2014, Masters in Pan African Studies

Thesis title: Michael Manley's nationalism in the 1970s: An analysis of the speeches as prime minister of Jamaica

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Recipient: Cerificate of University Teaching, Future Professoriate Program

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Peta Long received a Bachelor of Arts degree, Second Class Honors from The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, Jamaica in July 2008, where she studied Philosophy and Media and Communication. In Philosophy, her final year dissertation entitled “Ethics in the Media”, examined the normative study of ethics as it pertains to the practice of media, drawing on cases in Media Law and Ethics for Caribbean Journalism. Her final year project “Caribbean Film Production Programme” in Media and Communication was two tiered, and encapsulated her specialization in Multimedia; focusing on Caribbean Film, she launched a communications campaigned the promoted the exposure of films across the Caribbean at the Mona Campus. He research focused on the issues concerning exposure and development of Caribbean Filmmakers and in an effort to increase awareness held a series of film screening that exposed students to this niche Filmography. Following her Bachelors, Peta Long started her Phd in Philosophy at UWI, looking Pragmatism and its critique of Philosophy as a methodology to examine Caribbean Philosophy. She has participated in Seminars at Emory University and University of Oregon, and regularly participates in the Cave Hill Philosophy Symposium. She is a member of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, and the Society for Philosophy of Sex and Love. Peta’s research interests include Public Intellectual Discourse, Caribbean and Latin American Studies and history, Critical Race Theory, Questions of Identity, Pragmatism, Social and Political Philosophy, Human Rights and Activism. She is particularly interested in scholarship in action, utilizing her skills in public campaigns, and research to talk and act. Currently, she is working on her Master’s Thesis, examining Michael Manley’s first two terms as Prime-Minister of Jamaica, in the 1970s. For her, this research symbolizes a change in Jamaica’s social and political identity, and she hopes to explore the foundations of that change, by looking particularly at his speeches and institutions. This work incorporates much of her research interests and culminates as a socio-political history study. As a masters student in Pan African Studies at Syracuse University, Peta is also serving as a University Senator 2013-2014, and sits on the Diversity Committee for the University, as well as Co-Chair for the Research and Travel Grants Committee for the Graduate Students Organization. Peta is pursuing her Certificate in University Teaching and a Certificate of Advance Study in Latin America and the Caribbean. Follow her work at: http://syr.academia.edu/PetaLong LinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/in/petalong Twitter: @petalong

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