Carly Goodman is a doctoral candidate in history at Temple University. Her dissertation, “Global Game of Chance: The U.S. Diversity Visa Lottery, Transnational Migration, and Cultural Diplomacy in Africa, 1990-2015,” is the first in-depth examination of the green card lottery that blends immigration and international relations history. She has received several grants and fellowships to support her work. Prior to graduate school, Carly worked at the non-profit organization Human Rights First, where she focused on US interrogation and detention policy as well as refugee and asylum issues. She earned her BA in modern European history from Columbia University in 2004. She grew up in Washington, DC’s Maryland suburbs, spent about a decade in New York City and has now made Philadelphia home.
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