Caroline Garske, born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, is a 2018 graduate of the University of Iowa where she studied history, political science, and international relations. Caroline’s honors history thesis explored the racially disparate motivations and consequences of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986, particularly the crack-cocaine statute. Her research examined how racism and xenophobia act as animating forces behind drug panics and the subsequent passage of punitive antidrug legislation. She currently works for the Geographical & Sustainability Sciences department at the University of Iowa as the Undergraduate Program & Outreach Coordinator. Outside of work, Caroline is involved with the Women’s Resource and Action Center where she advocates for inclusivity and social justice via campus organizing. She also volunteers with Inside Out Reentry Community, a nonprofit supporting people returning to the Iowa City community following incarceration. In addition, Caroline continues to study Russian, watch films and read in her free time.
Updated May 2020
More from Caroline Garske
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2020 HIA Warsaw Fellows raise awareness and knowledge of English-speaking Wikipedia users
2020 HIA Warsaw Fellows have learnt how to raise awareness and knowledge of English-speaking Wikipedia users by creating new articles on minority groups’ intervention, and informing on ‘the event that people may not otherwise ever learn about’ as one of Fellows Lamisa Mustafa pointed out.
Wikipedia as an important source to learn about human rights violations
Wikipedia can serve as an important source to learn about human rights violations - Caroline Garske and Noa Richard edited Wiki article on hate speech cases in Poland.
The motivation of our Fellows to act for human rights presented in a short video
Organizacje społeczne. To działa, one of HIA Poland Fellowship's media partners, together with our Fellows created a short video where they tell about their motivation to act for human rights.
Humanity in Action Welcomes the 2020 US Fellows Cohort
From a competitive pool of applicants, 38 Fellows from the US were selected to join the 2020 Humanity in Action Fellows cohort.