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