New Visiting Research Assistant
Catriona Craven-Matthews is spending the first six months of 2018 at the United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) as a visiting research assistant. She is a recent graduate of Pomona College in California, U.S., where she majored in International Relations with a focus on human rights, migration, gender, and human trafficking. She has participated in research projects at Pomona College on capacity-building in the state of Mali, and at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific on trade agreements in the Asia-Pacific region. At UNU-CS, Catriona will work with Dr. Hannah Thinyane on the Migrant Tech team within the Gender Tech Lab and the Digital Peace Lab, examining one stage in the process of human trafficking. Through her participation in this research, Catriona hopes to gain an in-depth understanding of the complexities of reintegration and of mental, physical, and occupational health in a global labor market. She looks forward to developing fieldwork and research methodology skills in a dynamic and collaborative environment. After working at UNU-CS, she plans to enter a graduate program in global development.