Carieta Thomas (she/her) holds a doctoral degree from the University of Calgary's Sociology Department. She received a JD from New England Law|Boston with a specialization in immigration law, and an MA in Pan African Studies from Syracuse University. She has participated in social justice initiatives such as refugee resettlement; transitional justice and human rights; educational development; anti-racist practices; and immigration law through legal aid organizations. Carieta’s current PhD research connects her immigration law background with the sociology of care work. She is a 2020 recipient of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship for this research, which interrogates the role pre-employment screening is playing in the management of undocumented Caribbean women care workers within the labour force in the U.S. and Canada.
Carieta's diverse experiences have shaped her research agenda to focus on a variety of topics including race and ethnicity, international migration, gender, sociology of labour, intersectionality theory and methods, as well as socio-legal studies.
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