Felicia Graham earned her M.A. in Global and International Studies with an emphasis in political economy, sustainable development and the environment from UC Santa Barbara, and her B.A. in Political Science and History from UC San Diego.

Her research specifically explores the economic, socio-cultural, and psychological impacts related to resource extraction in Latin America and the Middle East, drawing from the fields of History, Anthropology, Political Economy, and Political Ecology.

During her time at UC Santa Barbara, Ms. Graham designed and conducted her own field research project in the Colombian Llanos – which formed the basis of her thesis entitled Extracting the Truth: How Coexisting with the Black Gold re-Shapes Lives and Livelihoods in 21st Century Colombia. Ms. Graham is also the author of a number of related academic articles covering resource-related conflicts throughout Latin America, which have been published and presented at a series of conferences throughout California, including the 2013 North American Global Studies Conference.

As Lead Social Science and Global Studies Teacher at AUP Ms. Graham brings her experience not only as a researcher, but an instructor as well. Prior to AUP Ms. Graham spent a number of years working in education as an instructor at afterschool programs serving low-income youth and refugee children in the Bay Area and San Diego, where she helped design specific curriculum to suit the needs of these populations. Later Ms. Graham worked in mental health as a counselor serving abused and neglected youth in the San Francisco foster care system. Over the years she has gained experience teaching life skills, English, History, and an array of Global Studies courses related to global culture, ethics, political economy etc.

Ms. Graham’s area of most enthusiasm, however, is education, which she believes has a liberating potential for individuals – particularly the area of Global Studies, which enables students to better understand, navigate, and affect positive change in an ever more complex and intricate world. Ms. Graham is dedicated to sharing this knowledge with the students at AUP.Felicia Graham earned her M.A. in Global and International Studies with an emphasis in political economy, sustainable development and the environment from UC Santa Barbara, and her B.A. in Political Science and History from UC San Diego.

Her research specifically explores the economic, socio-cultural, and psychological impacts related to resource extraction in Latin America and the Middle East, drawing from the fields of History, Anthropology, Political Economy, and Political Ecology. During her time at UC Santa Barbara, Ms. Graham designed and conducted her own field research project in the Colombian Llanos – which formed the basis of her thesis entitled Extracting the Truth: How Coexisting with the Black Gold re-Shapes Lives and Livelihoods in 21st Century Colombia. Ms. Graham is also the author of a number of related academic articles covering resource-related conflicts throughout Latin America, which have been published and presented at a series of conferences throughout California, including the 2013 North American Global Studies Conference.

As Lead Social Science and Global Studies Teacher at AUP Ms. Graham brings her experience not only as a researcher, but an instructor as well. Prior to AUP Ms. Graham spent a number of years working in education as an instructor at afterschool programs serving low-income youth and refugee children in the Bay Area and San Diego, where she helped design specific curriculum to suit the needs of these populations. Later Ms. Graham worked in mental health as a counselor serving abused and neglected youth in the San Francisco foster care system. Over the years she has gained experience teaching life skills, English, History, and an array of Global Studies courses related to global culture, ethics, political economy etc.

Ms. Graham’s area of most enthusiasm, however, is education, which she believes has a liberating potential for individuals – particularly the area of Global Studies, which enables students to better understand, navigate, and affect positive change in an ever more complex and intricate world. Ms. Graham is dedicated to sharing this knowledge with the students at AUP.