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Shea Garrison

Doctoral Student
Shea Garrison

Shea Garrsion holds a Master of Science (MS) in International Development from the Payson Center. While pursuing her MS, Shea worked with Drs. William Bertrand and Elke de Buhr developing capacity building classes and reporting documents for a Department Of Labor contract with the purpose of eliminating the Worst Forms of Child Labor (WFCL) in cocoa production in Western Africa. The classes focused on Community Needs Assessment, Survey Methods, Intervention Planning and Management, Data Collection, and Capacity Building.

Shea is currently conducting field work for a qualitative research study for a PhD dissertation on the female labor market in Kuwait, with emphasis on the Kuwaiti female labor force. The purpose of her research is to identify economic, social, or political drivers of female labor supply and demand, and to fill in the gap in knowledge on Kuwaiti and non-Kuwaiti female labor in the public and private sectors. Her long-term focus is to create sustainable future development for the state of Kuwait.

Primary Classification: 
Secondary Classification: 
  • B.A., International Trade, Auburn University
  • M.S., International Development, Tulane University Law School Payson Center for International Development
Academic Experience: 
  • Visiting Research Fellow, American University of Kuwait, 2014 - Present
Country Experience: 
Ivory Coast

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