Hello! !Hola! My name is Zaria and I am a sophomore English and Spanish double major with a certificate in ethics. I grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina but I am originally from Plainfield, New Jersey. When I was looking at colleges I wanted to attend a school that was 1) in the north and 2) had a lively campus with a diverse student population. I toured Temple in the fall of my senior year and instantly felt like this was the university for me! In my free time, I enjoy going to yoga on campus, watching films-particularly international- and listening to music.
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My major barely scratches the surface of what's important to me at Temple. I'm studying English with a creative writing concentration, minoring in Anthropology, and earning my certificate in Film and Media Arts, but I also try to get as involved as I can. I've worked for the honors program as their media tech guru for the last four years. I also spent the last two years as an RA and am currently working as a tutor for English Language Learners.
I spent a semester researching in the Gladfelter Anthropology Lab. My time there was immensely rewarding, but at times profoundly confusing. There are so many artifacts and so many stories to tell that sometimes I felt completely overwhelmed. There are more people that have come in and out of the lab over the past 50 plus years than I can list. The lab’s history came to me in pieces, most of the information being stored solely in the mind of the former Senior Lab Technician, Muriel Kirkpatrick.
Past the time of traditional coups, today’s would-be dictators are seeking out more ambiguous ways to undercut democracy. These norm violations are often difficult to identify, and sometimes are conceived of as less threatening to outsiders. So, what can an intergovernmental organization do if its member states begin to violate common democratic norms in an ambiguous way? While some have claimed IGO action is determined by the violating state’s power or the pressure of third parties, few have explored the influence of an IGO’s structure and design on its decision to enforce norms.