Rachael Drew

Graduate Student
MA Cohort 2014


Education, Postcolonial Education Curriculum, Caribbean and Europe


Rachael is a MAGIS candidate originally from Boise, Idaho. She completed her undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Global Studies at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California.  During undergrad, Rachael participated in Model United Nations, as well as studied abroad at Oxford University, focusing on international political economy and compensation and restitution for past human rights violations. In a senior independent study, she focused on politics and apologies, using the Holocaust and South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission as case studies. Currently, she is a member of the Young Professionals LA World Affairs Council, which hosts international speakers and cultural events in the LA vicinity. Along with interests in international political economy, regional integration, education, and UN/EU relations, she is interested in looking at relationships between education and stability/national security; in other words, looking at non-military strategies to achieve stability.

  • Spring 2015: Research Assistant for Aashish Mehta's CNS STEM skills research project
  • Summer 2015: Clinton Global Initiative Intern



Postcolonial curriculum content in K-12 literature and history classrooms, looking at how nationally-mandated public curriculums address (or don't address) topics of slavery, racism, colonization, and national identity.


Teaching Assistant (W'16): GLOBL 2 - Global Socioeconomic and Political Processes

Teaching Assistant (S'16): GLOBL 130 - Global Economy and Development

Teaching Assistant (M'16): GLOBL 1 - Global History, Culture, and Ideology