Carla Gharibian is a 2012 graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with degrees in English and Middle Eastern and North African Studies. Synthesising her studies from her two majors for her undergraduate thesis, Carla researched post-Revolution portrayals of Iranians in literature by authors of Persian descent, focusing on the manner in which Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel ‘Persepolis’ utilised the genre of comics to repudiate fallacious depictions of Middle Eastern subjects.
Carla worked with the Chair of the UCLA Department of English on her thesis and was awarded Highest Departmental Honors for her work. Currently applying to law school, Carla aims to work in social advocacy in an international context, ultimately basing herself in Armenia to contribute to social and development-related projects.
Undergraduate Award Overall & Programme Winner in 2013
University: University of California, Los Angeles
Course: Media & The Arts