Christiana Kallon Kelly is a 4th year PhD candidate in the Division of Literacy, Culture, and International Education. Her research interests include education, youth workforce development, gender, and post-conflict reconstruction in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Christiana has been awarded numerous grants for her research including the American Association of University Women International Fellowship, Philanthropic Education Organization International Peace Scholarship, the Peace Research Institute of Oslo International Summer School Scholarship, and the Kathryn Davis Peace and Diplomacy Grant. Previously, Christiana worked as a Research and Development Assistant at the UNESCO Regional Bureau in Dakar, Senegal (2016), Programme Analyst for the United Nations Office for Project Services in Amman, Jordan (2014-2015) and Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Admissions at the College of William & Mary in Virginia (2011-2014).
Christiana is originally from Sierra Leone and attended K-12 international schools in Pakistan, Kenya, Uganda, and Bangladesh. She holds an MS.Ed. in International Educational Development from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Sociology from the College of William & Mary.