Global Fellows Program

Supporting Faculty to Build Knowledge Globally

The International Center’s theme of learning without borders extends to our faculty and research community. Through the Global Fellows Program, UF faculty can kick-start their international research program. A seed grant of $5,000 provides faculty an opportunity to lay the groundwork for conducting international research. Faculty can use these funds to cover expenses to travel to collect field data, to meet with international scholars, to access resources not available at UF, and to support any activity that advances research abroad.

 

Questions?

Nargiza Ludgate, Ph.D. -  Assistant Scholar - nrakhimova@ufic.ufl.edu - (352) 392-2180

Sandra Russo, Ph.D. - Director, Office for Global Research Engagement - srusso@ufic.ufl.edu - (352) 273-1533

 

2022

  • Trent Blare, PhD, Assistant Professor, Food and Resource Economics Department, Tropical Research and Education Center, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Research to examine how to improve the genetics, develop best management practices, and marketing opportunities to support of small-scale tropical fruit growers. Study Region: Colombia
    Mentor: Pilar Useche, PhD,  Associate Professor, Food and Resource Economics Department, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
  • Ziynet, Boz, PhD, Assistant Professor, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Circular food systems and how circularity can minimize resource and raw material extraction by principles such as reduction, reuse, recycle, refurbishment, remanufacture, repurpose, etc. Study Region: The Netherlands
    Mentor: Cheryl Palm, PhD, Research Professor, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
  • Max Deardorff, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The social history of the Spanish Empire’s galley fleet in the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. Study Region: Spain
    Mentor: Jessica Harland-Jacobs, PhD, Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Rujeko Dumbutshena MFA, Assistant Professor, School of Theatre and Dance, College of the Arts. Research at the intersection of gender, power, and ritual performance and how these are reflected in contemporary performances of Black women in Africa and the Diaspora. Study Region: The Gambia and Guinea, West Africa
    Mentor: Trent Dwight Williams Jr, MFA, Professor, School of Theatre and Dance, College of the Arts
  • Megan Ennes, PhD, Assistant Curator, Department of Natural History, Florida Museum of Natural History. Research on museum education, including online learning and museum educator professional development. Study Region: the United Kingdom
    Mentor: Bruce MacFadden, Distinguished Professor and Director, Florida Museum of Natural History
  • Razieh Farzad, PhD, Assistant Professor, Food Science and Human Nutrition Department, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Seafood Safety Without Border for Empowering Women in Aquaculture. Study Region: Bangladesh
    Mentor: Juan E. Andrade Laborde, PhD, Associate Professor, Food Science and Human Nutrition Department, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
  • Frank Fernandez, PhD, Assistant Professor of Higher Education Administration & Policy, College of Education. Comparative analysis of how international higher educational systems contribute to society and support different national goals. Study Region: Germany
    Mentor: Walter Leite, PhD, School of Human Development and Organizational Studies, College of Education
  • Laura Gonzales, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. A study how multilingual communicators use rhetorical skills and various technologies to design information, tell stories, and (re)write histories in multiple languages and for various audiences beyond the scope of standard English. Study Region: Kenya
    Mentor: Kenneth Kidd, PhD, Professor and Associate Chair, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • William Hammond, PhD, Assistant Professor, Agronomy Department, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Research new collaboration with ecophysiologists working in coffee, a globally important, climate-threatened agronomic crop. Study Region: Costa Rica and Brazil
    Mentor, Rosalie, Koenig, PhD, Agronomy Department, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
  • Ivana Parker, PhD, Assistant Professor, J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering. The study of HIV and Bacterial Vaginosis (BV), mediated by an imbalance of the vaginal microbiome2, is a vaginal dysbiosis among women of reproductive age, with a prevalence ranging from 20%-60% globally. Study Region: Ghana
    Mentor: Awewura Kware, MD, Professor, Infectious Diseases, College of Medicine
  • Ana Porras, PhD, Assistant Professor, J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering. Research in tissue engineering, infection, and the microbiome to develop models of disease for the study of human-microbe interactions. Study Region: South America
    Mentor: Peter Kima, PhD, Associate Professor, Microbiology and Cell Science, Institute of Food and Agricultural Science
  • Juliana Restrepo Sanin, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Research on violence against women in politics and the relationship between efforts to improve the quality of democracy and the increasing reports of violence and harassment directed at women in electoral politics. Study Region: Latin America
    Mentor, Amie Kreppel, PhD, Professor, Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Karla Saldaña Ochoa, PhD[1], Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, College of Design, Construction and Planning. Focus on investigating the interplay of Artificial and Human Intelligence in architectural practices at building and urban scale. Study Region: Ecuador, Latin America
    Mentor: Jeffrey Carney, M. Arch and MCP, Associate Professor and Associate Director Florida Institute for Built Environment Resilience (FIBER), School of Architecture, College of Design, Construction and Planning
  • Andres Susaeta, PhD[1], Assistant Scientist, Forest Resource Economics and Policy, School of Forest, Fisheries and Geomatics Sciences, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Research interests include forest management under uncertainty and risk, forest optimization models, applied econometrics, climate change and forest-ecosystem services, and natural resource policy. Study Region: Chile (Patagonia).
    Mentor: Damian Adams, PhD, Associate Dean for Research and Associate Director of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

[1] Sponsored by the Florida Climate Institute.

2021

  • Hannah Alarian, Assistant Professor, Political Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Focus on immigrant inclusion policies and norms. Study Region: Europe (Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom)
    Mentor: Michael Bernard, Raymond and Miriam Ehrlich Eminent Scholar Chair, Political Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Meghan Moe Beitiks, Lecturer, School of Art and Art History, College of the Arts
    Exploring cultural traditions through live art.Study Region: Europe (Latvia)
    Mentor: Ron Janowich, Associate Professor, Studio Art, College of the Arts
  • Seth Bernstein, Assistant Professor, History, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Study of the history of Soviet forced laborers in Nazi Germany and their return to the USSR after the war. Study Region: Europe (Russia and Ukraine)
    Mentor: Nina Caputo, Associate Professor, History, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Henry C.W. Chu, Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
    Develop computational models for prediction the motion of emulsions. Collaborating with faculty in East Asia (Hong Kong)
    Mentor: Jason Butler, Professor, Chemical Engineering, Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
  • Angela Gonella Diaza, Assistant Professor, Animal Science, North Florida Research and Education Center, University of Florida Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences
    Study of understanding the heat stress effects on fertility in beef cattle. Research region is South American (Brazil, Columbia) and Collaboration in Europe (United Kingdom and Spain)
    Mentor: Nicolas Di Lorenzo, Animal Science, North Florida Research and Education Center, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
  • Boyi Hu, Assistant Professor, Industrial and System Engineering, Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
    Specializes in human factors and ergonomics, machine learning, and robotics.
    Study region: East Asia (Korea, Japan, China)
    Mentor: David Kaber, Department Chair and Dean’s Leadership Professor; Industrial and Systems Engineering, Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
  • Georgia, Papadogeorgou, Statistics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Focuses on formalizing the theoretical foundations and developing methods for causality that allow us to answer pressing cause-effect scientific questions. Collaboration with faculty in Europe (Italy)
    Mentor: Michael Daniels, Professor, Chair and Andrew Banks Family Endowed Chair, Statistics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Shama Patel, Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine – Jacksonville
    Study of global emergency care implementation science. Study Region: Africa (Ethiopia)
    Mentor: Elizabeth DeVos, Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine – Jacksonville
  • Lauren Pearlman, Assistant Professor, History, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Incorporating international components to the rise of police terror, criminalization, mass incarceration, and deportation in the U.S. Study region: Working global accessing international archives and resources.
    Mentor: Matthew Jacobs, Associate Professor, History and Director, International Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Director, Undergraduate Academic Programs, University of Florida International Center
  • Maira Emy Reimão, Assistant Professor, Food and Resource Economics, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
    Research in development economics. Study region is South America (Brazil) and Europe (Turkey)
    Mentor: Kathleen Colverson, Associate Research Scientist, Animal Sciencs, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
  • Emrah Sahin, Senior Lecturer, Center for European Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    A study of hate crimes in the Middle East. Region of Study: Middle East (Turkey)
    Mentor: Matthew Jacobs, Associate Professor, History and Director, International Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Director, Undergraduate Academic Programs, University of Florida International Center
  • Kun Xu, Assistant Professor, Department of Telecommunication, College of Journalism and Communications
    A study of how users’ feedback, social groups, and their cultural backgrounds affect developers’ decisions in designing the forms and the messages of social robots. Collaborative activity in East Asia (Japan)
    Mentor: Yu-Hao Lee, Associate Professor, Telecommunications, College of Journalism and Communications

2020

  • Simone Athayde, Ph.D., Associate Scientist, Tropical Conservation and Development Program (TCD), Center for Latin American Studies[1]
    Mentor: Dr. Bette Loiselle Assistant Director, Tropical Conservation and Development Program; Professor, Center for Latin American Studies, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Region of Study: State of Roraima, Brazilian Amazon
  • John Bowden, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology, Department of Physiological Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine
    Mentor: Dr. Joseph Bisesi Assistant Professor, Environmental and Global Health, Public Health and Health Professions
    Region of Study: Olifants River, South Africa
  • Manoucheka Celeste, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Center for Gender, Women’s and Sexualities and Women’s Studies Research and the African American Studies Program, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Mentor: Dr. Barbara Mennel Rotham Chair and Director, Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere; Professor, Film Studies and German Studies, Department of Language, Literature, and Cultures and English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Region of Study: Pan-Africa
  • Andrew Janusz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Mentor: Dr. Ben Smith Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Region of Study: Brazil and Latin America
  • Philip Janzen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Mentor: Dr. Nancy Rose Hunt Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts and Science
    Region of Study: Republic of the Congo, Dakar and Aix en Provence
  • Alix Johnson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Mentor: Dr. Richard Kernaghan Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Region of Study: Iceland
  • Jonathan Judy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Soil and Water Science, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
    Mentor: Dr. Jim Jawitz Professor, Landscape Hydrology, Department of Soil and Water Science, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
    Region of Study: Queensland, Australia
  • Yao Li, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law and Society, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. Christine Overdevest Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law and Society, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Region of Study: China
  • Julie Meyer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Microbial Ecology/Bioinformatics, Department of Soil and Water Science, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tom Frazer Professor and Director, School of Natural Resources and Environment
    Region of Study: Caribbean Countries and Mexico
  • Alpa Nawre, M.L.A.U.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture, College of Design, Construction and Planning
    Mentor: Dr. Michael Kung Director of Global Education; Program Director, Department of Sustainable Design, College of Design, Construction and Planning
    Region of Study: India
  • Eugenio Rojas Barros, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Mentor: Dr. Mark Rush Professor, Department of Economics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Region of Study: Mexico
  • Jessica Siders Kahler, Ph.D., Assistant Professor; Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law and Society, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Mentor: Dr. Stephen Perz Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Region of Study: Guyana
  • Adrienne Strong, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Center for African Studies, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Mentor: Dr. Catherine Tucker Professor, Center for Latin American Studies, Department of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Region of Study: Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Daniel Urbine, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor; Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine; College of Medicine
    Mentor: Dr. Lennox Archibald Associate Professor, Department of Infectious Disease and Global Medicine, College of Medicine
    Region of Study: Zambia and India
  • Pengfei Zhao, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education, College of Education
    Mentor: Dr. Danling Fu Professor, School of Teaching and Learning, College of Education
    Region of Study: China, Hong Kong and Taiwan

2019

  • Eric Coker, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental and Global Health, College of Public Health and Health Professions
    Mentor: Sarah McKune, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental and Global Health, College of Public Health and Health Professions
    Region of Study: Sub Saharan Africa
  • Joel Correia, Assistant Professor, Center for Latin American Studies
    Mentor: Robert Walker, Professor, Department of Geography, Center for Latin American Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Region of Study: Argentine Chaco
  • Margaret Galvan, Assistant Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Mentor: Barbara Mennel, Rothman Chair and Director of the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere, and Associate Professor of Film Studies and German Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
    Region of Study: Trans-Atlantic (The United Kingdom and USA)
  • Nicholas Kerr, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Mentor: Bryon J. Moraski, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Region of Study: Nigeria
  • Derrick Mathias, Assistant Professor, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
    Mentor: Rhoel Dinglasan, Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, College of Veterinary Medicine
    Region of Study: Tanzania
  • Tara Mathien, Assistant Professor, School of Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies, College of Education
    Mentor: Brian Reichow, Associate Professor, Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies, College of Education
    Region of Study: Nepal
  • Stephen Morgan, Assistant Professor, Department of Food and Resource Economics, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
    Mentor: Cheryl Palm, Professor, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Institute for Sustainable Food Systems, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
    Region of Study: Sub Saharan Africa
  • Mathews Paret, Associate Professor of Plant Pathology, North Florida Research and Education Center, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
    Mentor: Adegbola Tolulope Adesogan, Department of Animal Sciences, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
    Region of Study: Western Africa
  • Robin Petroze, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, College of Medicine
    Mentor: Saleem Islam, Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, College of Medicine
    Region of Study: East Africa
  • Briley Rasmussen, Assistant Professor, Department of Art + Art History, College of the Arts
    Mentor: Laurie Taylor, Librarian, Digital Partnerships and Strategies for the Public Good, George A. Smathers Library
    Region of Study: United Kingdom
  • Jiangxiao Qui, Assistant Professor, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences [2]
    Mentor: Yuncong Li, Professor, Department of  Soil and Water Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Region of Study: China, France, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany
  • Marie Nancy Séraphin, Lecturer, Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine, College of Medicine
    Mentor: Awewura J. Kwara, Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases & Global Medicine, College of Medicine
    Region of Study: Ghana
  • Yan Wang, Assistant Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, College of Design, Construction and Planning
    Mentor: Chimay J. Anumba, Dean, College of Design, Construction and Planning
    Region of Study: China

2018 Global Fellows

2017 Global Fellows

2016 Global Fellows


[1] The International Center thanks the Florida Climate Institute for their generous support of Dr. Athayde’s Global Fellowship.

[2] The International Center thanks the Florida Climate Institute for their generous support of Dr. Qui’s Global Fellowship.

[3] The International Center acknowledges the generous support of the Florida Climate Institute for support of Dr. Bohlman’s Global Fellowship.