Faculty Spotlight

  • RAMÓN E. SOTO-CRESPO is Professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  He served as Director of the Latino Studies Program at the University at Buffalo (SUNY) from 2002 to 2012. He is the author of Mainland Passage: The Cultural Anomaly of Puerto Rico (2009),...
  • Planning Research Maps and Reconstructs Erased Places and Concealed Histories WGGP Faculty Affiliate Magdalena Novoa E. (Department of Urban & Regional Planning) is a 2021 HRI Summer Faculty Research Fellow. Novoa used the summer fellowship to collaborate with the...
  • WGGP Faculty Affiliate Margareth Etienne was honored as the Carl L. Vacketta Professor of Law on March 28. Click here to watch her Investiture. Congratulations!...
  • WGGP Faculty Affiliate Faye V. Harrison received the 2022 Bronislaw Malinowski Award from the Society of Applied Anthropology! According to the ...
  • WGGP Faculty Affiliate Cindy Ingold will moderate a panel discussion for Picture a Scientist. This panel will reflect on the film Picture a Scientist, which focuses on women scientists' experiences and inequality in...
  • WGGP Faculty Affiliate Bryan Ogolsky was recently offered a $1.2 million grant from the Department of Justice alongside Jennifer Hardesty. This fund will be used to "study the effectiveness of training attorneys to identify and address intimate partner violence in divorce and...
  • WGGP Faculty Affiliate Wendy Rogers recently gave an interview with The News-Gazette where she guides readers through a tour of the UIUC campus....
  • WGGP Faculty Affiliate Lissette Piedra recently led a team to investigate what factors have contributed to the increased likelihood of older Latinos contracting COVID-19. Click here to read more about her findings.
  • New faculty affiliate, Michael B. Silvers, is an associate professor of music and sound studies in the UIUC School of Music. He is the author of the book Voices of Drought: The Politics of Music and Environment in Northeastern Brazil (UI Press, 2018) and a recipient of a...
  • New faculty affiliate, Cynthia Oliver, is a St. Croix, Virgin Island reared dance maker, performer and scholar. Her work incorporates textures of Caribbean performance with African and American aesthetic sensibilities. She has toured the globe as a featured dancer with contemporary companies David...
  • New faculty affiliate, Donna A. Buchanan, is a professor of Music (ethnomusicology), Anthropology, and Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she teaches courses in ethnomusicological issues and the musical cultures of the Balkans, Russia, and...
  • New faculty affiliate, Hellen Gerolymatos McDonald, is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Field Education Office of the School of Social Work.  She has been working with Master of Social Work (MSW) students planning, monitoring, and overseeing their internship learning, as well as teaching the...
  • New faculty affiliate, Amit Kramer, is an Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Graduate Online Education, and the Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Illinois School of Labor and Employment Relations. Amit’s research examines the intersection of work, family, and health with a...
  • New faculty affiliate, Tingting Zhang, is an Assistant Professor in the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on various training and development mechanisms both within and outside organizations, such as occupational...
  • Karen Kramer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. She completed her B.A. and M.A. degrees in Sociology at the University of Haifa and her Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota, where she was a fellow of the Minnesota Population Center. Her research is...
  • Sarah Janzen is Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.  Dr. Janzen studies the dynamics of global poverty and sustainable international agricultural development. Through research, Janzen seeks to discover avenues for resilient and...
  • Helga Varden obtained her Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Toronto in 2006. Since then, her permanent academic home—now as a professor—has been philosophy and, later also women and gender studies and political science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has also held...
  • Jessica Li is a professor of Human Resource Development at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, where she also serves as the Interim Associate Dean for Research and Director of the Bureau of Educational Research. She is the Cross-Functional Lead of Education and Workplace Development for...
  • Dr. Jose Atiles is an Assistant Professor of Sociology, and faculty affiliate in the Department of Latina/Latino Studies, Global Studies Program, the Center for Global Studies, and the Center for Latin America and Caribbean Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign...
  • Dr. Samantha Lindgren is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership.  Dr. Lindgren’s work focuses on youth-oriented Education for Sustainability and its impact on decision-making in the home, both in the United States and abroad. Her...
  • Wendy A. Rogers, Ph.D., is Shahid and Ann Carlson Khan Professor of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  Her primary appointment is in the Community Health Program.  She has an appointment in Educational Psychology and is an affiliate of the Beckman Institute;...
  • Melissa Rae Goodnight is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and LAS Global Studies at UIUC. She studies issues of validity, representation, equity, and social justice in the use of different methodologies and theories (e.g., feminist, critical race, and culturally...
  • Professor Emily E. LB. Twarog from the Department of Labor and Employment Relations was recently named a Humanities Research Institute (HRI) Campus Fellow for 2021-2022 for “Hands Off: A History of Sexual Harassment Resistance in the US Service Industry, 1936-2020”....
  • WGGP Faculty Affiliate, Charles Fogelman, will be presenting on April 14th with the Center for African Studies titled, “CAS: Developing African Landscapes: The Development Industry and Environmental Change in Southern Africa” ...
  • Magdalena Novoa is an assistant professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Originally from Chile, her engaged scholarship focuses on the intersections of historic preservation and social justice, the politics of cultural heritage...