Faculty Spotlight

  • WGGP Faculty Affiliate Karen M. Tabb Dina led a study that found "a troubling gap between [depression] diagnosis rates...suggesting many Black women may go undiagnosed and untreated until their mental health becomes a crisis." They identified a disturbing increase of diagnoses of...
  • WGGP Faculty Affiliate Robin Fretwell Wilson recently interviewed with the Washington Post on Planned Parenthood's proposal to launch its first mobile abortion clinic along Illinois' southern border. The issue of interstate conflict regarding abortion rights is one that experts...
  • WGGP Faculty Affiliate Patrick Keenan recently interviewed with Illinois News Bureau on President Biden's new national security policy and its effects. Specializing in counterterrorism law and international criminal law, he gives his input on domestic and international terrorism,...
  • The International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP - the world's leading organization for population studies) has announced Cynthia Buckley's new Study Panel. The panel is titled "Armed Conflict and Demographic Impacts," with a special focus on the war in Ukraine...
  • The Humanities Research Institute (HRI) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is launching a  second Interseminars Initiative project, which will be led by three faculty conveners: WGGP faculty affiliate R. Elizabeth Velásquez Estrada, Maryam Kashani, and Junaid Rana. In...
  • WGGP Faculty Affiliate Ann-Perry Witmer was interviewed on an Illinois public radio program, The 21st, hosted by former longtime Illinois Statehouse reporter Brian Mackey. Topics discussed featured the summit hosted by WGGP and led by Witmer earlier this month, "Exploring place-...
  • Colleen Murphy discusses the new "Scholars in Crisis" program at the University of Illinois that will be administered through the Illinois Global Institute. The program, (SAR), is an international network of...
  • WGGP Faculty Affiliate Susan Koshy has been named Faculty Fellow (Humanities, Arts, and Related Fields) in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation (OVCRI) and the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute (IHSI). She will work with the OVCRI and IHSI to...
  • Nic Flores was recently named a Lincoln Excellence for Assistant Professors (LEAP) scholar by the College of LAS. Flores specializes in public and sexual health, HIV/AIDS prevention, ethnography, comparative ethnic and racial studies, and gender and sexuality studies with...
  • Magdalena Novoa, an Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at...
  • Ann-Perry Witmer received National Science Foundation funding to investigate water and electricity needs for the western region of the Navajo Nation. This is particularly relevant to WGGP because it extends our Contextual Engineering process to non-European populations domestically...
  • Lila Sharif is assistant professor of Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She teaches courses on race, empire, militarization, settler colonialism, food and culture. Sharif earned a dual Ph.D. in Sociology and Ethnic Studies from the University...
  • Sara Bartumeus Ferré is professor at the School of Architecture, and also teaches in the Master’s Program in Landscape Architecture at the ETSAB and in the Department of Urbanism and Territorial Planning at the ETSAV in Barcelona, Spain. She has been a member of the Barcelona City...
  • Venetria K. Patton is Harry E. Preble Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. She joined the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences in August 2021 after serving as head of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at Purdue University.    Patton earned her bachelor’s...
  • 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...