People

Intersections Leadership Team

  • Barbara Mennel, Ph.D., Interim Director, Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere
  • Sophia Acord, Ph.D., Associate Director, Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere
  • Bess de Farber, UF Smathers Libraries Grants Manager

Intersections Key Administrators

  • Pat Reakes, Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources and Services, UF Smathers Libraries
  • Joe Spillane, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs, UF CLAS
  • Mark Law, Ph.D., Director, UF Honors Program
  • Angela Lindner, Ph.D., Associate Provost for Undergraduate Affairs

Intersections Groups

Intersections on Ethics in the Public Sphere
  • Convener: Anna Peterson, Professor, Religion
  • Co-convener: Jaime Ahlberg, Assistant Professor, Philosophy
  • Members:
    • Elaine Giles, Assistant Director, Brown Center for Leadership and Service
    • April Hines, Librarian, Journalism and Mass Communications
    • Whitney Sanford, Professor, Religion
    • Kim Walsh-Childers, Professor, Journalism
    • Christopher Lomelin, Doctoral Student, Religion
    • Victoria Machado, Doctoral Student, Religion

 

Intersections on Global Blackness and Latinx Identity
  • Convener: Manoucheka Celeste, Assistant Professor, Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research and African American Studies Program
  • Members:
    • Benjamin Hebblethwaite, Associate Professor, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
    • Bryce Henson, Visiting Assistant Professor, African American Studies Program
    • Paul Ortiz, Associate Professor, History and Samuel Proctor Oral History Program
    • Nick Vargas, Assistant Professor, Sociology and Criminology & Law and Center for Latin American Studies
    • Yewande Addie, Doctoral Student, Journalism and Communication
  • Affiliates
    • Sharon Austin, Associate Professor, Director, African American Studies Program
    • Efraín Barradas, Professor, Romance Languages and Center for Latin American Studies
    • Christopher Busey, Assistant Professor, Teaching and Teaching Education
    • Coco Fusco, Professor, Banks Preeminence Chair in Art, School of Art + Art History
    • Lillian Guerra, Professor, History
    • Jillian Hernandez, Assistant Professor, Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research
    • Agnes Leslie, Senior Lecturer, Center for African Studies

 

Intersections on Mass Incarceration
  • Convener: Jodi Schorb, Associate Professor, English and Affiliate Faculty, Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research
  • Co-convener: Stephanie Birch, Librarian, African American Studies
  • Members:
    • Elizabeth Dale, Professor, History
    • Lauren Pearlman, Assistant Professor, History and African American Studies Program
    • Katheryn Russell-Brown, Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law, Levin College of Law, Director, Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations
    • Heather Vrana, Assistant Professor, History and Affiliate Faculty, Latin American Studies
    • Srimayee Basu, Doctoral Student, English

 

Intersections on Imagineering and the Technosphere
  • Convener: Betty Smocovitis, Professor, History and Biology
  • Co-convener: Eleni Bozia, Assistant Professor, Classics and Digital Worlds Institute
  • Members:
    • Angelos Barmpoutis, Associate Professor, Digital Worlds Institute and On-Line Learning Institute
    • Will Hasty, Professor, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
    • Morris (Marty) Hylton III, Assistant Professor, Program Director, Historic Preservation Program, College of Design, Construction and Planning,
    • Ken Sassaman, Professor, Anthropology and Laboratory of Southeastern Archaeology
    • Ying Xiao, Assistant Professor, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
    • Anastasia Pantazopoulou, Doctoral Student, Classics
    • Aishat Aloba, Doctoral Student, CISE
    • Andrew Jenkins, Doctoral Student, English
    • Chuan Wang, Doctoral Student, Political Science

Intersections Consultants

  • Buffy Bondy, Ph.D., Professor, UF School of Teaching and Learning
  • Ann Christiano, Director, Center for Public Interest Communications, UF College of Journalism and Communications
  • Bess de Farber, UF Smathers Libraries Grants Manager
  • April Hines, UF College of Journalism and Communications Librarian, UF Smathers Libraries
  • Angela Miller, EdD, Liaison for Outreach, Diversity, and Inclusion, UF International Center
  • Lauren Pearlman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, UF African American Studies and History
  • Paloma Rodriguez, MA, Associate Director Undergraduate Academic Programs, UF International Center
  • Mickey Schafer, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Writing in the Disciplines and Outreach Coordinator, UF University Writing Program
  • Eric Segal, Ph.D., Director of Education and Curator of Academic Programs, Harn Museum of Art
  • Keith Simmons, Program Coordinator, Florida Humanities Council
  • Michael Spranger, Ph.D., Professor, UF Department of Family, Youth, and Community Sciences
  • Laurie Taylor, Ph.D., Digital Scholarship Librarian, UF Smathers Libraries

Intersections Staff

  • Danielle Barrientos, M.A. Student, History, Coordinator for Events Management
  • Lauren Cox, Ph.D Student, English, Coordinator for Public Relations

Ex Officio

  • Bonnie Effros, Ph.D., Chaddock Chair of Economic and Social History, University of Liverpool (former Rothman Chair and Director, CHPS)