Center Director, Elizabeth Aranda, was featured in the USF College of Arts and Sciences Chronicles which centers on her awarded fellowship from the Center of Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College and Princeton University. This "Bridges the Divides" fellowship provides a select group of scholars the opportunity to focus on the future of Puerto Rico in a post-disaster context, October 23, 2023. https://www.usf.edu/arts-sciences/hub/2023-articles/dr-elizabeth-aranda-joins-fellowship-focused-on-puerto-rico-in-post-disaster-settings.aspx
Center Director, Elizabeth Aranda, and Undergraduate Research Assistant, Felix Sutphin, were quoted in a USF College of Arts and Sciences HUB featured story on the pilot study exploring the incorporation outcomes among young adults with immigrant parent(s), September 27, 2023. https://www.usf.edu/arts-sciences/hub/2023-articles/pilot-study-to-highlight-outcomes-of-young-adults-from-immigrant-parentage.aspx
Elizabeth Aranda was interviewed on the effects of SB 1718 on immigrants in Florida on the radio show, Florida Matters, on WUSF, the local NPR station in Tampa, June 21, 2023. https://www.npr.org/podcasts/903837375/florida-matters
Elizabeth Aranda was quoted in an Orlando Sentinel article on the effects of SB 1718 on immigrant communities, including Puerto Ricans in Orlando, FL., June 6, 2023.
Elizabeth Aranda published the following Op-Ed in the Tampa Bay Times: “Helping an Undocumented Immigrant in Florida Could Soon Be Against the Law. Tampa Bay Times, March 26, 2023. https://www.tampabay.com/opinion/2023/03/26/helping-an-undocumented-immigrant-florida-could-soon-be-against-law-column/
Elizabeth Aranda was quoted in a WUSF interview on immigrant organizations in Tampa, January 25, 2023. https://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/politics-issues/2023-01-25/tampa-bay-organizations-help-grow-immigrant-population
Dr. Jody McBrien was awarded the following internal grants:
- USF Faculty International Travel Grant (2023). Guest lecture, “Supporting LGBTQI+ and single mother refugees” at FAWCO, Bratislava, Slovakia, $1618.
- USF Critical Thinking Grant Award (2023). Providing online interviews with INR 3202, International Human Rights, students with refugees working with the NGO NaTakallam. $1750.
Dr. Jody McBrien was interviewed by Politifact for “Joe Biden Welcomed Thousands of Ukrainians; Many are in Immigration Limbo,” in Tampa, February 23, 2023. https://www.politifact.com/article/2023/feb/23/joe-biden-welcomed-thousands-ukrainians-many-are-i/
Center Affiliate, Dr. Kiran Jayaram, has co-facilitated Faculty Learning Communities:
- 2023-2024 USF Faculty Learning Community, Pedagogical al-Shukūk: Decolonizing Natural and Social Science Courses (co-facilitated with Christina Richards)
- 2022-2023 USF Faculty Learning Community, Pedagogical al-Shukūk: Decolonizing Social Science and Humanities Courses (co-facilitated with Tangela Serls)