Danielle Jordan

Danielle is a Ph.D. student in the Department of English. She holds a BA in anthropology and sociology, and her research interests include science fiction, film, and the environmental humanities. Before coming to the University of Florida, she organized environmental campaigns and worked in the non-profit sector.

Brandon Murakami

Brandon Murakami earned his BA in English from UH Mānoa and is currently a Ph.D. student in UF’s English department. His scholarly interests intersect in three fields: (new) media studies, children’s literature & culture, and comic studies/visual rhetoric. Brandon’s current focus for the Spring 2019 semester charts the rise of food show’s popularity as a […]

UF Synergies Research: Anti-Anti-Semitism and Holocaust Memory, Then and Now

Rachel Gordan,  “1940s: The Decade of Anti-Anti-Semitism” Related to her project, “How Judaism Became an American Religion,” Gordan discussed the anti-anti-Semitism literature of the 1940s, and its pivotal role in teaching Americans to feel sympathy for the victims of anti-Semitism. A few novels like Laura Z. Hobson’s Gentleman’s Agreement and Saul Bellow’s The Victim are […]

Jaime Ahlberg, Department of Philosophy

Jaime Ahlberg, “Disability as Difference: Implications for Educational Justice” With a view toward educational justice, Jaime Ahlberg considers how conceptions of disability shape social policy, in order to help scholars, policy makers, and educators to think broadly about reform beyond special education in U.S. educational systems.  Ahlberg explores four models of thinking about disability: 1) […]

Knowledge, Law, and the Caribbean: UF Synergies Event Recap

There is a wealth of knowledge to be gleaned by studying Caribbean communities past and present. Two emerging scholars at the University of Florida know this well. With support from the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere’s Tedder Doctoral Fellowships Matthew Strickland learned how religion and slavery were intertwined in 19th-century Barbados and […]