Category: staff

Natalie Hagler

March 23rd, 2018 by
Imagining America Working Group Coordinator Natalie Hagler is a Ph.D. candidate in the University of Florida, College of Education. She currently serves as an Instructional Coach for pre-service teachers enrolled in the SITE program at UF and is the Graduate Student At-Large Board member for FATE (Florida Association of Teacher Educators) . Her current research …

Vickie Machado

March 23rd, 2018 by
Humanities and the Sunshine State Coordinator Vickie Machado is a third generation South Floridian who received her B.A. and M.A. from the University of Florida. Upon graduation, she returned to Fort Lauderdale to work as an environmental organizer, where she became the state organizer for a D.C.-based NGO in 2014, primarily focusing her efforts on …

Lauren Cox

March 23rd, 2018 by
Intersections Public Relations Coordinator Lauren Burrell Cox earned her BA in English (summa cum laude) from the University of Florida in 2016 with a concentration in film studies and a minor in Spanish. She is currently a Ph.D. student in the Department of English at the University of Florida specializing in feminist film and media studies. …

Danielle Barrientos

March 23rd, 2018 by
Intersections Program Coordinator Danielle Barrientos graduated from the University of Florida with her BA in History in 2017. She is currently a graduate student in the UF Department of History working towards her Masters with a focus on Medieval European history. Barrientos’ general areas of interest include gender and religion, with other research interests in folk …

Ken Chitwood

March 23rd, 2018 by
Program Coordinator Ken serves as Program Coordinator for the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere. He is a Ph.D. candidate with UF’s Department of Religion. His current research interests include global Islam, Islam in the Americas, American religion, the Puerto Rican Muslim community, Christian-Muslim relations, Muslim cosmopolitanism, globalizing the study of religion, ethnographic …

Maddie Collins

March 23rd, 2018 by
Program Coordinator Maddie Collins earned their BA in History from Mount Holyoke College  in 2014 with a focus in Medieval Studies and a minor in English. They are currently a Master’s student in the Department of History at the University of Florida specializing in medieval European history and working towards completing a certificate in museum studies. …

Sophia Krzys Acord

March 23rd, 2018 by
Associate Director Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology & Law Email: skacord [at] ufl [dot] edu Office: 200C Walker Hall Office Hours: Drop-in or by appointment Curriculum Vitae Sophia Krzys Acord took up the position of Associate Director of the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere in August 2010. Prior to coming to UF, she was a Specialist Researcher at the Center …

Barbara Mennel

March 23rd, 2018 by
Barbara Mennel Rothman Chair and Director, Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere Associate Professor of Film Studies and German Studies Departments of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and English Email: mennel@ufl.edu Office: 200B Walker Hall Office Hours: Thursdays 2:00-3:00pm  Associate Professor Barbara Mennel holds a joint appointment in the German section of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures …