Faculty Research

ECNU & UConn holds Global Elites Academic Program

September 2, 2021 | ECNU News | East China Normal University “East China Normal University (ECNU) and University of Connecticut (UConn) held the online academic program themed “Global Elites in Humanities and Social Sciences” this summer. It creates a multiple platforms for ECNU undergraduates to look into the frontiers of disciplines, expand their research ideas […]


September 28, 2020 | Professor of Political Science Jane Anna Gordon and Associate Professor of Africana Studies Devyn Spence Benson discuss how the translation of a Cuban collection of works called “Afrocubanas: History, Thought, and Cultural Practices” came to be, and next steps in a broader translation project funded by UConn’s Office of Global Affairs.

American Environmentalism’s Racist Roots Have Shaped Global Thinking About Conservation

September 2, 2020 | The Conversation | By Prakash Kashwan, Associate Professor of Political Science | The United States is having a long-overdue national reckoning with racism. From criminal justice to pro sports to pop culture, Americans increasingly are recognizing how racist ideas have influenced virtually every sphere of life in this country.

Coronavirus Gets Dangerously Close to Isolated ‘Arrow People’ in Amazon

August 18, 2020 | National Geographic | By Scott Wallace, Associate Professor of Journalism. Amid rising alarm that the novel coronavirus has reached deep into the Amazon rainforest, threatening isolated tribes, Brazil’s Supreme Court this month unanimously ruled in favor of Indigenous people’s demands to force the government to protect them from the pandemic.

Technion Partners with UConn on Clean Energy

Jul 14, 2020 | American Technion Society Hydrogen fuel cells hold exciting potential as an emissions-free energy carrier, but they are prohibitively expensive to manufacture. Technion scientists in collaboration with the University of Connecticut (UConn) are working on a project that could advance the commercialization of these highly efficient fuel cells, allowing people to travel longer distances and leaving a smaller carbon footprint.

BOT Distinguished Professor Katharina von Hammerstein

June 25, 2020 | Professor Katharina von Hammerstein’s recent recognition as one of three Distinguished Professors by UConn’s Board of Trustees, was very well received by the UConn community. Professor von Hammerstein’s expertise is acknowledged internationally and she frequently attends and presents at conferences in the U.S. and abroad.