John Stepp

Associate Professor · University of Florida

John Stepp conducts conservation research on the persistence, change and variation of traditional ecological knowledge.

China Biocultural Diversity Indigenous Peoples Issues Latin American Studies Ethnobotany

Sharon Austin

Professor · University of Florida

Sharon Wright Austin’s teaching and research interests are in American government, urban politics and African American politics.

Southern Politics African American Politics Urban Politics

Corene Matyas

Professor · University of Florida

Corene Matyas researches the spatial analysis of rainfall from tropical cyclones.

Rainfall Severe Weather Tropical Cyclones

Vincent Vatter

Professor · University of Florida

Vincent Vatter's research focuses on combinatorics, graph theory, and AI.

Combinatorics Graph Theory Mathematics

Olivier Walther

Associate Professor · University of Florida

Olivier Walther focuses on cross-border trade and transnational political violence in North and West Africa.

Africa Borders Cities Conflict Regional Integration

Yujie Hu

Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Yujie Hu is a geographer with research and teaching interests in urban transportation, human mobility and accessibility.

GIScience Health Services Research Human Mobility Network Science Spatial Accessibility

Darragh Devine

Professor/Director · University of Florida

Darragh Devine investigates the neurobiological basis of pathological behaviors that are co-morbid in autism.

Neurobiology Neurobiology of Self Injury Neuroscience and the Brain Mental Health Psychology

Susan Gillespie

Professor · University of Florida

Susan Gillespie is an anthropological archaeologist specializing in the pre-Columbian civilizations of Mesoamerica (Mexico and Guatemala).

Pre-Columbian Civilizations Indigenous Peoples of Mexico and Guatemala Mesoamerican Archaeology

Amy J. Williams

Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Amy J. Williams is searching for habitable environments and microbial life on Mars and outer world moons.

Space Persverance Rover NASA Mars Missions Mars Missions Mars

Barbara Mennel

Professor/Chair/Director · University of Florida

Barbara Mennel’s research interests are transnational cinematic practices and the intersection of urban studies and film studies.

Urban Studies and Film Feminist Theory Humanities Film Studies German Studies

Crystal Marull

Lecturer · University of Florida

Crystal Marull's research is in bilingualism and second language acquisition.

Distance/Online Learning Pedagogy Second Language Pedagogy Heritage Language Acquisition Education Second Language Processing

David Wei

Associate Professor · University of Florida

David Wei's team works to discover novel electronic and optical properties of metallic and semiconductor nanomaterials.

Solar Energy Conversion Surface Chemistry

Imre Bartos

Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Imre Bartos’ research interests include extreme cosmic explosions related to the formation and evolution of black holes.

Multimessenger Astronomy Astrophysics LIGO Black Holes Gravitational Waves

Benjamin Soares

Professor · University of Florida

Benjamin Soares research is on Islam and Muslim societies in Africa with a focus on religious life from the 20th century to the present.

West Africa Christian-Muslim Relations Religion & Politics Islam and Muslim Studies Religion & Media

Daniel Reboussin

Curator · University of Florida

Daniel Reboussin’s primary resource acquisitions have created a cluster of manuscripts on 20th century African wildlife conservation.

Rare Cultural Heritage Materials Relating to the African Continent Manuscripts Centered on 20th Century African Wildlife Conservation Curating Smathers Libraries’ Circulating Research Original Artwork of Papa Mfumu’eto

Lora Levett

Associate Professor · University of Florida

Lora Levett's research uses social and cognitive psychological methods and theory to explore decision making in our legal system.

Plea Bargaining Jury Decision Making Psychology and Law Wrongful Conviction Eyewitness Identifications

Anita Anantharam

Associate Professor · University of Florida

Anita Anantharam’s research interests include nationalism and feminism in South Asia, women's movements, food and cultural studies.

Women and Business Inclusion Diversity Developing World Emerging Markets

Carlos de la Torre

Director · University of Florida

Carlos De la Torre is an expert in Latin American populism from a global perspective and in racism and citizenship in the Americas.

Racism and Citizenship in the Americas Populism Latin American Studies Democratization Authoritarianism

Bryon Moraski

Professor · University of Florida

Bryon Moraski is an expert on the politics in Russia and the Ukraine.

Russia Ukrainian Elections Ukrainian Politics Russian Politics Russian Elections

Heather Vrana

Associate Professor · University of Florida

Heather Vrana's research explores student and social movements, Central America, disability and history of medicine and nationalisms.

Youth and Childhood Social and Student Movements Latin American Studies Disability