There is a growing gap between domestic and international students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. The difference in available resources and institutional support is often quite stark and the limited available resources are frequently not codified in a coherent fashion. But this situation is a result of poor communication as much as anything else. Resources exist, but may not be easily accessible; support is available, but not always utilized.
This informational workshop is an opportunity to address this gap in communication and highlight what resources and institutional support exist for international students in the humanities and the social sciences. Our presenters will focus primarily on external grants and fellowships for which international students are eligible. They will discuss the institutional challenges that one must navigate in order to avail oneself of these opportunities.
By the end of the workshop, participants will know what funding bodies support grants and fellowships for international students in the humanities and social sciences, will learn strategies for navigating the institutional challenges, and will get a better sense of what resources and contacts are available at UF to make life as an international student less challenging.
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Matt Mitterko is the Associate Director of Graduate International Outreach in the Graduate School. He is responsible for coordinating the admission and enrollment of international graduate students from across the world, and developing outreach efforts to make UF more accessible to international graduate students. He is also involved in organizing Graduate School professional development and event programming, including the Three Minute Thesis competition and New Graduate Student Orientation.
Anna Lankina earned her PhD in history at the University of Florida in 2014, where she focused on late antiquity as well as ancient and medieval Christianity. She has since expanded her interests to include pedagogy in the humanities more broadly, and she is currently teaching history at Santa Fe College. She is a recipient of both the University of Florida Graduate School and CLAS dissertation fellowships, a CLAS Outstanding International Student Award, a Dumbarton Oaks Predoctoral Residency, and the Rothman Doctoral Fellowship in the Humanities.
Poushali Bhadury is a PhD candidate and graduate instructor at the Department of English, University of Florida. Her research primarily focuses on international Children's Literature, Postcolonial Studies, and Digital Humanities. She is part of the UF ImageText editorial collective and co-convenor of the UF Digital Humanities Working Group. She has received grants and fellowships from CLAS, the Children's Literature Association, the International Research Society for Children's Literature, and was a 2013-2014 CLIR Mellon Fellow for Dissertation Research in Original Sources.
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