CLA Discoveries

CLA faculty and students are constantly creating and discovering.

Jasmine Trangha

Jasmine Trang Ha

Jasmine Trang Ha (PhD ‘18, sociology) is a fellow at the Australian National University in Canberra. “People tend to view international students as tourists, and that view overlooks their concurrent day-to-day experience as migrants living for several years in an increasingly restrictive immigration regime. My research shows the impact of the migrant experience on international students' migration patterns both into and within the United States.” The Don A. Martindale Fellowship supported her studies at the U.
Daniel Schroeter

Daniel Schroeter

Professor Daniel Schroeter holds the Amos S. Deinard Memorial Chair in Jewish History. He studies Muslim-Jewish relations from early modern times to the present in the Middle East and North Africa, with a particular focus on Morocco. "In an age when all the public hears about is intercommunal violence and intractable conflict in the Middle East, it is instructive to learn that amid the interfaith tensions there is a long history of coexistence between Muslims and Jews, a shared culture and experience that can be the foundation for mutual understanding and peace."
Maria Elisa Belfiori

Maria Elisa Belfiori

At the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina, Maria Elisa Belfiori (PhD ‘13, economics) studies the optimal design of climate policies. “With an average lifetime of 300 years, carbon dioxide emissions matter to unborn generations the most. That's why I study optimal climate policies that internalize both the economic externality and the intergenerational aspects of climate change." The Henry R. Sandor Fellowship in Environmental Economics fueled her studies at the U of M.
Akosua Obuo Addo

Akosua Addo

Associate Professor Akosua Obuo Addo observes how music in the classroom leads to success for early childhood & primary school students in Jamaica. "I have seen the impact of music in children's lives and on teacher education both while teaching in Jamaica and through the annual forums I lead at the School of Music," she says. The Parker Sanders Fund for Music; the Organization for Strategy Development in Jamaica; and the Jamaican Ministry of Education, Youth, and Information support Addo's collaborations in Jamaica.
Professor Lydia Artymiw


Professor Lydia Artymiw (Piano) was awarded an Honorary Professorship at the Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for the Chinese National School of Music and the China Conservatory of Music through May 2022.
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Alaska and Settler Feminism

Juliana Hu Pegues received the McKnight Land-Grant Professorship for her research into the history of Asian immigrants and Alaska Natives. Her work seeks to understand the complex history of manifest destiny and inform the greater public about how settler colonialism shapes modern America.