Global Colleagues is one of the flagship projects of Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP). It aims to foster collaboration between earlier-career scholars working on poverty-related research who are based in the Global South and more experienced scholars working on similar topics at well-resourced research institutions in the South and North.
Researchers at an early stage in their career do not always have strong research networks and may lack resources and funding opportunities to achieve their research goals. Experienced researchers can offer support, for example by connecting their colleagues to international networks, offering reading recommendations, and suggesting journals for publication, while gaining valuable insights into the work contexts of their earlier-career colleagues.
Prior to the program’s launch, the ASAP matching committee received many outstanding applications by prospective earlier-career colleagues. Accepted applicants were matched with senior researchers according to mutual research interests and, where possible, cross-regionally. The first cohort of Global Colleagues comprises 33 pairings:
- Prof. Solomon Benatar, University of Cape Town, and Dr. Kennedy A. Alatinga
- Prof. Jayati Ghosh, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and Anutechia Asongu Simplice
- Prof. Ananya Mukherjee-Reed, York University, and Dr. Yam Bahadur Kisan
- Prof. Philipp Lepenies, Freie Universität Berlin, and Dr. Mohamed El-Kamel Bakari
- Prof. Adam Chmielewski, University of Wrocław, and Dr. Abdullah Bayat
- Prof. Clemens Sedmak, Universität Salzburg, and Dr. Prasenjit Biswas
- Prof. Darrel Moellendorf, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, and Dr. Montserrat Culebro Juárez
- Prof. Nicole Hassoun, Binghamton University, and Dr. Georges Danhoundo
- Prof. Alberto Cimadamore, University of Bergen, and Dr. Tukur Garba
- Prof. Ernest Marie-Mbonda, Catholic University of Central Africa, and Francisco García Gibson
- Prof. Bina Agarwal, University of Manchester, and Abisagi N. Kasoma
- Prof. Claire Kilpatrick, European University Institute, and Gary Kelechi Amadi
- Prof. Kunal Sen, University of Manchester, and Ezera Madzivanyika
- Prof. Ashok Acharya, University of Delhi, and Nahuel Maisley
- Prof. Marcos Nobre, University of Campinas, and Vong Mun
- Prof. Kimberly Nicholas, Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies, and Dr. V. E. Nethaji Mariappan
- Prof. Barbara Harriss-White, University of Oxford, and Mbunya Nkemnyi
- Prof. Armando Barrientos, University of Manchester, and Thelma Obiakor
- Prof. Shalini Randeria, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, and Dr. Godwin Etta Odok
- Prof. Else Oyen, University of Bergen, and Dr. Prince Osei-Wusu Adjei
- Prof. Judith Teichman, University of Toronto, and Dr. Victor S. Peña
- Prof. Luis Cabrera, Griffith University Brisbane, and Dr. Chivoin Peou
- Prof. Gerry Mackie, University of California San Diego, and Dr. Márcia Pereira Cunha
- Prof. Jane Kububo-Mariara, University of Nairobi, and Mofizur Rahman
- Prof. Thomas Pogge, Yale University, and Dr. Gyana Ranjan
- Prof. Pahlaj Moolio, Paññāsāstra University, and Erumebor Rume Wilson
- Prof. Claudio Lopez-Guerra, Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE) in Mexico City, and Dr. Nicole Selamé
- Prof. João Feres Júnior, State University of Rio de Janeiro, and Dr. Papia Sengupta
- Prof. Gabriele Koehler, Max Planck Institute for Social Policy, and Moses Senkosi Balyejjusa
- Prof. Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, New School, and Dr. Taruna Shalini Ramessur
- Prof. Sonia Bhalotra, University of Bristol, and Hari Prasad Sharma
- Prof. David Hulme, University of Manchester, and Tamer Soyler
- Prof. Craig Murphy, University of Massachusetts Boston, and Mohammed Yimer Tegegne
The Global Colleagues team will support the matched colleagues for the duration of the program and, in the first instance, as they connect to agree on aims, activities and possible projects for the one-year partnership. Throughout the year, the colleagues will maintain regular contact and assess on an ongoing basis the progress made against agreed goals. As much of the program’s configurations are determined by the needs and objectives of the matched researchers, we look forward to learning about the creative means of cooperation emerging from the partnerships in the coming weeks and months.
It is hoped that this program will prove a fruitful learning experience for both colleagues and that it will set in motion a project that sees future cohorts of colleagues matched in the coming months and years.
If you are an earlier-career poverty scholar in the Global South interested in participating in future cohorts of the program, learn more about the program and apply here.
Mid- or late-career researchers interested in participating in Global Colleagues are welcome to contact Robert Lepenies at email@example.com.
Any feedback or reflections on this program to inform this and future cohorts would be warmly welcomed. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org