FreshEd Flux

Flux is a FreshEd initiative that supports graduate students from around the world to make multi-language, narrative style podcast episodes.  Selected Fellows are free to explore their research ideas (in education broadly defined) in creatively complex ways. Flux expands Fellow’s academic horizons by providing them with an alternative to conventional means of research dissemination, and a wider audience. Through deep-dive storytelling, Flux introduces listeners to global perspectives on under-represented places, enabling new voices in education podcasting to be heard.

For 2020, four Fellows were selected out of a total of 35 applications. Their episodes will air in 2021. The 2021 application period is currently not open. Details will be announced soon.

2020 FreshEd Fellows

Daniela Hernandez Silva

Daniela Hernandez Silva

Daniela Hernandez Silva is a Colombian woman defender of inclusion and equity in Latin America. She is a social anthropologist and a former graduate student of Harvard University in Corporate Sustainability and Innovation. Currently, she is an intern at UNESCO Paris in the Higher Education Section while pursuing an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Education Policies for Global Development (GLOBED). She has also worked as a researcher, as a teacher and as a consultant combining qualitative research methodologies with corporate sustainability, education, innovation and rural development.

Yardain Amron

Yardain Amron

Yardain Amron is working on a master’s in the geography department at the University of British Columbia. He also writes and produces stories for print and audio and teaches experiential education courses. He was born in New York City, until recently lived outside Dharamshala, and hopefully, when you read this, will be based in Vancouver.

Essam Elkorghli

Essam Elkorghli

Essam Elkorghli of Tripoli, Libya attended K-12 education in Libya. Upon finishing high school in 2012, he completed the International Baccalaureate program in Flekke, Norway. He pursued a BA in Economics, Norwegian, and Social Studies Education at St. Olaf College in Minnesota. His MA thesis at the University of Washington examined Norway‘s teacher education and how it’s influenced by neoliberal globalization. Currently, he is a doctoral student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign focusing on Libya’s education system post-2011 uprising and how it is changing due to globalization factors. His research is shaped by critical theory and political sociology of education.

Mariana Casellato

Mariana Casellato

Mariana Casellato is a second-year master‘s student in the International and Comparative Education program at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her background is on promoting environmental and citizenship education with youth in activities of collective communication production in Brazil, where she’s from. She works as a communications intern at AC4, a research center at the Earth Institute, Columbia University. Her research interests also include decolonization.