Flux is a FreshEd series where master’s and PhD students transform their research interests into narrative-style podcasts. Flux expands graduate students’ academic horizons by pushing the boundaries of research publication and dissemination beyond the written word and half-empty conference rooms. As academic theories and methodologies are lifted from the page, they become embedded in stories and described via sound. Through deep-dive storytelling, Flux introduces our listenership to global perspectives on under-represented places while enabling new voices in education podcasting to be widely heard.

We offer yearly Fellowships through an application process. Our Fellows are encouraged to explore their research interests (in education broadly defined) in creatively complex ways. Fellows are mentored through the process of producing a podcast episode from start to finish. Senior academics collaborate closely with Fellows to help them develop their initial ideas into compelling scripts: constructing interesting narratives, creating soundscapes that complement these stories, while also being taught/provided with the technical expertise they may require. Fellows also are encouraged to collaborate with each other as a way to form a supportive community of peers. Best of all: Fellows receive a stipend for their work.

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.