The first cohort of ASAP\’s flagship program Global Colleagues has been matched. Global Colleagues aims to foster collaboration between earlier-career scholars working on poverty-related research who are based in the Global South and more senior 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 34 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. Vitor Blotta, University of Sao Paulo, 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. John Roemer, Yale University, and Dr. Igbinoba Emmanuel
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any feedback or reflections on this program to inform this and future cohorts would be warmly welcomed. Please contact email@example.com.