ICGC Welcomes 2023 Cohort of Scholars

Posted on
May 11, 2023

The 2023 ICGC Scholars, the 35th cohort, will be welcomed into the community in Fall 2023, with orientation during the last week of August.

The 7 new scholars—each from different departments within five colleges and schools at the UMN—come from countries including India, Nigeria, the United States, Iran, Taiwan, Bangladesh, China and the Netherlands. We will also welcome three Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellows to be in residence with ICGC during the 2023-24 academic year. We are excited to bring their energy, knowledge and voices for issues of social justice and global change to the University of Minnesota.

2023 ICGC Cohort

Varun Anisetty
Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature (CLA)

Miao He
Ecology, Evolution & Behavior (CBS)
The Netherlands/China

Malay Kotal
Geography, Environment & Society (CLA) 

Panchen Lo
Anthropology (CLA) 

Somayeh Nikoonazari 
Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (CEHD)

Lindsey Smith
History (CLA) 
United States

Mrasin U
Master of Development Practice (HHH)

2023-24 ICGC Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellows 

Leah Costik
Political Science (CLA) 
United States

Alexandra Chocontá Piraquive
Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (CLA) 

Pranav Menon
Anthropology (CLA)