Trinity College’s Center for Urban and Global Studies (CUGS) has been honored to host a growing number of visiting scholars from around the country and the world. We have already hosted 17 visiting scholars since our inception in 2007. These scholars of varied disciplinary grounds have come from Belarus, China, Iran, Iraq, the United States, Uzbekistan, and Zimbabwe.  These visiting scholar programs have been generously supported by special endowments at Trinity College, Institute of International Education, the Henry Luce Foundation, and other restricted sources. The various visiting scholar program are listed below.   

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Melvyn Colon

Melvyn Colon

Executive Director, SINA

Before coming to SINA Melvyn served as Director of the Community Building and Organizing Initiative…

Na Fu

Na Fu

Luce Visiting Scholar in Urban Studies

Fu Na’s research interest focuses on urban transformations in China and Southeast Asia, with particular…

Julie M. Annino

Julie M. Annino

Visiting Assistant Professor of Urban Studies

Julie Annino began teaching Geography in 1998 at the University of Connecticut’s Avery Point Campus…

Uladzimir Kananovich

Uladzimir Kananovich

2015-2016 IIE Visiting Scholar

Uladzimir Kananovich is  Belarusian scholar of medieval and early modern East-Central European history.  He received…

Alta Lash

Alta Lash

Visiting Lecturer, Urban Studies

Alta is the founder and Executive Director of United Connecticut Action for Neighborhoods (UCAN). She…

Emily Cummins

Emily Cummins

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Emily Cummins is an interdisciplinary sociologist with specializations in urban studies, ethnography, and planning. She…