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May 31, 2013  |  e-newsletter
Udall Center Selects Faculty Fellows for 2013-2014  


With financial support from the University of Arizona's Institute of the Environment and College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Udall Center has selected four UA faculty members as Udall Center Fellows for 2013-2014.

The fellows will affiliate with the Udall Center for one semester during the coming academic year and will engage in research on topics related to public policy. The fellows and their projects are: 


Jeffrey Banister 
Assistant Research Social Scientist, Southwest Center
Assistant Research Professor, School of Geography and Development

supported by the Institute of the Environment

As a Udall Center Environmental Policy Fellow, Banister will participate in an interdisciplinary, binational investigation of public water provision in Mexico City from the early-to-mid 1900s. He also will complete a book manuscript, Deluges of Grandeur: Water, Power, and Territory on Sonora's R�o Mayo, for submission to the University of Arizona Press.   

Jeffrey Banister webpage


Patrisia Gonzales 
Assistant Professor, Department of Mexican American Studies
supported by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

As a Udall Center Fellow, Gonzales will guide the development of educational policy and an educational system for the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas by defining a Kickapoo model of thought and values and a set of tribal-specific learning standards and evaluation measures.

Patrisia Gonzales webpage


Jay Hmielowski 
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication
supported by the Institute of the Environment

As a Udall Center Environmental Policy Fellow, Hmielowski will study the relationship of media message presentation and the public's perceptions of climate change, and how specific message variables affect individuals' attitudes, opinions, and information-processing strategies with regard to climate change.

Jay Hmielowski webpage


Jeannine Relly 
Assistant Professor, School of Journalism
supported by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

As a Udall Center Fellow, Relly will examine the role and linkages of organizations -- domestic, transnational, and international -- that focus on human rights abuses and the repression of journalists in Mexico.

Jeannine Relly webpage



Since the inception of the Udall Center Fellows Program in 1990, the center has named 131 fellows from 40 departments and units across the UA.

Nearly two-thirds of the fellows have come from 16 departments and centers in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, with most of those fellows receiving support from the college. The Institute of the Environment has supported 31 environmental policy fellows representing 20 academic units.

For more information about the Udall Center Fellows Program, contact
Kim Harlow, assistant to the directors, at [email protected] or (520) 626-4393.  


Udall Center  

Established in 1987, the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy sponsors policy-relevant, interdisciplinary research and forums that link scholarship and education with decision-making. The Center specializes in issues concerning: (1) environmental policy, primarily in the Southwest and U.S.-Mexico border region; (2) immigration policy of the United States; and (3) Indigenous nations policy.


Stephen Cornell, Director

[email protected]

(520) 626-4393  


Robert G. Varady, Deputy Director

[email protected]
(520) 626-4393  

Stephanie C. Rainie, Assistant Director
[email protected]
(520) 626-4393 

Native Nations Institute  

The Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy (NNI), an administrative unit of the Udall Center founded in 2001 by the Morris K. Udall Foundation (now Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation) and the University of Arizona, serves as a self-determination, governance, and development resource for Indigenous nations in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere.


Joan Timeche, Executive Director

[email protected]
(520) 626-0664

Miriam Jorgensen, Research Director

[email protected] 

(520) 626-0664  



Robert Merideth, Editor in Chief

(520) 626-4393
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