Established at UCSC in 2011, the purpose of the Hellman Fellows Program is to support substantially the research of promising assistant professors who show capacity for great distinction in their research.

In 2023, eight faculty received awards. It is with great pride that we announce this year’s recipients.

Faculty Name

Department

Neural Stimulation and Attentional Control

Megan Boudewyn

Psychology

Neural Stimulation and Attentional Control

Valerie Cortez

Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology

Probing host-virus interactions at the gut mucosal barrier

Kathleen Gutierrez

History

Two Projects: 1) Sovereign Vernaculars in the Philippines at the Dawn of New Imperial Botany 2) Sowing Seeds: Filipino American Stories from the Pajaro Valley.

Josephine Pham

Education

The Intellectual Work of K-12 Ethnic Studies Pedagogies in Local Public Schools

Alicia Riley

Sociology

Consequences of the Mexican Repatriation Program for Child Mortality in the U.S.

Kate Ringland

Computational Media

Computationally Supported Care in Marginalized Online Communities

Pamela Rodriguez-Montero

Performance, Play & Design

Los Diablitos: The Devil’s Imaginary in Traditional Latin American Festivities

Yuyin Zhou

Computer Science & Engineering

Los Diablitos: The Devil’s Imaginary in Traditional Latin American FestivitiesDistributed Machine Learning with Imperfect Supervision and an Application to Large-Scale Medical Imaging

Click here to find out more about the Hellman Fellows Program.