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Glasscock Affiliated Fellows 2021-22

Affiliated Fellows are those whose fellowships originate outside of the Glasscock Center but are incorporated into our programming and fellows' cohort. They participate in the scholarly community of the Center.

Affiliated Fellows

Connie Barroso Garcia
Assistant Visiting Professor, Educational Psychology
Dr. Connie Barroso Garcia is a Visiting Assistant Professor and ACES Fellow in the Department of Educational Psychology in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University. She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Florida State University in 2020. Her research focuses on understanding the beliefs, attitudes, and emotions surrounding the subject of math and how these affective factors are associated with math achievement, STEM career interest, and other achievement outcomes. In her published work so far, Dr. Barroso has investigated the relative importance of math affect and cognition in conjunction with music theory-related affect and cognition on undergraduate music majors’ music theory achievement. She has also published a meta-analysis examining the overall relation between math anxiety and math achievement. Dr. Barroso has received external funding for her work from the American Educational Research Association.

Jocelyn Frelier
Assistant Visiting Professor, International Studies
Dr. Frelier is currently affiliated with the Department of International Studies. Her research interests include contemporary French and Francophone literature and culture, migration and diaspora studies, and gender studies. Her research projects combine readings of cultural texts with transnational and queer theories to develop critical questions about the family unit. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 2018 and is now finalizing her first book monograph, Transforming Family: North Africa, the Francophone Diaspora and Kinship in the 21st Century.



Rachel Lim
Assistant Visiting Professor, History

Rachel Lim is an Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship (ACES) Fellow and a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of History. Her research and teaching interests include migration, diaspora, globalization, gender, and comparative race and ethnicity at the intersection of Asia and the Américas. Her current book project, Itinerant Belonging: Korean Transnational Migration to and from Mexico, uses interdisciplinary research methods to examine the history of Korean migration to Mexico, from the twentieth century to the present. Rachel received her PhD in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley and has written for multiple scholarly and popular venues, including The Journal of Asian American StudiesVerge: Studies in Global Asias, and The Washington Post.


Allegra Midgette
Assistant Visiting Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Dr. Midgette’s research investigates the origins and social processes that support individuals in developing an understanding of justice and learning how to care for others in an inequitable and unjust world. Her work addresses two key questions: How do we come to care about each other and about justice within the family? How do we become just in the face of inequality? To investigate these questions, Dr. Midgette employs a mixed methodology that places the experiential reality of children and their families at the forefront. The long-term goal of her work is to characterize how cultural, societal, and family practices influence individual moral development, with the ultimate aim of supporting the creation of interventions that contribute to individuals’ development into more caring and just individuals.


Kristy Pathakis
Assistant Visiting Professor, Political Science
Dr. Pathakis is a Visiting Assistant Professor and Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship Fellow in the Department of Political Science. Her research integrates scholarship in political science, psychology, and sociology to explore the ways that social disadvantage affects people’s motivation to participate in the democratic process and the ways in which they perceive their own qualifications for political participation. She studies how the effects of social disadvantage on political engagement often go beyond the well-documented constraints imposed by resource deprivation and include psychological barriers that prevent people from participating in ways they could if they felt less constrained by social roles and other cultural norms.