Analia Gomez Vidal (Pronouns: she / her / hers)
Analia Gomez Vidal is the Graduate Teaching Assistant for Global Communities, and a PhD Candidate in the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park. She has also served as Coordinator for the Center in International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM) and Program Coordinator for the Minor in International Developent and Conflict Management (MIDCM) from 2014-2019. Before moving to Maryland, she worked for the Fulbright Commission in Buenos Airees, Argentina, and for the Ibero-American Federation of Stock Exchange (FIAB). As a journalist, her articles on politics and economic development have been published in online and printed media. She has also had experience as a research consultant for Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). She has pursued her M.A. in Government and Politics at UMD, in addition to her M.A. in International Studies and her B.A. in Economics with a minor in Journalism at the Unversidad Torcuato di Tella in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her current topics of interest included political economy, gender and race in Latin America, survey methodology, and experimental design. Her dissertation explores the determinants of support for gender equality in the workplace in Argentina. She is also a member of teh Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Computational Social Science (iLCSS).
Email: agv [at] umd.edu
Jeremy Gombin-Sperling (Pronouns: he / him / his)
Jeremy Gombin-Sperling is a Ph.D. student in the International Education Policy (IEP) program, and is very excited to be working with Global Communities as an instructor for BSGC 100 and BSGC 398A! He earned his Bachelor's in Psychology and Religious Studies at New York University, and later his M.A., also in the IEP program at UMD. His professional career has revolved around international education and exchange programs, first starting as a Language and Cultural Assistant at two different bilingual schools in Spain. He has worked as an Advisor in Education Abroad at the University of Maryland, as well as on the Fulbright Program at the U.S. Department of State. Some of Jeremy’s research interests include the relationship between English-language learning and globalization and engaging students around issues of social identity in a global context.
Email: jgombins [at] umd.edu