Dr. Hector Alonzo Barriga-Acosta Award

Tuesday, April 5, 2022
We are very excited to share with you that Dr. Hector Alonzo Barriga-Acosta has been awarded a Multicultural Postdoctoral Fellowship at UNC Charlotte for two years. Professor Alan Dow will be serving as his postdoctoral supervisor. Hector will be doing research in the general area of topology. He received his Ph.D. in the Department of Mathematics at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in 2020 and since then has been working as a part-time lecturer in our department.


At UNC Charlotte, we believe that a diverse faculty, staff, and student body are critical in advancing teaching, scholarship, and community engagement at UNC Charlotte. In the 21st century, an increasingly diverse society and a global economy are drivers for diversity in higher education. As North Carolina and the Charlotte region undergo rapid population growth and demographic change, UNC Charlotte must respond to the needs of a more diverse student population. Thus, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Multicultural Postdoctoral Fellowship is pleased to provide a Program for the appointment of multicultural postdoctoral researchers for a period of two years. The purpose of the Program is to develop scholars from underrepresented groups for possible tenure track appointments at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and other research universities. Postdoctoral scholars will be engaged full-time in research, are required to be in residence each semester, and may teach only one course per fiscal year.