FBLI Staff

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Dr. Welson Tremura

Email: tremura@ufl.edu 
Tel: 352-273-4728

Welson Tremura is a Ph.D. in musicology-ethnomusicology from Florida State University and currently serves as a Professor in the School of Music and the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida. Dr. Tremura’s main research focuses on music and religion as expressed on folk Catholicism traditions of folia de reis or the Three Kings celebration in Brazil. Additional research areas include the use of digital technology in performance and global technology and the inclusion of world music as a core discipline and collaborative method for composition and performance.


Mary Risner

Dr. Mary Risner
Project Manager

Email: mrisner@latam.ufl.edu
Tel: (352) 273-4723
Dr. Risner’s Website

Dr. Risner’s research interests are in the role of culture in international business and the integration of emerging technologies to develop intercultural competence and foreign language skills for the workplace. She holds degrees in Marketing (B.B.A.), Latin American Studies (M.A), Spanish (M.A.), and Educational Technology (Ed.D.).

Alicia Reynolds
FBLI Coordinator

Email: reynolds.alicia@latam.ufl.edu 
Tel: (352) 273-4046

Ms. Reynolds provides administrative support in the FBLI application process.

Affiliated Faculty

The Florida-Brazil Linkage Institute includes over 100 faculty affiliates from across the UF campus. If you are interested in becoming an affiliate of the FBLI please contact us at FBLI@latam.ufl.edu


In addition to hosting scholars from Brazil and facilitating student exchanges between UF and Brazilian universities, the FBLI administers UF’s participation in Brazil’s Science Without Borders program.

We also administer the Out of State Tuition Exemption Program, which provides exemptions of out-of-state tuition for up to 25 full-time equivalent (FTE) international students attending Florida’s public universities and community colleges. For more information, see the Documents section.

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