Amherst College, which joined the roster of MMUF institutions in 2017 alongside Howard University and the Los Angeles-area campuses of California State University, recently spotlighted its two-year-old MMUF program in a feature story on Amherst's website.
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) program, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has produced Toward a More Inclusive Academy: MMUF at 30, a short film about the program.
In November 2018, Bryn Mawr College undergraduate MMUF fellows Wynter Pohlenz Telles Douglas (pictured) and Ana Alvarez Guzman convened the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Conference on the Ancient World in collaboration with the Classical Association of the Atlantic States; the Bryn Mawr Greek, Latin and Classical Studies Department; and the Classics Colloquium.
The New York Times Style Magazine's November 30 issue features a celebration in words, photographs and video of 32 poets, novelists and playwrights whom the Times designates "Black Male Writers of Our Time," and two of the 32 are MMUF PhDs: the poets Jericho Brown and Rowan Ricardo Phillips. Dr.
MMUF PhD Monica Muñoz Martinez, who is currently an assistant professor of American studies and ethnic studies at Brown University, recently spoke to the Mellon Foundation about her new book, The Injustice Never Leaves You: Anti-Mexican Violence in Texas, and her experience in the MMUF program. Monica, whose undergraduate institution was also Brown, was originally selected as an MMUF fellow there.
MMUF PhD Mellissa Stuckey, an assistant professor of history at Elizabeth City State University, a historically black college in North Carolina, recently spoke to the Princeton Alumni Weekly about her role in the creation of ECSU's new Northeastern North Carolina African American Research and Cultural Center.
In conjunction with the publication of her new book, Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry, MMUF PhD Imani Perryrecently wrote about Hansberry's deep friendship with her slightly older literary peer, James Baldwin, for BuzzFeed News.
MMUF Director Armando Bengochea's opinion piece on the critical importance of intentionality in institutional efforts to hire diverse faculty is currently featured in Diverse Issues in Higher Education.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has launched the MMUF Search Tool for Fellows on the Job Market to provide college and university search committees with a direct means of accessing information on MMUF fellows who are on the academic job market, and MMUF fellows with a means of sharing their information with search committees. The Search Tool includes MMUF fellows who are enrolled in the fifth year or beyond of their PhD programs, along with fellows who have earned PhDs within the last three years. In compliance with U.S.
MMUF PhD Julius Fleming, Jr. is the recent recipient of two major scholarly awards: the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation's Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholars award and the Comparative and International Education Society's Emerging Scholar of the African Diaspora award.