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20 Sep '18

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.

19 Sep '18

In conjunction with the publication of her new book, Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry, MMUF PhD Imani Perry recently wrote about Hansberry's deep friendship with her slightly older literary peer, James Baldwin, for BuzzFeed News.

4 Sep '18

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.

4 Sep '18

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.

27 Jun '18

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.

15 May '18

Cornell University's MMUF program will boast an especially high number of entrants into graduate school in 2018, with six graduating fellows directly entering PhD or master's degree programs in the fall.

9 May '18

MMUF PhD Amina Gautier is one of two 2018 winners of the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. Dr. Gautier, who was selected as an MMUF fellow at Stanford University, earned her PhD in English from the University of Miami. She is the author of the short story collections At-Risk, Now We Will Be Happy, and The Loss of All Lost Things. Congratulations to Dr. Gautier!

20 Apr '18

MMUF PhD LeRhonda (Rhon) Manigault-Bryant, an associate professor of Africana studies at Williams College, has been awarded a three-year New Directions fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The fellowship, which includes an award of $300,000, provides faculty members with the opportunity to gain supplemental education outside their formal areas of study, including work on interdisciplinary projects.

16 Apr '18

City College of New York undergraduate MMUF fellow Yasmine El Gheur has been named the valedictorian of CCNY's Class of 2018 -- the second time in three years that a CCNY MMUF fellow has been CCNY's valedictorian or salutatorian, following Orubba Almansouri's being awarded the latter honor in 2016.

2 Mar '18

MMUF PhD Duchess Harris (originally selected as an undergraduate MMUF fellow at the University of Pennsylvania) recently sat down with Mellon Foundation staff to discuss her new book Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA and her related digital archives project at Macalester College,