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December 07, 2022

MMUF PhD Sean Decatur, the first MMUF fellow to become a college president, has now been named the next president of New York City's American Museum of Natural History. Dr. Decatur became president of Kenyon College in 2013; he will step down from that role and assume the presidency of the Museum in April 2023, becoming its first Black leader.

November 18, 2022

Imani Perry, the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University and an MMUF PhD, has won the 2022 National Book Award for nonfiction for her book South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation.

October 17, 2022

MMUF PhD Saida Grundy, currently an assistant professor of sociology at Boston University, was recently interviewed by Inside Higher Education about her new book on Morehouse College, Respectable: Politics and Paradox in Making the Morehouse Man (University of California Press, 2022). Dr.

October 15, 2022

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October 29, 2021

MMUF PhD Erica Armstrong Dunbar has launched a multiple-book publishing program with Simon & Schuster to produce seven books for adults and children. Dr.

September 28, 2021

MMUF PhD Jacqueline Stewart, currently Chief Artistic and Programming Officer at Los Angeles' Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago, is among the 25 recipients of the 2021 MacArthur Fellowship. She is one of two MMUF PhDs (along with public historian Monica Muñoz Martinez) in this year's cohort of winners.

September 28, 2021

MMUF PhD Monica Muñoz Martinez, currently Associate Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin, is among the 25 recipients of the 2021 MacArthur Fellowship. She is one of two MMUF PhDs (along with film historian Jacqueline Stewart) in this year's cohort of winners.

July 16, 2021

A special feature published on the Mellon Foundation's website spotlights the stories of five MMUF fellows from the class of 2021 who are graduating from college in an exceptionally difficult academic year that has upended many of academia's operating assumptions and complicated the plans of many individual students.