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.
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.
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.
MMUF PhD Joshua Bennett, an assistant professor of English and creative writing at Dartmouth College and a poet and literary critic, is the winner of two major 2021 awards: the Guggenheim Fellowship in American Literature and the Whiting Award for poetry and nonfiction.
Roland Smith, veteran coordinator of the MMUF program at Rice University, was recently honored by the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education as the first recipient of an achievement award named after him. The AABHE's Dr. Roland B. Smith Jr. Leadership Award recognizes Dr.
MMUF fellow Anna Malaika Tubbs, a doctoral student in sociology at Cambridge University who began her MMUF career as an undergraduate at Stanford University, recently published her first book, The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation. The book considers the little-studied figures of Alberta King, Louise Little, and Berdis Baldwin and the ways in which their beliefs, accomplishments and teachings shaped their sons, contributing to their massive impact as political actors and icons of Black history.