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!
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,
Camille Borders, an undergraduate MMUF fellow at Washington University in St. Louis, is one of 32 students selected this year as recipients of the Rhodes scholarship, which allows winners to pursue advanced degrees at Oxford University. Camille, a history major who will graduate in 2018, plans to pursue a master of philosophy degree in social and economic history, with a focus on the global slave trade. Our warmest congratulations to Camille!
Alicia Munoz, an MMUF PhD who is currently Associate Dean of the Institute for Global Citizenship, Associate Professor of Hispanic and Latin American Studies, and coordinator of the MMUF program at Macalester College, was recently interviewed by the College's online newspaper Mac Weekly. Dr.
MMUF Fellow Njideka Akunyili Crosby, a figurative painter who graduated from Swarthmore College in 2004, is one of 24 recipients of the 2017 MacArthur Fellowship. Known as "genius grants," the fellowships are awarded annually to individuals who, according to the MacArthur Foundation, "have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction."