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. Julius, who was selected as an MMUF fellow at Tougaloo College and earned his PhD in English from the University of Pennsylvania, is currently an assistant professor of English at the University of Maryland. His manuscript in progress, "Black Patience: Performance and the Modern Civil Rights Movement," examines the connections between theatrical performance and activism.
The Malkiel award, which is funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, supports scholarship by junior faculty in American history, while the CIES award is a recognition of positive scholarly or artistic impact on the educational, economic or artistic lives of African descendants across the diaspora. The Malkiel award includes a $17,500 stipend to support summer and academic-year research. Our warm congratulations to Julius!