Participating MMUF Fellows Reflect on the 2018 MMUF Conference on the Ancient World

April 30, 2019

In November 2018, Bryn Mawr College undergraduate MMUF fellows Wynter Pohlenz Telles Douglas (pictured) and Ana Alvarez Guzman convened the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Conference on the Ancient World in collaboration with the Classical Association of the Atlantic States; the Bryn Mawr Greek, Latin and Classical Studies Department; and the Classics Colloquium. The conference was a three-day event hosted by Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges that featured presentations from nine MMUF undergraduates from institutions around the country and a keynote speech by Dan-El Padilla Peralta, Professor of Classics at Princeton University. The conference, the first of its kind, sought to bring together scholars of color working in a field in which their underrepresentation has often been particularly pronounced, and to forge a network of support and community among MMUF fellows in classics. Recently, those nine MMUF fellows - Douglas and Alvarez Guzman, along with Samuel Powell (Columbia University '20); Eric Mazariegos, Jr. (UCLA '19); Ronald T. Kelly (Wesleyan University '19); John Abughattas (UCLA '19); Taylor S. McClain (Bryn Mawr '20); Demorick Z. Green, Sr. (University of Texas at Austin '21); and Camila Reed-Guevara (Emory University '19) - shared their reflections on the conference in a piece published on the Bryn Mawr College website.