May 18, 2020

On May 15th, the New York Times featured an op-ed piece by MMUF PhD Brandi T. Summers, "What Black America Knows About Quarantine." Dr. Summers, an assistant professor of geography and global metropolitan studies at the University of California at Berkeley, discusses the February murder of black jogger Ahmaud Arbery, the overrepresentation of African Americans among workers newly deemed "essential" and among deaths from COVID-19, and the predominantly white protests against stay-at-home orders in several U.S. states.

May 04, 2020

MMUF PhD Jericho Brown has been awarded the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his 2019 book The Tradition, which was previously a finalist for the National Book Award. Dr.

September 11, 2019

MMUF PhD and University of Chicago Professor of Cinema and Media Studies Jacqueline Stewart has been chosen as the newest host on cable television's Turner Classic Movies. Professor Stewart, who was selected as an MMUF fellow at Stanford University and earned her PhD in English from the University of Chicago, will host TCM's silent-movie program "Silent Sunday NIghts" beginning on September 15th; she will be the network's first African-American host.

June 14, 2019

Amherst College, which joined the roster of MMUF institutions in 2017 alongside Howard University and the Los Angeles-area campuses of California State University, recently spotlighted its two-year-old MMUF program in a feature story on Amherst's website.

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.

November 30, 2018

The New York Times Style Magazine's November 30 issue features a celebration in words, photographs and video of 32 poets, novelists and playwrights whom the Times designates "Black Male Writers of Our Time," and two of the 32 are MMUF PhDs: the poets Jericho Brown and Rowan Ricardo Phillips. Dr.

November 01, 2018

MMUF PhD Monica Muñoz Martinez, who is currently an assistant professor of American studies and ethnic studies at Brown University, recently spoke to the Mellon Foundation about her new book, The Injustice Never Leaves You: Anti-Mexican Violence in Texas, and her experience in the MMUF program. Monica, whose undergraduate institution was also Brown, was originally selected as an MMUF fellow there.

September 20, 2018

MMUF PhD Mellissa Stuckey, an assistant professor of history at Elizabeth City State University, a historically black college in North Carolina, recently spoke to the Princeton Alumni Weekly about her role in the creation of ECSU's new Northeastern North Carolina African American Research and Cultural Center.

September 19, 2018

In conjunction with the publication of her new book, Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry, MMUF PhD Imani Perry recently wrote about Hansberry's deep friendship with her slightly older literary peer, James Baldwin, for BuzzFeed News.

September 04, 2018

The Mellon Foundation has launched the MMUF Search Tool for Fellows on the Job Market to provide college and university search committees with a direct means of accessing information on MMUF fellows who are on the academic job market, and MMUF fellows with a means of sharing their information with search committees. The Search Tool includes MMUF fellows who are enrolled in the fifth year or beyond of their PhD programs, along with fellows who have earned PhDs within the last three years. In compliance with U.S.