August 03, 2015

MMUF fellow G. Maris Jones, who graduated this year from Brown University, was recently profiled in the Brown Alumni Magazine. Maris, who concentrated in anthropology and Portugese/Brazilian studies as an undergraduate, describes how a childhood dance instructor implanted in her a desire to attend Brown - a dream she realized even after her family lost their home in Hurricane Katrina.

July 22, 2015

Naomi Jackson, who was selected as an MMUF fellow at Williams College, published her first novel, The Star Side of Bird Hill, with Penguin Press in June 2015.

July 09, 2015

MMUF fellow Tongo Eisen-Martin, who was selected as an undergraduate at Columbia University and also holds an MA in African-American studies from Columbia, has published his debut volume of poetry, entitled someone's dead already. A full description of the book can be found here. Congratulations, Tongo!

June 04, 2015

Dartmouth Now has posted a feature story on the MMUF graduating class of 2015. At eight members, this graduating cohort is the largest in Dartmouth's 25-year history with the MMUF program, and includes five fellows who will be entering PhD programs in fall 2015. The article includes a video clip featuring short interviews with current and graduated Dartmouth fellows. Congratulations to the Dartmouth graduating fellows of 2015!

June 04, 2015

Jaime Sanchez (MMUF University of Chicago '15) was recently awarded the University of Chicago's Cox-Just Prize, which the university gives to only one undergraduate student per year. The full text of Jaime's award-winning thesis is linked to in the article. Congratulations, Jaime!


April 20, 2015

MMUF PhD Jericho Brown's poem "'N'em" (a colloquialism for "and them") was featured in the April 17, 2015 New York Times Magazine; the poem was selected for inclusion by former U.S. poet laureate Natasha Trethewey. Dr. Brown, who was selected as an MMUF fellow at Dillard University, is now an associate professor of English and creative writing at Emory University. He is the author of two volumes of poetry, Please (2008) and The New Testament (2014).

April 16, 2015

MMUF PhD Rowan Ricardo Phillips (Swarthmore '96) has received one of 175 fellowships awarded by the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation for 2015. Dr. Phillips, who is Associate Professor of English and director of the Poetry Center at SUNY Stony Brook, was selected as an MMUF fellow at Swarthmore College and earned his PhD in English from Brown University.

April 16, 2015

MMUF undergraduate fellow Bill De La Rosa is one of 58 college students selected for 2015 Truman scholarships. Bill, who will graduate from Bowdoin College next year, is a double major in Latin American studies and sociology with a particular interest in immigration issues. He plans to eventually enter a PhD program in sociology with a migration focus. Congratulations, Bill!

April 02, 2015

MMUF undergraduate fellow Melissa Sarmiento (Cornell '16) has a post in the current issue of Cornell's online alumni magazine about the satisfactions and frustrations of being a history major. Read the post, titled "Why Can't You Be Good at Something Else?," here.



April 01, 2015

MMUF fellow Kirsten Quade's debut collection of short stories, Night of the Fiestas, recently received a rave review from the New York Times Book Review. Kirsten, who holds an MFA from the University of Oregon, was originally selected as a fellow at Stanford University. Congratulations to Kirsten on the success of her collection!