Mellon HBCU Fellowship Program
2011 - 2012
** Beginning Spring 2012, this program will be reconfigured as part of Duke's university-wide Humanities Writ Large Mellon grant. Please visit the HWL website for more information. **
With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this program offers residential fellowships for faculty in the humanities, arts, and interpretive social sciences at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The program supports a year of scholarly research in a collegial environment, with access to many opportunities for substantive interaction and collaboration with faculty and students at Duke as well as other area institutions. The fellowship does not carry any teaching requirements.
Fellows are invited to give at least one public lecture on their work during their residency. Each fellowship year culminates in a one-day symposium organized by the fellows, on a topic of shared interest and with participation from scholars at the fellows' home institutions, Duke, and beyond.
The 2011-12 FHI Mellon HBCU Fellows are: Gertrude Gonzalez de Allen (Chair & Associate Professor, Philosophy & Religious Studies, Spelman College), Karen Walwyn (Associate Professor, Music, Howard University), Erica Lorraine Williams (Assistant Professor, Sociology & Anthropology, Spelman College - Spring semester only). Please click on links below to learn more about each fellow's work.
* Photo: Dr. John Hope Franklin visiting with the inaugural cohort of Mellon HBCU Fellows and then FHI Director Srinivas Aravamudan, Fall 2008. Left to right: Fatimah Tuggar, Jelani Favors, John Hope Franklin, Dana Williams, Srinivas Aravamudan.
Jelani Favors, History, Morgan State University
Fatimah Tuggar, Visual Artist (previously at Winston-Salem State University)
Dana Williams, English, Howard University
Rhonda Jones, History, North Carolina Central University
Dirk Philipsen, History, Virginia State University
Natanya Duncan, History, Morgan State University (previously at Clark Atlanta University)
Tarshia Stanley, English, Spelman College