Career Enhancement Fellows Named for 2019
FOR RELEASE: Thursday, April 11, 2019
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Woodrow Wilson Foundation Names Career Enhancement Fellowships
Junior and Adjunct Faculty to Receive Stipends and Mentoring
PRINCETON, N.J. (April 11, 2019)— The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has named 32 new Career Enhancement Fellows—10 junior faculty members who will receive 12-month Fellowships, 20 who will receive six-month Fellowships, and two who will receive six-month adjunct faculty Fellowships.
The Career Enhancement Fellowship, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, creates career development opportunities for selected faculty fellows with promising research projects. The program provides Fellows with a six-month or one-year sabbatical stipend (up to $30,000); a research, travel, or publication stipend (up to $1,500); mentoring; and participation in a late summer professional development retreat.
The Career Enhancement retreat is an essential part of the Fellowship program. It provides opportunities for Fellows to connect in person with their mentors—senior academics who help advise these early-career faculty on next steps in professional development. Fellows also build community with their Fellowship class, Career Enhancement Fellows from past years, and other special guest scholars.
Two Career Enhancement Adjunct Faculty Fellowships were awarded this year. Fellows are awarded a six-month stipend (up to $10,000) and matched with a mentor and small professional network of tenured former Career Enhancement Fellows. The Adjunct Faculty Fellowship seeks to increase the presence of Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows (MMUF)—promising scholars previously supported by Mellon Foundation grants—among tenure-track faculty in core fields of the humanities and social sciences.
The 2019 Career Enhancement Fellows represent institutions from across the country. Fellows work in such disciplines as women’s and gender studies, Chicano and Latino Studies, foreign language and literature, history, African American and Africana studies, English, sociology, and media studies. (Full list of Fellows, institutions, and departments below.)
Administered at the Woodrow Wilson Foundation since 2001, the Career Enhancement Fellowship has supported more than 370 junior faculty members over the past 18 years. The program seeks particularly to increase the presence of junior faculty members who are underrepresented in their fields, as well as other faculty members committed to eradicating racial disparities in core fields in the arts and humanities.
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About the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Founded in 1945, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (www.woodrow.org) identifies and develops the nation’s best minds to meet its most critical challenges. The Foundation supports its Fellows as the next generation of leaders shaping American society.
Career Enhancement Fellows, 2019
Christina Carney • University of Missouri, Columbia • black studies and women’s and gender studies
Hanna Garth • University of California, San Diego • anthropology
Laura Gutierrez • University of the Pacific • history
Tasha Hawthorne • Berea College • English
Chrissy Lau • California State University, Monterey Bay • history
Jamila Moore-Pewu • California State University, Fullerton • history
Joanna Perez • California State University, Dominguez Hills • sociology
Tacuma Peters • Michigan State University • philosophy and political theory
Mejdulene Shomali • University of Maryland Baltimore County • gender, women & sexuality studies
Gabriela Spears-Rico • University of Minnesota • Chicano and Latino studies
Kemi Adeyemi • University of Washington • gender, women & sexuality studies
Diana Aramburu • University of California, Davis • Spanish and Portuguese
Gabriela Bacsan • Scripps College • foreign languages and literatures
Larissa Brewer-Garcia • University of Chicago • Romance languages and literatures
Kaysha Corinealdi • Emerson College • liberal arts and interdisciplinary studies
Jennifer Eaglin • Ohio State University • history
Freda Fair • Indiana University, Bloomington • gender studies
Robert LaRue • Moravian College • English
Ainsley LeSure • Occidental College • politics
LaTasha Levy • University of Washington, Seattle • American ethnic studies
Meenasarani Linde Murugan • Fordham University • communication and media studies
Patricia Lott • Ursinus College • English, American studies, and African American and Africana studies
Diana Louis • University of Michigan • women’s studies
Kathryn Mariner • University of Rochester • anthropology
Cecilia Marquez • New York University • social and cultural analysis
Ariana Ochoa Camacho • University of Washington Tacoma • interdisciplinary arts and sciences
Katrina Phillips • Macalester College • history
Elena Ruíz • Michigan State University • philosophy
Samantha Sheppard • Cornell University • cinema and media studies
Christopher Tounsel • Pennsylvania State University • history
Adjunct Faculty Fellows
George Aumoithe • Princeton University • history
Tanji Gilliam • University of Pennsylvania • Africana studies