From the Newsletter: Career Enhancement Fellowship Retreat

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2016 WW Career Enhancement Fellowship retreat. Saddlebrook Resort, Wesley Chapel, FL

This August, the 2016 class of Career Enhancement Fellows gathered in Wesley Chapel, Florida, for their annual retreat. Fellows spent four packed days networking, working with their mentors, presenting their current research and projects, and taking part in team-building activities and tours. The 30 Fellows—all early-tenure-track professors at some of the nation’s top institutions—receive funding to pursue a research or book project during the Fellowship term, all while working with an experienced mentor. The Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and seeks to increase the presence of minority junior faculty members and other faculty members committed to eradicating racial disparities in core fields in the arts and humanities. (See list of Fellows below.)

2016 Career Enhancement Fellows

CEF 12 Month Fellows

Margaret Bruchac • University of Pennsylvania, Anthropology
Sonya Donaldson • New Jersey City University, English
Nikki Greene • Wellesley College, Art History
Veronica Herrera • University of Connecticut, Political Science
Jasmine Mitchell • SUNY Old Westbury, American Studies
Nicholas Mitchell • University of California, Santa Cruz, Feminist Studies
Jessica Perea • University of California, Davis, Native American Studies
Elda María Román • University of Southern California, English
Drew Thompson • Bard College, History and Africana Studies
Elizabeth Todd-Breland • University of Illinois at Chicago, History

CEF 6 Month Fellows                                    

Oluwakemi Balogun • University of Oregon, Women’s and Gender Studies
Laurian Bowles • Davidson College, Anthropology
Mark Broomfield • State University of New York at Geneseo, Theatre and Dance
Jessie Dunbar • The University of Alabama at Birmingham, English
Adrián Félix • University of California, Santa Cruz, Latin American/Latino Studies
Martha Gonzalez • Scripps College, Chicana/o Latina/o Studies
Carissa Harris • Temple University, English
Cameron Hill • Wesleyan University, Mathematics
Yassin Jeilani • Spelman College, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Jessica Johnson • Michigan State University, History
Marcos López • Bowdoin College, Sociology & Anthropology
Viviana MacManus • University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Gender & Women’s Studies
May Mei • Denison University, Mathematics
Kinohi Nishikawa • Princeton University, English & African American Studies
Angélica Osorno • Reed College, Mathematics
LaShawnDa Pittman • University of Washington, American Ethnic Studies
Yolanda Rankin • Spelman College, Computer and Information Sciences
Maya Smith • University of Washington, French & Italian Studies
Rebbeca Tesfai • Temple University, Sociology
Joseph Tucker Edmonds • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Religious Studies & Africana Studies Program



This story appeared in the fall/winter 2016 issue of Fellowship, the newsletter of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. To see the full newsletter, click here.


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