Current Fellows

Cohort Eighteen (2018-2020) and Cohort Nineteen (2019-2021)

"MMUF aims to achieve its mission by identifying and supporting students of great promise and helping them to become scholars of the highest distinction."

 

Aaron Campbell

African American Studies and Philosophy
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Calvin Warren (African American Studies)
Research Topic: Lost in Translation: Exploring West African Gender

Nayive Gaytan

History and Spanish
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Adriana Chira (History)
Research Topic: Maya to Mapuche: A Transnational Study of Indigenous Environmental Activism

Tiera Ndlovu

Art History
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Linda Merril/Dr. Susan Gagliardi (Art History)
Research Topic: "A Subtler Task": Evaluating Kappa Alpha's Legacy through Emory University Photograph Collections

Vanessa Perez

African American Studies
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Dianne Stewart (Religion)
Research Topic: Practitioner’s Perception of Lucumi

Mary Mangual

English and Creative Writing
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Christine Loflin (English)
Research Topic:

Amari Sutton

Sociology and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Cassidy Puckett (Sociology)
Research Topic:

DaQuon Wilson

African American Studies and Creative Writing
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michelle Y. Gordon (African American Studies)
Research Topic: Beyond Harlem: Exploring Race and Identity in New Negro Narrative

Amir Adem

African American Studies
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sun-Chul Kim (Korean Studies)
Research Topic: Boycott, Divestment, & Sanctions (BDS) Movement in the U.S.

Ericka Canon

Ericka Canon

Linguistics and Spanish
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Xochitl Marsilli-Vargas (Spanish)
Research Topic: Language, Race, and Identity of Nuyoricans in the South Bronx

Abram Tapia

Abram Tapia

Comparative Literature and Philosophy
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sean Meighoo (Comparative Literature)
Research Topic: Buying Consent, Selling Exploitation:  Race and Class Aesthetics in Ecuadorian Advertising

Kira Tucker

Kira Tucker

English and Creative Writing
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michelle Y. Gordon (African American Studies)
Research Topic: Radical Anti-Racism Between the Lines: Langston Hughes as Poet-Activist in 1930’s Moscow