Graduate Mentors

Figeroa

Taina Figueroa

Program: Philosophy

Field/Specialization: Critical Philosophy of Race, Latin@ Philosophy, Latin American Philosophy, Phenomenology, Existentialism

What do you enjoy most or what have you found most rewarding about working with the MMUF fellows? Watching the MMUF Fellows develop their voice and confidence in their own scholarship is what has been the best part of working with the students.  It is so important that they know they have significant contributions to make not only to academia but to this world.  

Harris

Erica Vernice Harris

Program: Population Biology, Ecology and Evolution (PBEE)

Field/Specialization: Microbial and Disease Ecology

What do you enjoy most or what have you found most rewarding about working with the MMUF fellows? I find great value in working with the MMUF fellows and seeing their research interests blossom into eloquent projects that not only help them set the stage for their career as independent researchers but also help them further discover their sense of self. The fellows’ curiosity and relentless work ethic energize me beyond words.

Morris

Nicole Morris

Program: English

Field/Specialization: Literatures of the African Diaspora; Modernism; Theories of Creolization; Literatures of the Global South; Gullah/Geechee Cultures

What do you enjoy most or what have you found most rewarding about working with the MMUF fellows? Working with the MMUF fellows affords me the rewarding opportunity to share all I've learned about navigating academia thus far with undergraduate students who will hopefully follow me into graduate school. I particularly enjoy assisting students with the development and effective presentation of their scholarly voices. In an academy that is still sorely devoid of diverse representation, it is an honor to play a small role in assisting these fellows with joining their important views and research to larger scholarly conversations.

Rainey

Timothy Rainey

Program: Graduate Division of Religion (GDR)

Field/Specialization: American Religious Cultures

What do you enjoy most or what have you found most rewarding about working with the MMUF fellows? The opportunity to engage with ambitious and gifted students has been an energizing experience thus far. I am eager to continue sharing my experiences with fellows and doing my best to help them on their respective journeys into graduate school.

Andrea Warmack

Andrea Dionne Warmack

Program: Philosophy

Field/Specialization: Phenomenology of Race and Feminist Epistemology

What do you enjoy most or what have you found most rewarding about working with the MMUF fellows? What I have most enjoyed about interacting with the students and their ideas/work is the fact that in every encounter there is a commitment to life.  This driving force to be in the world, even this hard world at turns dispiriting and disappointing, is, because of them and their work, not without (the possibility of) beauty, joy, determination, and hope.

Past graduate mentors include:

Meredith Coleman-Tobias: Graduate Division of Religion
Jamil Drake: Graduate Division of Religion
Rachelle Renee Green: Gradudate Division of Religion
Marcus Harvey: Graduate Division of Religion
Gloria Jirsaraie: Department of English
Georgette "Jojo" Ledgister: Graduate Division of Religion
Diana Louis: Department of English
Dominic Rolle: Department of English
Alphonso Saville: Graduate Division of Religion
Shively Jackson Smith: Graduate Division of Religion
Alexis Wells: Graduate Division of Religion