In addition to coursework, Mellon Graduate Fellows pursue projects in community-engaged scholarship. These projects resonate with graduate students’ personal and scholarly interests and are grounded in a sustained collaboration with a community partner. Graduate Fellows are provided a stipend and budget for their projects that includes compensation for community partners, additional mentors, travel, and supplies.
During the final semester of the two-year certificate program, graduate fellows work with their cohort to reflect upon, evaluate, and develop next steps for their community-engaged projects as part of a third one-hour course which culminates in the production of a portfolio and a public presentation during a student-planned symposium. Along the way students will also take three graduate courses designated as having a community engaged component.
Mellon Fellows receive $5000 stipends each year (in addition to any departmental stipends they may be receiving). Applicants must be students in participating graduate programs in Tulane’s School of Liberal Arts. Incoming MA and MFA students are eligible to apply as are incoming, first-, or second-year students in Ph.D. programs.
Adrian Anagnost, Art History
Mohamad Amine Belkhouch, Music
Japhet Onaolapo Ajani, Linguistics
Rachel Brown, History
Jack Bohannon, City, Culture, Community
Curtis Davis, City, Culture, Community
Qasim Davis, New Schools for New Orleans
Daniel Hanson Dzah, Philosophy
Aminisha Ferdinand, KID smart
Ruben Francisco Forte, Latin American Studies
Megan Flattley, Art History & Latin American Studies
Ruth Idakula, Center for Ethical Living & Social Justice Renewal
Jordan Karubian, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Juliana Kasumu,Studio Art
Judith Maxwell, Anthropology
Wade Rathke, ACORN International
Sarah Reynolds, Anthropology
Maura Sullivan, Linguistics
Chloe Tucker, City, Culture, Community