5/2000: Zunaira Komal has been awarded the Margrit Mondavi Fellowship for Summer 2020.
4/16/20 Our former Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Comparative Border Studies, Cristina Jo Pérez, has accepted a tenure track job at Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania.
4/15/20: Diana Pardo, currently a UC Chancellor post doc at UC Irvine will start a tenure-track position at George Washington University in the Anthropology Department.
4/15/20: Julia Morales will move to a position as Post- Doctoral Associate with the “Life and Death” seminar series at the Center for Historical Analysis in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University.
4/23/19: Jeanelle Hope has accepted a tenure-track job at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, TX. Jeanelle will be an Assistant Professor in TCU's new Department of Comparative Race & Ethnic Studies. She is the department’s first tenure-track faculty hire!
Jeanelle was also awarded the University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship!
4/23/19: Amanda Modell (Ph.D., 2019) has begun work as Associate Director, Graduate Teaching Programs at Stanford University!
4/23/19: Karla Rodriguez Beltran was selected to be a Research Fellow with the American Voices Project, a joint initiative of the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, Princeton University’s Center for Research on Child Wellbeing, and the American Institutes for Research!
4/23/19: Diana Pardo Pedraza has received a postdoctoral appointment to UC Irvine!
4/23/19: Congratulations to Maureen Burdock & Andrea Miller who have been awarded UC Davis Provost's Dissertation Fellowships for 2019-20!
4/23/19: Katherine Nasol presented her paper, "Pinay Activism in the Silicon Valley: Finding Place Amidst Displacement, Gentrification, and Imperialist Technologies" in Montreal at the Pinay Power II Conference!
4/23/19: Marlené Mercado has received a summer fellowship from Mellon Public Scholars and presented at three conferences this year!
"Femme Technologies as Tools of Subversion and Resistance within Mexican (Im)migrant Womxn Digital Narratives," De-Carceral Futures: Bridging Prison and Immigration Justice, Kingston, ON, May 9-10, 2019.
"Mexicans in the Southwest and the Emerging Modern Carceral Regime," American Society of Criminology (ASC), Criminology in the New Era: Confronting Injustice and Inequality, San Francisco, CA, November 13-16, 2019.
"Xicana/os Radicalizing Criminology through the Centering of Latinx Voices on Police & Prison Abolition Politics,"American Society of Criminology (ASC), Criminology in the New Era: Confronting Injustice and Inequality, San Francisco, CA, November 13-16, 2019.
2/5/19: The UC Davis Humanities Institute has selected three Cultural Studies students for the 2019 cohort of Mellon Public Scholars.
Jasmine Wade, California Department of Education: Native American Model Curriculum Project
Katherine Nasol, Rise, Resist, Unite: The Stories of AAPI Women and Girls
Marlené Mercado, Expanding the Network and Reach of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee Chapter in Sacramento
Read more about the program and the 2019 cohort in a press release from the DHI: http://dhi.ucdavis.edu/featured-stories/welcome-the-2019-mellon-public-scholars
This competitive program introduces graduate students to the intellectual and practical aspects of identifying, addressing and collaborating with members of a public through their scholarship. Participants take part in an interdisciplinary seminar and receive $7,500 support over the summer as they carry out a community-engaged project.
12/29/19: Hayley Steele was accepted to the HASTAC Scholars Program as part of the 2018-2020 cohort. Also, Hayley's paper, "Decolonizing Gender in Interactive Narrative Media" has been accepted to the 2019 HASTAC conference to be held in Uceded Musqueam Territory (Vancouver, BC) May 16-18, 2019. The conference will also be featuring "Thermophiles in Love," a larp Hayley created in collaboration with Mark Marino, Rob Wittig, and Cathy Podeswa.
10/19/18: Jeanelle Hope, Beshara Kehdi, and Jasmine Wade presented at the Association for the Study of African American Life History (ASALH) annual conference. Their panel was titled, "Visions of Freedom: Rethinking Afro Asian, Arab, and Native Solidarities."
8/29/18: Congratulations to Dr.'s Kellie Gove, Sophie Moore, Xan Chacko, and Stephanie Maroney for graduating with PhD's in Cultural Studies!