Two UC Berkeley doctoral students have been named Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellows, from a pool of more than 1,000 applicants, announced by the American Council of Learned Societies. Sixty-five other fellows were named from 41 other US universities.

The prestigious fellowship provides a $30,000 stipend and up to $8,000 in research funds and university fees to advanced graduate students in their final year of dissertation writing. The program, made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, includes a faculty-led academic job market seminar, hosted by ACLS, to further prepare fellows for their postgraduate careers.

Berkeley’s 2019 Fellows

Kate DriscollKate Driscoll
Department of Italian Studies
Dissertation title: Torquato Tasso among the Muses: Gendered Communities of Readership and Response in Early Modern Italy



Valentina Rozas-KrauseValentina J. Rozas-Krause
Department of Architecture
Dissertation title: Memorials and the Cult of Apology




Congratulations to Berkeley’s most recent cohort of Mellon/ACLS Fellows!