Six UC Berkeley doctoral students have been named Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellows, from a pool of more than 1,000 applicants, the American Council of Learned Societies has announced. Sixty-one other fellows were named from 33 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 2018 Fellows are:

Sarah Louise Cowan
Department of History of Art
Dissertation title: Mending Abstraction:
Howardena Pindell’s Nonrepresentational Black Feminisms, 1967-1986




Caitlin Keliiaa
Department of Ethnic Studies
Dissertation title: Unsettling Domesticity:
Native Women and US Indian Policy in the San Francisco Bay Area




Emily Laskin
Department of Comparative Literature
Dissertation title: Geopoetics and Geopolitics
Landscape, Empire, and the Literary Imagination in the Great Game




Julia Mavis Lewandoski
Department of History
Dissertation title: Indigenous Proprietors
Across Empires in North America, 1763-1891




Andrea Marston
Department of Geography
Dissertation title: Thieves of Patria: Vertical Politics in Plurinational Bolivia




Alex Werth
Department of Geography
Dissertation title: Disturbing the Gentrified City:
The Racial/Spatial Politics of Nuisance and Joy in Oakland




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

Categories: Honors and Awards, May 2018
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