Part of the largest Andrew W. Mellon Foundation gift to The New School to date, the four-year university-wide $5 million Mellon Initiative for Inclusive Faculty Excellence is aimed at increasing demographic and intellectual diversity at the doctoral, post-doctoral, and professorship levels through intellectual community, mentorship, and professional development. To this end, the Mellon Initiative supports five unique fellowships: Post-Doctoral Fellowships, Dissertation Fellowships, Faculty Fellowships, a Community Fellowship, and a joint fellowship with the Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies and the Initiative for the Study of Power, Politics, and Organizing. As part of their work within the initiative, Mellon Fellows will develop unique research projects based in the humanities, social sciences, or public policy and concerned with the ways structural inequality—intersecting structures of social, political, and economic power—shape social and economic relations, culture, and daily life. Overseen by faculty director Deva Woodly, the Mellon Initiative for Inclusive Faculty Excellence is intended to foster intersectional projects designed by academics and activist practitioners within a transdisciplinary framework aimed at building a university-wide community, expanding university knowledge, and diversifying approaches to these topics while informing efforts to create a world with more just arrangements of power. At the core of Mellon Initiative for Inclusive Faculty Excellence is the biweekly Transformative Seminar, a meeting of all Mellon Fellows that serves as an opportunity for mentoring, networking, and community building among the cohort and the broader New School campus.
Deva Woodly, Faculty Director
Kimiko Bee-Hollis, Assistant Program Director
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