Mellon Faculty Fellowships 2016-2018

Faculty Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis annually to individuals or teams whose work focuses on diversity from the perspective of the arts, humanities, and social sciences.


2016 Mellon Faculty Fellows

Natalia Candelo Londono, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Economics
“Are Public Servants Behaving Differently Towards Underrepresented Beneficiaries? Experimental Evidence from Colombia”

Daniel Kaufman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics and Communication Disorders
“Student-driven documentation of endangered dialects and languages at Queens College”

Michael G. Lacy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Media Studies
“Uncovering Trayvon: Analyzing the Media Coverage of the Trayvon Martin Case”

Gloria Fisk, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of English
Amy J. Wan, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of English

“Language policy and the persistence of monolingualism in the global university”

Amy Hsin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
Holly Reed, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
“Undocumented in Higher Education: Legal Status, Immigration Status ad Educational Outcomes at CUNY”

Núria Rodríguez-Planas, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Economics
“Trust, Homeownership, and Home Financing: Evidence from Immigrants”

Noah Tsika, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Media Studies
“Nollywood in New York: Film Distribution and Reception in African Immigrant Communities”

Richard Move, M.F.A., Assistant Professor, Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance
“Dancing Across Geographies and Genders”

Kristina Richardson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of History
“Linguistic Archeology of a Previously Unidentified Semitic Dialect”

Brais D. Outes-Leon, Assistant Professor, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures
Pau Pitarch-Fernandez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Classical, Middle Eastern, Asian Languages and Culture
Kara Schlichting, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of History
Schiro Withanchchi, Lecturer, Department of Economics
Danne Woo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Art
“Success On The World Stage: Measuring the impact of internationalization on Queen’s College minority immigrant students and alumni”

Suzanne Strickland, Chancellor’s Lecturer, Department of Sociology
Amy Hsin, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
“Afghan Communities in Queens”

2017 Mellon Faculty Fellows

Natalia Candelo-Londono, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics
“Endogenous Formation of Terror Networks: Counterterrorism Policies and Discrimination against Minorities”

Régine Joseph, Assistant Professor, Department of European Languages & Literatures
“Culture & Duvalierism: The Haitian Renaissance of the Turbulent Sixties”

Jose Sanchez, Assistant Professor, Library Science & Information Studies
“Outside the Stacks: The Information Practices of Mexican-American High School Seniors”

Kara Schlichting, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of History
Schiro Withanachchi  Lecturer, Department of Economics
Danne Woo, Assistant Professor, Department of Art

“Diversity through Internationalization: Analyzing Success of Minority Immigrant Students on Campus”

Fang Sun, Assistant Professor, Department of Accounting
“Working Papers on Risk, Investor Sentiment, and Pension Funding”

Noah Tsika, Assistant Professor, Department of Media Studies
“Archiving Nollywood”

Laura Villa, Assistant Professor, Department of Hispanic Languages & Literatures
“Critical Language Awareness in Heritage Language Instruction: A Response to Inequality?”

2018 Mellon Faculty Fellows

Joel Allen, Associate Professor, Department of History
“Memnon of Ethiopia in Athens under Rome”

Elissa Bemporard, Associate Professor, Department of History
“Women and Genocide: Survivors, Victims, Perpetrators”

Anna Bounds, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
“Doomsday Preppers”

Natalie Bump-Vena, Assistant Professor, Department of Urban Studies 
“The Chicago Frontier: Politics and Nature in the Cook County Forest Preserves”

Deirdre Cooper-Owens, Associate Professor, Department of History
“James Marions Sims Conference” & “Black History Month Origins”

Susan Davis, Assistant Professor, School of Music
“South American Classical Music Tradition” Performance and Lecture

Omri Elisha, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
“Curating Wonder: The Cosmic Sensibilities and Secular Ethics of Amateur Astronomers”

Charles Gomez, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
“Tracking the Careers of U.S.-Trained, Underrepresented Minorities (URMs) in Academia: A Proof of Concept”

Kristin Hart, Dean of Libraries, and Jose Sanchez, Assistant Professor, Library Studies
“Pop-up Makerspaces in Libraries for Liberal Arts Students”

Regine Joseph, Assistant Professor, Department of European Languages and Literatures
“Culture & Duvalierism: The Haitian Renaissance of the Turbulent Sixties”

Seongyeon Ko, Assistant Professor, Department of Classical, Middle Eastern, and Asian Languages and Culture
“Experiential Learning in the Korean Language Classroom”

Natalie Leger, Assistant Professor, Department of English
“Many Rivers to Cross” Black History Month Film and Lecture

Brian Rosa, Assistant Professor, Department of Urban Studies
“Gentrification in London”

Gregory Sholette, Associate Professor, Department of Art
“Art Against Austerity”

Shige Song, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
“Spatiotemporal Analysis of Longterm U.S. Mortality Trends: 1968-2015

Karine Tache, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
“Investigation of Human and Prehuman Behavior”

Elena Vessilinov, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
“To Mix or Not to Mix? Systematic Empirical Evidence about Mixed-Income Neighborhoods: Race, Ethnicity and Education, 1990-2010”

Laura Villa, Assistant Professor, Department of Hispanic Languages & Literatures
“Critical Language Awareness in Heritage Language Instruction: A Response to Inequality?”

2018 Mellon Faculty and Student Research Fellows

Natalie Bump-Vena, Assistant Professor, Department of Urban Studies and 4 Students
“Organics Collection at QC”

Sarah Covington, Professor, Department of History, and 6 Students
“Irish Studies Film, Music, and Dance Event”

Amy Hsin, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and 1 Student
“Economic Downturns and Education”

Tarry Hum, Professor, Department of Urban Studies and 1 Student
“Informal Immigrant Economies”

Tarry Hum, Professor, Department of Urban Studies and 1 Student
“A JMZ Study”

Sophia Kahn, Adjunct Instructor, CERRU, and 1 Student
“Caring and Healing Project”

Miki Makihari, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology and 29 Students
“Anthropology Conference Attendance and Presentations”

Pyong Min, Professor, Department of Sociology and 1 Student
“The Korean Community in New Jersey”

Eugenia Paulicelli, Professor, Department of European Languages and Literature, and 4 Students
“Digitizing Italian Fashion Project”

Francois Pierre-Louis, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and 1 Student
“Haiti’s Two-Tiered Citizenship”

Yael Rosenstock, Adjunct Instructor, CERRU and 1 Student
“Coping and Healing Project”

Karine Tache, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology and 10 Students
“Onamani Sakaigan Archaeology Project”

Frank Warren, Professor Emeritus, Department of History and 4 Students
“Combatting Anti-Semitism Project”

Edisa Weeks, Dance Advisor, and 10 Students
“Dance Performance and Workshop/Lecture”

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