“MMUF is a network. And I think that over time, the reverberating effects of this network are going to be very, very substantial. As the numbers continue to grow...you begin to get a second- and a third-generation effect...I think that's going to be powerful.”

~ William G. Bowen, co-founder of MMUF and former president of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Current Fellows

Rozee Benavides

Rozee Benavides

Anthropology & Spanish
Research Interests: evolutionary anthropology, human rights
Mentor: Lindsay Smith

Thomas Graves

Thomas "Tre" Graves

Political Science & Environmental Science
Research Interests: Political Ecology, Green Political Theory
Mentor: Jami Nelson-Nuñez

Hotvlkuce Harjo

Hotvlkuce Harjo

Women's Studies & Arts Studio
Research Interests: Indigeneity, Queer Theory, Disability
Mentor: Amy Brandzel

Timoteo L'Esperance

Timoteo "TJ" L'Esperance

Political Science
Research Interests: Border Politics
Mentor: Michael Rocca

shelby Zubia

Shelby Zubia

Linguistics & Psychology
Research Interests: Language Preservation
Mentor: Dawn Nordquist

hallie brown

Hallie Brown

Sociology & International Studies
Research Interests: Human Rights, Cultural Adaptation, and Globalization
Mentor: Sarita Cargas & Marygold Walsh-Dilley

Jason Merriam

Jason Merriam

Classical Studies
Research Interests: Concept of Anxiety in Greek Tragedians
Mentor: Iain Thomson

Jasmine Montoya

Jasmine Montoya

Women's Studies
Research Interests: Gender Constitution within an intersectional framework
Mentor: Amy L. Brandzel

Shelby Perea

Shelby Perea

Communication & Psychology
Research Interests: Mass Media Communication and Gender
Mentor: Ruth Trinidad Galvan 

Melissa Auh

Melissa Krukar

Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts
Research Interests: Cultural systems of education and educational policy
Mentor: Amaris Ketcham

Kalila Bohsali

Kalila Bohsali

English Literature & French
Research Interests: Modern and contemporary American poetry and poetics
Mentor: Matthew Hofer

Shayanah Chiaramonte

Shayanah Chiaramonte

Sociology & Psychology
Research Interests: Inequality and the challenges facing marginalized populations
Mentor: Aubrey L. Jackson

Amber Lopez

Amber Lopez

Linguistics & Philosophy
Research Interests: Psycholinguistic research on lexical access of phonemes
Mentor: Jill P. Morford

Nina Raby

Nina Raby

Classics
Research Interests: Linguistic, philosophical, and literary connections between Early Christianity and the Classical world
Mentors: Lorenzo F. Garcia Jr. & Osman Umurhan