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Professors Kemi Adeyemi (GWSS) and La TaSha Levy (AES) Awarded Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowships

We are pleased to announce that Professors Kemi Adeyemi (GWSS) and La TaSha Levy (AES) have both been awarded six-month Career Enhancement Fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

The Career Enhancement Fellowship Program seeks to increase the presence of minority junior faculty members and other faculty members committed to eradicating racial disparities in core fields in the arts and humanities. The fellowship, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, supports the Mellon Foundation's mission to strengthen, promote, and, where necessary, defend the contributions of the humanities and the arts to human flourishing and to the well-being of diverse and democratic societies.

The fellowship provides each fellow with a six-month or one-year sabbatical stipend of up to $30,000; a research, travel, or publication grant of up to $1,500; and participation in an annual conference/retreat. A total of 30 fellowships are awarded each year.

Kemi Adayemi is currently at work on her project, Making New Ground: Black Queer Women's Geographics of the Neoliberal City, in the 2018-2019 Society of Scholars fellowship cohort at the Simpson Center. She also runs the Black Embodiments Studio, which is funded through the Simpson Center.

In the 2019-2020 academic year, La TaSha Levy will join the Society of Scholars. Her project is titled Race Matters in the GOP.

Congrats, Kemi and La TaSha!