Each year, the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity names a select group of admitted students interested in the study of race/ethnicity as Graduate Fellows.

Graduate students in any terminal degree program are eligible. Fellows will be invited to share research or creative work in process with their cohort and Center Affiliates in both the Fall and Spring, attend regular Center events, take advantage of special professional development opportunities, and propose future Center programming.

Fellows will be eligible for $1,000 annually to cover research- or conference-related travel or creative work. Active Fellows will be given special consideration for future Center-funded opportunities and programs. Based on a review of good-standing as Fellows and progress towards the degree, Fellows can renew their Fellowships for up to 5 years (for a total of 6 years of funding). Funds may be rolled over for the term of the Fellowship.

2022-2023 Graduate Fellows

Jeanne Rosine Abomo Edou

Graduate Student, Hispanic studies and comparative literature

Critical Race Theory
Cultural Theory
Post-apocalyptic Era
Post-colonial Theory
Post-human Era

Hawa Adaweh

PhD Student, Psychological & Brain Sciences

Child Psychiatric Disorders
Childhood Adversities
Disparities in Diagnoses
Mental Health

Rajnesh Chakrapani

Graduate Student, Comparative Literature International Writers Track

Immigration and Migration
Social Justice
Speculative Archive
Diasporic Writing
Documentary Poetics

Zhongze Wei

PhD Student, Sociology

Racial Identities

Ronelle Williams

Graduate Student, Occupational Therapy

Disordered Eating
Health Disparities
Psychosocial Stress
Women’s Health

2021-2022 Graduate Fellows

Dennis Boyd

Brown School

Nayive Gaytán

Arts & Sciences, Romance Languages/Hispanic Studies

Paige DeVos

Arts & Sciences, Anthropology

Haley Kaplan

School of Medicine, Occupational Therapy

Nadia Jackson-Fitch

Arts & Sciences, Sociology

Ivy Smith

McKelvey, Computational and Data Sciences