Meena Nayak was named by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) as a 2019 Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellow. This is the first year of this program, which supports research projects from humanities and social science faculty who teach at two-year colleges. The program is made possible by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The fellowships will support 26 scholars as they conduct research on a wide range of topics, and bring their findings back to their classrooms and communities.
“We’re thrilled to announce the recipients of these awards,” said ACLS Program Officer Rachel Bernard. “Each of whom exemplifies the kind of rich humanistic research, innovative pedagogy, and deep community engagement that is flourishing within humanities programs at two-year colleges across the country. This program serves an unmet need by supporting teacher-scholars at community colleges through flexible stipends that fellows can use to fund their research, teaching and public programming.”
This is the first of three annual competitions funded by this grant. Fellows receive a $40,000 stipend over 18 months and will participate in convening to share their work and discuss broader issues in the humanities in the community college sector.
For more information on Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellows and their projects, please click here.