Assistant Professor Melanie Chambliss Awarded Career Enhancement Fellowship
The Institute for Citizens & Scholars has announced that Assistant Professor Melanie Chambliss has been awarded Career Enhancement Fellowship.
The Career Enhancement Fellowship seeks to increase the presence of underrepresented junior and other faculty members in the humanities, social sciences, and arts by creating career development opportunities for selected Fellows with promising research projects. Selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants, this year’s Fellows represent unique perspectives within their disciplines and are committed to increasing diversity and inclusion on campus through service and research.
“I'm very excited about this opportunity. I plan to use next year to finish my book manuscript, so I'm grateful for the time and support that this fellowship will offer,” said Chambliss.
Chambliss teaches courses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century African American history and culture. Melanie is currently working on her in-progress manuscript "Saving the Race: Black Archives, Black Liberation, and the Remaking of Modernity."
The Institute for Citizens & Scholars is a 75-year-old organization that has played a significant role in shaping American higher education. Now, with an expanded mission, Citizens & Scholars prepares leaders and engages networks of people and organizations to meet urgent education challenges. The overarching goal is to shape an informed, productively engaged, and hopeful citizenry.