2019 Mellon Public Scholars Showcase

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Event Date

Davis Odd Fellows Lodge

The twelve UC Davis graduate students in the arts, humanities, and humanistic social sciences in the 2019 cohort will present their community-based projects, followed by a reception and resource share. We invite you to eat, drink and engage with these promising graduate scholars in their work.

The Mellon Public Scholars Program provides intellectual and material support to UC Davis graduate scholars in the arts, humanities, and humanistic social sciences to design and carry-out a summer project in collaboration with a community partner. Program Manager Stephanie Maroney will share details about the 2020 call for proposals - open through January 15, 2020. UC Davis graduate students in the arts, humanities, and humanistic social sciences interested in applying for the program are encouraged to attend and bring their questions.  

Featuring presentations by

  • Hannah Adamy (Music), Building Alliances Among Women and Gender–Expansive Musicians in Sacramento
  • Tory Brykalski (Anthropology), Authors of Our Lives: Studying Gender and Liberation with the Gharsah Center in Al-Marj, Lebanon
  • Tracy Corado (Design), Imagining America Commission on Publicly Engaged Design
  • Mia Dawson (Geography), Pursuing Truth and Transformative Justice with Abolition Activists in Sacramento 
  • Lizbeth De La Cruz Santana (Spanish & Portuguese), Who Are the Real Childhood Arrivals to the U.S.?
  • Rebecca Hogue (English), Pacific Islands Rise: A Digital Archive of Climate Change Activism
  • Gwyneth Manser (Geography), California Food Policy Advocates: Faces of California Hunger Project
  • Kristin McCarty (Sociology), California Arts Council: Arts & Culture Landscape Framework Project
  • Marlené Mercado (Cultural Studies), Expanding the Network and Reach of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee Chapter in Sacramento
  • Katherine Nasol (Cultural Studies), Rise, Resist, Unite: The Stories of AAPI Women and Girls
  • Ante Ursic (Performance Studies), Prescott Circus Theatre: Social Justice and Circus
  • Jasmine Wade (Cultural Studies), California Department of Education: Native American Model Curriculum Project