UC Davis has been invited to submit one nominee for the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s New Directions Fellowship. These highly selective fellowships provide support for exceptional faculty in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who received their doctorates between 2008 and 2014. Fellows pursue systematic training and academic competencies outside their own special fields in order to advance a cross-disciplinary research agenda. This fellowship does not aim to facilitate short-term outcomes, such as completion of a book. Rather, New Directions Fellowships are intended as longer-term investments in scholars’ intellectual range and productivity.