The CUNY Graduate Center recently announced the selection of 65 Black, Race and Ethnic Studies (BRES) Fellows. Medgar Evers College is proud to share that Dr. Cristina Migliaccio and Professor Donna Hill were two of 28 BRES Curriculum Faculty Fellows named.
Both Hill and Migliaccio are assistant professors in the Medgar Evers College English department. Hill is the interim director of Literary Programs for the Center for Black Literature. She is also a writer with more than 100 published titles to her credit. Her 2020 novel, Confessions in B-Flat, is currently being adapted into a film by Amblin Partners with Academy Award-winning actor Octavia Spencer attached as a producer.
Migliaccio is a first-year composition coordinator at MEC, where she teaches composition and literature. Her research focuses on the intersections of critical digital literacy and cultural rhetoric. She is also a CUNY Writing Discipline Council Representative and a MEC Computers and Technology Committee delegate for the English Department.
The 20 CUNY Graduate Center doctoral student fellows and 45 faculty fellows from throughout The City University of New York will pursue research projects and create new curricula to enhance Black, race and ethnic studies throughout the University. The fellows will be affiliated with the BRES Collaboration Hub, a CUNY-wide, multidisciplinary initiative based at the Graduate Center. BRES Doctoral Fellows will receive stipends of $4,000 for their dissertation research, and BRES Faculty Fellows will receive stipends of $2,000 to support research and curriculum development projects.
The fellowships stem from the $3 million Mellon Foundation-supported Black, Race and Ethnic Studies Initiative (BRESI) at CUNY, which seeks to reimagine and expand University programs in Black, race and ethnic studies.
The BRES Fellows will be an integral part of the BRES Collaboration Hub, an intellectual home for CUNY faculty and doctoral students interested in inter- and multidisciplinary education and research in Black, race and ethnic studies.
Visit https://www.gc.cuny.edu/news/black-race-and-ethnic-studies-fellowships-awarded-65-cuny-faculty-and-doctoral-students to find out more about the fellowships.