Jennifer Eaglin

Disciplinary Area: Latin American History

Dissertation Focus/Title: "Sweet Fuel: Ethanol's Socio-Political Origins in Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, 1933-1985"

Undergraduate Institution: Spelman College

MMUF Mentor: Dr. Margery Ganz

MMUF Entry Year: 2003

Graduate Institution: Michigan State University

Ph.D. Year: 2015

Kalenda Eaton

Disciplinary Area: English/ African American Literature

Dissertation Focus/Title: Black Women's Fiction; Post-Civil Rights era; Womanism

Undergraduate Institution: Dillard University

MMUF Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth Marsden

MMUF Entry Year: 1997

Graduate Institution: The Ohio State University

Ph.D. Year: 2004

Erica R. Edwards

Disciplinary Area: English

Dissertation Focus/Title: African American expressive and political cultures 

Undergraduate Institution: Spelman College

MMUF Mentor: Dr. Kristen McDermott

MMUF Entry Year: 1997

Graduate Institution: Duke University

Ph.D. Year: 2006

 

 
 
 

Jessica Edwards

Disciplinary Area: English

Dissertation Focus/Title: "Activism, Gender Politics and Environmentalism in the Work of Toni Cade Bambara: A Step Toward Social, Mental and Environmental Wholeness"

Undergraduate Institution: Spelman College

MMUF Mentor: Dr. Alma Jean Billingslea

MMUF Entry Year: 2005

Graduate Institution: Washington State University

Ph.D. Year: 2013

 
 
 

Lauren Eldridge Stewart

Disciplinary Area: Ethnomusicology

Dissertation Focus/Title: "Playing Haitian: Musical Negotiations of Nation, Genre, and Self"

Undergraduate Institution: Spelman College

MMUF Mentor: Professor Joseph Jennings

MMUF Entry Year: 2008

Graduate Institution: University of Chicago

Ph.D. Year: 2016

 
 
 

Meredith Evans Raiford

Disciplinary Area: Library & Information Science (Archival Studies)

Dissertation Focus/Title: Recordkeeping practices in the Black church

Undergraduate Institution: Clark Atlanta University

MMUF Mentor: Dr. Isabella Jenkins

MMUF Entry Year: 1992

Graduate Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Ph.D. Year: 2006

 

 
 
 

Julius Fleming

Disciplinary Area: English

Dissertation Focus/Title: "Staging Civil Rights: African American Literature, Performance, and Innovation"

Undergraduate Institution: Tougaloo College

MMUF Mentor: Dr. Candice Love Jackson

MMUF Entry Year: 2007

Graduate Institution: University of Pennsylvania

Ph.D. Year: 2014

 
 
 

Clinton Fluker

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James Ford

Disciplinary Area: English

Dissertation Focus/Title: "Thinking Through Crisis: 1930s African American Literature and Politics"

Undergraduate Institution: Morehouse College

MMUF Mentor: Dr. Stephen Baker

MMUF Entry Year: 2001

Graduate Institution: University of Notre Dame

Ph.D. Year: 2009

 
 
 

Aisha Francis-Samuels

Disciplinary Area: 19th and 20th Century African American Lit.; Women's Lit. 

Dissertation Focus/Title: Identity politics in African American women's literature 1880-2000

Undergraduate Institution: Fisk University

MMUF Mentor: Dr. Adam Meyer

MMUF Entry Year: 1996

Graduate Institution: Vanderbilt University

Ph.D. Year: 2004

 
 
 

Alisha Gaines

Disciplinary Area: English

Dissertation Focus/Title: "Spectacles of American Liberalism: Narratives of Racial Im/posture"

Undergraduate Institution: Spelman College

MMUF Mentor: Dr. Shirley Toland

MMUF Entry Year: 2001

Graduate Institution: Duke University

Ph.D. Year: 2009

 
 
 

Ernest Gibson

Disciplinary Area: American Studies

Dissertation Focus/Title: "In Search of the Fraternal: Salvific Manhood and Male Intimacy in the Fiction of James Baldwin"

Undergraduate Institution: Fisk University

MMUF Mentor: Professor Linda Wynn

MMUF Entry Year: 2003

Graduate Institution: University of Massachusetts Amherst

Ph.D. Year: 2012

 
 
 

Keith Michael Green

Disciplinary Area: English/ American and African American Literature

Dissertation Focus/Title: "Master Narratives: Captivity and American Autobiographical Writing, 1816-1861"

Undergraduate Institution: Morehouse College

MMUF Mentor: Dr. Stephen Baker

MMUF Entry Year: 1996

Graduate Institution: University of Michigan

Ph.D. Year: 2007

 
 
 

Kim Green

Disciplinary Area: English

Dissertation Focus/Title: "To Be Black and At Home: Movement, Freedom, and Belonging in African American and African Canadian Literatures"

Undergraduate Institution: Claflin University

MMUF Mentor: Dr. Peggy Ratliff

MMUF Entry Year: 2002

Graduate Institution: Emory University

Ph.D. Year: 2010

 
 
 

Lisa Lakes Griffin

Disciplinary Area: English/African American Literature

Dissertation Focus/Title: The West African concept ogbanje to construct positive paradigms of masculinity, femininity, and community in African American migrant communities

Undergraduate Institution: Johnson C. Smith University

MMUF Mentor: Dr. Maxine Funderburk Moore

MMUF Entry Year: 1995

Graduate Institution: The Ohio State University (MA); Florida State University (Ph.D.)

Ph.D. Year: 2007

 
 
 

Shayla Griffin

Disciplinary Area: Social Work and Social Science

Dissertation Focus/Title: "When the Black Kids Moved In: An Exurban High School's Struggle to Negotiate Race and Class in a 'Post Racial' Era of Accountability and the Promise of Intergroup Dialogue"

Undergraduate Institution: Spelman College

MMUF Mentor: Dr. William Jelani Cobb

MMUF Entry Year: 2003

Graduate Institution: University of Michigan

Ph.D. Year: 2012

 
 
 

Saida grundy

Disciplinary Area: Women's Studies and Sociology

Dissertation Focus/Title: "The Makings of Men: The Institutionalization of Class and Masculinity at a Historically Black College for Men"

Undergraduate Institution: Spelman College

MMUF Mentor: Dr. M. Bahati Kuumba

MMUF Entry Year: 2002

Graduate Institution: University of Michigan 

Ph.D. Year: 2014