IDOL FAMILY FELLOWS PROGRAM

Female students viewing laptops

The McNulty Institute created the Idol Family Fellows Program, an exciting new fellowship aimed to create innovative, scholarly collaborations that will advance gender equity and promote social change. The Program fosters collaborative cross-disciplinary communities of scholars committed to the development and dissemination of scholarship that addresses the most pressing issues related to gender equity.    

Project Title: Taught by Literature: Recentering Early Black Women Intellectuals

Denise Burgher
ABD, English, University of Delaware; African American Public Humanities Initiative and Colored Conventions Project Fellow

Brigitte Fielder, PhD
Associate professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison; author, Relative Races: Genealogies of Interracial Kinship in Nineteenth-Century America (Duke University Press, 2020)

Jean Lutes, PhD
Luckow Family Endowed Chair of English Literature, Villanova University

Student Affiliate Fellows

Janine Hazlewood ’26 CLAS
Trinity Rogers ’24 CLAS
Cynthia Choo's ’23 CLAS
Arianna Ogando ’23 CLAS

 

 

Taught by Literature - A collaborative digital humanities project focuses on making visible the work of Black women writers to a new generation.  

American poet, journalist and political activist Alice Dunbar-Nelson in a 1915 photograph by Addison Scurlock and a typescript copy of her short story “His Heart’s Desire” 

A prolific and thought-provoking author, activist and educator, Alice Dunbar-Nelson (1875–1935) influenced some of the most celebrated writers of the Harlem Renaissance—and yet, her works don’t appear on many K–12 school reading lists. 

Read more about the project:

Visit our Website at www.taughtbyliterature.org

Project Title: The ’Steenth Street Project: Recovering Alice Dunbar-Nelson’s Stories of Black Childhood.

Denise Burgher
ABD, English, University of Delaware; African American Public Humanities Initiative and Colored Conventions Project Fellow

Brigitte Fielder
Associate professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison; author, Relative Races: Genealogies of Interracial Kinship in Nineteenth-Century America (Duke University Press, 2020)

Jean Lutes
Luckow Family Endowed Chair of English Literature, Villanova University

Student Affiliate Fellows

Kashae Garland ’22 CLAS
Cynthia Choo's '23 CLAS
Trinity Rogers ’24 CLAS  

Project Title: You Okay Sis? Electoral Politics and Representation in Tumultuous Times
 
Nadia E. Brown, PhD
Associate Professor of Political Science and African American Studies
Purdue University
 
Camille D. Burge, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Villanova University
 
Student Affiliate Fellows
Danielle Burns '21 MA
Gia Beaton '20 CLAS  

Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women's Leadership
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