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Idol Family Fellows Program

The McNulty Institute, in collaboration with the Villanova Institute for Research & Scholarship, is proud to announce the Idol Family Summer Fellows Program, an exciting new fellowship aimed to create innovative, scholarly collaborations that will advance gender equity and promote social change. The Program is designed to foster collaborative cross-disciplinary communities of scholars committed to the development and dissemination of scholarship that addresses the most pressing issues related to gender equity.

AY 2022 Idol Family Fellows:

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, (English and Criminology, ’22)
Cynthia Choo's (English and Humanities double major and Education minor, ’23)
Trinity Rogers, (Peace & Justice, ’24)

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

AY 2020-2021 Idol Family Fellows:

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