In addition to supporting our fellows through various stages of the doctorate, the Program aspires to foster and strengthen relationships among all members of the Mellon Mays community. To that end, the Lecture Series brings together undergraduates, graduate students, coordinators, and faculty in each region for intellectual engagement and community-building. Each lecture allows a Mellon Ph.D. the opportunity to speak on their research or a current topic, and fellows and coordinators gather afterwards for a reception. To date, lectures have taken place in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Los Angeles, Baltimore and Atlanta.
Brooklyn, NY- February 27, 2014
We are honored to have Dr. Michelle Nasser, Mellon PhD and Assistant Professor of Spanish and U.S. Latino Studies at Grinnell College, as our speaker. Dr. Nasser specializes in Latin American and U.S. Latino Cultural production, the manipulation of gender, and the construction of identity. Her teaching and scholarship center these topics in the context of Colombia. The title of her talk will be "Colombia es pasion: Perception, Marketing, and the Reimagining of Colombia".