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.
Atlanta, GA-November 9, 2013
We are honored to have Dr. Chaunda McDavis, Mellon PhD and Assistant Professor in the English Department at Atlanta Metropolitan State College, as our speaker. Dr. McDavis specializes in African-American literature, focusing on the African-American novel and the short story.