Doctoral candidate receives Mellon/ACLS fellowship

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Doctoral candidate Anita N. Bateman has received a 2019 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship. Bateman was the only fellow in the field of art history among 67 awards. Her dissertation topic is Ethiopia in Focus: Photography, Nationalism, Diaspora, and Modernization.

The fellowship provides a $30,000 stipend and up to $8,000 in research funds and university fees to advanced graduate students in their final year of dissertation writing. The program, which is made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, also includes a faculty-led academic job market seminar, hosted by ACLS, to further prepare fellows for their postgraduate careers.