University of Virginia, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences


The Mellon Humanities Fellows Program is part of a broad multi-year initiative on The Global South: An Agenda for Advanced Research and Curricular Innovation in the Humanities (2015–2020), funded in partnership by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. The funding supports a faculty Fellowship program, Humanities Labs, new faculty hires, new courses, and research focused on the connected histories and cultures of the Global South, an idea that refers both to a post-Cold War cartographic conception embracing Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Central Asia, South East Asia, and the Pacific Islands, as well as spaces shaped by global histories of capitalism, empire, race, and diaspora.