Dominique Young Receives Mellon Mays Predoctoral Research Grant

November 15, 2018

Dominique Young, a current PhD student of English literature at the University of Maryland, received the 2018 Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Mellon Mays Predoctoral Research Grant.

2018.11.15: Dominique Young receives Mellon GrantThe grant provides funding for books, travel to the Moorland-Spingarn Archive at Howard University to do archival research on the history of black women’s theatre, and ultimately develop a seminar paper into an article for publication. The grant will ultimately support her larger dissertation project that focuses on African American women’s popular fiction, film, and music videos of the 1990’s.

She would like to thank Dr. Zita Nunes for being gracious with her and providing a letter of support in order for her to receive the grant. 

Additionally, her book review on Imani Perry’s 2018 book, May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem, is a forthcoming publication in the Langston Hughes Review. The publication will be out between August and October 2019.