For the 2020-2019 academic year, Kevin Wamalwa has been named one of five Mellon Public Humanities Fellows at the UW-Madison Center for the Humanities.
The Mellon Public Humanities Fellows are part of Engaging the Humanities, a multi-year project generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that creates a variety of opportunities for UW-Madison graduate students and faculty to broaden the impact of their research. The fellowship provides graduate students in the humanities with professional experience outside of academia. By placing fellows in partner organizations around Madison including museums, hospitals, non-profits, community centers, and emerging businesses, the program facilitates the reciprocal sharing of resources and expertise, and highlights the significance of the humanities both on and off campus.
This year, Kevin will collaborate with Tracy Herold and Ali Trevino-Murphy at Dane County Library Service as their Ripple Project Fellow. Kevin will be supporting racial equity training for library staff and subsequent public programming that the county library system is undertaking in 2021 under their Beyond the Page humanities endowment.
For more information about the Public Humanities Fellowship program, visit: https://humanities.wisc.edu/public-humanities/graduate-fellowships