PhD student Vincent Ogoti has been awarded a Mellon Public Humanities Fellowship. For academic year 2022-23, Ogoti will work for MYArts (Madison Youth Arts Center) as the Storytelling and Community Access Fellow.
Each year the Center for the Humanities invites applications for its Public Humanities Fellowship designed to provide advanced graduate students in the humanities with 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. The aim is to both provide graduate students the opportunity to explore diverse career paths and to cultivate a practice of public humanities within their academic work.