The Mellon Environmental Stewardship, Place, and Community Initiative (MESPAC) is seeking interested graduate students to participate in a cohort of faculty and graduate students designing curriculum. With three to four faculty, the four to six Graduate Fellows will design a humanities course focused on Indigenous epistemologies and environmental stewardship and will mentor undergraduate students who enroll in the subsequent course(s).
Grants and Initiatives
We are proud to announce that Thomas Forrest (English, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota Twin Cities) has been named a Humanities Without Walls 2022 Career Diversity Workshop Fellow.
Since its establishment in 2020, Minnesota Transform, the $5M higher education initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, has undertaken a variety of projects that support decolonial and racial justice across Minnesota, the Twin Cities, and the University. One of these is the the Towards Recognition and University-Tribal Healing (TRUTH) Project.
Please help us welcome Angela Carter, who recently joined the Mellon-funded initiative Minnesota Transform as Access and Inclusion Pedagogy Specialist.
Minnesota Transform is hiring an Administrative Assistant
Seeking an organized UMN Graduate Student interested in gaining grant-based project administration experience. Position will work directly with Minnesota Transform and our community partners.
Originally published 3/16/2021
This May-June, the IAS will be piloting a new program: short-term themed fellowships.
IAS Residential Fellowships provide time for faculty, graduate students, staff, and community scholars, artists, and professionals to remove themselves from their normal obligations and work on their own research or creative practice.
Minnesota Transform: A Just University for Just Futures
I am so thrilled to join the Minnesota Transform team as project manager. I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.S. in Urban Studies and a Master’s in Heritage Studies and Public History (HSPH). I bring to the initiative a background in public history focused racial justice projects adjacent to the University.
The IAS is pleased to introduce Minnesota Transform: A Just University for Just Futures, a $5 million higher education initiative that will address transformational decolonial and racial justice in the University, Twin Cities, and state through public humanities projects.