Meet Our Current Fellows

Picture of La Marr Jurelle BruceLaMarr Jurelle Bruce
Associate Professor, American Studies
University of Maryland

Project: “The Afromantic”

UMBC Faculty Collaborator: Mejdulene B. Shomali, Assistant Professor, Gender, Women’s, + Sexuality Studies

Fall 2021

Picture of Mark VillegasMark Villegas
Assistant Professor, American Studies
Franklin and Marshall College

Project: “Geek Hop: Discipline, Science, and Orientalism in Hip Hop Culture”

UMBC Faculty Collaborator: Earl Brooks, Assistant Professor, English

Fall 2021


Picture of Morgan SmallsMorgan Smalls
Assistant Professor, School of Media Arts and Design, James Madison University

Project: “Exploring HBO’s Insecure and Black Women in media”

UMBC Faculty Collaborator: Michelle Scott, Associate Professor, History

Spring 2022

Picture of Vanessa WillsVanessa Wills
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
George Washington University

Project: “Black Woman Marxists on Race, Gender, and Class”

UMBC Faculty Collaborator: Michael Nance, Associate Professor, Philosophy

Spring 2022