Gerardo Marín Diversity Fellowships

Each year, the Provost’s Office, under the leadership of the Office of Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach, invites scholars from underrepresented ethnic communities to apply for prestigious fellowships.

Gerardo Marín Diversity Fellowships

Dissertation Fellowship

Dissertation fellows complete their dissertation and initiate an ongoing program of scholarly or creative work while becoming familiar with the usual service responsibilities of a university faculty member. Fellows teach one course in their discipline each semester and serve the University in various capacities.

Apply for the 2022-2023 Gerardo Marín Diversity Dissertation Fellowship

Postdoctoral Fellowship

In this “teaching postdoc,” postdoctoral fellows develop as both researchers and teachers. Fellows are housed in an existing department and work with senior faculty members to begin the development of an independent research program. In addition, fellows teach one course per semester in order to gain teaching experience.

Apply for the 2022-2023 Gerardo Marín Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship

Current Fellow (2021-22)

David PhiloxeneDavid Philoxene

Postdoctoral Fellow
Fellowship Placement: International and Multicultural Education Department, School of Education

For the 2021-22 academic year, we welcome David Philoxene to the International and Multicultural Education Department in the School of Education.
David Philoxene was awarded a Ph.D. in the Graduate School of Education at UC Berkeley in 2021. His research focuses on geographies of race and violence, including how Black youth experience, locate, and create safety. His dissertation employed interviews and youth mapping artifacts to examine the sense- and spatial-making practices of Black youth who navigate violence across schooling and neighborhood in Oakland, California. He is committed to (re)telling stories of resistance, survival, and possibility, and studying educational and community spaces that exemplify this.
An Oakland native, he has spent the last 16 years in youth spaces in a variety of roles, from classroom teacher, school design-team member, teacher supervisor, and researcher. He has a B.A. in Sociology and African American Studies from UC Berkeley, a M.Ed. and Secondary Teaching Credential from UCLA, and has been an NIH/NIGMS Predoctoral Fellow at UCSF, Chancellor’s Fellow at UC Berkeley, and 2020-2021 Gerardo Marin Dissertation Fellow at USF.
Current Dissertation Fellow (Spring 2022)
Zachary ReeseZachary Reese is currently completing his Ph.D. in social psychology at the University of Michigan. Zach's key research topics include competition, trait competitiveness, and close relationships. In his dissertation studies, Zach examines the cognitive processes that enable people to celebrate the successes of close others. Outside of the laboratory, Zach strives to improve equity within higher education by re-imagining classroom procedures, teaching accessible writing, and mentoring underrepresented students.


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