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.

More information regarding the 2022-23 fellowship application is forthcoming.

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.

Current Fellow (2020-21)

David PhiloxeneDavid Philoxene

Dissertation Fellow
Fellowship Placement: Department of Teacher Education, School of Education

David Philoxene is a Ph.D. candidate in the Graduate School of Education at UC Berkeley. His research focuses on geographies of race and violence, including how Black youth experience, locate, and create safety. His dissertation employs 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 15 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 and Chancellor’s Fellow at UC Berkeley.

Learn more about past fellows