What we urgently need...is a more inclusive view of what it means to be a scholar--a recognition that knowledge is acquired through research, through synthesis, through practice, and through teaching.

-- Ernest Boyer

Scholars and Mentors

Introducing the 2019 cohort of Mellon Public Scholars! The scholars represent nine departments and programs, and their interests address arts access, education, and performance, as well as organizing in the Sacramento area among gender non-confirming musicians, Black communities, Asian American and Pacific Islander women, and incarcerated people.

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2019 Scholars

Hannah Adamy (Music), Building Alliances Among Women and Gender Non-Conforming Musicians in Sacramento
Tory Brykalski (Anthropology), Authors of Our Lives: Studying Gender and Liberation with the Gharsah Center in Al-Marj, Lebanon
Tracy Corado (Design), Imagining America: Commission on Publicly Engaged Design
Mia Dawson (Geography), Expanding the Research Capacities of Black Lives Matter Sacramento
Lizbeth De La Cruz Santana (Spanish & Portuguese), Who Are the Real Childhood Arrivals to the U.S.?
Rebecca Hogue (English), Pacific Islands Rise: A Digital Archive of Climate Change Activism
Gwyneth Manser (Geography), California Food Policy Advocates: Faces of California Hunger Project
Kristin McCarty (Sociology), California Arts Council: Arts & Culture Landscape Framework Project
Marlené Mercado (Cultural Studies), Expanding the Network and Reach of the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee Chapter in Sacramento
Katherine Nasol (Cultural Studies), Rise, Resist, Unite: The Stories of AAPI Women and Girls
Ante Ursic (Performance Studies), Prescott Circus Theatre
Jasmine Wade (Cultural Studies), California Department of Education: Native American Model Curriculum Project