On March 3, 2018, four Williams students who are Mellon Mays Undergraduate and Allison Davis Research fellows – MarChe Daughtry, Naomi Francis, Daniel Maes, and Carlos Malache Silva – participated in the 2018 Yale Writing & Research Symposium held at the Center for Teaching in Learning at Yale University. The students participated in the Lightning Round and Precirculated Paper sessions and shared the following:
MarChe Daughtry (WGSS & American Studies), “Investigating Labor Practices Through Representational Detective Work”
Naomi Francois (Religion & Africana Studies), “The White Christian and BLM”
Daniel Maes (Mathematics & Statistics), “Creating Predictive Models for Undergraduate Affirmative Action Policies in the U.S.: Are Collegiate Demographics Shifting Toward a ‘Critical Mass’?”
Carlos Malache Silva (German & Philosophy), “World Formation and World Collapse: A Hermeneutical Account of Symbolic Violence in Coloniality”
The Office of Special Academic Programs administers both the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship and Allison Davis Research Fellowship, which are designed to increase racial and economic diversity in higher education by preparing students from underrepresented groups for academic careers.