Mahaliah Little Receives AAUW Dissertation Fellowship

May 27, 2020

Mahaliah Little Receives AAUW Dissertation Fellowship

Ph.D. Candidate Mahaliah Little

WGSS Ph.D. Candidate Mahaliah Little recently received the AAUW Dissertation Fellowship!

Awarded by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the Dissertation Fellowship is given to women who are studying full-time to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research, or preparing research for publication. Applicants are chosen based on multiple criteria, including scholarly excellence, mentoring and teaching experience, and commitment to women’s issues in the profession or community.

Advised by Professor Treva Lindsey, Mahaliah specializes in topics such as Black feminism, sexual violence, rap and hip hop music, and pop culture. Her research focuses on the politics of pleasure in Black feminist theory, the nexus of trauma and sexuality in Black women’s lives, and popular culture. During the academic year, Mahaliah teaches Black Women Writers: Text and Context (WGSST 2367.04), as well as hosts the Booked N’ Busy Book Club where undergraduates meet and discuss intersectional feminist writing.

Congratulations to Mahaliah on her hard work and this amazing accomplishment!