University of Wisconsin–Madison

Caitlin Tyler-Richards wins Mellon University Press Diversity Fellowship

Caitlin Tyler-Richards

Caitlin Tyler-Richards, History PhD candidate in African History, has won a Mellon University Press Diversity Fellowship at the University of Washington Press for 2018-2019. This prestigious fellowship will allow Caitlin to continue work on her dissertation, “‘I Wish You All Vivid’: Nigerian Literature in a Post-Colonial Word”. Formerly a student of Florence Bernault and now advised by Emily Callaci, Caitlin returned from Fulbright-supported fieldwork in Nigeria in September 2017 and currently resides in Missoula, Montana. If all goes according to plan, Caitlin will defend her “born-digital” dissertation in Spring 2020. She has wanted to work in publishing since high school but also wants to keep a foot in academia, so this is truly a dream come true. Congratulations, Caitlin!