Fellowship Award Helps IPhD Student Broaden Vision of Life In Humanities

UMKC Interdisciplinary Ph.D. student Matt Reeves recently received a pre-doctoral fellowship award from the Humanities Without Walls consortium. The fellowship award will pay for Reeves to participate in the organization’s Alternative Academic Careers Summer Workshop. The workshop aims to help prepare doctoral students for careers both within and outside of the academy.

“My selection is a testament to the progressive values of the UMKC History Department and the innovative opportunities that the HistoryMakers program provides for our students,” said Reeves.

Reeves will travel to Chicago in July and spend three weeks engaged in intensive discussions with organizers of public humanities projects, experts in various domains of digital humanities, representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations, and holders of important non-faculty positions in colleges and universities.

“We are excited for Matt, but also excited that he will bring back a lot of knowledge to share with his fellow UMKC graduate students,” said Professor of History and Public Humanities Dr. Andrew Bergerson.

The goal of Humanities Without Walls is for participants to be able to represent a broadened vision of life in the humanities upon returning to their campuses.

“This fellowship is part of a larger project throughout the UMKC History Department to get the word out about our graduates, their skills, and capabilities,” said Reeves. “I look forward to helping amplify that vital message.”