Fredo Rivera ’06 Awarded Career Enhancement Fellowship

May 07, 2021

Fredo Rivera ’06, assistant professor of art history, has received a six-month Career Enhancement Fellowship funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Rivera will use it to complete a book project, Within the Revolution: Art, Media & the Built Environment in 1960s Cuba.

The award recognizes both the promise of this project and the significant contributions Rivera has made to diversity and to eradicating racial and other disparities through their work. That includes teaching; creative collaborations with the Grinnell College Museum of Art; community-building for faculty, staff, and students of color; and their work engaging broader publics, such as collaborating with the Waterloo Center for the Arts on Haitian art, which was funded by a grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities, and curating queer performative art events in Miami.

The fellowships are meant to increase the presence of underrepresented early-career faculty members in humanistic fields by providing them with time to complete major research projects. The program is administered by the Institute for Citizens & Scholars, formerly known as the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. 

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