The 2013 Eudora Welty Research Fellowship has been awarded to Ebony O. Lumumba, an advanced doctoral student in English at the University of Mississippi. Established by the Eudora Welty Foundation and the Department of Archives and History, the fellowship seeks to encourage and support research use of the Eudora Welty Collection by graduate students.

Lumumba will use the $2,000 fellowship to cover travel, housing, and other expenses incurred while doing primary research in the Eudora Welty Collection at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building to explore the inclusion of elements of the African American community in Welty’s fiction and photographs. She plans to spend two months this summer in the archives, reviewing images, personal letters and notes, and published works, in preparation for her dissertation on mothering and foodways of disenfranchised communities in texts of the Global South.

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