Honors and Awards

Sociology Doctoral Candidate Venus Green Receives Mellon Dissertation Fellowship

Venus Green, a doctoral candidate in sociology, has been awarded a 2022-23 Mellon Dissertation Fellowship through the World Studies Interdisciplinary Project (WSIP). The competitive year-long fellowship, which covers a full academic year for dissertation research, is awarded to graduate students whose research has a decolonial historic orientation with an intersectional focus.

Venus Green
Venus Green

Green and other selected scholars will participate as Mellon Fellows in the development of a Graduate Certificate Program in Decolonial Global Studies (DGS) at UMass Amherst.

Green, who is advised by Moon-Kie Jung, professor of sociology, received the award to conduct research in New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C. and Massachusetts for her dissertation, “Black Women Domestic Workers Within the Afterlife of Slavery.” Her research investigates how domestic workers from across the African diaspora utilize Black feminist and diasporic emancipatory praxis to organize domestic workers to combat gendered antiblackness and capitalist, colonial violence.