July 2, 2019

Mellon researchers and their projects featured in Campus News

The Trinity News Center recently posted stories about the work of some of our very own  mentors and Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURFs). We are very proud of their accomplishments and their ongoing contributions to arts and humanities research at Trinity and beyond. 

Championing the Arts (May 28) focuses on Nico Champion’s (Mellon ‘18) many talents and pursuits in music and theater while at Trinity, including theater research in Italy as part of his undergraduate research fellowship in the summer of 2018.


A world of Change (May 30) includes a lead-in about theater professor and Mellon mentor Roberto Prestigiacomo,  who co-led a Forum Theatre project in 2018. It also includes a shoutout to these current Mellon-sponsored undergraduate research projects: 

Chad Spigel, Religion

Duke University Galilee Database

Jie Zhang, Modern Languages and Literatures

Emotions that Go Viral: Perspectives on the Internet Culture of Post-Socialist China

David Crockett, Political Science

Returning to Normalcy: The Perils of Restoration Politics


Last but not least, 2 of these 8 outstanding women at Trinity (June 20) are Mellon students!  Jennifer Ochoa (Mellon ‘18), who worked with Dr. Debra Ochoa on post 9/11 cultural studies in Spanish fiction in 2018, is recognized for her bilingual activism and community service, and 2019 Mellon SURF Leah Woehr, who was chosen for her work advancing Asian culture on the stage, is featured for continuing her intercultural studies in Italy as part of her Mellon project.