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Lauren Eldridge Named Woodrow Wilson Foundation Career Enhancement Fellow

April 2018

Spelman Faculty Lauren Eldridge
Lauren Eldridge, Ph.D., has been named a Woodrow Wilson Foundation 2018 Career Enhancement Fellow based on her works in anthropology and sociology as a post-doctoral fellow and adjunct professor at Spelman College. Eldrige is also a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow, selected because of her commitment to diversity while in pursuit of her Ph.D. 

Dr. Eldridge currently teaches in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Department of Music. Eldridge works with the UNCF/Mellon Programs ( and the Spelman College Social Justice Fellows Program.

The Career Enhancement Fellowship Program seeks to increase the presence of minority junior faculty members and other faculty members committed to eradicating racial disparities in core fields in the arts and humanities. The Fellowship, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, supports the Mellon Foundation's mission to strengthen, promote, and, where necessary, defend the contributions of the humanities and the arts to human flourishing and to the well-being of diverse and democratic societies.

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