The Chancellorʹs Postdoctoral Fellowship Program offers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to outstanding scholars in all fields whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at the University of California. The contributions to diversity may include public service towards increasing equitable access in fields where women and minorities are under‐represented. In some fields, the contributions may include research focusing on underserved populations or understanding inequalities related to race, gender, disability or LGBT issues.
UC President's Fellowship Program
The Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowship awardees are selected from the pool of applicants for the University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The Chancellor's and President's programs are seeking applicants with the potential to bring to their academic and research careers the perspective that comes from their non-traditional educational background or understanding of the experiences of members of groups historically underrepresented in higher education.
Hamzah Baig received a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA, and an M. Phil. and Ph.D. in History from Yale University. Hamzah’s dissertation title is A Wind from the South: The Algerian Revolution, Settler Colonial Internationalism, and the Third World Radical Imagination under thesis advisors Dr. Rosie Bsheer and Dr. Odd Arne Westad in Yale University’s Department of History. As a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Santa Barbara, Hamzah is working under the mentorship of Dr. Sherene Seikaly, professor of history at UC Santa Barbara. Hamzah’s research interests include the social and intellectual history of the modern Middle East, the history and theories of racial capitalism, along with the Black radical tradition and Africana studies.
Eupha Jeanne Daramola
The Gevirtz Graduate School of Education
Eupha Jeanne received her B.S. in Human Development from Northwestern University, her M.A.in Urban Education from the University of Pennsylvania, and her Ph.D. in Urban Education Policy from the University of Southern California. Eupha Jeanne’s thesis title is Fever Dreams: The Promise and Limitations of BIPOC Parent Organizing During the First Year of the COVID- 19 Pandemic under her thesis advisor Dr. Julie Marsh in USC’s Department of Urban Education Policy. As a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Santa Barbara, Eupha Jeanne is working under the mentorship of Dr. Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj in the Gevirtz School of Education. Her research topic is the role of BIPOC radical education imaginaries in school reform.
Candice Lyons is a 2021-22 Black Studies Dissertation Scholar at UC Santa Barbara. She received her B.A. in Philosophy, M.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies, and Ph.D. in African and African Diaspora Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Her recent pieces “A (Queer) Rebel Wife in Texas” (2020), “Rage and Resistance at Ashbel Smith’s Evergreen Plantation” (2020), and “Mary Todd Lincoln, Elizabeth Keckley, and the Queer History of the Old Clothes Scandal” (2022) can be found on the public history site Not Even Past. Lyons’ writing can also be found in the 2022 E3W Review of Books, for which she served as co-editor. Her 2021 Feminist Studies article “Behind the Scenes: Elizabeth Keckley, Slave Narratives, and the Queer Complexities of Space” is the winner of the 2020 FS Graduate Student Award. Lyons’ research interests include African American Women’s History, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Black Feminist Theory, and Slavery Studies.