The total number of Ford Foundation Diversity Fellows currently in the American Studies & Ethnicity (ASE) Ph.D. program has increased to ten students, a record number for any Ph.D. program in any field in the nation.
Terrion Williamson has been awarded a Ford Foundation Diversity Dissertation Fellowship for 2009–10. Kiana Green and Analena Hassberg have received a Ford Foundation Diversity Predoctoral Fellowship (three years of fellowship funding).
The fellowships are awarded across all academic disciplines, and are the nation's most prestigious and competitive fellowships intended to promote diversity in the academic profession.
The other Ford Fellows in the ASE program are Genevieve Carpio, Michelle Commander, Chrisshonna Grant Nieva, Imani K. Johnson, Anthony Rodriguez, Abigail Rosas and Orlando Serrano.