Now Accepting Applications for 2022 Lyman Fellowship

14 Nov, 2021

Now Accepting Applications for 2022 Lyman Fellowship

The Peter Lyman Graduate Fellowship in new media, established in the memory of esteemed UC Berkeley Professor Peter Lyman, provides a stipend to a UC Berkeley Ph.D. candidate to support the writing of his or her Ph.D. dissertation on a topic related to new media. The fellowship is supported by donations from Professor Barrie Thorne, Sage Publications and many individual friends and faculty.

Applications for summer 2022 are now open. To apply for the Lyman Fellowship, please fill in this form by February 1, 2022.

Some preference will be given to those doing research related to children and youth, to BCNM Designated Emphasis students, and to projects that focus on women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, Global South, ability diverse, and socioeconomically disadvantaged peoples as makers and users of new media. If relevant, please explain how your project foregrounds one or more of these communities. Originality and quality of research are, however, the primary criteria.

The amount of the stipend depends on the size of the fund. In 2021 the fellowship amount was $6,000.00.

You must be a UC Berkeley Ph.D. student who has passed their qualifying exams to apply.

Previous fellows include Lashon Daley. Lashon's dissertation charts how literature, film, television, and social media has helped shape our cultural understanding of what it means to be young, Black, and female in the U.S. By uniquely combining extensive research from African American literary studies, Black girlhood studies, and performance and new media studies, Lashon assembles compelling cultural artifacts that call attention to the increasing love for and theft of youthful Black femininity in American culture. As evidence, she centers cultural artifacts as wide-ranging as the 1990s sitcom Family Matters (1989-1998) and social media hashtags such as #blackgirlmagic. By centering the gendered and racialized representations of Black girls, Black Girl Lit persists in dismantling negative stereotypes of Black girls, while also providing important insight in how to recover, repair, and redeem mediated representations of their girlhood.

Fore more information on their projects, and to see the complete list of Lyman Fellows, check out our Lyman Fellowship page.

Questions? Email lara [​at​]