Childers Awarded Ford Fellowship

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Trenita Childers was selected for a Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for her dissertation research titled: " 'We Are Not Foreigners': Immigrant Status and Mental Health Among Haitian Descendants in the Dominican Republic".  Trenita's project is an ethnographic examination of how perceived discrimination, ethnic identity, and documentation status impact the lives of people of Haitian descent in the D.R.  The Ford Dissertation Fellowships are awarded in a national competition to individuals who have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.  The amount of the award is $25,000.