Tom Mullaney wins New Directions Fellowship

THOMAS MULLANEY, associate professor of Chinese history, was awarded the New Directions Fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Tom Mullaney
Tom Mullaney

The New Directions Fellowship, which carries a $300,000 award, is intended to “enable scholars in the humanities to work on problems that interest them most, at an appropriately advanced level of sophistication,” according to the foundation’s website.

Eligible candidates must have been awarded doctorates within the last six to 12 years and have research interests that call for formal training in a discipline other than the one in which they are expert.

Mullaney is the curator of the international exhibition Radical Machines: Chinese in the Information Age and directs Digital Humanities Asia (DHAsia), a program at Stanford focused on East, South, Southeast and Inner/Central Asia. DHAsia was recently the recipient of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar Fellowship.

Mullaney is also the founder and editor-in-chief of Dissertation Reviews, which publishes more than 500 reviews annually of recently defended dissertations in nearly 30 different fields in the humanities and social sciences.

Learn more at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation website.