Melissa Azari Awarded a Mellon-Wisconsin Fall Fellowship

Melissa Azari received a Mellon-Wisconsin Fellowship for the Fall 2019 semester from the Graduate School of UW-Madison. Melissa is a PhD candidate in the Slavic program of GNS. Her dissertation explores auditory and musical themes in Russian poet and dissident Natalya Gorbanevskaya’s pre-emigration poetry (approx. 1956-1975).

The Mellon-Wisconsin Fellowship competition is designed for dissertators in the College of Letters and Science who conduct research in the humanities or humanistic social sciences. The fall fellowship supports graduate students during their dissertation writing stage, allowing dissertators to focus exclusively on their research during the fall semester.