Dorothy Mayne started as the Assistant Director of the African Studies Program in August 2019, and in the last year, has worked on our annual conferences, prepared for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, advised for the undergraduate certificate in African Studies, administered the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, and more. She enjoyed getting to the know the African Studies and greater Madison community through her work with the African Studies Program, especially getting to know the campus and community partners for the Mandela Washington Fellowship.
Dr. Mayne isn’t going far– she’ll start a new position as a Faculty Associate with UW-Madison’s Writing Center this fall. She will combine her background in English language education and research of graduate studies to provide tutoring, tutor training, and instruction in writing. She hopes to maintains the ties she developed as Assistant Director of the African Studies Program and hopes to contribute to the study of Africa through her new role. She invites any student working on academic writing related to Africa, writing application materials for fellowships and grants related to the study of Africa, and more to make an appointment with her.