Mahaliah Ayana Little is an American Association of University Women (AAUW) Dissertation Fellow at Ohio State University. After graduating from Spelman College in 2013 as an English major, she attended Rutgers University, New Brunswick, for her master's in Women's and Gender Studies. As an alumna of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, Mahaliah is committed to diversifying the professoriate and serving underrepresented students. Her dissertation project, "Hushed Articulations: Theorizing Representations of Black Women’s Post-Violence Sexuality," analyzes representations of Black women's sexuality in the aftermath of sexual violence in literature, memoir, and documentaries.
Post-fellowship placement: Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of California, Irvine