Adriana Chavez is a junior at Hunter College majoring in English literature and criticism with a concentrated focus in Italian. In addition to being a Mellon Mays fellow, she is also a Mellon Public Humanities scholar.
Her research interests include U.S. literature, women and gender studies, African American literature, ethnic studies and food studies. Her current research explores the role of food and hunger in the novels of Toni Morrison, with a particular eye to their connection to power and emotional nourishment.
A freelance writer, she has written for the Women's Media Center, Girls Who Code, Day of the Girl-US, and Xandr.