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CERCL Fellow in the Humanities and the Arts


The CERCL Fellow in the Humanities and the Arts is embedded in a department at Rice University, with the expectation that the Fellow will teach and conduct research. The Fellow's work within CERCL involves helping design and implement across campus new, interdisciplinary initiatives that advance the arts and culture, and that reflects CERCL's social justice and equity aims. In collaboration with Rice faculty and staff as well as the larger Houston community the Fellow will have opportunities to host programming and partner with other Rice and community organizations.

CERCL Fellow in the Humanities and the Arts in
Rice University’s Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts (VADA)
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Devin T. Mays


Devin T. Mays (b.1985) holds a B.B.A in International Business and Marketing from Howard University. After receiving his degree, he worked in advertising developing brand strategies and commercials for the better part of a decade. He returned to school to pursue an M.F.A in studio practice from The University of Chicago. There, he developed an interdisciplinary practice he often refers to as an exercise in wandering, a practice-in-participation, a practice-in-practice. 


Since then, he has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Malmö Konstmuseum; The Driehaus Museum; Museum of Contemporary Photography; Lowe Art Museum, University of Florida; Nahmad Projects, London; DePaul Art Museum, Chicago; Regards Chicago and The Gray Center for Arts & Inquiry among others. He was recently awarded the CERCL Fellowship with the Visual and Dramatic Arts at Rice University.

Devin T. Mays currently lives and works between Chicago, IL and Houston, TX. 



B.B.A in International Business and Marketing, Howard University

M.F.A in Studio Practice, University of Chicago

Instagram: @devintmays

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