Seth Holmes is a third-year William T. Grant Scholar who has informally mentored dozens of M.D./Ph.D. social science students through the Society for Humanities, Social Sciences, and Medicine, and who serves as primary advisor for several students of color and multiple students from immigrant families. As a White man, however, he recognizes the need to learn and train in mentoring across difference. Holmes will use this award to develop skills in hearing, acknowledging, and responding to experiences of racialization, racism and anti-immigrant prejudice. Second, he seeks to build his abilities to foster and broker networking with other scholars of color. Third, he wants to gain skills in group mentoring to foster effective “vertical” and “horizontal” mentorship within and among his mentees. This award will support Holmes’s mentees: Fabián Fernández, a Latinx second-year student on the M.D./Ph.D. track in Medical Anthropology, and Carlos Martinez, a third-year Latinx Ph.D. student in Medical Anthropology, both in the Joint Medical Anthropology Program of the University of California, Berkeley and University of California, San Francisco. Fernández’s research interests include the well-being of Latinx youth, families, and communities, and Martinez’s work explores the intersection between deportation and well-being among immigrant Latinx youth and seeks to advance our understanding of the structural vulnerabilities impacting transborder and undocumented Latinx youth.
Holmes will use this award to develop skills in hearing, acknowledging, and responding to experiences of racialization, racism and anti-immigrant prejudice.