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Call for Applications
Latino Studies Program
Dissertation Year Fellowship 2020-2021

The Latino Studies Program is accepting applications for a Dissertation Year Fellowship for 2020-21. The fellowship includes a stipend of $20,000 and student health insurance coverage. It does not include a fee remission. The award will enable one doctoral candidate to engage in work leading to the completion of a Ph.D. dissertation.

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a doctoral degree program within the College of Arts & Sciences and must be formally advanced to candidacy by July 31, 2020. Preference will be given to projects that enrich knowledge about Latino populations residing in the United States, however projects involving transnational (US-Latin American) populations or comparative frameworks are also acceptable. During the fellowship year, the student is expected to devote full time to dissertation work and to participate in the Latino Studies Program’s scholarly activities in Bloomington.

DEADLINE: Friday March 6, 2020, at 5 p.m.

Please visit the Dissertation Year Fellowship 2020-21 page for more info and to download the application

2019-20 Dávila Award
Student Essay Competition

Call for Submissions!!

Deadline: Friday April 3, 2020

The Latino Studies Program invites submissions for Best Essays on Latina/o/x Literature, Arts & Culture. 

The Dávila Award will be given for the best essay on any aspect of Latino expressive culture, including literature, language, history, music, folklore, visual & performing arts, cinema, and journalism. There are two competitions, one for undergraduates and one for graduate students.

  • The Dávila Award includes a $250 bursar credit.

  • Photo essays also will be considered.

  • Preference will be given to those essays focusing on U.S.-based or transnational Latino communities and cultures.

  • Undergraduate essays must be between 2,000 and 3,000 words in length. Graduate essays should be no more than 5,000 words in length. 

Submissions may be in English, Spanish, Portuguese, or any combination of these languages.  Open to all IU students.

Click here for more information

Link for Dávila Submission Form

Learn more about Dolores Huerta before her historic September 19th IU-B keynote address!!


9/19/19 @ 7:00 PM
Dolores Huerta's Keynote Address, at Franklin Hall
One week from today, The Latino Studies Program and La Casa, the Latino Cultural Center will host Dolores Huerta for a one day visit to Bloomington and IU. IUTV, IU's student run television service, covered Dolores Huerta's historic visit:

Dolores Huerta to give keynote address September 19th, 2019 at Franklin Hall

The Latino Studies Program and La Casa, the Latino Cultural Center, have the privilege of hosting civil rights icon Dolores Huerta for a one-day visit to Bloomington and IU. In conjunction with Hispanic Heritage month celebrations, this one-day event brings labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta to our campus and community. Ms. Huerta, along with Cesar Chavez, led a national boycott of Delano table grapes during the late 1960s, and co-founded the National Farmworkers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW). Ms. Huerta was the lead negotiator in the workers’ contract created after the strike, and she coined the phrase “Si se puede!” [Yes, we can!]. Despite her accomplishments, her contributions to the co-founding of the union, and her reputation as a master negotiator, you’ll be hard pressed to find thorough information about Ms. Huerta in many textbooks. Our goal is to remedy this erasure by remembering and celebrating her pivotal role in the civil rights movement, improving the lives of agricultural workers and, more recently, of Latinx and minority communities generally. 

On behalf of the Latino Studies Program and La Casa, we invite you to attend her keynote address in the President’s Hall of Franklin Hall on September 19, 2019, at 7 pm (free and open to the public). Provost Robel will offer some opening remarks. Please share this event with your students and encourage them to attend.

The event is also generously supported by the College of Arts & Sciences Office of Diversity and Inclusion; the Susan D. Gubar Chair in Literature; Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Program in Race, Migration, and Ethnicity; Asian American Studies Program; Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion; Center for Research on Race, Ethnicity, and Society; and the Departments of English, Spanish & Portuguese, American Studies, and History.

Ms. Huerta is one of the most important figures of the 20th-century civil rights movement, truly a living legend. Ms. Huerta’s visit and keynote address serve as a reminder that collective action is not only possible but vital to a thriving democracy, and that each of us can be a powerful agent in bringing about positive social change. 

Please don’t hesitate to contact Latino Studies at 812-856-1795 or should you have any questions or need more information, and we hope you can join us for the event.

click here to learn more about Sounding Latinidades: A Symposium on Sound Studies and Latinx Cultures, April 19th 10-5PM


Click here for a link of a blog that our very own director, Sylvia Martinez, wrote on the Latino Film Festival.

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