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Undergrad Minor Ph.D. Minor Spring '19 Courses Cross-Listed Courses Why Latino Studies?

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.

Application Instructions:

    • Complete the application form (download link Word document; download link PDF)
    • Submit your Application, along with:
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Transcripts
  • Writing Sample (Dissertation Prospectus OR Chapter excerpt is acceptable, up to 15 pages excluding references).
    • Have two (2) Letters of Recommendation emailed directly from recommender.

Submit materials and recommendations electronically to the
Latino Studies Program

Current & Previous Dissertation Fellows

2018-19 Robin Valenzuela “Navigating Parental Fitness in the Midwest: Noncitizen Mexican Parents and Transnational Family Reunification,” Department of Anthropology

2017-2018 Gloria M. Colom Brana "From Batey to Marquesina: the Form, History, and Use of Domestic Architecture in Puerto Rico, 1950-2018", Department of Folkore and Ethnomusicology.

2016-2017 Yarí Elisa Cruz Ríos "Negotiating a Hemispheric Latinidad: Latin American Representations of Latinos/as in the U.S.", Department of American Studies.

2015-16 LaNita Campbell "Smear Campaign: The Margins of Latino Men’s Health in the Age of HIV and HPV", Department of Gender Studies.

2014-15 – Luis Silva "The First Phase of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement, 1929-1954", Department of History.

2013-14 – Javier Ramirez, “Vamos al Cine: Film Exhibition and Moviegoing in El Paso, Texas, 1935-1955,” Department of Communication & Culture.

2012-13 – Silvia Roca-Martínez, “From the Private to the Public: Gender, Nation, and Counter-Memory in Memoirs of 20th Century Women Writers from the Hispanic World,” Department of Spanish & Portuguese.

2011-12 – Rebecca Ronquest, “An Acoustic Analysis of Heritage Spanish Vowels,” Department of Spanish & Portuguese.

2010-11 – Lori Hall-Araujo, “Imagining Carmen Miranda, Imagining the Latina,” Department of Communication & Culture.

2009-10 – Melissa Quintela, “The Power of Youth in an Emerging Latino Community,” Department of Sociology.