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2018-19 Latino Studies Dissertation
Year Fellowship

Deadline Friday, March 2, 2018

The Latino Studies Program is accepting applications for a Dissertation Year Fellowship for 2018-19. The fellowship includes a stipend of $20,000 and student health insurance coverage. It does not include a fee remission. The award will enable a 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, 2018. Fellowship cannot be given to students pursuing terminal M.A., M.S., or M.A.T. degrees. 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.


  1. Click here to download the Application Form and fill it out. Please save the word document after filling it out with your first and last name.
  2. Email your Application Form that you have filled out, Curriculum Vita, Transcripts, and Dissertation Prospectus (10 pages double spaced excluding references maximum) to
  3. Have two (2) Letters of Recommendation emailed directly from recommenders to

Deadline March 2, 2018

Submit materials electronically to the Latino Studies Program:

Current & Previous Dissertation Fellows

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.