Grant Recipients

Spring 2022 Competition



Project Title

Joshua Anthony, History

Nahuatl annals to explore how elite kinship networks met the challenge of Spanish rule.

Kiran Baldeo, History

Reconstructing the lives of orphaned children in the indentured labor system in South America.

Rosa Cordero, History

Rural, Black, and working-class intimacies, kinship, and personhood during late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century Puerto Rico.

Laura De Moya-Guerra, History

The study of Chinese immigrants in Colombia 

Melissa Gasparotto, SCI

How current and historical practices of linguists impact the development of Latin American language technologies.

Javier Gonzalez, History

The contemporary practice of animal specimen collecting with origins in the late eighteenth century in Colombia.

Dalia Grinan, History

How enslaved and free black Caribbean women mobilized knowledge to navigate the intersections of enslavement/freedoms(s), imperial powers, Atlantic crossings, and ever mutating ideas around race, color, and gender in the nineteenth century. 

Jennifer Markovits, SpanPort

Understanding the main characteristics of Aymara as a heritage language to improve the current Aymara language programs in elementary and secondary education, and extending this work on the relationship between language and social justice beyond Chile

Emma Osle, Art History

“Finding Las Madres: Maternity and Latinx Art:” Will analyze motherhood in the visual arts through a Latinx framework. 

Alan Palacios-Clas, Comp Lit

Studying the Quechua language(s) and Andean cultures

Ariela Parisi, SpanPort

Black Brazilian Cinema in relation to human rights in the works of film directors Adirley Queirós and Diego Paulino.

Ryan Pinchot, SpanPort

How do filmmaking processes practiced by Amazonian Indigenous filmmaking collectives reflect, construct and transform assemblages of human/non-human


Spring 2021 Competition

Josh Anthony (History) was awarded funds to support a research trip to Mexico City to conduct research in the Archivo General de la Nación and other local archives to further his project on indigenous masculinities during the first century of colonial rule.

Camila Belliard-Quiroga (WGSS) received a CLAS Award to conduct multi-sited dissertation research on migration and gendered violence in Chile and the Dominican Republic.

Iris Cardenas (School of Social Work) received an award to support her research test the association between intimate partner violence and multiple partner fertility among Colombian women, using data from the Demographic and Health Surveys Colombia 2015.

Elizabeth S. Corredor (Political Science) was awarded a grant to support her dissertation fieldwork in Colombia.

Krystal Herrera (Spanish & Portuguese) was awarded funds to support her dissertation fieldwork in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Jennifer Markovits (Spanish & Portuguese) received a CLAS Award to study the Aymara language in Puno, Peru.

Andrea Marston (Geography) received a CLAS Award to return to Bolivia to disseminate research findings, conduct follow-up interviews in light of changing political situation, and to begin exploring new project collaborations around circuits of lithium extraction/production.

Alana Rader (Geography) was awarded funds to support the final phase of her dissertation fieldwork in Southern Quintana Roo and Campeche, Mexico.

Jian Ren (History) was awarded CLAS funds to support his dissertation fieldwork in the archives of the Oriental Magazine's office in Lima, Peru, to consult their historical collections.

David Roldan Eugenio (Spanish & Portuguese) was awarded funds to support a dissertation research trip to Madrid to identify mass media articles, photographs, and drawings documenting Afro-Cuban's participation in circus shows and street performances in early-20th century Spain.

Lisette Varon-Carvajal (History) received a CLAS Award to do archival research for her dissertation project in Popayan, Medellin, and Bogota.

Spring 2020 Competition