Spring 2024 Competition

Anderson de Andrade Received funds for preliminary ethnographic research at the Annunciation House in El Paso, Texas - a non-profit offering shelter to refugees and migrants - through participation in their volunteer program.
Tamara Velasquez Leiferman Received funds to cover costs related to fieldwork in Mexico City this summer.
Diana Iturralde With this summer research grant, Iturralde will travel to Lima, Peru, to conduct field and archival research for my dissertation "Chasing the Amazon: Visual Representations of Andean Amazonia from the Nineteenth Century to the Present." While in this city, Iturralde will visit cultural and research centers, museums, galleries, and artists’ studios, allowing me to write two of the four chapters in my project.
Jian Ren Received funds to conduct research trip to Brazil and Argentina for collecting locally published Chinese-language newspapers in the 1980s and conducting oral interviews with business and migrant leaders who received Chinese visitors in the 1980s.
Gabriela Duncan Received funds for a Spring Study Abroad opportunity in St. Lucia with the focus of the course being public management, especially within the non-profit sector in the Caribbean.
Nathan Darmiento Darmiento will be using the grant money to conduct exploratory research in Mexico City, Oaxaca, Chiapas (National Library, General Archive of the Nation, University of the South - Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Benito Juárez Autonomous University of Oaxaca).
Leonardo Calzada Received funds to travel to the INEGI microdata laboratory to consult the agrarian and ejido census for the years 2007 and 2022. This information will be used as explanatory variables for the construction of a cellular automata model to generate scenarios of forest change to 2030 in the Calakmul Sian Ka'an corridor, Mexico.
Sandra Acocal Received funds to participate in Nahuatl language course in summer, and archival work in Arvhivo General de Indias, Sevilla, Spain, autumn 2024.
Gloria D'Alessio D’Alessio will be using the funds to conduct preliminary fieldwork for a thesis proposal on the migration corridor in the Darien Gap between Colombia and Panama. Specifically, in the city of Necoclí, on the Colombian side of the corridor, to analyze the local economies and local lives transformation after the increase of migration flow in the last years.
Clive Echague Received funds to support exploratory fieldwork in border cities of northern Chile
Daniela Mosquera
Received the grant to conduct fieldwork during July and August of 2024 in the Caribbean Northwest of Colombia, focusing on the notions of campesinos and campesinas regarding property, and the socio-environmental conflicts tied to this notion in the region.
Javier Gonzalez Received funds to embark on a two-month research trip to Bogotá, Colombia, to conduct archival work at the historical archives of the Sociedad de Mejoras y Ornato de Bogotá, the Archive of Bogotá, and the National Library. His objective is to explore materials that document specific relationships between people and animals in the city during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This will include investigating the establishment and development of public policies, animal protection societies, zoological gardens, bullrings, horse courses, dog tracks, and game hunting.
Nia Cambridge Research for dissertation proposal on climate change strategy and post-disaster futures in the Anglophone Caribbean. This summer Cambridge will be conducting document analysis and interviews with key informants.
Dalia Grinan Will be using the grant to conduct research in Cuba.
Laurien Rosa Rosa Received funds to conduct preliminary fieldwork in Puerto Rico. Research includes conducting interviews with community members claiming lands back from the U.S. Army and visit the General Archive and the Puerto Rican Collection at the University of Puerto Rico to understand the context in which expropriations of these communities were made in the 1940s.
Mildred Lopez Escudero Received funds to interview storytellers for dissertation entitle: "Performance and Public Engagement for Environmental Justice: Storytelling and Community Theatre in Latin America (Peru, Chile)
Javiera Barrientos Received funds to research the Colonial Liturgical Manuscript MHN 3-38169 acquired by the Museo Histórico Nacional of Chile in 1911


Spring 2023 Competition

Kiran Baldeo   Seeking to become proficient in the Spanish language.
Leonardo Calzada    Local perspectives on the values, visions, and meanings of forest and their effect on the implementation of Sembrando Vida
Rosa Emilia Cordero Cruz  Enslaved women of Puerto Rico's Arecibo District
Laura Carolina De Moya-Guerra     Archival research in Archivo General de la Nación in Bogotá
Clive Echaqüe     Exploratory fieldwork in border-town Colchane in Northern Chile
Javier González Cortés Exploratory research in Bogotá (Archive of Bogotá, General Archive of the Nation, National Library, Library of Congress)
Alexander Liebman Oral histories on race, ethnicity, and territorial processes among campesino groups in the norte del Cauca, Colombia
Daniela Mosquera Ethnographic fieldwork about resource extraction and energy commodification for the Energy Transition in Colombia
Lorena Avila Jaimes Latino until Proven Innocent: Navigating the Crimmigration nexus in the U.S.

Spring 2022 Competition

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

Laura Carolina De Moya-Guerra, History  Received funds to aid in the translation of documents produced by Chinese immigrants in Colombia thus, making them accessible for her dissertation.
Jennifer Markovits, Spanish and Portuguese Received funds in order to attend the Bilingual Aymara-Spanish oral tradition workshop in the north of Chile.
Leonardo Calzada, Geography Received funds to support travel and living during fieldwork in Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Jamie Gagliano, Geography Received funds to aid in a remote participatory mapping project of eucalyptus plantations in Paraguay and to be able to attend Guarani classes in preparation for preliminary doctoral fieldwork.
Joyce Lu, Anthropology Received funds to help defray the costs of preliminary fieldwork and K’iche’ Maya language study for her dissertation project on antimicrobial resistance and stewardship in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.
Raul Rodriguez-Arancibia, Anthropology Received funds for three months of fieldwork research to document, ethnographically and historically, the Iquique, Chile, free-trade zone (ZOFRI).
Celso A Mendoza, History Received funds for archival dissertation research in Mexico City in order to investigate documents written by a scribe, author of two Nahuatl annals.
Monica Mogollon Plazas, Economics Received funds to aid in primary data processing, construction of database links with public administrative sources, and conducting data analysis for the project: Public Universities and technical education in Colombia.
Andres Manuel Felipe Gonzalez-Saiz, Anthropology Received funds to support follow-up interviews in Colombia with former participants in order to fill up the gaps in collected data. 
Katia Yoza, Spanish Received funds for fieldwork in two Peruvian Amazonian cities to study the interaction and political impact of murals of Amazonarte, which represent indigenous cosmologies, and to conduct interviews with indigenous and non-indigenous people of the area.  


Spring 2020 Competition

David Roldan Eugenio, Spanish and Portuguese  Received funds to support a research trip to Madrid to identify mass media articles, photographs, and drawings documenting Afro-Cubans' participation in circus shows and more. 
Iris Cardenas, School of Social Work Received funds for Stats software and Stata training in order to test the association between intimate partner violence and multiple partner fertility among Colombian women.
Alana Rader, Geography Received funds to fund room and board expenses during the final phase of her dissertation fieldwork in Southern Quintana Roo and Campeche, Mexico.
Elizabeth S. Corredor, Political Science Received funds to support her fieldwork in Colombia.
Josh Anthony, History Received funds to support a research trip to Mexico City to conduct research in the Archivo General de la Nacion and other local archives. 
Krysta Herrera, Spanish Received funds to travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and conduct research to complete her dissertation.
Jian Ren, History Received funds to support travel to Lima, Peru in order to consult the Oriental Magazine office's historical collections.
Jennifer Markovits, Spanish and Portuguese Received funds to attend an Aymara language class in Peru.
Lisette Varon-Carvajal, History

Received funds to conduct archival research for her dissertation project in Popayan, Medellin and Bogota.

Camila Belliard-Quiroga, Women Gender and Sexuality Studies Received funds to support dissertation fieldwork in Chile.