Graduate Student Accomplishments

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    Candy Martinez

    Accepted to the University of Washington’s Lighting Up Native Aspirations for Health Research (LUNA) program, an international Indigenous research training program (October 2020)

    Awarded a 2020 Lionel Cantú Memorial Award (May 2020)

    Accepted into the New York University Arts and Science Faculty First Look Program (April 2020)

    Awarded an American Association of University Women Fellowship (April 2020)

    Awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Fellowship from the American Philosophical Society. She will spend the upcoming academic year at the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research in Philadelphia, PA. (March 2020)

    Published the essay entitled "How do you disclose the unrepresentable? A Mixtec filmmaker's approaches towards generational sexual abuse in La Tiricia O Como Curar la Tristeza" in the Collaboration and Conflict Research Journal(January 2019)

    Received grant from the Programa de Investigacion en Migracion y Salud (PIMSA) in 2018-19 for dissertation research. (September 2018)

    Finalist for a 2017-18 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Mexico

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    Mauricio Ramirez

    Keynote speaker for The Stamp Gallery Connected Diaspora: U.S. Central American Visuality in the Age of Social Media, curated by Veronica Melendez (September 2020)

    Selected as a SOMArts 2020-2021 Curatorial Resident, along with Fatima Ramírez and Josué Rojas. The exhibition, CARAVANA: Mobilizing Central American Art, is partly inspired by the research Ramirez has conducted around the 1984 Artist Call Against U.S. Intervention in Central America (July 2020)

    Awarded a UC HSI Pre-Professoriate Fellowship for 2020-21 (April 2020)

    Awarded the 2019-2020 Milam-McGinty-Kaun Award for Excellence in Teaching (April 2020)

    His interview "¡Géntromancer! Battling Gentrification in San Francisco’s Mission District: An Interview with Josué Rojas" was accepted to the Hemisphere: Visual Cultures of the Americas Journal. (June 2019, published version forthcoming)

    Received funding through the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Dissertation Proposal Development Program for 2017-18 (March 2017)

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    Gabriela Segura

    Awarded the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Award from the U.S. Department of Education to perform dissertation work in Brazil. (August 2020)

    Selected as a Public Humanities Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) to design and teach a new Memory and the Americas course for The Humanities Institute’s Questions that Matter Series (May 2020)

    Awarded Latin American and Latino Studies Outstanding TA Award for 2018-19. (June 2019)

    Received funding through the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Dissertation Proposal Development Program for 2019-20 (March 2019)

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    Karina Ruiz

    Awarded a summer research grant from the UCSC Blum Center on Poverty, Social Enterprise, and Participatory Governance for her project "Citizen Children and Mixed-Status Family Affective Landscapes" (May 2020)

    Awarded Ford Predoctoral Fellowship Honorable Mention (June 2019)

    Awarded Koret Scholars Mentorship Award (June 2019)

    Chosen as Latin American and Latino Studies Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning (CITL) Graduate Pedagogy Fellow for 2019-20 (December 2018)

    Awarded Latin American and Latino Studies Outstanding TA Award for 2017-18. (June 2018)

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    Emilia Maria Valenzuela Vergara

    Published an article in Hispanic Issues Online by the University of Minnesota (May 2020). Frontera y luchas migrantes: Riesgos y desafíos en el Norte de Chile.” Migraciones, derechos humanos y acciones locales. Ed. Barbara Frey, Ana Forcinito y Ana Melisa Pardo. Hispanic Issues On Line 26 (2020): 92–105.

    Awarded a summer research grant from the UCSC Blum Center on Poverty, Social Enterprise, and Participatory Governance for her project "Inclusion of Immigrant Kids Through Theater in Chilean Schools" (May 2020)

    Awarded a UC Santa Cruz President's/Chancellor's Dissertation Fellowship for 2019-20. (May 2019)

    Published a peer-reviewed journal article entitled "Media Representations of Immigration in the Chilean Press: To a Different Narrative of Immigration?" in the Journal of Communication Inquiry. (October 2018)

    Awarded a fellowship through Becas de Doctorado en el Extranjero, Becas Chile CONICYT (2016-2019)

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    Alejandra Watanabe Farro

    Awarded a 2020 P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship (April 2020)
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    Mario Alberto Gómez-Zamora

    Awarded a 2020 Tinker Foundation Field Research Grant for his project "The P’urhépecha Sexualities in the Local and in the Transnational Space" (April 2020)
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    Ismael Illescas

    Awarded a UC HSI Pre-Professoriate Fellowship for 2020-21 (April 2020)

    Awarded a UC Santa Cruz Chancellor's Dissertation Fellowship for 2019-20. (May 2019)

    Worked as a Smithsonian Latino Museum Studies Fellow with Melissa Carrillo, Director of New Media & Technology, on the practicum "Latinos in the 21st Century: A Digital Experience for All" at the Smithsonian Latino Center in Washington D.C (Summer 2017)

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    Boyeong Kim

    Awarded a 2020 Tinker Foundation Field Research Grant for her project "Developmentalism and Gendered Citizenship in Chile and South Korea" (April 2020)

    Received funding through the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Dissertation Proposal Development Program for 2019-20 (March 2020)

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    Ana Flecha

    Awarded a 2019 Source Research Foundation Award and grant for her proposal on spiritual dance integration with Santo Daime and women's roles in the church. (September 2019)
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    Rafael Delgadillo

    Invited to be a Scholar-in-Residence for 2019-20 at the University of New Orleans. (June 2019)
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    Juan Carlos Davila Santiago

    Program proposal was selected for UC Santa Cruz Chancellor's Graduate Internship Program (CGIP) in 2018-19 (September 2018)

    Awarded the 2016 Best National Short Film at Festival Internacional de Cine Fine Arts for "The Stand-By Generation"

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    Karla Reyes

    Received a UC MEXUS Student and Postdoctoral Research Small Grant for her project "Archiving the Present: The Mexican War on Drugs and the Politics of Social Media" (May 2018)
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    Marie Tolan

    Awarded the Fulbright Award to begin her dissertation work in Foz de Iguaçu, Brazil, hosted by the Universidade Federal da Integração Latino-Americana (UNILA). (April 2018)

    Awarded Latin American and Latino Studies Outstanding TA Award for 2016-17. (June 2017)

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    Cesar Estrella

    Received funding through the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Dissertation Proposal Development Program for 2018-19 (March 2018)

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    Victoria Sanchez

    Received a UC MEXUS Student and Postdoctoral Research Small Grant for her project "Alter-Native Worlds and Histories" (March 2018)

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    Alina Ivette Fernandez

    Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA) Justin and Heather Kirk Research Grant 2016-17 for dissertation research on the political engagement practices of undergraduate members of Latina sororities

    Center for Archival Research and Training (CART) Fellow 2016-2017: Feminist Studies and Women of Color Cluster Collections

    Koret Graduate Student Mentor 2016-17

    Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship 2016-17 recipient