Graduate Student Accomplishments

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    Candy Martinez

    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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    Boyeong Kim

    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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    Mauricio Ramirez

    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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    Karina Ruiz

    Received Ford Predoctoral Fellowship Honorable Mention (June 2019)

    Received 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)

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

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    Gabriela Segura

    Won 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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    Ismael Illescas

    Won 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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    Emilia Maria Valenzuela Vergara

    Won 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)

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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)

    Won 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)
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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