Congratulations to Matthew Ford (History) for receiving a prestigious fellowship from the Academy of American Franciscan History to pursue his doctoral research next year in Colombia/Ecuador. Matt's dissertation is "Civilizing the Frontier: Capuchin Missionaries, Indians, and State Formation in the Ecuador-Colombia Borderlands.” Well done!
The LACS Center is excited to be the recipient of a 2018-19 Presidential Mini-Grant for Departmental Diversity. Funding will go to support a year-long photography exhibition of Mexican braceros by the Mexican photojournalist collective, Hermanos Mayo, and programming related to the broader theme of Mexican immigration to the United States.
Congratulations to Gonzalo Romero Sommer (History) for winning the prestigious Social Science Research Council fellowship to research his dissertation, "Alternating Currents: Electrical Power and Shifting Political Power in Peru." ¡Felicidades!
Ashley Black, who will be defending her dissertation, " The Politics of Asylum: Caribbean Revolutionaries, Humanitarianism, and Foreign Policy in Mexico, 1944-1959" over the summer, has accepted a 1-year position as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. ¡Felicidades!