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Smithsonian Institution Latino Studies Fellowship Program Past Recipients

The following is a list of the applicants who were appointed as a result of the past Smithsonian Institution Latino Studies Fellowship competition. This list includes the names of the institutions from which they received their doctoral degrees (note: current institutional affiliation is listed for senior awards) or in which they are currently enrolled, the title of the proposed research undertaken at the Smithsonian, the name of their host/advisor, the Smithsonian unit at which the research was conducted, and the dates of their tenure.

This list is intended to demonstrate the kinds and variety of topics that receive support through the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program.

2005

Nunn, Tey Marianne, SI Latino Studies Postdoctoral Fellow, University of New Mexico. Sleeping Against a Cactus, at the National Museum of American History and the Archives of American Art with Fath Davis Ruffins and Liza Kirwin from March 1, 2006 through June 30, 2006.

Rivera-Servera, Ramon H., SI Latino Studies Postdoctoral Fellow, Arizona State University. Exhibiting Performance: Latino/a Popular Culture and the National Imaginary, at the National Museum of American History with Marvette Perez from August 1, 2005 through April 30, 2006.

Gonzales, Trinidad, SI Latino Studies Predoctoral Fellow, University of Houston. The World of Mexico Texanos, Mexicanos, and Mexico Americanos, at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage with Cynthia Vidaurri and Olivia Cadaval from June 1, 2005 through May 31, 2006.

Ruiz, Jason M., SI Latino Studies Predoctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota. Failures of Modernity: Desire and Danger in Discourses of Travel Across the U.S. – Mexican Border, 1900-1938, at the National Museum of American History with Fath Davis Ruffins and Marvette Perez from July 1, 2005 through January 31, 2006.

2004

Brown, David Hilary, SI Latino Studies Senior Fellow, Yale University. Afro-Cuban Sacred Arts: Cultural Creativity and Boundary Crossing in the United States and Cuba, at the National Museum of Natural History with Michael Mason from June 1, 2004 through May 31, 2005.

Esquibel, Catriona Rueda, SI Latino Studies PostdoctoralFellow, University of California, Santa Cruz. Loteria, Santos, and Calendars: Iconographies of Contemporary Chicano/Latino Cultural Production, at the National Museum of American History with Fath Davis Ruffins and Marvette Perez from June 1, 2004 through September 30, 2004.

Prado, Reina A., SI Latino Studies Predoctoral Fellow, University of Southern California. Caught Between Aztlan and the River’s Edge: Curatorial Practices for a Multicultural L.A., at the Archives of American Art with Liza Kirwin from October 1, 2004 through September 30, 2005.

2003

Calvo, Luz , SI Latino Studies Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Santa Cruz. Border Anxieties: Race and Desire in the Mexico-US Borderlands, at the National Museum of American History with Marvette Perez from October 1, 2003 through September 30, 2004.

Cordova, Cary , SI Latino Studies Predoctoral Fellow, University of Texas, Austin. Art, Politics, and Identity in San Francisco’s Mission District, at the Archives of American Art and the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives with Liza Kirwin and Magdalena Mieri from June 1, 2003 through August 31, 2003.

Gonzales-Day, Ken R., SI Latino Studies Senior Fellow, Scripps College. California Strange Fruit: The Lynching of Latinos in Early California, at the National Portrait Gallery with Miguel Bretos and William Truettner from June 1, 2003 through August 31, 2003.

Huacuja, Judith L., SI Latino Studies Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Santa Barbara. Chicano Art Activism, at the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives with Magdelena Mieri and Marian Kovinick from January 1, 2004 through May 31, 2004.

Moran, Elizabeth , SI Latino Studies Predoctoral Fellow, City University of New York. The Sacred as Everyday: Aztec Sacrifice and Eating Rituals, at the National Museum of the American Indian with Alicia Gonzalez from June 1, 2003 through August 31, 2003.

Rosas, Ana E., SI Latino Studies Predoctoral Fellow, University of Southern California. Mexican Labor and the Politics of Citizenship (US/Mexico) 1942-1965, at the National Museum of American History with Marvette Perez and Pete Daniel from September 1, 2003 through August 31, 2004.

2002

Callejas, Linda M., SI Latino Studies Predoctoral Fellow, Florida State University. Analysis of Racial and Ethnic Identity in the Community and Family Life of Afro-Latino and Caribbean Families in Washington, DC and New York City, at the Anacostia Museum/Center for African American History and Culture and National Museum of American History with Portia James and Marvette Perez from March 1, 2003 through August 31, 2003.

Collazo, Tehani , SI Latino Studies Predoctora Fellow, University of Michigan. Identity and Culture Through the Lens of Latino Subjects Texts: Implications for Latino Studies and Museum Practice, at the National Museum of American History and the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives with Marvette Perez and Magdalena Mieri from July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003.

Habbell-Pallan, Michelle , SI Latino Studies Senior Fellow, University of Washington. Chicana/Latina Performance, Popular Culture, and the New Transnational Imaginary, at the National Museum of American History with Marvette Perez and Charles McGovern from August 15, 2002 through July 15, 2003.

Hernandez, David Manuel, SI Latino Studies Predoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley. Undue Process: Detention, Due Process, and Coerced Labor in US Immigration History, at the National Museum of American History with Peter Liebhold from March 15, 2003 through March 14, 2004.

Wilkinson, Michelle J., SI Latino Studies Postdoctoral Fellow, Emory University. Co-Workers in the Kingdom of Culture: Black and Latino Artists in U.S. Arts Movements, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum with Virginia Mecklenburg and Lynda Hartigan from September 1, 2002 through August 31, 2003.

2000

Amigo, Cristian , SI Latino Studies Predoctoral Fellow, University of California, Los Angeles. A Comparative Study of Latin American Immigrant Musicians in the United States: Resistance and Accomodation in the American Category of “Latino”, at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage with Daniel Sheehy and Olivia Cadaval from March 1, 2001 through February 28, 2002.

Davalos, Karen Mary, SI Latino Studies Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University. Collecting Chicanos/as at the Smithsonian Institution: Convergence and Divergence in the Construction of Mexican-descent People, at the National Museum of American History and National Museum of Natural History with Marvette Perez and John Homiak from June 1, 2001 through July 31, 2001.

Hidalgo, Dennis R., SI Latino Studies Predoctoral Fellow, Central Michigan University. Envoys of a New Empire?: Two Protestant Communities in the Spanish Caribbean, Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century, at the National Museum of American History and the National Portrait Gallery with Marvette Perez and Miguel Bretos from June 15, 2000 through June 14, 2001.

Rodriguez, Ana P., SI Latino Studies Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Santa Cruz. Transnational Identities: Deportee Cultures in El Salvador, at the National Museum of American History and the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage with Marvette Perez and Olivia Cadaval from January 15, 2001 through July 14, 2001.

Santiago-Torres, Angel D., SI Latino Studies Senior Fellow, Museo de Arte de Ponce. Analysis of Material and Techniques in Puerto Rican Santos, at the Smithsonian Center for Material Research and Education and the National Museum of American History with Donald Williams and Marvette Perez from July 1, 2000 through September 30, 2000.

Sprehn Malagon, Maria S., SI Latino Studies Predoctoral Fellow, University of New Mexico. The Hispanic and Pueblo Potters of Colonial New Mexico, at the National Museum of Natural History with William Merrill from June 1, 2000 through May 31, 2001.

1999

Duany, Jorge L., SI Latino Studies Senior Fellow, University of Puerto Rico. Collecting the Nation: The Construction and Representation of Cultural Identities in Puerto Rico and the Diaspora, at the National Museum of American History and the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives with Marvette Perez and Miguel Bretos from August 1, 1999 through July 31, 2000.

Hidalgo, Dennis R., SI Latino Studies Predoctoral Fellow, Central Michigan and Strathclyde Universities. Envoys of a New Empire?: Two Protestant Communities in the Late 19th and Early 20th Century Spanish Caribbean, at the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives and the National Museum of American History with Miguel Bretos and Marvette Perez from August 15, 1999 through June 14, 2000.

Morillo-Alicea, Javier , SI Latino Studies Predoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan. Colonial Information Across Spanish and U.S. Empires, 1863-1934, at the National Museum of American History with Marvette Perez from August 1, 1999 through July 31, 2000.

Santiago-Torres, Angel D., SI Latino Studies Senior Fellow, Museo de Arte de Ponce. Analysis of Materials and Techniques in Puerto Rican Santos (Identification of Tropical Woods of Puerto Rico Used by the Puerto Rican Artisans), at the Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education with Donald Williams from July 1, 1999 through September 30, 1999.

Vargas, Deborah R., SI Latino Studies Predoctoral Fellow, University of California, Santa Cruz. Las Grandes de Tejas: Mapping Histories of Women in Texas-Mexican Music, at the National Museum of American History with Marvette Perez and Matt Watson from October 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000.

1998

Aranda-Alvarado, Rocio , SI Latino Studies Predoctoral Fellow, City University of New York. Four Modernists in Harlem and Havana: Constructing a New World Identity, at the National Musuem of American Art with Katherine Manthorne from October 1, 1998 through September 30, 1999.

Candelario, Ginetta E.B., SI Latino Studies Predoctoral Fellow, City University of New York. Dominicans at the Anacostia: ‘Who’s Passing Who?’, at the Anacostia Museum with Portia James from July 1, 1998 through September 30, 1998.

Rodriguez, Clara E., SI Latino Studies Senior Fellow, Fordham University. Uncovering the Buried History of Latino Images in the Media, at the National Museum of American History with Fath Davis Ruffins from July 1, 1998 through December 31, 1998.

Santiago-Torres, Angel D., SI Latino Studies Senior Fellow, Museo de Arte de Ponce. Analysis of Materials and Techniques in Puerto Rican Santos, at the Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education and the National Museum of American History with Donald Williams and Marvette Perez from June 1, 1998 through August 31, 1998.

Villalta, Nilda C., SI Latino Studies Predoctoral Fellow, University of Maryland. Testimonies, War and Survival: Representation and Creation in El Salvador and in the U.S. by Exiled Salvadorans,at the Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies with Olivia Cadaval from September 1, 1998 through May 31, 1999.

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