Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship in Latino Studies

Two nine-month residential fellowships in Latino Studies are available. Scholars with doctorates at the assistant professor level who plan to complete book-length projects and PhD candidates who plan to write their dissertations are eligible.  Underrepresented scholars are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful applicant(s) for this fellowship will have, by the application deadline, completed a doctorate or all but their dissertation toward a PhD in anthropology, history, sociology, religious studies, Latino/Chicano studies, cultural studies, or in an interdisciplinary field that incorporates two or more of these disciplines. One fellowship will be awarded to the doctoral level scholar and one will be awarded to the PhD candidate.

Doctoral fellows receive a $50,000 stipend in addition to office space and low-cost housing on or near the SAR campus. PhD candidates receive a $35,000 stipend in addition to office space and low-cost housing on or near the SAR campus.

This fellowship is made possible through the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Please Note: SAR allows fellows to bring their companion animals to campus but our accommodations are limited to two SMALL animals.  We allow only cats and dogs on the premises.

Milena Melo Milena A. Melo
2017–2018
Project: “Enacting Life: Dialysis Among Undocumented Mexican Immigrants in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures, Mississippi State University
David Romo David Romo
2016–2017
Project: “A Global Microhistory of El Paso and Ciudad Juaréz: Axis and Allied Intelligence and Propaganda along the U.S. – Mexico Border, 1933 to 1945”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Summerlee Fellow, Dept. of History, Southern Methodist University
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