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. Stipend amounts awarded will depend on the applicant’s doctoral degree status at the time of application.
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.
2020-2021 Alina Mendez
Project: “Cheap for Whom? Migration, Farm Labor, and Social Reproduction in the Imperial Valley–Mexicali Borderlands, 1942–1964”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Assistant Professor, Dept. of American Ethnic Studies, University of Washington
2020-2021 Stephen Sullivan
Project: “Amplifying Gentrification: Contestations of Sound and Space in Brooklyn, New York”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: PhD Candidate, Dept. of Anthropology, Northwestern University
2019-2020 C.J. Alvarez
Project: “A History of the Chihuahuan Desert”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mexican American and Latino/a Studies
2019-2020 Fátima Suárez
Project: “The Meanings of Latino Fatherhoods”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: PhD Candidate, Dept. of Sociology, University of California – Santa Barbara
2018-2019 John Arroyo
Project: “Shadow Suburbanism: Mexican Everyday Life and Fear in Greater Atlanta”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: PhD Candidate, Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2018-2019 William Calvo-Quiros
Project: “Saints of Migration: Border Specters, Saints and Sinners”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: Assistant Professor, Dept. of American Culture and Latino Studies, University of Michigan
2017–2018: Milena Melo
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
2017-2018: Héctor Beltrán
Project: “Hacking Imaginaries: Codeworld and Code Work Across the U.S.- Mexico Borderlands”
Affiliation at time of fellowship: PhD Candidate, Dept. of Anthropology, University of California – Berkeley
2016–2017: David Romo
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