Center of Mexican American Studies
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CMAS Announces CMAS-Benson Research Fellows

Tue, July 15, 2014

The Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) is proud to announce the five individuals who will be CMAS-Benson Latin American Collection Short-Term Research Fellows in the summer 2014.

World renowned for its varied and impressive collection, the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection at The University of Texas at Austin is one of the foremost research libraries containing materials related to the Mexican American experience and Borderlands Studies.  Further, the Mexican American Library Program (MALP) was formally established in 1974 by the University Libraries to support the educational needs of students of Mexican American and U.S. Latino culture and history. It is also designed to support the research activities of the faculty affiliates of CMAS, which has been serving the state of Texas and the nation as a leader in the intellectual development of Mexican American studies since 1970.

These short-term fellowships are awarded to post-doctoral scholars, Ph.D. candidates or holders of other terminal degrees from outside the Austin area who have a specific need to use the Mexican American and Borderlands collections at the Benson Library. Of the five fellowships, one is designated as the Gloria E. Anzaldúa Fellowship and will be awarded to the project that best makes use of the Anzaldúa collection as the focus of their fellowship proposal. All project proposals, including the Anzaldúa award, must demonstrate innovation and substantial critical contributions to shaping the fields of Mexican American Studies and/or Borderlands Studies.

  • Maggie Elmore, Ph.D. candidate, University of California, Berkeley
  • Maritza Cardena, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Arizona
  • Siliva Mendoza, Ph.D. candidate, University of Utah (Gloria E. Anzaldúa Fellow)
  • Claire Massey, Ph.D. candidate, Universität des Saarlandes
  • Trevor Boffone, Ph.D. candidate, University of Houston
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