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Graduate students achievements

May 3, 2022

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is pleased to announce these achievements of our graduate students: 

María Camila Palacio has been granted to Buffett Institute Global Impacts Fellowship for the coming 2022-2023 academic year. She will be Buffett Institute Fellow pursuing her project on the narratives and aftermath of violence in Colombian internal conflict. 

Deisi Cuate has been awarded the 2022-2023 Latina and Latino Studies Program Graduate Assistantship.

Felipe Gutiérrez
has been selected for the 2022-2023 Block Museum Graduate Interdisciplinary Fellowship. Felipe is our first graduate student granted this fellowship and in this position he will be both deepening his research skills and project as well as working beyond those areas to support the museum's inclusive artistic program.

Mauricio Oportus  has been awarded both a Buffet Global Impacts and a Kaplan Institute of Humanities Fellowship, and in the coming academic year Mauricio has decided he will be Franke Graduate Fellow at Kaplan Institute, pursuing his project " Juridical Fictions: Literary Representations of the Law in Latin American Modern Fiction (1882-1929)."

Yasmin Portales Machado has been granted a Graduate Research Grant (in the amount of $2, 999). Yasmin will use the TGS´s Graduate Research Grant to access the University of South Florida's Science Fiction & Fantasy Collection in Tampa (FL) to conduct research for her dissertation, entitled "Queer People in Strange Times: Families and Sexualities in Contemporary Cuban Science Fiction".

Jesse Rothbard was awarded a summer research grant from the Sexualities Project at Northwestern to travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina to conduct research for a dissertation chapter entitled "Homosexuales con gusto y placer: Miguel de Molina, the San Martín Cadets, and the Pleasures of the Pose".

Christian Vásquez Infante is the recipient of that Buffett Institute Graduate Dissertation Research Travel Award (in the amount of $5,000) for his project: “Building a Country: Cultural Initiatives and the Role of Literature in Colombia’s State Formation.” Christian will be conducting research this summer in Colombia; you can read about his project here.

Two of our first year graduates have also been granted fellowship for summer research:

Heloísa Imada has been awarded a fellowship from Fundação Luso-Americana para o Desenvolvimento (FLAD) and Direçcao-Geral do Livro, dos Arquivos e das Bibliotecas (DGLAB) in Portugal to conduct research at the Arquivo Nacional da Torre do Tombo. 

Eduardo Bello has been granted a LLILAS Benson Digital Scholarship Fellowship from the LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collection of the University of Texas at Austin, where he will be working on a critical index of the Mexican 19th century periodical, Violetas del Anáhuac. Back to top