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CLR Faculty Fellowship

Since 2003, the Center for Latino Research (CLR) has administered the CLR Faculty Fellowship, for research on Latin American and/or U.S. Latino issues, open to faculty in any discipline. The fellowship is supported by the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and grants a one-quarter teaching release (2 classes) for archival research, study and writing, initiating a new project of original work or expanding from earlier projects involving book or article writing, preparing research and writing for a conference paper or major talk. In addition, the CLR provides up to 100 hours of student research assistant help during the research period.

This opportunity is open to full-time, tenure line faculty of any rank, with priority preference granted junior faculty, although it is the best proposal that will succeed. Following the fellowship period, within one academic quarter, CLR Fellows provide a short oral presentation on their findings and process, scheduled on campus by the CLR. Within one academic year, Fellows are required to submit a final outcome in writing to the Center, which can be an article or book chapter (drafted or completed, to be published), or written report.

Applications are reviewed and determined by a new Selection Committee each year, drawn from previous Fellows.

2017-2018 Faculty Fellowship Application
Applications must include an updated Curriculum Vitae, and letters of support from the faculty member's Department Chair and College Dean. Applications are due the first Friday of February, each year.

Application Deadline: February 3, 2017     |     Apply Here


Application Eligibility

Faculty who have received the CLR Faculty Fellowship previously may re-apply after two years from the previous year of fellowship. Click here to view guidelines and required documents.


Faculty Fellows

2017-2018

Rose Spalding
Political Science, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
"Subterranean Politics: Mining and Resistance in Central America"

José​ Soltero
Sociology, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
"Factors that Influence Poverty among Mexican Immigrants in the Chicago Area"

Carolina Barrera-Tobon​
Modern Languages, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences​
"Children’s Language Use in a Chicago Spanish Immersion Early Education Classroom"

Ida Shiela Salusky
PsychologyCollege of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences​​
"The Roles of Identity and Supportive Social Networks in College Persistence for First
Generation College Students"

2016-2017

Meghan Condon 
School of Public Service, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 
"Immigrant Inclusion in the Safety Net and Latino Youth Development" 

Susana S. Martínez 
Modern Languages, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 
"Disposable and Deportable: Bearing Witness to Testimonies of Central American Migration" 

Carolina Sternberg 
Latin Americana and Latino Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 
"Understanding 'Simulated' Urban Middle-class Identities in Neoliberal Buenos Aires"​

2015-2016

María Rosario Acosta López 
Philosophy, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 
"Conversations on Community, Memory, and Polticial Action (Seminiar with Jean-Luc Nancy)" 

Cecilia Martínez-Torteya 
Psychology, College of Science and Health 
"Violence Exposure and Emotional/Behavioral Problems Among Latino Young Children: The Role of Family Immigration History" 

Delia Cosentino 
History of Art and Architecture, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 
"The Aztec Calendar Stone in the Production of a 'Greater Mexico'" 

Christopher Tirres 
Religious Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 
"Decolonial Aesthetics as a Source for Decolonial Spirituality?: Expanding Walter Mignolo's Spiritual-Philosophical Vision"​

2014-2015

Emanuele Colombo 
Catholic Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 
"Dreaming Latin America: Early Modern Imagination from a Jesuit Perspective" 

María J. Ferrera 
School of Public Service, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 
"The YHSC Impact Study: Engaging Immigrant Youth in a Health Promotion and Outreach Program withn the Latino Community"

2013-2014

Hugh Bartling 
Public Policy Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 
"Mexico City's Water Crisis and the Potential for Decentralized Solutions" 

Juan Mora-Torres 
History, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 
"From Ceska-Pilsen to Little Mexico: The Making of a Chicago Barrio, 1960-1973" 

Bernadette Sanchez 
Psychology, College of Science and Health 
"Mentoring, Ethnic Identity, and Positive Latino Youth Development"​

2012-2013

Camilla Fojas 
Latin American and Latino Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 
"Border Media and New Space of Latinidad" 

Adrienne Holloway 
School of Public Service, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 
"The Minority Suburbs: Does the Increase of the Minority Population in Suburban America Equate to Positive Geography of Opportunity Outcomes?" 

Ana Schaposchnik 
History, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 
The Inquisition and the Crypto-Jews in 1600s Lima, Perú" 

José Zagal 
School of Cinema and Interactive Media, College of Computing and Digital Media 
"Hispanic Perceptions of Race and its Representation in Videogames"​

2011-2012

Bill Johnson González 
English, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 
"'Con-Textos': Early Twentieth Century Latino Periodicals and the Early Latino Journals" 

Bibiana Suárez 
Art, Media, and Design, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 
"Memoria (Memory): An Art Installation that Investigates the Place of Latino in the Cultural and Political Landscape of the U.S. Since WWII" 

Thomas Krainz 
History, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 
"Fleeing Mexico's Revolution: El Paso's Treatment of Mexican Refugees, 1910-1920"​

2010-2011

Antonio Polo 
Psychology, College of Science and Health 
"Improving the Health Literacy and Connection of Latino Families Referred to Mental Health Services" 

Blackhawk Hancock 
Sociology, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 
"Converging Cultures: Latino Culture(s) Role in Defining Chicago's Haute-Cuisine 

Jason Goulah 
Leadership, Language, and Curriculum, School of Education 
"Soka Education in Latin America: A Case Study in Brazil Soka Elementary School and Brazil Soka Kindergarten"​

2009-2010

Winifred Curran 
Geography, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 
"Ethnicity, Immigration Status and Language in the Battle Over Schools in Pilsen: Gentrification and the Remaking of Public Education" 

René de los Santos 
Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 
"Rhetoric of Mexican Revolution" 

Rocío Ferreira 
Modern Languages, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 
"Yuyanapaq/Para Recordar/To Remember: Memory, Displacement, and Political Violence in Contemporary Peruvian Culture"​

2008-2009

Stephen Haymes 
Educational Policy Studies and Research, School of Education 
"Collective Memory and Internally Displaced Afro-Colombians" 

Julie E. Moody-Freeman 
African and Black Diaspora Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 
"Framing History and Culture: Indigenous Identities as Cultural and Political Capital in Belize"​

2007-2008

Amor Kohli 
African and Black Diaspora Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 
"Cu-Bop, Castro, and the Formation of a Global Black Cultural Politics" 

Anna O. Law 
Political Science, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 
"The U.S. Courts of Appeals and Latin American Immigration"​

2006-2007

John Tofik Karam 
Latin American and Latino Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 
"Seeking Arabs: Latinos, El Clon, and Post-9/11 Chicago 

Jacqueline Lazú 
Modern Languages, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 
"Urban Removal, Revolutionary Maneuver: The Voices of the Chicago Young Lords" 

José Soltero 
Sociology, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 
"Mexican-African and Mexican-Puerto Rican Conflicts in Chicago: Myth or Reality?" ​

2005-2006

Juan Mora-Torres 
History, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 
"'Me Voy P'al Norte (I'm Going North)': The First Great Mexican Migration to the United States, 1900-1932"​​ 

Sylvia Escarcega 
Latin American and Latino Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 
"Transnational Indigeneity: A Case Study of Indigenous Migrant Culture in Chicago"​ ​​​​

2004-2005

Susana S. Martínez 
Modern Languages, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 
"Mediated Images: Visual Representatives of Mayan Women in Modern Day Guatemala" 

Jacqueline Lazú 
Modern Languages, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 
"From Cane to Fables: A History of Puerto Rican Theater in the United States"​​ 

Alesia Garcia 
English, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 
"Las Lloronas in Action: A Latino Leadership Project (Latina Voces)"​​​

2003-2004

Layla P. Suleiman 
School of Education 
"Youth Researchers as Youth Development in Latino Communities" 

Bernadette Sanchez 
Psychology, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 
"A Psychosociocultural Perspective of the Academic Experience of Latino Adolescents"​​​