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Xóchitl M. Flores-Marcial Awarded Ford Postdoctoral Fellowship

Xóchitl M. Flores-MarcialXóchitl M. Flores-Marcial (Chicana/o Studies) has been awarded the highly prestigious Ford Postdoctoral Fellowship for 2022-2023 to complete her book project Zapotec Gift: Mesoamerican Social Networks 1330-2020.

The testimony included a detailed description of a then centuries-old tradition in which members of the community shared their goods or skills, knowing that sometime in the future the recipients would pay it back.

“The testimony provided hard evidence,” Flores-Marcial said, “that the indigenous people of the Americas for centuries before colonization had a system of collaboration, exchange and sharing, which researchers now refer to as social networks and shared economics.” Read more.


Beatriz Cortez is a 2022–2024 Borderlands Fellow

Beatriz CortezBeatriz Cortez (Central American and Transborder Studies) is a 2022–2024 Borderlands Fellow as part of the Vera List Center’s Focus Theme cycle Correction*.

Cortez’s fellowship project considers the Tierra Blanca Joven, the layer of ash deposited by the fifth century C.E. eruption of the Ilopango Volcano in what is now El Salvador. The resulting Tierra Blanca Joven is land with spiritual meaning to people who subsequently migrated and today continue to migrate from the Central American region to other territories. Crossing present and future borders and temporalities, the Tierra Blanca Joven makes visible and sacred the movement of matter and people.  Read more


Brandy Underwood Named 2022-23 College of Humanities Research Fellow

Brandy UnderwoodBrandy Underwood (English) has been selected as the College of Humanities Research Fellow 2022/2023 for her project titled, The Black Crowd, Leadership, Affect, and Racial Uplift in African American Literature.  The Academic Affairs Research Fellows Program is a collaboration between the University Library, the Office of the Provost, and the colleges. The program’s goal is to foster research and mentor new scholars. Along with the honor of recognition, the fellowship provides twelve units of reassigned time for continuing work on a specific project.

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