Lizeth Gutierrez (Ph.D. candidate, American studies) has been awarded a Mellon Mays Dissertation Grant from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
Congratulations to Jorge Moraga (Ph.D. candidate, American studies), who has received a Diversity in Sport and Physical Activity Student Grant from the Laboratory for Diversity in Sport. His supported work is entitled “Surveying the Afro-Latina/o Presence at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum through a Critical Cultural Perspective and Syntactic Analysis.”
This past summer, Jorge E. Moraga (Ph.D. candidate, American studies) received a Smithsonian Institution Fellowship. As a graduate fellow for the Latino Museum Studies Program, he conducted archival research to an upcoming exhibit titled “Many Voices, One Nation” housed in the Division of Home and Community Life at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). He also presented a chapter of his dissertation as part of the NMAH Tuesday Colloquium series. His talk was titled “Striking Out Legacies, Stealing Home Memories: The Cultural Politics of Remembering Peloteros in Major League Baseball.”