CLACS is pleased to welcome a new cohort of Summer Graduate Research and Global South Language Fellows in the new academic year.

We are able to offer Summer Graduate Research Fellowships thanks to the generous support of the Tinker Foundation, Norman Whitten, Joseph Love, and the family of Werner Baer.  These fellowships support graduate student research in Latin America.  Due to the unpredictability of travel in the current times, students were asked to propose projects based around virtual/remote methodologies.  We made 6 awards to students in 3 different departments.  This year’s fellows are:


  • Margaret Giacalone (Anthropology) – Queer Bolivians and the Rise of the New Politics
  • Michelle Patino-Flores (Anthropology) – Parsing the Protest: Reading Dissidence and the Law in Cuba


  • Carmen Gallegos (Spanish and Portuguese) – Postcards in the Marketplace: 19th and 20th Century Amazonian Imagery in a Contemporary Digital Archive
  • Kutasha Bryan-Silva (Curriculum and Instruction) – Environmental Education for Children and the Delights of Sustainable Technology
  • Grazzia Grimaldi (Anthropology) – Clandestine Intimacies of Violence: The Burdens of Democratization in Postwar El Salvador


  • Joe Coyle (Anthropology) -  Jesus Transforma: Queer and Trans Pentecostal Performance and Politics in Brazil

Thanks to generous support from the Provost’s Office, CLACS is able to offer a limited number Global South Language Fellowships to support the study of Quechua and Portuguese.  This year we are proud to announce that made award to 4 students from 4 different departments.  Our GLS Fellows for the upcoming academic year are:

  • Margaret Giacalone (Anthropology) – Quechua
  • Marcos Alacron Olivos (History) – Quechua
  • Thereza Lituma (Voice) – Quechua
  • Caio Albernaz Siqueira (Spanish and Portuguese) – Quechua


Congratulations to all of our fellows!