Graduate students awarded dissertation fellowship grants from the Center for Gender in Global Context

July 21, 2022

Three Chicano/Latino Studies PhD students have been awarded fellowship grants from MSU’s Center for Gender in Global Context.

Angélica Ruvalcaba won a Women’s & Gender Studies Dissertation Research Fellowship for her work on her dissertation “Latina undergraduate students’ activism on a predominantly white campus.”  This award is for projects that incorporate a significant focus on women, gender, or sexuality. Angélica is a dual doctoral student with Sociology.

Vanessa Aguilar, dual doctoral student with CLS and English received a Women’s & Gender Studies Dissertation Completion Fellowship to finish her work on “ Archiving Knowledge: Ancestral Philosophies in Young Adult Afro-Latinx and Latinx Speculative Fiction.”

Esther Ayers, CLS PhD student received a Gender, Justice and Environmental Change Dissertation Completion Fellowship for her research on “Testimonio with Adventure Therapy: A Method to Examine Perception of Mental Health and Healing with Adult Latinx/as in Transitional Living Program.”

“The GenCen is delighted to have this long-running collaboration with the Graduate School that allows us to support gender and sexuality scholarship across a range of disciplines. The awardees for this year’s fellowships have proposed innovative research that we anticipate will contribute to the broad interdisciplinary field of gender and feminist studies as well as to their disciplinary fields," said GenCen Director Dr. Stephanie Nawyn.