The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program at the University of New Mexico has the stated goal of “Building Future Leadership for the Advancement of Native American and Latino Humanistic Social Science at UNM” by increasing the number of graduates; reducing the average time for completion of their Ph.D.s; and ensuring their professional advancement within academia while creating a strong, vibrant academic community dealing with Native American and Latino Humanistic and Social Science issues.
This program is unique in that it funds dissertation write-up for the humanities-based social sciences across six departments: American Studies, Anthropology; Communications and Journalism; History; Linguistics; and Sociology. Furthermore, the UNM-Mellon Program holds a series of public events, keynote lectures, and symposia, often in collaboration with other departments, research centers and student organizations, similarly focused on Native American and Latino community-focused scholarship at UNM.
During the last three years, the program has funded 22 doctoral fellows—seven of whom have defended their dissertations or earned their doctorates and now have garnered academic positions locally and nationally—in institutions such as the University of New Mexico, Mercyhurst College, Dartmouth College, University of Florida, University of Minnesota, Morris, and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Several more fellows will attain their degrees by end of 2012, again further strengthening the presence of Native and Latino scholars in the academia.
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Melissa Axelrod, Department of Linguistics
Teresa L. Córdova, School of Architecture and Planning
Rose T. Díaz, Research Historian, University Libraries
L. Manuel García y Griego, Department of History; Chicano/Mexicano/Hispano Studies
Linda B. Hall, Department of History
Brian E. Herrera, Department of Theater and Dance
Ted Jojola, Community and Regional Planning
Enrique LaMadrid, Chicano/Mexicano/Hispano Studies; Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Lloyd Lee, Native American Studies
Nancy López, Department of Sociology
Ann Massmann, Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections, University Libraries
Bárbara O. Reyes, Department of History; Women Studies Program
Ilia Rodríguez, Department of Communications and Journalism
Silvia Rodríguez, Department of Anthropology
Beverly R. Singer, Department of Anthropology; Native American Studies
Michael L. Trujillo, Department of American Studies
María Vélez, Department of Sociology
1. American Studies
3. Communications and Journalism
May 11, 2013
January 28, 2013
Lynne Sebastian Adjunct Associate Professor and director of Historic Preservation Programs at SRI Foundation has been chosen to become an Expert Member of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP)
February 12, 2013
Lawrence G. Straus in the news. Straus is the editor of a newly released book titled, “The Magdalenian Settlement of Europe,” co-edited with Thomas Terberger of Universitat Grefswald, Germany and Denise Leesch of Universite de Nauchatel, Switzerland. The book is from the proceedings of a 2011 double symposium at the Bern INQUA Congress on the Magdalenian culture of the late Last Glacial Period. .
Faculty members and graduate students in Anthropology at UNM published more than 90 papers, books, articles, abstracts, and reports or developed audio or visual materials in the year reported here. Included within this are five new books or monographs, and three new video and sound recordings.
This is a high level of publication with major journals represented including, Advances in Complex Systems, Aggressive Behavior, American Indian Culture and Research Journal, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Antipoda: Revista de Antropología y Arqueología, Antiquity, Archaeology Southwest, Arctic, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, Biodemography and Social Biology, Bollettino della Societa Paleontologica Italiana, Collaborative Anthropologies, Evolution and Human Behavior, Experimental Gerontology, Great Plains Quarterly, Hypertension, Journal of Archaeological Science, Journal of Human Biology, Journal of Human Evolution, Maternal and Child Nutrition, PLoS One, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Biological Sciences, Quaternary International, Religion, Brain, and Behavior, Trabajos de Prehistoria among others. Faculty, post-doctoral associates and research faculty are indicated by bold letters; graduate student or recent doctorates who are authors are indicated by bold italics.