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César Chávez Fellowship

César Chávez Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
Dissertation Fellowship for Underrepresented Minority Scholars

Cesar ChavezDartmouth College invites applications for the César Chávez / Charles A. Eastman / Thurgood Marshall Dissertation Fellowships from US citizens who plan careers in college or university teaching. The goal of the Chávez / Eastman / Marshall fellowship program is to promote student and faculty diversity at Dartmouth, and throughout higher education, by supporting completion of the doctorate by underrepresented minority scholars (including African-American, Latina/o, and Native American scholars) and other graduate scholars with a demonstrated commitment and ability to advance educational diversity.

The Fellowships support graduate scholars for a year-long residency at Dartmouth that generally runs from September through August. They offer an opportunity for scholars who plan a career in higher education and have completed all other Ph.D. requirements to finish their dissertations with access to the outstanding libraries, computing facilities and faculty of Dartmouth College. In addition, Fellows will participate in classroom activities with scholars who are dedicated to undergraduate teaching. Fellows may be pursuing the Ph.D. degree in any discipline or area taught in the Dartmouth undergraduate Arts and Sciences curriculum. Each Fellow will be affiliated with a department or program at the College.

Three Fellowships will be awarded. Each Fellowship provides a stipend of $25,000, office space, library privileges, and a $2,500 research assistance fund. Fellows will be expected to complete the dissertation during the tenure of the Fellowship and may have the opportunity to participate in teaching, either as a primary instructor or as part of a team.

Applicants will be selected on the basis of: academic achievement and promise; membership in a racial or ethnic group that is currently underrepresented among faculty in the applicant's academic field; demonstrated commitment to increasing opportunities for underrepresented minorities and increasing cross-racial understanding; and potential for serving as an advocate and mentor for minority undergraduate and graduate students.

Consideration will be made for scholars who seek to share their research as presenters and lecturers in the Dartmouth community. Each fellow will be expected to participate in selected activities with undergraduate students (for example, presenting guest lectures in classes, serving in programs for minority students interested in academic careers, and interacting with undergraduate majors in host departments).

Recipients of the Chávez / Eastman / Marshall Dissertation Fellowships will be appointed by the Dean of Graduate Studies, upon the recommendation of a faculty selection committee in consultation with appropriate departments.

Application process:

Questions: Office of Graduate Studies, Dartmouth College, 6062 Wentworth Hall, Room 304, Hanover, NH 03755-3526. Telephone: (603) 646-6578.

Application Deadline: February 1
Award Announcement: April 1

Dartmouth College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action organization. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

César Chávez Dissertation Writing Fellows at Dartmouth College:

  • Jessica De La Ossa (2013) Ph.D candidate in the School of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona.
  • Ariana Ochoa Camacho (2012) Ph.D. candidate in the American Studies Program at New York University in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis.
  • Christopher Loperena (2011) Ph.D. in social anthropology at the University of Texas, Austin in the African Diaspora Program. Assistant Prof., University of San Francisco, graduate program in International Studies.
  • Robb Hernandez (2010), Ph.D. in American Studies, University of Maryland, College Park .Currently a post-doctoral fellow at Center for Mexican American Studies, Univ. of Texas, Austin.
  • Graciela Monteagudo (2011), Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Currently the Associate Director for Social Thought and Political Economy at the Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst.
  • Albert Sergio Laguna (2008), Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Ethnicity, Race & Migration and American Studies, Yale University.
  • Rocío Magaña (2007), Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Rutgers University.
    Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of Chicago. Website:
  • Patricia Herrera (2006), Assistant Professor of Theater, University of Richmond.
    Ph.D. in Theater, City University of New York
  • William Orchard (2005), Instructor of English, North Central College, IL. ABD in English, University of Chicago.
  • Rebecca Gordon (2004), Assistant Professor of English and Humanities, Reed College.
    Ph.D. in English and American Studies, Indiana University.
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  • Lourdes Gutiérrez-Nájera (2003), Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies, Dartmouth College.
    Ph.D. in Anthropology and Social Work, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
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  • Roberto Tejada (2002), Associate Professor of Art and Art History, University of Texas, Austin.
    Ph.D. in English, State University of New York, Buffalo.
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  • Mark Overmyer-Velazquez (2001), Associate Professor of History and Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Connecticut.
    Ph.D. in Latin American History, Yale University.
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  • Emiliano Corral (2000)
  • Alma Martinez (1999), Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance, Pomona College
    Ph.D. in Drama, Stanford University.
    Faculty Profile:
  • Carlos Martin (1998)
  • Gaston Espinosa (1997), Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Claremont McKenna College.
    Ph.D in History, University of California, Santa Barbara.
    Faculty Profile:
  • Edmund Campos (1996), Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Northwestern University.
    Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Stanford University
  • Nancy Mirabal (1995), Associate Professor of Raza Studies, San Francisco State University.
    Ph.D. in History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
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  • Tiffany López (1994), Associate Professor of English, University of California, Riverside
    Ph.D. in English, University of California, Santa Barbara.
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Last Updated: 10/24/13