Awards & Honors
Ruth Brown was awarded a 2011 University of Kentucky Woman’s Club Fellowship in the amount of $2,000. This fellowship is provided with funds from the University of Kentucky Woman’s Club and recognizes both her current achievements as a doctoral student and her future potential.
Betsy Dahms is the recipient of the Ninth Annual Feministas Unidas Graduate Student Essay Prize for her article “Shamanic Urgency and Two-way Movement as Writing Style in the works of Gloria Anzaldúa.” Her work will be published in the December 2012 edition of the academic journal Letras Femeninas. In March 2012 she was invited to Posse Plus Retreat “Born this Way?: Gender + Sexuality” 2012 Centre College. She has also been named to the Editorial Review Board for the MLA-indexed, peer reviewed journal Label Me Latin@.
Mahan Ellison was awarded a grant through the Program for Cultural Cooperation for his project “Literary Africa: Spanish Reflections of Morocco, Western Sahara and Equatorial Guinea in the Contemporary Novel, 1990-2010.” He also won a Dissertation Enhancement Award from the College of Arts and Sciences for the 2011-2012 academic year and a Sigma Delta Pi Research Grant.
Matthew Feinberg won a Fulbright Award for the 2011-2012 academic year to expand on the research he undertook for his doctoral work on urban space and performance in the Lavapiés district of Madrid.
Sarah Finley received an award for best paper authored by a graduate student at the 2012 Grupo de Estudios sobre las Mujeres en España y las Américas, pre-1800 (GEMELA) conference for her presentation "Unsung Song: A Model for Theorizing the Sounds of a Repressed Musical Canon in the Works of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz."
Ángela Gonzales received the National Gabriela Mistral Award from Sigma Delta Pi in the Spring of 2011. The presentation of the award was made during the Sigma Delta Pi Informative Session at KFLC. The Premio Gabriela Mistral is an award granted to an outstanding graduate or undergraduate member of Sigma Delta Pi who has demonstrated noteworthy involvement and initiative in his/her chapter.
Whitaker Jordan has been awarded the Graduate School Academic Year Fellowship for 2011-2012 and the Daniel Reedy Quality Achievement Fellowship.
Lee Kirven has won the Kentucky Opportunity Fellowship for the 2011-2012 academic year.
Allison Santos-Martín was awarded the Bonnie J. Cox Graduate Research Award from UK’s Department of Gender and Women’s Studies for her proposal "Avant-Garde Lesbians?!?! What?!? Where?!?: The Search for Queer Female Subjects in Early 20th Century Spanish Letters."
April JeNé New received the Daniel Reedy Quality Achievement Fellowship for the 2011-2012 academic year.
Jeff Zamostny was awarded a grant through the Program for Cultural Cooperation for his project “To Sodom by Slow Train: Modernity and Male (Homo)Sexualities in Spain, 1900-1936.”