Richard and Constance Lewis Fellowships in Latin American and Iberian Studies

The Latin American and Latino Studies Program administers the Richard and Constance Lewis Fellows Program, which provides funds for faculty to enhance the knowledge of and interest in Latin American and Iberian subjects at the University of Louisville. Applicants must be full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty at the University of Louisville. Some restrictions apply: this grant does not support the purchase of equipment, supplies, research assistant wages, copying expenses, software, salary, or release-time compensation. Preference will be given to those applicants who have not received a Lewis Fellowship previously.

As Lewis Fellows, faculty members are expected to fulfill the requirements of the grant, to participate in follow-up activities on campus, and to serve as peer mentors to other faculty members in order to encourage interest in Latin American and Iberian Area Studies.

2016 Lewis Fellow
Dr. Theresa Keeley, Department of History
Nicaragua
“Gender and Memory in US-Nicaragua Relations.”

2015 Lewis Fellow
Dr. Brenda Ortiz-Loyola, Department of Classical and Modern Languages                     
Cuba
"We Have Something to Say: Afro-Cuban Feminists and Nationalism." 

2014 Lewis Fellow

Dr. Avery Kolers, Department of Philosophy
Spain
"From Vitoria to Locke: The Emergence and Suppression of Indigenous Rights."

2013 Lewis Fellows

Dr. Tricia Gray, Department of Political Science
Panama
"Understanding Gender Electoral Quotas in Panama."

Dr. Margath Walker, Department of Geography & Geoscience
Mexico
"Binational Subjectivities and the War on Drugs & Terror."

2012 Lewis Fellow

Dr. Enid Trucios-Haynes, Brandeis School of Law
Mexico
"Formal and Informal Migrant Networks: Post 9/11 Connections between Guanajuato and the US."

2011 Lewis Fellow

Dr. Fabian Crespo, Department of Anthropology
Argentina
"Genes and Fossils: An Introduction to Human Evolution."

2010 Lewis Fellows

Professor Mary Carothers, Department of Fine Arts
Panama
"Empower to Impacto."

Dr. Lisa Markowitz, Department of Anthropology
Peru
"Novo Andino: Exploring Trails of Culinary Tourism."

2009 Lewis Fellow

Dr. Gabriela Nuñez, Department of English
Brazil
"Mexican Detective Novels and Social Inequality."

2008 Lewis Fellow

Dr. Clare Sullivan, Department of Classical and Modern Languages
Spain
“Teaching Translation.”

2007 Lewis Fellow

Dr. Christine Ehrick, Department of History
Argentina & Uruguay
“Women in Radio in Uruguay and Argentina, 1930-1950.”

2006 Lewis Fellow

Dr. Gregory Hutcheson, Department of Classical and Modern Languages
Spain
“Contemporary Spanish Encounters with Al-Andalus.”

2005 Lewis Fellow

Dr. Michael Fowler, Department of Political Science
Central America & Mexico
“Central American Narcotics Trafficking and Corruption.”

2004 Lewis Fellow

Dr. Lisa Wagner, Department of Classical and Modern Languages
Argentina
“The Evolution of Las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo.”

2003 Lewis Fellow

Dr. Manuel Medina, Department of Classical and Modern Languages
Brazil & Argentina
“Jesuit Missions in Brazil and Argentina.”

2002 Lewis Fellows

Dr. Tricia Gray, Department of Political Science
Cuba
“Seminar on Contemporary Cuba.”

Dr. Julie Winkler, Department of Classical and Modern Languages
Cuba
“Cuban Film Festival.”

2001 Lewis Fellows

Dr. Rhonda Buchanan, Department of Classical and Modern Languages
Argentina
“Argentine Women Writers."

Dr. Lisa Markowitz, Department of Anthropology
Cuba
“Latin American Women’s Studies in Havana.”