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Fellowships and Awards

The following are fellowships, grants, and other awards I have received in support of my research.


2015: Faculty Recognition Award, Multicultural Affairs Center (MAC), Truman State University.

2014-2015: Sabbatical, South American Intermediaries.

2013: Truman Academic Development Support Grant (TADS), Truman State University, for translation of book manuscript Pachakutik into Spanish.

2012: School of Social and Cultural Studies Summer Research Grant, Truman State University, for a study of Intermediaries in the South American Andes.

2011: Faculty Summer Research Fellowship, Truman State University, for a study of Empowered Women of Latin America.

2010: School of Social and Cultural Studies Summer Faculty Research Grant, Truman State University, for a study of Global Indigenous Movements and Activist Research.

2008-2010: Innovative Academic Initiative (IAI) grant, Truman State University, for developing Latin American Experience: History and Conservation Biology of Panama, a new interdisciplinary course that combines on campus classes with off campus service learning.

2009: Faculty Summer Research Fellowship, Truman State University, for a study of International Indigenous Movements and State Power in South America.

2008: Faculty Summer Research Fellowship, Truman State University, for a study of tinterillos in Ecuador.

2008: College of Arts and Sciences Grant in Support of Scholarly and Artistic Endeavors, Truman State University. Declined in favor of a Truman Faculty Summer Research Fellowship.

2008: Grand Prize Winner for print-on-demand book project, TruTech Challenge, Teaching Learning Technology Roundtable, Truman State University, February 20, 2008.

2007-2008: Civic Engagement Fellowship, The Center for Teaching and Learning, Truman State University, to conduct oral history interviews with immigrants in Milan, Missouri in Race, Class and Gender in Latin America (JINS 338).

2006-2007: Sabbatical, Women in Latin American History.

2006: Semifinalist, Educator of the Year, Truman State University.

2004-2005: Diversity Fellow, The Center for Teaching and Learning, Truman State University, to seek outside funding to develop Indigenous websites in Latin America.

2004: Truman State University Scholarship of Assessment Grants to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching Introduction to History and Historiography to first-semester students.

2002: Fulbright Scholar Program, Ecuador.

2001: Distinguished Service Award, Ecuadorian Section of the Latin American Studies Association.

2000: Truman State University Funding for Results grant to design a new Junior Interdisciplinary Seminar on race and ethnicity in Latin America.

1999: Gettysburg College Research and Professional Development Grant to develop an Internet database of declarations, statements, and manifestos from Indigenous Peoples in Latin America.

1998: Conference on Latin American History (CLAH) Lewis Hanke Prize (honorable mention).

1997: American Historical Association (AHA) Albert J. Beveridge Grant for post-dissertation archival research in Ecuador.

1996: Group Fulbright Fellowship for the University of Wisconsin's Summer Seminar in Quichua Language and Culture in Otavalo, Ecuador.

1994-1996: Social Science Research Council (SSRC)-MacArthur Foundation Fellowship for Peace and Security in a Changing World for dissertation research at the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of California at Berkeley and with the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) in Quito, Ecuador.

1994-1995: Fulbright-IEE award (declined in favor of SSRC-MacArthur Fellowship).

1994-1995: Dissertation Fellowship, University of Kansas Graduate School.

1992-1994: Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Graduate Fellowship (including six months of dissertation research in Ecuador).

1993-1994: Pearson Fellowship, Kansas Board of Regents.

1993: Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Graduate Fellowship for advanced Quechua language study at Cornell University's Latin American Studies Summer Program in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

1993: Summer Graduate School Fellowship, University of Kansas.

1992: Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Graduate Fellowship for intensive Ecuadorian Quechua (Quichua) language study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

1990: Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Graduate Fellowship for advanced Spanish language study at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador in Quito.

1990: Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Scholarship, University of Kansas, for research in Nicaragua and Ecuador.

1985: Thresher Award, Bethel College, N. Newton, Kansas, one of the highest undergraduate academic honors from the school; first place in Mennonite Contributions Contest, and third place in Mennonite Historical Essay Contest for undergraduate Senior Seminar Paper entitled “Mennonite Resistance to Draft Registration in the 1980s.”


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