Eight UNM humanities doctoral students in the College of Arts & Sciences will receive dissertation completion fellowships made possible by a $400,000 gift from the Russell J. and Dorothy S. Bilinski Educational Foundation:  Elena Avilés (Spanish & Portuguese), Scott Crago (History), Dan Cryer (English), Colleen Dunn (English), Tara Kennedy (Philosophy), Andrew Marcum (American Studies), Christopher Steinke (History), and Douglas van Benthuysen (English). Bilinski Fellows will be supported for two to three semesters while they complete dissertations on visual art as it relates to the disability rights movement or to Chicana depictions of the Malinche figure, on Mapuche Indian community revival in Chile during the Pinochet dictatorship, on Aldo Leopold’s understanding of the environment as a voiced citizen, on Anglo-Saxon memorialization of the lives of non-native virgin martyrs, on nanotechnology and environmental ethics, on the Plains Indians’ control over the Missouri River in the Eighteenth Century, and on an Old English variant version of Genesis.

View the 2013 Belinski Fellowship recipients