2019 Bilinski Fellowship

2019 Bilinski Fellowship

Posted: May 10, 2019

With a fourth gift of $470,000, the Bilinski Educational Foundation will continue to recognize excellent doctoral students in the humanities at UNM. Thirty-eight doctoral students have already completed their dissertations and degrees supported by Russell J. and Dorothy S. Bilinski Fellowships.

The 2019 recipients for the Bilinski Fellowship stand out for their potential impact on both scholarship and community.

Leandra Binder (English) focuses on aesthetics and the abject in late nineteenth century Decadent literature.

Graham Bounds (Philosophy) reconsiders John McDowell’s view of the relationship between the mind and the world with insights from Heidegger and Hegel.

Diego Bustos (Spanish & Portuguese) studies the representation of growth and anti-poverty public policies in literature and other cultural performances in Brazil, Mexico, and Columbia.

Marthia Fuller (American Studies) is producing an investigation of the deployment of race and gender in graphic novels, and particularly, how black women are framed within post-apocalyptic and dystopian narratives.

Reilly Ben Hatch (American Studies) focuses on the construction of race, religion, and culture in American policy pertaining to both Native Americans and Mormons after the Bluff War of 1915 and the Posey War of 1923.

Christina Juhász-Wood (American Studies) is completing an analysis of the role of Albuquerque’s military institutions in the displacement of Indigenous, refugee, and migrant bodies in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Laura Powell (History) provides an exploration of how indigenous communities of the Ecuadorian highlands maintained historical kinship networks and adapted to the changing political, social, and economic landscapes of the nineteenth century.

Dalicia Raymond (English) is producing a study of the representation of love magic and the discomfort with which it is treated in high and late medieval romances from continental and insular Europe

You can view more information on the 2019 Bilinski Fellowship page.