Graduate students from a variety of disciplines work each year in the archives at the Center for Southwest Research in the College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences. The fellowships are funded by the UNM Center for Regional Studies, University Libraries endowments and other sources. The fellows work in the collections, digitization and other program areas of the center. Every spring they give formal presentations on the nature and scope of the work they have completed. This year those presentations are scheduled for the final week in April.

Tues., April 29

10 a.m. - noon

George Luna-Peña, Pictorial Archives Fellow
Picture and Print: Snapshot Photography and Discourses of Proper Citizenship in “El Hispano News”       

George Luna-Peña, the Pictorial Archives Fellow, has a bachelor of arts degree in history from UC Riverside and is completing a master's in American Studies. Luna-Peña is interested in the loosely defined discipline of photography studies,with the fellowship giving him the opportunity to work with a wide range of photographic materials.

Wed., April 30

2 - 4 p.m.

Kevin Brown, Clinton P. Anderson Fellow
Hweeldi- The Suffering Time: Social Memory and Archaeological Resonance

Kevin Brown, the Clinton P. Anderson Fellow, earned an undergraduate degree in Museum Studies at the Institute of American Indian Arts (2006), as well as a  bachelor’s degree in anthropology, University of Arizona (2008), and a master’s in public archaeology from UNM (2011). Currently, Brown is a doctoral student in anthropology, with a concentration in archaeology. Of interest to him is exploring the breadth of information housed in the CSWR collection pertaining to individual tribes.

Clare Daniel, Clinton P. Anderson Fellow
Southwest Research in Action: What's Happening in the Anderson Reading Room

Clare Daniel, Clinton P. Anderson Fellow, graduates this semester with a Ph.D. in American Studies. She has a master's in American Studies from UNM and bachelor's in German Studies and English from Macalester College. Previously, she held the Pictorial Collections and Digitization Fellowships at the CSWR. As Anderson Fellow, she has led numerous library and archives instruction sessions for UNM classes and community groups. She has also enjoyed providing reference services in the Anderson Reading Room. 

Donatella Davanzo, NM Route 66 Photographic Survey
Unknown Route 66

Donatella Davanzo, the NM Route 66 Photographic Survey Fellow, earned undergrate degrees in philosophy and cultural anthropology. She is currently working on her doctorate in American Studies. While exploring Route 66 buildings using visual methodology, she expanded her historical, cultural and architectural knowledge of the Albuquerque area. In addition, the project permitted her to investigate the concept of spatiality in an urban context.

Megan Jirón, Rubén Cobos Fellow
Witches, Widows and Wives: The Women of the Rubén Cobos Collection

Megan Jirón, the Cobos Fellow, earned a bachelor's in International Studies with focus in Latin American arts and culture. She has a second major in Spanish with a minor in Studio Art. She is a first year student in the master’s program in Latin American Studies with concentration in cultural connectivity and influence between Mexico and the U.S. This fellowship enhances her graduate work by informing on Mexican-American culture over time and on Spanish language, its influence on, and its development in the American Southwest.