Amy Gore, an American Literary Studies doctoral candidate in the University of New Mexico English Department, has been named the 2016-17 Center for Regional Studies Hector Torres Fellow. 

Before entering UNM’s doctoral program, Gore previously taught for two years as an adjunct instructor at Montana State University – Bozeman, from which she earned her M.A. in Native American Studies. 

With the support of this fellowship, Gore will spend the year conducting archival and bibliographic research while writing her dissertation. Gore’s dissertation project theorizes the material relationships between books and bodies in Indigenous literature.

Gore’s research will be one of the first to conduct bibliographic comparisons between editions of 19th-century Indigenous books. Jesse Alemán is directing the dissertation. 

The CRS Hector Torres Fellowship was inaugurated in 2010 by the university’s Center for Regional Studies after the death of the English Department’s colleague. The fellowship supports graduate research and scholarship in the English Department related to the study areas of the late Dr. Torres.

The fellowship includes a $10,000 to $15,000 stipend and is granted in areas of Chicano/a literary and cultural studies, theory, and others.