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Pre-Doctoral Summer Institute in Latino Humanities Methodologies and Theories Heading link

The Summer Institute’s goal is to equip participants who are already thinking of dissertation ideas with increased competence to enable intellectual innovation and expanded views of the field of Latino Humanities Studies before advancing to candidacy. Emphasis will be placed on exploring and reimagining a comparative framework for Latino Studies that moves beyond the single-nationality paradigm. Participants are required to do a presentation and bring a paper with possible ideas for the proposal on which they would work during the Summer Institute.

The in-person pre-dissertation Summer Institute at UIC brings cohorts of 32 second and third-year pre-dissertation Ph.D. consortial students who plan to work on Latino Studies dissertations for a two-week intensive training on comparative Latino Humanities Studies research methodologies and theoretical frameworks. The Summer Institute includes lectures, seminar discussions, workshops, and presentations with CLC faculty and guests.

Following the successful completion of The Summer Institute, participants enter a Mentorship Program during fall and spring semesters. Participants are expected to have a complete a draft of the dissertation proposal by the end of the academic year.




Collaborative/Cross-institutional, Comparative, and Inter-disciplinary Working Groups in Latino Humanities Grant Competition Heading link

The Crossing Latinidades Humanities Research Initiative funded by a grant from the Andrew W.
Mellon Foundation invites proposals for its Collaborative, Cross Institutional Research Working
Groups in Latino Humanities Studies. Part of the consortium of the Research 1 Hispanic Serving
Institutions, the Initiative seeks shared knowledge creation and new ways of thinking to impact
the field of Latino Humanities Studies. It proposes a model of deep collaborative, comparative,
and cross-regional research to reflect on the changing configurations of Latinos/as/x in the
United States.