Thursday, October 25, 2012
Kubasek Named the 2012-2013 CRS Hector Torres Fellow
Natalie Kubasek, a PhD candidate in English, with a concentration in American Literary Studies, has received the Center for Regional Studies Hector Torres Fellowship.
Ms. Kubasek joined the English doctoral program in Fall 2010 after earning her MA in English from Simmons College, in Boston, MA, and her BA in English from Whittier College, in her hometown of Whittier, CA. In 2011-2012, she garnered a Latino/a Graduate and Professional Student Fellowship sponsored by UNM’s El Centro de la Raza and the Title V Resource Center.
The Hector Torres Fellowship, a $10,000-$15,000 stipend, was inaugurated by the University of New Mexico’s Center for Regional Studies in memory of the English Department’s slain colleague, Dr. Hector Torres.
The Center for Regional Studies Hector Torres Fellowship supports graduate research and scholarship in the English Department directly related to Dr. Hector Torres’ fields, as well as the mission of the Center for Regional Studies. Areas include Chicano/a literary and cultural studies; theory (i.e. Marxism, post-structuralism; deconstruction, psychoanalysis; and globalization); film studies; and scholarship related to the mission of the CRS, including history, archival research, literature and other interdisciplinary fields related to New Mexico, the US-Mexico borderlands, and the greater Southwest.