Fronteridades Fellowships

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The Mellon-Fronteridades Fellowship program supports UArizona faculty and graduate students conducting interdisciplinary border research to broaden and deepen our understanding of the narratives, experiences, knowledges, histories, performances, spaces, and heritages that shape and are shaped by the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, particularly interdisciplinary humanities-centered research projects, and creative scholarly activities focused on the Arizona-Sonora border.

The Mellon-Fronteridades Faculty Fellows are tenured, tenure-track, career-track, and research-track (e.g., research scientists) faculty at the University of Arizona conducting U.S.-Mexico border research in the humanities, humanistic social sciences, the arts, and related fields. The fellowship enhances fellow’s skills, community connections, and experiences while further preparing them for their career path.

The Mellon-Fronteridades Graduate Fellows represent diverse disciplines, including Geography, Journalism, Art, Music, Education, Anthropology, Spanish & Portuguese, Mexican American Studies, and Latin American Studies. Consequently, this research spans diverse methodologies, from ethnographic interview research to critical archive research, collaborative dance testimonies, and bi-national co-created music composition.