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Inter-University Program for Latino Research/UIC Mellon Program

Photograph of the 2023-24 IUPLR/UIC Mellon Fellows at the Mellon Institute, September 2023, University of Illinois Chicago. Fellows, left to right: Raquel Flecha Vega (UIC), Salvador Herrera (UCLA), Tor Negrete (UCLA), Kevin Cruz (UCLA), Allison Sáenz (University of Houston), and Narcisa Nuñez (CUNY)

The Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR)/University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) Mellon Fellows Program is a dissertation completion fellowship hosted at the University of Illinois Chicago that seeks to foster, mentor, and professionalize a national cohort of humanities doctoral students focusing on Latino/a/x Studies in order to maximize effective progress to complete the Ph.D., increase job-market readiness, build community, and impart a sustainable writing practice.

This is our cohort-specific portal where you will find all the information you need about the 2023–24 agenda, the Mellon Institute (September 26–30, 2023), our schedule for the Latina/o Studies Association Conference (April 17–20, 2024), and our Writing and Professionalization Programs.


The 2022-24 Program Coordinator is Dr. Deanna Ledezma, Postdoctoral Research Associate, and the Program Assistant is Marina Álvarez, Ph.D. student.


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