The Postdoctoral Research Associate Program provides junior scholars the opportunity to spend a year at the Department of Latina/Latino Studies to pursue their current research and to engage with academic peers and students at the University of Illinois. Research Associates are expected to teach a course in their area of expertise during their residency at the Program. For further information about the fellowship, call (217)265-0370.
"The LLSP Fellowship was an extraordinary opportunity for me after graduating from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2002. ... The academic resources available at the UIUC are world-class and the additional time made all the difference in me being able to have two journal submissions under review by 2003, and a book contract with the University of Arizona Press by early 2004. In fall 2003, I began my current position as an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Vermont in Burlington." Tom Macias, Former Post Doctoral Associate
"The post-doctoral program that LLSP designed is invaluable to pre-tenure scholars. I was able to teach a course I designed based on my research topic. It was a pleasure to teach the LLSP students....I quickly felt like a colleague y familia. As well, the facilities on campus are tremendous. UIUC has the best public library in the nation ... I believe my limited involvement helped me prepare for my current position as Coordinator of Latino and Latin American Studies. Thank you LLSP for your support of junior faculty!" Amelia Maria de la Luz Montes, Former Post Doctoral Associate. Author of Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton: Critical and Pedagogical Perspectives, published by University of Nebraska Press.