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Associate Professor María Elena García awarded National Endowment for Humanities fellowship

January 2, 2019


Photo credit: Izaiha Linton

Maria-Elena GarciaJackson School Associate Professor María Elena García, also the Joff Hanauer Honors Professor in Western Civilization (2018-2020), Department of Comparative History of Ideas, has been awarded a prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship to complete her research for “Gastro-Politics, Race, and Species in Peru,” a book-length study about the recent culinary boom in Peru that has made Lima one of the top food destinations in the world.

García’s teaching and research focus is on indigeneity, Latin America and more-than-human life. She is one of 253 award recipients, totaling $14.8 million; 84 of these were fellowships.

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