The History Department is proud to announce that Dr. Sandra Enriquez, who is also the Director of the Public History Emphasis, has been awarded two competitive fellowships from the Texas State Historical Association.
The Catarino and Evangelina Hernández Research Fellowship in Latino History is an annual award for the best research proposal relating to the history of Latinos in Texas. The John H. Jenkins Research Fellowship in Texas History is an annual award for the best research proposal relating to Texas history. Together these two grants will help fund her ongoing research project, ¡El Barrio No Se Vende!: Urban Redevelopment and Community-Controlled Preservation in El Paso, Texas.
Professor Diane Mutti-Burke, Chair of the History Department, explained that “it is rare for anyone to win both of these awards. Dr. Enriquez’ achievement not only demonstrates the excellent quality of her work on El Paso but also reflects the growing awareness among scholars about the centrality of Latinx and transnational dynamics along the borderlands to American history.”