Art of the Spanish Americas Awards Winners

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Foundation offers predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships annually in support of projects and research initiatives that will advance the field of art of the Spanish Americas. Launched in 2018, the Marilynn Thoma Fellowship is the only unrestricted research funding in the United States devoted exclusively to the field of art of the Spanish Americas.

Guidelines and the application link are available here

In 2021, the Thoma Foundation announced the Exploratory Travel Award in the Art of the Spanish Americas, which enables PhD students to travel to Latin America to visit archives, museums, and art collections and connect with local scholars. Read more about the guidelines and application procedure here

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Art of the Spanish Americas Awards Winners
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Yessica Porras, Thoma Foundation Research & Travel Award Winner

Yessica Porras, PhD candidate at the University of California, Berkeley, has received the Thoma Foundation Research and Travel Award in the amount of $24,333 to complete collections and archival research for her ...

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Vanina Scocchera, Thoma Foundation Research & Travel Award Winner

Dr. Vanina Scocchera, postdoctoral fellow at the National Research Council of Argentina and Assistant Professor of Spanish American Art History at the University of Buenos Aires, was awarded a 2021–22 Thoma Foundation ...

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Laura Vargas Murcia, Post-Doctoral Marilynn Thoma Fellow

In 2021, Dr. Laura Vargas Murcia, independent scholar of Colombian art history, was awarded a two-year Marilynn Thoma Postdoctoral Fellowship in the amount of $120,000 to complete a book manuscript on the cajones(portable altarpieces) of Colombia ...

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Ninel Valderrama Negrón, Thoma Foundation Research & Travel Award Winner

Ninel Valderrama Negrón (PhD Candidate in Romance Studies at Duke University) is awarded a 2020–21 Thoma Foundation Research & Travel Award in the amount of $17,534 to conduct research towards her dissertation ...

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Lucila Iglesias, Thoma Foundation Research & Travel Award Winner

2020–21 Thoma Foundation Research & Travel Award winner Dr. Lucila Iglesias (post-doctoral fellow at the National Research Council in Argentina and Assistant Professor of Spanish American Art History and Renaissance at the ...

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Verónica Muñoz-Nájar Luque, Marilynn Thoma Pre-Doctoral Fellow

2019–20 Marilynn Thoma pre-doctoral fellow Verónica Muñoz-Nájar Luque, a PhD candidate at University of California, Berkeley, will receive $45,000 to conduct research on the unexamined imagery of the Amazon communities, collectively referred ...

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Catalina Ospina, Marilynn Thoma Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

Catalina Ospina, a PhD candidate at the University of Chicago, will also receive a $45,000 stipend for her 2019–20 Marilynn Thoma pre-doctoral fellowship to support her study of the native Andean image-making ...

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Katherine Moore McAllen, Marilynn Thoma Post-Doctoral Fellow

The 2019–20 $60,000 post-doctoral Marilynn Thoma fellowship in art of the Spanish Americas is awarded to Katherine Moore McAllen, Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande, who will produce a ...

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Katherine Mills, Marilynn Thoma Pre-Doctoral Fellow

2020–21 Marilynn Thoma pre-doctoral fellow Katherine Mills (PhD Candidate in the History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University) will receive $45,000 to work on her dissertation Unlocking the Cloister through Prayer: ...

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Aaron M. Hyman, Post-Doctoral Marilynn Thoma Fellow

The 2020–21 Marilynn Thoma post-doctoral fellowship of $60,000 is awarded to Dr. Aaron M. Hyman (Assistant Professor in the Department of the History of Art at Johns Hopkins University), who will produce ...

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