UCLA Chicana/o Studies Professor Earns Major Grant
Charlene Villaseñor Black, a professor of Ibero-American Art and Chicana/o Studies, has been awarded over $1,000,000 in funding as a winner of the 2019 UC Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives (MRPI) competition.
As Principal Investigator of the grant, “Critical Mission Studies at California’s Crossroads,” Prof. Villaseñor Black will study California missions through a Chicanx/Indigenous Studies lens in partnership with her colleagues and co-PIs Jennifer Hughes, UC Riverside; Amy Lonetree, UC Santa Cruz; and Ross Frank, UC San Diego. The project will span a two-year period beginning in January 2019, and includes funding for both undergraduate and graduate students.
This proposal is one of only sixteen successful grants selected from almost 200 submissions and one of a few Humanities awards – and the only grant from UCLA. The full list of 2019 awards Congratulations to Prof. Villaseñor Black and her colleagues on their successful proposal.