The winners of the 2018 AAFH Dissertation Fellowship Scholarships have been announced!

Nenette Arroyo is a PhD candidate at the University of Virginia. Her dissertation is titled, “Loca Sancta in the New World: The Creation of Sacred Space in the Spanish California Missions.”

Matthew Ford is a graduate student at Stony Brook University. His dissertation is titled, “Colonizing the Frontier: Capuchin Missionaries, Indians, and State Formation in the Ecuador-Colombia Borderlands.”

Congratulations, Nenette and Matthew!

The Academy of American Franciscan History offers Dissertation Fellowships to inspire and help those in their research and publication of their completed work. Projects may deal with any aspect of the history of the Franciscan family, including any of the branches of the family. The projects will be evaluated by a selected group of scholars who will make recommendations to the Board of Directors of the Academy. The fellowships may be used for any valid purpose relating to the conducting of research and may be used in conjunction with other awards and grants.

For more information see out Scholarships page.