Honors and Awards

Scholarly Honors and Awards

2018                Scripps Faculty Award (Teaching). Scripps College. Claremont, CA.

2016-17           Mary Johnson Wig Award (Research). Scripps College. Claremont, CA.

2017                National Museum of American History, memorialization of tarima and zapateado shoes (my personal musical instruments/artifacts) for the “Homelife Exhibit” at the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC.

2017                “Artivist Award,” Contra Tiempo Urban Dance Company. Culver City CA.

2017                “Artivista Award” Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural, Sylmar, CA.

2015-16           Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship. Claremont, CA.

2016                Ford Post Doctoral Fellowship. Waiting List.

2015                Digital Humanities @ The Claremont Colleges (DH@CC) Summer Institute Fellow. Claremont, CA.

2015                Ford Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Honorable Mention.

2015                “Mujer de Paz Award,” East Los Angeles Women’s Center (ELAWC). Los Angeles, California.

2014-2015       Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities Fellow, Dana and David Dornsife College of Arts and Sciences. University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

2014                California Endowment for the Arts, Quetzal Honored for 20 years of Arts Service to the City of Los Angeles, CA.

2013                “Ruben Salazar Award” by Inner City Struggle (Quetzal). October, 13. Los Angeles CA.

2013                Encuentro de Jaraneros, Por su difusión y trayectoria del Son Jarocho” (for efforts and musical trajectory in the son jarocho genre). October, 2. Los Angeles, CA.

2012-2013       Arts and Sciences Graduate Dissertation Deans Medal Award, University of Washington, Seattle.

2012-2013       Grammy Award for Best Latin/Alternative or Urban Rock Album, “Imaginaries” by Quetzal (Singer, Composer, Percussionist).

2012-2012       Mellon Foundation John E. Sawyer Seminar on the Comparative Study of Cultures. Entre Mujeres Talk and Demonstration.

2012-2013       Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship.

2012-2013       University of Washington Vice-President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity Community Building Award.

2012-2013       Declared “Cultural Treasure of Boyle Heights” by Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA), National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and Building Healthy Communities.

2011-2012       Doman Award for Excellence in Teaching, Gender Women Sexuality Studies Department.

2011-2010       Departmental Service Award, Gender Women Sexuality Studies Department for Women Who Rock: Making Scenes, Building Communities Research Project.

2010-2009       Departmental Service Award, Women Studies Department for Women of Color Collective (WOCC).

2009-2010       Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowship. Honorable Mention.

2008-2009       Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowship. Honorable Mention.

2008-2009       Graduate Top Scholar Award. The Graduate School, University of Washington Seattle.

2008-2012       Bank of America Endowed Scholar Fellowship. University of Washington Graduate Opportunity Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP) First and fourth year of guaranteed funding.

  • Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowship. Honorable Mention.
  • Fulbright Fellowship Garcia-Robles. Entre Mujeres: Transnational  

Feminine Composition. Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico.