Cal Poly History Alumna Maria Quintana, named Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellow

Maria Quintana

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation is pleased to announce that Cal Poly alumna Maria Quintana has been named a 2013 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellow.

Ms. Quintana received her master’s in history from California Polytechnic State University in 2003. She is now a doctoral candidate in history at the University of Washington, Seattle. Her dissertation— Be Our Guest (Worker): Making Meaning out of Race, Labor and Empire during the U.S. Emergency Labor Programs, 1942-1964 —examines the historical, ethical, and imperial implications of the U.S. sourcing of agricultural labor from Mexico and the Caribbean to work in U.S. fields.

The Newcombe Fellowship is the nation’s largest and most prestigious such award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences whose dissertations address questions of ethical and/or religious values. Each 2013 Newcombe Fellow will receive a 12-month award of $25,000.

For more information on the Fellowship and to read about the awardees, please visit the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation website. 

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