Two alumni scholars who use digital media to help Indigenous communities recover their history and ancestral language have been selected by the American Council of Learned Societies as inaugural Emerging Voices Fellows.
Maria G. Gutierrez and Loren Michael Mortimer are among 45 early career scholars nationwide awarded the yearlong fellowship, launched this year by the ACLS “to assist a vanguard of scholars whose voices, perspectives, and broad visions will strengthen institutions of higher education and humanistic disciplines in the years to come.”
The two UC Davis College of Letters and Science alumni earned their doctoral degrees in 2019 — Gutierrez in Native American studies, and Mortimer in history with a designated emphasis in Native American studies. Gutierrez also did her undergraduate studies at UC Davis, graduating in 2010 with a double major in Native American studies and political science.
Chosen from nearly 300 scholars nominated by nearly 100 universities, each fellow receives a stipend of $60,000, health insurance, and a $5,000 discretionary fund. The inaugural class of Emerging Voices Fellows was announced Aug. 21 by the ACLS.
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