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Ester Trujillo earns 2020 Career Enhancement Fellowship

(DePaul University/Josh Woo)

Earlier this quarter, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation named Ester Trujillo as a 2020 Career Enhancement Fellow. Trujillo is an assistant professor of Latin American and Latino Studies at DePaul.

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Ester Trujillo is an assistant professor at DePaul.

“There are not many external funding opportunities for our scholarship in Latin American and Latino Studies" says Guillermo Vásquez de Velasco, dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. “This highly competitive recognition is therefore not only very significant and well deserved by Dr. Trujillo, but also most needed in supporting her study of Salvadoran Ethnic Identity in the Diaspora. As a Latino myself, I am very proud of the work that Ester and our faculty across the whole university deliver every day in service of our growing Latino student population."

Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation since 2001, the fellowship creates career development opportunities for selected faculty fellows. Overall, the fellowship program seeks to increase the presence of minority junior faculty members and other faculty members committed to eradicating racial disparities in core fields in the arts and humanities.

Founded in 1945, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation aims to identify and develop the nation's best minds to meet its most critical challenges.