The University of North Texas Libraries invite applications for the 2017 The Portal to Texas History Research Fellowship. Research using the Portal is relevant to studies in a variety of disciplines including history, journalism, political science, geography, and American studies. We encourage applicants to think creatively about the opportunities that research with large digital library collections can enable. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate the greatest potential for publication and the best use of The Portal to Texas History.


The Portal to Texas History 2017 Research Fellowship Awardee

Tiffany J. Gonzalez

Project Title

The Globalization of the Latina Political Movement since the 1970s

Project Description

Tiffany’s project tells the story of the earliest Chicana/Latina politicians elected to office, the National Chicana Political Caucus, and the international feminist movement since in the 1970s. Her work elevates the field of American political history because of its analysis of the U.S. Latina political movement.

Biography

Tiffany J. González grew up in Chicago, Illinois, and in North Richland Hills, Texas. Currently she is a doctoral candidate in the department of history at Texas A&M University. She earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degree in History from Texas Tech University. In the 2017-2018 academic year, Tiffany will conduct more research and begin the writing phase for the dissertation. Her work has received support from the Texas State Historical Association, the East Texas Historical Association, the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education, and now the Portal to Texas History.