PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] - PSTC Trainee Andrea Flores has been awarded a 2014-2015 National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship. Flores, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Anthropology at Brown University, was selected as one of 30 fellows from more than 600 applicants and will receive a $25,000 award to support the completion of her dissertation.
Her dissertation focuses on how Latino youth in Nashville, Tennessee, conceptualize the value of higher education and civic engagement for themselves, their families, and their communities. Her research has been supported by a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and a grant from the Ruth Landes Memorial Research Fund.
In regard to the PSTC, Flores says, “The training program has provided me with both a strong foundation in Anthropology and population and the skills for interdisciplinary work... I feel the PSTC has been very valuable to developing my research both through the intellectual community and financial support.”