Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not conduct a fellowship search this year because we have postponed our 2020-2021 visiting appointments to the 2021-2022 academic year.
PLAS awards four to six long-term fellowships annually, for one or two semesters, to top international or national scholars, and promising mid-career scholars, in the humanities and social sciences who have teaching experience, as well as established writers, artists, filmmakers and architects who are working on projects related to Latin America and are stellar teachers, who will provide Princeton students with a unique opportunity to study topics that are not regularly offered at the University. Visiting Research Scholars will be expected to teach one undergraduate course and to participate in PLAS-related events on campus. For more information about the call for applications, which opens in the fall, please visit the fellowships section of the website.
Meet a Fellow
CECILIA FAJARDO-HILL (Ph.D., University of Essex). Fajardo-Hill is a British/Venezuelan art historian and curator in modern and contemporary art, specializing in Latin American art. Prior to coming to Princeton, she was a visiting scholar at the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center. She was the chief curator of the Museum of Latin American Art, MOLAA in Long Beach, California, and the director and chief curator of the Cisneros Fontanals Arts Foundation (CIFO) and the Ella Fontanals Cisneros Collection. She is co-editor of two tomes on 20th and 21st – century Guatemalan art, an initiative of Arte GT 20/21 and Harvard University. Fajardo-Hill has published and curated extensively on contemporary Latin American and international artists. Most recently, she co-curated with Andrea Giunta the exhibition The Political Body: Radical Women in Latin American Art 1960-1985, a survey of radical artistic practices by women artists in Latin America for the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles that opened in 2017 under the umbrella of the Getty initiative PST LA/LA.