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Congratulations to Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio who received the 2017 Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship. Osorio, a PhD candidate in English, is one of only 38 individuals to receive the fellowship among the national competitors.

The coveted Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship supports the final year of dissertation writing and defense by providing a $25,000 stipend to individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to a PhD or ScD degree, and valuable networking opportunities. Osorio’s dissertation is titled “Aikāne, A Kanaka Maoli Moʻolelo Beyond Queer Theory: Unsettling White Settler Logics and (Re)membering Indigenous Desires.”

To read more about Jamaica Osorio, click here.