As a Guggenheim Fellow, Heidi Tinsman will research a book on Chinese labor and masculinity in 19th-century Latin America.

UCI historian wins Guggenheim Fellowship

Heidi Tinsman, history professor and affiliated faculty in gender & sexuality studies at UCI, has been awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship in the humanities category and field of European and Latin American history. The award is one of 175  granted by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation’s board of trustees from among nearly 3,000 applicants. “These artists and writers, scholars and scientists represent the best of the best,” said Edward Hirsch, president of the foundation. “It’s an honor to be able to support these individuals to do the work they were meant to do.” Tinsman’s scholarly work centers on Latin America and the application of feminist paradigms to the history of agricultural work. As a Guggenheim Fellow, she will research a book on Chinese labor and masculinity in 19th-century Latin America. “For a scholar to receive any national award is a great honor, but it’s a singularly impressive honor for Professor Tinsman to be named a Guggenheim Fellow,” said David Igler, chair of the Department of History. “Heidi deserves this distinction based on the innovative nature of her research as well as her reputation in the international scholarly community.  She is a cherished colleague in the Department of History and a tremendous intellectual asset to the UCI community.”

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