Published: May 29, 2018

CU Boulder doctoral candidate Teresita Lozano has been named one of 21 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellows for 2018 by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

Lozano’s dissertation, titled Songs for the Ghosts, Saints for the Undocumented: Mexican Cristero Corridos and Transborder Immigration Discourse, in the College of Music’s ethnomusicology department, explores contemporary musical performances and compositions that narrate Mexican migration journeys as experiences of survival, religious devotion and miraculous intercession.

The Newcombe Fellowship is the nation’s largest and most prestigious award for doctoral candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values. Fellows receives a 12-month award of $25,000 to support their final year of dissertation work.