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Glasscock Faculty Research Fellows 2022-23

These fellowships are designed to address a need for funding for research that could not be accomplished otherwise in order to complete a book project, major article or series of articles, or other research project that makes an impact in the field. Money can be used for any travel, conference, archival/fieldwork, or other normally reimbursable expenses. Fellows participate in the Colloquium Series, which will function as a working group for these works-in-progress. Projects are chosen on the basis or their intellectual rigor, scholarly creativity, and potential to make a significant impact in the candidate’s career and field. Faculty in affiliated departments are eligible to apply.  

Academic Year 2022-23


Sarah McNamara | Assistant Professor, History

Sarah McNamara is Assistant Professor of History and core faculty in the Latina/o, Mexican American Studies Minor at Texas A&M University. Her research focuses on Latinx, women and gender, labor, and immigration histories in the modern United States. Her first book, Ybor City: Crucible of the Latina South is in press (UNC Press, spring 2023). In addition to her monograph, McNamara has published in the Journal of American Ethnic History, Labor: Studies in Working Class History, contributed to the edited volume, 50 Events that Shaped Latino History, and has an essay forthcoming in the Oxford Handbook of U.S. History. Beyond her academic work, McNamara is dedicated to interdisciplinary collaboration and sharing research on labor, Latinx, immigration, and women and gender with a broad audience. She has written for Public Seminar, The Washington Post, The Houston Chronicle and published an ethnopoetic piece about the experience of undocumented activists in the U.S. South with South Writ Large. McNamara is dedicated to student and community activism. McNamara’s work has received support from the American Historical Association, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute for Citizens and Scholars, and the American Association of University of Women, among others.


Cinthya Salazar | Assistant Professor, Educational Administration and Human Resource Development

Dr. Cinthya Salazar received her Ph.D. in Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education Policy from the University of Maryland in 2020 and joined the Educational Administration and Human Resource Development department at Texas A&M University as an Assistant Professor during the same year. Dr. Salazar's research focuses on the mechanisms used by undocumented students to access, persist, and succeed in higher education. Through her scholarship, she seeks to generate localized retention theories and student success models which can potentially reduce minoritized student's college attrition. Dr. Salazar continues to be an active member of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), supporting practitioners committed to creating equitable learning environments for minoritized students. She currently serves as the Region III representative for NASPA's Undocumented Immigrants & Allies Knowledge Community.

Cara Wallis

Cara Wallis | Associate Professor, Communication

Cara Wallis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and a faculty affiliate with Women’s and Gender Studies at TAMU. Her research concerns the social and cultural implications of digital media use, in particular how such use intersects with gender, class, and place (rural/urban) in China. She is the author of Technomobility in China: Young Migrant Women and Mobile Phones (NYU Press, 2013) and multiple articles and book chapters. She is wrapping up a book manuscript based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork that examined the affective and ethical underpinnings of social media use in China. Her new project focuses on the impact of China’s “zero Covid” policy on rural migrant workers in Beijing. She has been a Visiting Scholar at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Institute of Journalism and Communication and the Communication University of China. She received her PhD in Communication from the University of Southern California.