History doctoral student awarded Fulbright Fellowship

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Ph.D. student in history, Daniel Mendiola, was recently awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to spend the 2017-2018 school year in San José, Costa Rica, to conduct research in the country’s national archives.

Fulbright Fellowships generally provide travel and living stipends to students who demonstrate the capacity for independent study or research in addition to a general knowledge of the history, culture, and current events of the countries to which they are applying. Mendiola will use his time in Costa Rica to further research his dissertation topic, which examines Central America during the 18th century – the final century of Spain’s colonial presence in the region.