Dr. Quintanilla awarded scholarship

Octavio Quintanilla, PhD, Associate Professor of English, has been awarded the Nebrija Creadores Scholarship, which will allow him a summer residency to research and create at the Franklin Institute of the University of Alcalá in Spain.

The Franklin-UAH Institute awarded the scholarship to Dr. Quintanilla for his literary and academic accomplishments, as well as the artistic and cultural relevance of his work within the framework of Hispanic literature. 

From June 14 through July 14, Dr. Quintanilla will be working on Frontextos and researching Spanish visual poetics. Creative work completed during his stay will be published in the journal, “Camino Real.”

The Nebrija Creadores Scholarship is designed to promote the creation of new literary pieces in the framework of Chicano Literature in the United States. This scholarship is granted by HISPAUSA Association and the Instituto Franklin of the University of Alcalá.