Dr. Jeffrey Coleman, assistant professor of Spanish, has received a six-month Career Enhancement Fellowship for Junior Faculty.
The award is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
Coleman is the first faculty member at Marquette to receive the fellowship. He will use the award to write three chapters of his book, tentatively titled Shockwaves: Immigration and its Reverberations on the Contemporary Spanish Stage, and a proposal to prospective publishers.
Coleman, who specializes in 20th Century and contemporary peninsular Spanish literature, will examine nearly three dozen plays concerning the immigration question written in Spain since 1992. He will consider how the intersections between race and immigration are portrayed and problematized in the European country using theater as a backdrop.