Romance Languages professor Gina Herrmann has won a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support her work on the book “Voices of the Vanquished: Spanish Republican Women in War and Prison.” The award will allow her to spend the 2017-2018 academic year focusing on her research, an oral history project with Republican women survivors of the Spanish civil war and the Francois penitentiary system. The work examines the intersections of gender and politics in narratives and looks at how experiences in civil war and political incarceration shape subjectivity in working class women. It explores textual articulations of testimony, fiction, history and film.
NEH Fellowships support those pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars and general audiences. The award has a success rate of just 7 percent. Herrmann credits her success partly to having served on UO’s nominating committee for NEH summer stipends.