Hispanic Theological Initiative.

Creating and Nurturing a Community of Latina and Latino Scholars.
Through the Combined Efforts of the Consortium Member Schools.
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    Financial Aid-Fellowships

    A number of scholarships are available to graduate students at Emory University. Basic support includes tuition scholarships, generous stipends, and subsidized health insurance. Regular fellowship support covers the full cost of tuition and includes a generous annual stipend. Three additional fellowships are available: the Robert W. Woodruff Fellowship, the Emory Graduate Diversity Fellowship, and the Arts & Sciences Fellowship provide funding beyond the regular fellowships and cover 12 months of support. As long as students make satisfactory academic progress, the level of support they are awarded on admission can be renewed for up to five years (four in some programs). Individual Courses of Study determine which of their applicants to nominate for regular fellowships as well as for special fellowships. A faculty review committee in Laney Graduate School makes the final selections.

    Other sources of financial support available include Professional Development Support Funds and Advanced Student Fellowships. Professional Development Support (PDS) Funds offer graduate students support for activities beyond their regular coursework and research that contribute to their development as scholars and professionals. These activities include attending conferences, travel expenses relating to research, obtaining additional training, and other research expenses. These funds are available by application. Students can receive up to $2,500 over the course of their program of study. Application for these funds requires the recommendation of the student’s advisor. Additional funding beyond the $2,500 is available through a competitive application process. The Laney Graduate School, sometimes in cooperation with other Emory entities, offers a number of advanced student fellowships. These are one-year fellowships designed for students who have exhausted their "regular" fellowships but need one more year of support to complete their degrees.

    Hispanic/Latino Faculty


    Dr. L. Wesley de Souza
    Arthur J. Moore Associate Professor in the Practice of Evangelism

    Hispanic Centers and Programs

    Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program at Emory University (LACS)-This program has had a strong tradition of sponsoring exhibits, lectures, symposia, and performances that reflect the research interests of our affiliated faculty. The core faculty of thirty-one Latin-Americanists represents one of largest groups of faculty associated with an area studies program at Emory University.

    Library Resources-Special Collections

    Electronic Databases at Emory University libraries include access to the Handbook of Latin American Studies and the Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI).

    Other Resources

    • African, Hispanic, Asian and Native American-Dance (AHANA)- to provide a forum for students’ creative expression from a cultural perspective and to promote unity, harmony and diversity at Emory through performance
    • Association of Caribbean Educators (ACES)- serves as a support group for Caribbean students at Emory University, a vehicle of communication to each other the general student body and public, about the history and issues of the Caribbean, in order to dispel harmful and false stereotypes, and a network with other students of the Caribbean.
    • Latino Student Organization-assembles all students with an interest in Latino issues, including, but not limited to, culture, politics, social issues, and philanthropy.


    Former HTI Fellows/HTIC Scholars

      Antonio (Tony) Alonso
    2013-2014 Second-Year Doctoral Scholar

     Eric Daniel Barreto
    Assistant Professor of New Testament
    Luther Seminary
    2004-2005 Doctoral, 2005-2006 Doctoral Renewal, 2006-2007 Comprehensive Exams Year, and 2008-2009 Dissertation Year Fellow

     Manuela Ceballos
    2013-2014 Dissertation Year Scholar
     Thomas Vincent Flores
    Program Coordinator, Initiative in Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding
    Emory University
    2000-2001 Doctoral, 2002-2003 Doctoral Renewal, 2003-2004 Comprehensive Exams Year, and 2005-2006 Dissertation Year Fellow
    Juan Hernández, Jr.
    Assistant Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity
    Bethel University
    2000-2001 Doctoral, 2001-2002 Doctoral Renewal, 2002-2003 Comprehensive Exams Year, 2004-2005 Dissertation Year Fellow
    Manuel Mejido Costoya
    Adjunct Professor, University of Geneva
    Research Fellow, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development
    1998-1999 Doctoral, 1999-2000 Doctoral Renewal, 2000-2002 Comprehensive Exams Year, and 2002-2003 Dissertation Year Fellow
    Melissa Pagán-Rubalcaba
    2010-2011 First-Year Doctoral Scholar
    2011-2012 Second-Year Doctoral Scholar
    2012-2014 Comprehensive Exams Scholar
    Gilberto Ruiz
    2006-2007 Doctoral, 2007-2008 Doctoral Renewal and 2008-2009 Comprehensive Exams Year Fellow

    Contact Information

    The HTIC person to contact for information on Ph.D. studies at Emory University/Candler School of Theology is:

    Name: Carol Newsom
    Title: C.H. Candler Professor of Old Testament, Candler School of Theology and Director of the Graduate Division of Religion
    Email: [email protected]