Edward Polanco, an assistant professor in the Department of History, was awarded a Newberry Long-Term-Fellowship to work at the Newberry Library in Chicago this academic year and complete his manuscript titled “Nahua Healers, Defenders, and Uplifters: Gender, Religion, and Curing in Central Mexico, 1535–1660.” He also will begin work on a second project that explores Nahuas, Indigenous peoples from Mexico and Central America, in Kuskatan, El Salvador. The Long-Term Fellows pursue individual scholarly research and engage in intellectual exchange through participation in the Newberry’s Fellows’ Seminars and Weekly Colloquium. The fellowships are available for four to nine months and include a monthly stipend.