Javiera Jaque Hidalgo, an assistant professor in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend for her project proposal, “Funeral Rituals, Community, and Mobility in the Colonial City of Santiago, Chile.” With support from the $6,000 grant, she will spend eight weeks conducting research in Santiago, including visits to the Archivo Nacional Histórico de Chile and area churches, for her book-length project analyzing the cultural and political implications of death. The type of research in which Jaque Hidalgo engages demonstrates the ways in which Indigenous people not only survived, but also succeeded in urban centers and negotiated with Spaniards to gain and maintain status.