Ellen Clarke Temple Research Fellowship

The board of directors of the Ruthe Winegarten Foundation for Texas Women's History has awarded its 2024 Ellen Clarke Temple Research Fellowship in Texas Women's History to Dr. Bernadette Pruitt, Associate Professor of History at Sam Houston State University, for her proposal, "Black Women in the Texas Academy." Congratulations!

The Ellen Clarke Temple Research Fellowship in Texas Women’s History ($1,000) is given annually in March for the best proposal for research in the history of women in Texas.

Judges may withhold the fellowship at their discretion. As of the end of 2023, the fellowship, once affiliated with the Texas State Historical Association, is no longer presented at the TSHA annual meeting or affiliated with the TSHA.

RECIPIENTS

2024 Bernadette Pruitt

Tiffany González with Frances T. (Sissy) Farenthold
Bernadette Pruitt

Bernadette Pruitt, Sam Houston State University, received the 2024 Ellen Clarke Temple Research Fellowship for "Black Women Historians in the Texas Academy." Awarded in March 2024 by Nancy Baker Jones.

2022 Maria Esther Hammack

Tiffany González with Frances T. (Sissy) Farenthold
Maria Esther Hammack

Maria Esther Hammack, University of Pennsylvania, received the 2022 Ellen Clarke Temple Research Fellowship for “'By Word of Mouth and Writing': Crafting Early Southern Geographies to Freedom.” Awarded at the TSHA annual meeting, February, 2022.

2021 Philis Maria Barragán-Goetz

Tiffany González with Frances T. (Sissy) Farenthold
Philis Maria Barragán Goetz

Philis Maria Barragán Goetz, University of Texas at Austin, received the 2021 Ellen Clarke Temple Research Fellowship for “The Borderlands of Inclusivity: Jovita González and the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement." Awarded at the TSHA annual meeting, March 2021.

2019 Leah LaGrone Ochoa

Valerie A. Martinez with Nancy Baker Jones and Ellen C. Temple
Leah LaGrone Ochoa

Leah LaGrone Ochoa, Texas Christian University, received the 2019 Ellen Clarke Temple Research Fellowship for “A Woman’s Worth: Wages, Race, and Respectability in 20th Century Texas." Awarded at the TSHA annual meeting, March 2019.

2018 Tiffany Jasmin González

Tiffany González with Frances T. (Sissy) Farenthold
Frances T. (Sissy) Farenthold (L) and Tiffany J. González (R). Photo by Nancy Baker Jones.

Tiffany J. González, Texas A&M University, received the 2018 Ellen Clarke Temple Research Fellowship for “Texas Latinas Transforming American Politics in the Post-1945 United States.” Awarded at the TSHA annual meeting, March, 2018. Dr. González won the 2022 Lerner-Scott Prize for the best US dissertation in women's history from the Organization of American Historians.

2017 Valerie A. Martinez

Valerie A. Martinez with Nancy Baker Jones and Ellen C. Temple
Valerie A. Martinez, Nancy Baker Jones and Ellen Clarke Temple (L-R). Photo by Kay Arnold.

Valerie A. Martinez, University of Texas at Austin, received the 2017 Ellen Clarke Temple Research Fellowship for “Latina Ambassadors: The Benito Juárez Squadron and Pan Americanism during WWII.” Awarded at the TSHA annual meeting, March, 2017.