Kellogg Doctoral Student Affiliate Luis Bravo Galassi has been awarded the prestigious Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Graduate School Award in the Humanities. This honor is given to one outstanding student from each of the four Graduate School divisions and recognizes excellence in such areas as grades, research and publications, fellowships or other awards, teaching, and mentoring.
Bravo Galassi is the first student to receive a PhD from the new doctoral program in Spanish of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Notre Dame.
"His performance in the program was not only consistently outstanding, but he did what we thought impossible," shared his advisor, Faculty Fellow María Rosa Olivera-Williams, Professor of Latin American Literature. "He completed the program in two years with a stellar dissertation."
His dissertation was about the young Uruguayan author, visual artist, and student activist Ibero Gutiérrez (1949-1972), who was brutally killed by a paramilitary group when he was 22 years old.