Sharon Ugalde named inaugural University Humanities Research Excellence Award recipient


Lane Fortenberry | September 1, 2023

Texas State University has named Sharon Ugalde, Ph.D., university distinguished professor in the Department of World Languages and Literatures, as the inaugural recipient of the University Humanities Research Excellence Award.

Ugalde has an international reputation for her ground-breaking studies of 20th century Spanish poetry written by women. She is a lauded authority and pioneer of gender studies in modern Spanish poetry.

Her publication history across five decades includes over 100 book chapters and juried journal articles, four monographs, four single-edited book collections, and a special journal edition.

Over her career, Ugalde has also received Texas State’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarly and Creative Activity on two occasions, and Premio Victoria Urbano al Reconocimiento Académico, a lifetime academic achievement award by the Asociación de Estudios de Género y Sexualidades, among other awards and grants.

The award highlights exceptional humanities research and scholarly activities undertaken by Texas State University faculty members with a $5,000 stipend. It provides models of excellence for faculty and encourages them to continue performing, improving, and advancing their own research, scholarship, creative activity, and service.

For more information, including application details, visit the award webpage.

For more information, contact University Communications:

Jayme Blaschke, 512-245-2555

Sandy Pantlik, 512-245-2922