Cecilia Márquez is a doctoral student in the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia. Márquez specializes in African American and Latino History as well as Gender History. She is currently a Smithsonian Latino Studies Predoctoral Fellow where she is researching on the history of Latina/os in the twentieth century Southeast.
In the Fall she will begin an appointment at the German Historical Institute as a North American Predoctoral Fellow. Her work has received recognition from the Immigration and Ethnic History Society, winning the George E. Pozzetta Dissertation Award (2014). Additionally, this project has received funding from the Social Science Research Council as well as the Vice President's Office for Research at the University of Virginia.
She graduated from Swarthmore College in 2011 where she majored in Black Studies and minored in Gender and Sexuality Studies. While at Swarthmore, in addition to participation in various campus communities, Márquez was named a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow.
In 2012 Márquez was named a fellow in the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities' South Atlantic Studies Fellowship in the Public Humanities where she began her work in the Digital Humanities. She was recently named a Praxis Fellow in the Digital Humanities at the University of Virginia Scholars Lab.