Lance Ingwersen is a PhD candidate in Latin American history, with a focus on modern Mexico. His dissertation, “Mexico City in the Age of Theater, 1830-1901” explores the centrality of the stage to nineteenth-century urban life, culture, and politics. Lance has won various fellowships and grants to support dissertation research and writing. He is the recipient of a Robert Penn Warren Center Graduate Student Fellowship for AY 2016-17. Fellowships and grants from the US Fulbright Commission, the UCLA Library, the Conference on Latin American History (James R. Scobie Award), and the College of Liberal Arts and Science at Vanderbilt (Summer Research Award) have supported dissertation research. Lance has presented at various professional conferences including the 130th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association (Jan. 2016), the XIV Reunión Internacional de Historiadores de México in Chicago, IL (Sept. 2014), the Southern Historical Association (SHA) in St. Louis, MO (2013) and the Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies in Santa Fe, NM (2011). His advisor is Dr. Edward Wright-Rios.