Meet the Fellows

2019 Fall and Spring Semester Residential Fellows

* = in residence at the Library of Virginia, Richmond

Fall 2019 & Spring 2020:

Don DeBats
American Studies, Flinders University (Australia)
Black and White Oral Voting in the First Enfranchisement

Suzette Spencer*
The College of William & Mary
Framing Freedom, Vexing Visions: History’s Provocations, Slavery’s Afterlife, & Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation” (2016) 

Fall only 2019: 

Karen Chase*
Independent Author, Richmond
ELIZA! ELIZA!: Two 18th Century Women Who Helped Found and Expand America

Sonya Donaldson
New Jersey City University
Singing the Nation Into Being: Anthems and the Politics of Black Performance 

Hannah Wojciehowski
Univesity of Texas, Austin
The Virginia Company and the Staging of America

Philip Herrington
James Madison University
Plantation Revival: White Columns in Modern America 

Spring only, 2020:

Tracy Roof*
University of Richmond
Nutrition, Welfare, or Work Support?  A Political History of the Food Stamps Program 

Joshua Rothman
University of Alabama
The Ledger and the Chain: The Masterminds of America’s Domestic Slave Trade 

David Hsiung
Juniata College, Huntington, PA
An Environmental History of Virginia, the War of Independence, and Its Consequences

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