Meet the Fellows

2018 Spring Semester Residential Fellows

* = in residence at the Library of Virginia, Richmond

Alison Bell
Anthropology, Washington & Lee University
The Vital Dead: Making Meaning, Community and Personhood through Cemeteries

Cece Conway 
English, Appalachian State  University
Ballad Keepers at Appalachia’s Musical Crossroads

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

Kristen Green*
Independent author, Richmond
Fancy Girl: An Enslaved Woman’s Journey from Brutal Slave Jail to Freedom 

Nicole Maurantonio*
Rhetoric & Communication Studies, University of Richmond
Changing Hearts and Minds: The Myth of Confederate Exceptionalism in 21st Century America

Lulu Miller
Independent author, Invisibilia radio co-founder
Why Fish Don’t Exist: The Dangers of Categorization from Ichthyology to Eugenics

Lynn Rainville
Humanities, Sweet Briar College
Poor Farms of Virginia

Fran Cannon Slayton
Independent Author, Charlottesville
A Taste of Vinegar

Earl Swift
Independent Author, Crozet
Tangier Island: The Long Life and Imminent Demise of a Storied Island Community

Elizabeth Dowling Taylor
Independent Author, Barboursville
Margaret Bayard Smith: The Considered Life of a Writing Woman in the Early Republic

Non-Residential Fellows »

All former fellows 1986-2018 (pdf)