Non-Residential Fellowships

Virginia Humanities non-residential fellows are typically former residential fellows who are completing scholarly research and writing projects.  Their affiliation may extend beyond their residential appointment or an association may be formed years after a Fellow’s first appointment as a Virginia Humanities fellow. Our non-residential fellows are appointed to a discrete term while they complete their projects. They are invited to participate in all Virginia Humanities Fellowship Program events.

Ed Ayers
University of Richmond
The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Reconstruction in the Heart of America 

Paula Barnes
Alabama A&M University
Her Own Home: the Trope of the Mulatta Woman in the Cottage 

Jane Barnes
Independent Scholar
The Moral Life of the Body 

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

Frank Brannon
Independent author, SpeakEasy Press
Will It Survive? A History of Cherokee Printing

Susan Bratton
Baylor University
Walking through Heaven: The Appalachian Trail and Summits as Sacred Landscape

George Carras
Washington & Lee
Two Diaspora Jews:  Flavius Josephus and Paul of Tarsus 

Cece Conway
Appalachian State University
Ballad Keepers of Appalachia’s Musical Crossroads

Carolyn Eastman
Virginia Commonwealth University
The Strange Genius of Mr. O: Oratory and Transatlantic Fame in Early America

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

Eric Ashley Hairston
Wake Forest University
The Shadow of Olympus: Classics and African American Literature, 1910-2010

Thomas P. Kapsidelis
Independent Author
Higher Aim: Guns, Safety and Healing in the Era of Mass Shootings

Richard Kopley
Pennsylvania State University DuBois, Emertis
Edgar Allan Poe – A Life

Mary Knighton
Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo
William Faulkner; Posthumanism in Modern Japanese Literature and Culture

Deborah Lee
Independent Scholar
Trouble the Water: Antislavery Activism in the Upper Potomac Borderland

Mary Lyons
Independent Author
Dark Passage: How 50 Boys, 100 Slaves, and 1500 Irishmen Built the Most Dangerous Railroad Tunnel in the World, Independent Scholar

Allison Madar
University of Oregon
A People Between: Servitude and the Law in Eighteenth-Century Virginia

Aprilfaye Manalang
Norfolk State University
Minority Millenials and the Rise of the Religious “Nones”: a comparative analysis

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

Katherine McNamara
Independent Author
The Animal Stories of Peter Kalifornsky

Lulu Miller
Independent Author
Why Fish Don’t Exist: The Dangers of Categorization from Ichthyology to Eugenics

Kim O’Connell
Independent Scholar
The Saving Grace of Spring Rolls: A Story of Food, Place, and Family

Brenda Marie Osbey
Independent Author, Poet
Virginia Suite

John Ragosta
Patrick Henry

Kiki Petrosino
University of Virginia
White Blood: A Lyric of Virginia

Jamie Ross
Independent Author
Common Ground: People, Place, and Food in the American South

Paula Seniors
Virginia Tech
For Freedom Now: African American Woman Radical Activists (1958-1984)

Aran Shetterly
Independent Scholar
The Untold Story of the Greensboro Massacre and a
Dangerous History of Race, Class, and Power in the American South

Fran Slayton
Independent Author
A Taste of Vinegar

Paula Seniors
Virginia Tech
For Freedom Now: African American Women Radical Activists (1958-1984)

Whit Sheppard
Independent Scholar
Slow Train to Eminence: The Life of Arthur Ashe

Kristen Swenson
Independent Scholar/UVA
The Misunderstood Bible

Earl Swift
Independent Scholar
Chesapeake Requiem/Tangier Island

Beth Taylor
Independent Scholar
Margaret Bayard Smith

Kathleen C. Wilson
Independent Scholar
History of the Southern Industrial Educational Association (1905-1926)

Henry Wiencek
Independent Author
Gilding the Metropolis: The Lives of Stanford White and Augustus Saint-Gaudens

Greg Wilson
University of Akron
Toxic Dust: The Virginia Kepone Disaster and the Legacy of Chlorinated Insecticides