Meet the Fellows

2017 Fall 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

Keith Clark
English, George Mason University
Navigating the Fiction of Ernest J. Gaines: A Roadmap for Readers

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

Sarah Milov
History, University of Virginia
Growing the Cigarette: Tobacco in the Twentieth Century

Lynn Rainville
Humanities, Sweet Briar College
Mobilizing for and Commemorating the Great War in Virginia, 1915-2015

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

Non-Residential Fellows »

All former fellows 1986-2016 (pdf)