Nonresident Fellowships

About the Program

VFH nonresidential Fellows are typically former fellows who are completing scholarly research and writing projects.  Their affiliation with the Foundation may extend beyond their residential appointment or an association may be formed years after a Fellow’s first appointment as a VFH Fellow. Our nonresidential fellows are appointed to a discrete term while they complete their projects. They are invited to participate in all VFH Fellowship programs and events.

2015-16 Nonresident Fellows

Paula Barnes
Independent Scholar
The Trope of the Mulatto Woman in the Cottage in African American Literature

Margaret Edds
Independent Writer
We Face the Dawn: Oliver Hill, Spottswood Robinson and the Death of Jim Crow

Emma Edmunds
Independent Scholar
Mapping Local Knowledge: 1945 – 1975

Eric Ashley Hairston
Elon College
The Shadow of Olympus: Classics and African America Literature: 1910 -2010

Mary Knighton
Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo
William Faulkner’s Illustrious Circles: Double-Dealing Caricatures in Style and Taste; Posthumanism in Modern Japanese Literature and Culture

Eric Ashley Hairston
Elon College
The Shadow of Olympus: Classics and African America Literature: 1910 -2010

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

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

John Ragosta
Independent Scholar
Patrick Henry: Federalist

Isaac A. Reed
University of Colorado, Boulder
Trouble at the Edge of Empire: Principals, Agents, and Others at the Origins of American Modernity

Fran Cannon Slayton
Independent Author
A Taste of Vinegar

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

Paula Marie Seniors 
Virginia Tech
For Freedom Now: African American Woman Racial Activists (1958-1994): Mae Mallory, the Monroe Defense Committee and African American Woman Sojourners of the Grenadian and Nicaraguan Revolution

Beth Taylor
Independent Scholar
The Rise and Disillusionment of the Black Elite, 1860-1920

Camille Wells
Independent Scholar
Material Witnesses: The Domestic Architecture of Early Virginia

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

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