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 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
University of Texas, Austin
The Virginia Company and the Staging of America

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


Spring 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

* = in residence at the Library of Virginia, Richmond


In addition to these Fellows in residence, we support more than thirty non-residential fellows. Non-residential fellows are typically former residential fellows who are completing scholarly research and writing projects.