New blog series: “Following the Fellows”

Following the Fellows: Introducing the Rose Library 2016-2017 Short Term Fellows

By Christeene Alcosiba
Manager of Operations, Public Programming, and Rose Library Short-Term Fellowships

Every year scholars and doctoral candidates from around the world come to campus to access Rose Library collections to complete work on a range of exciting research projects – from books and exhibitions, to documentaries and dissertations. To support these efforts, the Rose Library is pleased to offer visiting scholars travel grants of $500-1,500 to off-set expenses for roughly 20-30 promising projects each year through our short-term fellowship program.Researcher

In addition to hosting our short-term research fellows over the course of the next year, we will offer them a chance to share their research through periodic brown bag sessions and our new blog series, “Following the Fellows.” For this series, which will be published periodically through the Rose Library Scholar blog, researchers will unpack their findings from our collections and share their experiences as Rose Library resident scholars.

As the manager of the Rose Library short-term fellowship program, I am happy to announce our 2016-2017 recipients who will be representing conducting research in our core African American history and culture, modern literature and poetry, and modern political and Southern historical collections:

African American History and Culture

    David Bennett, “Representing Atlanta: Examining the Development of a Mediated Urban Identity in 1960,” Michigan State University.

    Dr. Samantha Bryant, “’Black Monster Stalks the City’: The Thomas Wansley Case and the Racialized Politics of Sexuality from Civil Rights to Black Power, 1960-1975,” University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

    Sarah Cowan, “Howardena Pindell’s Art and Black Feminist Practices, 1967-1986,” University of California, Berkeley.

    Dr. Elizabeth Fielder, “The Radical South: Grassroots Activism, Ethnicity, and Literary Form, 1960-1985,” University of Mississippi.

    Francoise Hamlin, “Freedom’s Cost: Children and Youth in the Black Freedom Struggle,” Brown University.
    Eleanor Henderson, “The Twelve Mile Straight,” Ithaca College.

    Jennifer Jones, “Queering an American Dilemma: Gender, Sexuality, and African American Political Organizing, 1945-1993,” University of Alabama.

    Dr. Robert Larson, “Transnational Activism Against Colonialism,” Ohio State University.

    Dr. Lauren McCarthy, “Recovering a Black Tradition of Animal Advocacy,” University of Leeds.

    Roger McNamara, “The Intersection of Race and Science in Cedric Dover’s Cosmopolitanism,” Texas Tech University.

    Barry Mauer, “Repulsive Monuments,” University of Central Florida.

    Dr. Elizabeth Smith, “Alice Childress: The Unwarranted Neglect of an African American Writer,” Liverpool Hope University.

Leonard and Louise Riggio Fellowship for scholarship on Alice Walker

    Dr. Omari Weekes, “’But If God Love Me’: Agape and the Queer Erotic in Alice Walker’s The Color Purple,” University of Pennsylvania.

Modern literature and poetry

    Dr. Annette Debo, “The Necessary Past: The Historical Poem in Contemporary African American Poetry,” Western Carolina University.

    Olga Dugan, “The Poet-Historian’s Craft: Natasha Trethewey’s Poetry of History in the African-American Intellectual Tradition,” Community College of Philadelphia.

    Trish Ferguson, “Maud Gonne,” Liverpool Hope University.

    Sue Houchins, “Letters As Performance and Constructure of Social Networks,” Bates College.

    Dr. Jordan Howell, “The Robinson Crusoe Online Bibliography,” University of Delaware.

    Sinead Moynihan, “Ireland, Migration, and Return Migration: The ‘Returned Yank’ in the Cultural Imagination, 1952 to Present,” University of Exeter.

    Katherine Robinson, “Ted Hughes and The Mabinogion,” Johns Hopkins.

    Dr. Nick Sturm, “Clear the Range: Reissuing Ted Berrigan’s Novel and Writing Toward a Critical Monograph of Berrigan’s Work,” Florida State University.

    David Troupes, “Ted Hughes and Christianity,” University of Sheffield.

Modern political and southern historical collections

    Sarah Bowman, “The Problem of Yankeeland: White Southern Stories About the North, 1865-1915,” Columbus State University.

    Dr. Andrew Pope, “Ordinary People Building a New South in Atlanta, 1964-1996,” Harvard University.

    Dr. Thomas Robinson, “The Equal and Opposite Reaction: Georgia’s Middle Class and Dissent, 1848-1865,” University of Mississippi.

    Dr. Joseph Thompson, “Sounding Southern: Music, Militarism, and the Making of the Sunbelt South, 1954-1994,” University of Virginia.

On behalf of the Rose Library staff, I would like to extend my congratulations to these scholars. We are thrilled to support their work.

We will be accepting applications in September for our 2017-2018 cohort of short-term fellowships. We also offer fellowships, research awards, and training opportunities for Emory graduate and undergraduate students. For more information on these programs, please visit us online at: