Recent Fellows

Fall 2018 Scholarly Research Fellowships

  • Joan Cashin, Ohio State University, “A Material Culture History of the Shelbys of Kentucky”
  • Julia Bernier, University of North Alabama, “Freedom’s Currency: Self-Purchase in the Antebellum United States”
  • O.J. Early, University of Tennessee, “Consolidating a Conservative Mountain South: Race, Religion, and Politics, 1830–1880”

Spring 2018 Scholarly Research Fellowships

  • Laurel Daen, NEH Long-term Fellow, Massachusetts Historical Society, “The Constitution of Disability in the Early United States”
  • David Gerleman, George Mason University, “History on the Hoof: Kentucky’s Horse and Cattle Industry during the Civil War Era, 1850-1865”
  • Jamal Ratchford, Colorado College, “The Kentucky Negro Educational Association and its Complicated Politics of Integration”
  • Brian Ward, Northumbria University, Newcastle (United Kingdom), “‘Borned in Butcher Holler’: Loretta Lynn and the Health Environment in mid-20th Century Rural Kentucky”

Fall 2017 Scholarly Research Fellowships

  • Daniel Burge, University of Alabama, “A Struggle against Fate: The Opponents of Manifest Destiny and the Collapse of the Continental Dream, 1846-1871”
  • Tammy Clemons, University of Kentucky, “Exploring Youth Activism in Different Generations in Appalachia”
  • Joshua Jeffery, University of Tennessee, “‘The Whole Trouble Lies in Religion’ : A Case Study of War Resistance and Social Control during World War I”
  • Adam MacPharlain, Cincinnati Art Museum, “Churchill Weavers Collection”

Spring 2017 Scholarly Research Fellowships

  • Kristen Fleming, University of Cincinnati, “Ecological Transformations of a Well-Used River: Generating a New Ohio River in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries”
  • Holly Karibo, Oklahoma State University, “A New Home on the Range: Drug Addiction, Treatment, and Punishment in the American West”
  • R.J. Knight, University of Reading (United Kingdom), “Mistresses and Maternal Exploitation in the U.S. South”
  • Verlaine McDonald, Berea College, “Governor Martha Layne Collins of Kentucky: Gender, Leadership, and Intercultural Exchange”
  • Alexis Smith, Indiana University, “Blurred Bondage: Native American and African American Slavery in the Ohio River Valley, 1600 – 1820”

Fall 2016 Scholarly Research Fellowships

  • J. Matthew Gallman, University of Florida, “Kentucky Democrats and Family Politics: The Strange Case of ‘Willie’ Weller”
  • Robert P. Murray, Mercy College, “Slavery Times in Kentucky Redux”
  • Jonathan W. White, Christopher Newport University, “Abraham Lincoln and the Slave Trade”

2016 Oral History Research Fellowship

  • Rebecca Hasselbeck, University of California – Irvine, “Behind the Tracks: Social and Labor Relations in the United States Horse Racing Industry”

2016 Churchill Weavers Fellowships

  • Ricki Dwyer, independent scholar, “Weaving in Contemporary Culture”
  • Maggie Leininger, University of Louisville – Hite Art Institute, “Churchill Weavers and Textile Industrialization”