Recent Fellows

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”

Spring 2016

  • Katherine Brackett Fialka, University of Georgia,“Textual Healing: Female Readers, Self-Writing, and Sensibility in the American South, 1840–1920”
  • Charlene Fletcher-Brown, Indiana University, “Confined Femininity: Race, Gender, and Incarceration in Kentucky, 1865–1940”
  • Lauren N. Haumesser, University of Virginia, “Party of Patriarchy: Democratic Gender Roles and the Coming of the Civil War”
  • Dale Potts, South Dakota State University, “’To Keep all Their Topsoil from Washing Away’”: Writer Jesse Stuart and the Maintenance of the Twentieth-Century Rural Landscape of Kentucky”
  • Stefano Tijerina, University of Maine,“Kentucky Sons: Joseph C.S. Blackburn, Maurice H. Thatcher, and the Management of the Isthmian Canal Commission, 1907–1913”

Fall 2015 Scholarly Research Fellowships

  • Andrew Fialka, University of Georgia, “Of Methods and Madness: A Spatial History Approach to Guerrilla Violence in the American Civil War”
  • Matthew R. Hale, Goucher College, “The French Revolution and the Forging of Modern American Democracy”
  • Joseph Pearson, Union College, “Once Upon a Time in the West: Kentucky’s Bourgeois Frontier, 1790-1850”
  • LaKisha Simmons, University at Buffalo, SUNY, “Segregated Motherhood: Black Women, Medicine, and Reproduction in the Mountain South, 1890-1960”
  • Brian Tyrrell, University of California, Santa Barbara, “Bred for the Race: Thoroughbred Breeding and the Geographies of Racial Thought, 1700-2000”