2018 Wilson Special Collections Library Summer Visiting Research Fellows

May 22, 2018

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Wilson Special Collections Library is pleased to announce the inaugural class of our Summer Visiting Research Fellowship Program. These eleven fellows have crafted research proposals that demonstrate a deep and compelling need for sustained engagement with our historic collections. This summer, we look forward to supporting their scholarly work and discussing their research needs. At the close of their research residency, each fellow will discuss their research visit and their discoveries. The University community and the broader public are welcome to attend these presentations.

For more information about Wilson Library’s Summer Visiting Research Fellowship Program, its generous supporters, and other available funding opportunities that support research in our Library, please visit our Grants and Fellowship page.

2018 Fellows

Samuel Allen 
PhD Candidate, University of Pittsburgh (Communication)
Comparative Enfreakment: Rhetorical History of the Lives and Exhibitions of Conjoined Twins in the 19th Century   
Funded by the Lucinda Holderness Wilcox and Benson R. Wilcox Library Fund for the North Carolina Collection

Jessica Dauterive
PhD Student, George Mason University (History)
Fais Do-Do Instant Mix: Mass Culture and Cajun Identity in Post-War Louisiana
Funded by the John Eugene & Barbara Hilton Cay Library Fund

Alicia DeMaio 
PhD Candidate, Harvard University (History)  
Planting the Seeds of Empire: Botanical Gardens, 1800-1860
Funded by the J. Carlyle Sitterson Fund for the Southern Historical Collection

Signe Fourmy
PhD Candidate, University of Texas at Austin (History)
They Chose Death Over Slavery: Enslaved Women and Infanticide in the Antebellum South           
Funded by the Guion Griffis Johnson Fund

Thomas Healy 
Professor, Seton Hall University School of Law                              
Soul City
Funded by Documenting Social Change Library Fund
Jonathan Jones
PhD Candidate, Binghamton University (History)
A Mind Prostrate: Physicians, Opiates, and Insanity in the Civil War’s Aftermath        
Funded by the Parker-Dooley Fund for Southern History
J.E. Morgan
PhD Candidate, Emory University (History) 
American Concubines: Gender, Race, Class, and Power in the British Americas and the US South, 1662-1865
Funded by the Guion Griffis Johnson Fund

Sharon  Murphy
Professor, Providence College (History)
Banking on Slavery in the Antebellum South         
Funded by the Hugh L. McColl Library Fund
Samantha Payne                          
PhD Candidate, Harvard University (History) 
American Reconstructions
Funded by the Joel Williamson Fund for the Southern Historical Collection

Lauren Tilton 
Assistant Professor, University of Richmond (Rhetoric and Communication Studies)     
Voice of a Nation: Mapping Documentary Expression in New Deal America
Funded by the John Eugene & Barbara Hilton Cay Library Fund

Dwana Waugh  
Assistant Professor, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University (History) 
School Houses Rocked: The Lessons of Race, Identity Politics, and Memory in the American South
Funded by the Documenting Social Change Library Fund