Wilson Special Collections Library Summer Visiting Research Fellows Announced

April 26, 2019

The Wilson Special Collections Library is pleased to announce the second class of our Summer Visiting Research Fellowship Program. This summer’s six fellows have crafted exciting 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, fellows 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 Fellowships page.  

2019 Summer Visiting Research Fellows

Regina Lee Blaszczyk [Award is funded by The Hugh L. McColl Library Fund] 
History Faculty
University of Leeds
“Fabrics and Fashions for the American Mass Market”

Casey Eilbert [Award is funded by The Lucinda Holderness Wilcox and Benson R. Wilcox Library Fund for the North Carolina Collection]
History Ph.D student
Princeton University
“Research Triangle Park: A Window into Work and Life at Midcentury“

John Funchion [Award is funded by The J. Carlyle Sitterson Fund for the Southern Historical Collection]
English Faculty
University of Miami
“Insurgent Fictions: Partisans and the Art of Information Warfare in Early U.S. Literature”

Rose Lambert-Sluder [Award is funded by The Guion Griffis Johnson Fund]
Independent Author
“We Learn to Keep Our Dignity: Short Stories”

Burgin Mathews [Award is funded by The Joel Williamson Fund for the Southern Historical Collection]
Independent Author
“The Alabama Music Reader”

Amanda Stuckey [Award is funded by The Parker-Dooley Fund for Southern History]
English Faculty
College of Charleston
“A History of Access: Disability Education of the Long Nineteenth Century”