Mellon Scholars Program in African American History Fellows, 2018-2019

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Jessica Millward, Department of History, University of California, Irvine, Broken Black Bodies: African American Women and Domestic Violence in the Post-Civil War South

Dissertation Fellow
Denise Burgher, PhD Candidate in English Literature, University of Delaware, Redeeming the Banished Spirit: Naming the Theological Praxis in Nineteenth-Century Black Women’s Writing

Short-term Fellows

Dr. Alisha Knight, Department of English, Washington College, Black Books Matter:  African American Book Publishing at  the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Arlisha Norwood, PhD Candidate in History, Howard University, “To Never Truck with No Man”: Single African American Women in the Post-Emancipation Era

Maria Ryan, PhD Candidate in Music, University of Pennsylvania, Hearing Power, Sounding Freedom: Black Practices of Listening, Music-Making, and Ear-Training in the British Colonial Caribbean, 1807-1860

Dr. Kay Wright Lewis, Department of History, Howard University, The Children of Africa Have Been Called