The Summersell Center is pleased to announce the recipients of its short-term research fellowships for the 2011-2012 academic year. Recipients were chosen from more than two dozen applications by scholars from both the United States and Europe, and each will receive an award of $500 to be used to pursue their research on the University of Alabama campus. Fellowship winners and their projects are listed below.
Matthew Amato (doctoral candidate in history, University of Southern California), “Exposing Humanity: Photographic Dimensions of American Slavery, Antislavery, and Emancipation, 1840s to 1870s”
Lindsay Byron (doctoral candidate in literary studies, Georgia State University), “Narratives of Psychiatrically Institutionalized Sexually ‘Deviant’ Southern Women”
Scott Matthews (Ph.D., history, University of Virginia), “‘Up Against the World Like It Is’: Documentary Expression in the South, 1925-1965”
Russell Pryor (doctoral candidate, history, Carnegie Mellon University), “Work, Nature, and the American Dinner Plate: Making Chicken in the Twentieth Century United States”