Summersell Center Announces Fellowship Awards for 2015-2016

The Frances S. Summersell Center and the University of Alabama Libraries are pleased to announce short-term fellowship awards to the following applicants and projects for use during the 2015-2016 academic year. The eight fellowships were awarded based on the overall quality of the applications, the promise of the projects for future publication, and the ability of the applicants to make maximum use of collections and materials housed at the University of Alabama.

Louis Fagnon, Ph.D. candidate in History, Emory University, “Political Rebels: State Republicans and Political Culture in the Deep South, 1945-1985”

Heather Fox, Ph.D. candidate in English, University of South Florida, “The Short Story Collections of Southern Women Writers at the Turn of the Twentieth Century”

Jacob Glover, Ph.D. candidate in History, University of Kentucky, “Slow Train Coming: African Americans, Racial Violence, and the Postbellum South”

Christopher Hager, Associate Professor of English, Trinity College, “I Remain Yours: Common Lives in Civil War Letters”

Joshua Hodge, graduate student in History, University of Tennessee, “Law, Custom, and the Resource Economy of Rural Alabama”

Elaine LaFay, Ph.D. candidate in the History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania, “Atmospheric Bodies: Medicine, Meterology, and the Cultivation of Place in the Antebellum Gulf South”

Christopher Reali, Adjunct Professor of Music, Elon University, North Carolina State University, Campbell University, “Land of 1000 Dances: Music and Mystique in Muscle Shoals”

Amy Sopcak-Joseph, Ph.D. candidate in History, University of Connecticut, “The Lives and Times of Godey’s Lady’s Book, 1830-1877”