Summersell Center Announces Short-Term Fellowship Recipients

The Frances S. Summersell Center for the Study of the South is pleased to announce the recipients of its short-term research fellowships for 2012-2013. Recipients were chosen from nearly three dozen applications submitted by scholars from the United States, Europe, and Australia, 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.

Marcia Chatelain, Assistant Professor of History, Georgetown University: “A Taste of Freedom: Dining Culture and the African-American Struggle for Civil Rights”

Matthew Hulbert, doctoral candidate in history, University of Georgia: “Civil War Memory and Guerrilla Warfare in the South, 1870-Present”

Robert Shapard, doctoral candidate in history, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill: “A Prospect of Beauty: Decline and Discourse in the Great Southern Longleaf Forests”

Joseph Thompson, graduate student in southern studies, University of Mississippi: “‘O I’m a Good Old Rebel’: Race, Memory, and Identity in Post-Civil War Popular Song”