History Professors and M.A. Student Awarded Fellowships
History Department professors Sarah Bridger and Kathleen Murphy and M.A. student Crystal Smith were recently awarded fellowships.
History M.A. student Crystal Smith was awarded the Eugene Cota-Robles fellowship at UC Santa Cruz, which provides five years of guaranteed funding for first-year graduate students whose backgrounds contribute to intellectual diversity among the graduate student population.
Sarah Bridger, an associate professor in history, received a 2017 American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) fellowship and a fellowship at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library for her research Science in the Seventies: Battling for the Soul of a Profession, from the Vietnam War to Star Wars. ACLS is a non-profit federation of 74 national scholarly organizations with a mission for "the advancement of humanistic studies in all fields of learning in the humanities and the social sciences and the maintenance and strengthening of relations among the national societies devoted to such studies." The Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers is an international fellowship program open to people whose work will benefit directly from access to the collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building—including academics, independent scholars, and creative writers (novelists, playwrights, poets).
Associate professor in history Kathleen Murphy won a research fellowship at the Huntington Library for summer 2017 for her book project, Slaving Science: Natural Knowledge and the British Slave Trade, 1660-1807. Located in Los Angeles county, the Huntington Library is one of the largest and most complete research libraries in the United States.