Archie K. Davis Fellowships – List of Prior Winners
Since the spring of 1988, approximately 400 scholars have been awarded Archie K. Davis Fellowships in a targeted research program sponsored by the North Caroliniana Society. On a competitive basis, the program’s funding has supported hands-on research by young scholars spending time in North Carolina’s historical and cultural collections, both public and private.
Winners announced in the spring of:
- Antonio Austin (Howard University): Under the Cloak of Secrecy: Relationships Between the Enslaved and Free Black Populations in Antebellum, North Carolina
- Mia Edwards (University of Warwick): Masculinity, Physicality and Disability: Shifting Experiences and Ideologies within the Antebellum South, 1800-1861
- Ashley N. Gilbert (University of North Carolina, Greensboro): Revolutionary Crossroads: Taverns in the Southern British Mainland Colonies, 1740-1781
- Irene Adair Newman (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): First in Fight: North Carolina and The White Power Movement in the Late 20th Century
- Casey Price (University of Tennessee-Knoxville): Given to This Land: Mapping Settler Colonialism in Kituwah, 1682-1810
- G. Jasper Conner (College of William & Mary): Twice a Problem: Black Disability in the Jim Crow
- Stuart H. Marshall (University of North Carolina at Greensboro): Junaluska’s Odyssey: Eastern Cherokee Sovereignty in the Civil War Era
- Cristiana Shipma McFarland (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): “Bettering” Humanity: A History of the Human Betterment League of North Carolina
- David Silkenat (University of Edinburgh): Heroes of the Klan War
- Georgann Eubanks (independent researcher): Bearing Witness: Paul Green, Playwright of the People
- Barbara Ladd (Emory University): Writing in the North of the South: Moses Grande and Charles W. Chestnut
- Benjamin Holtzman (Lehman College): “Smash the Klan”: Fighting the White Power Movement in the Late Twentieth Century
- Noeleen McIlvenna (Wright State University): Dressed Pork: North Carolina and the Atlantic World Economy
- Katherine Elizabeth Burns (University of Edinburgh): “Keep this Unwritten History”: Mapping African American Family Histories in “Information Wanted” Advertisements, 1880-1902
- Allison Fredette, Ph.D. (Appalachian State University): Murdering Laura Foster: Violence, Gender, and Memory in Appalachian North Carolina.
- Ryan J. Johnson (Elon University): “Part II: Horace Williams, Gadfly of Chapel Hill” of Three American Hegels
- LaQuanda Walters Cooper (George Mason University): Black Politics in Black Space: Black Industrial Fairs in North Carolina, 1879- 1930
- Emily West (University of Reading, UK): Food, Power, and Resistance in US slavery
- Evan Howard Ashford (State University of New York College at Oneonta): Cast Down Your Bucket and Cast Your Ballot
- Robert J. Bell (New York University): American Influences in Iran from 1911-1963
- Christopher Bonner (University of Maryland): Moses Grandy’s Pursuit of Freedom
- Michael K. Brantley (North Carolina Wesleyan College): Otway Burns
- Heather R. Brinn (University of Massachusetts at Amherst): Black Families in Transition in the Reconstruction South
- Georgann Eubanks (independent researcher): The Wild South: Lost and Found
- Jonathan A. Gomez (Harvard University): Black Musical Transformations of the Great Migration
- Hannah K. Hicks (Vanderbilt University): Amazons and Viragos
- Lucas P. Kelley (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): Bordering the Borderlines
- James W. Lester, Jr. (independent researcher): NC Mapmaker C. M. Miller
- James MacKay (University of Edinburgh): Flight and Freedom in Revolutionary America
- Elisabeth A. Moore (West Virginia University): Tourism in Western North Carolina Post WWII
- Christopher Arris Oakley (East Carolina University): Maritime Indians
- Jessica M. Parr (Simmons University): Evolution of Transatlantic Black Nationalism, 1760-1860
- Raja Rahim (University of Florida): How African Americans Made US College Basketball, 1937-1970
- Paul Sanchez (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary): William Louis Poteat and Liberal Religion in the Baptist South
- Virginia L. Summey (University of North Carolina at Greensboro): NC White Women and White Supremacy in 1898
- Lizabeth Wardzinski (North Carolina State University): Tennessee Valley Authority and Postwar Development
- Samuel T. Allen (University of Pittsburgh): 19th Century Conjoined Twins.
- Daniel J. Burge (University of Alabama): Manifest Destiny Opposition.
- Madison W. Cates (University of Florida): Bulldozer Revolution in Post WWII South.
- Laura Channing (Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge): Taxation and Transition from Slave to Non-Slave Economy.
- Esther Cam-Ly Cyna (Columbia University): Race, Education, Finance in 1970s South.
- Ashley Foley Dabbraccio (University of Memphis): American Family, Home and Abroad.
- Robert Hunt Ferguson (Western Carolina University): Post-Industrial South – Environment.
- Jonathan Anthony Hanna (Claremont Graduate University): Southern Federalist Persuasion.
- Jonathan Scott Jones (Binghamton University): Opiates & Insanity in the Post-Civil War South.
- Cynthia A. Kierner (George Mason University): Jane Spurgin and Family RW, North Carolina.
- Crawford Alexander Mann III (independent scholar): Franklin Richard Grist; Painter.
- Laurie Medford (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): Planter Families and Crisis.
- Ashlie Richard (East Tennessee State University): Environmental Health, 58th Regiment, North Carolina, Civil War.
- Bryan C. Rindfleisch (Marquette University): Creek to Cherokee; Native American History.
- Rodney J. Steward (University of South Carolina): Confederate Sequestration.
- Brenda W. Stroud (University of Florida): Eugenics and Civil Rights.
- Jason A. Tercha (Binghamton University): Transportation Infrastructure in Pre-Civil War North Carolina.
- Kaitlyn Wiley (West Virginia University): Cherokee Economy in RW Era.
- Timothy J. Williams (University of Oregon): Civil War Prisons and Intellectual History.
- Richard Berman (Oxford Brookes University): Freemasonry in North Carolina.
- John Brannon, Jr. (Virginia Foundation for the Humanities): Cherokee Syllabary and Printing.
- Robert Colby (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): Slave Trading in the Civil War South.
- Sara Collini (George Mason University): Enslaved Women and Midwifery.
- Michael Hardy (independent): Richmond M. Pearson.
- Nathaniel Holly (College of William & Mary): NC Emancipation Politics.
- Tina Irvine (Penn State University): Americanizing Appalachia.
- Stephanie King (University of Kentucky): Confederate Diaspora.
- Michael Lynch (University of Tennessee at Knoxville): Manliness on the Rev. Frontier.
- Joshua R. Shriver (Auburn University): Interpersonal Rel. and CW Soldiers.
- Lewis M. Stern (independent scholar): Tommy Thompson, North Carolina Musician.
- Rodney J. Steward (USC-Salkehatchie): Southern Rights Party in North Carolina.
- Larry E. Tise (Eastern Carolina University): Maps of Colonial North Carolina.
- Brandon K. Winford (University of Tennessee at Knoxville): Southern Regional Council.