The fellowship program at the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies promotes research of Jefferson’s life and times and the community at Monticello. The Center offers short-term fellowships for domestic and international scholars to consult with Monticello scholars and librarians and to utilize the resources of the Jefferson Library, the University of Virginia libraries, the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery (DAACS), and Getting Word African American Oral History Project

  • Jameta Barlow, Assistant Professor of Writing, Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, George Washington University. “Exploring and Interrogating the Philosophy of Science of Thomas Jefferson”
  • Ethan Gonzales, PhD Candidate, University of Virginia, Department of History. “the Visible State: U.S. Diplomatic Agents and Information in Europe and the Federal Territories, 1789-1800”
  • Philip Herrington, Associate Professor, James Madison University, Department of History. “The Plantation Revival”
  • Ashley Hollingshead, Thomas Jefferson Foundation, “Women at Monticello”
  • Steven Krug, PhD Candidate, University of Georgia, Department of History. “‘A Pinching, Miserly System’: Managing Plantation Risk in Post-Revolutionary Virginia”
  • Priyanka Kumar, Author, “the Light Between Apple Trees”
  • Benoit Leridon, PhD Candidate, University of Birmingham, Department of History. “Thomas Jefferson and South Carolina Gazetteers and Publishers”
  • Sydney Love, Wine Journalist, “Origin Stories of African American Winemaking”
  • Graeme Mack, University of Richmond, “Seaborne Sovereignties: American Empire in the Asia-Pacific, 1776-1848”
  • Gesa Mackenthun, Professor, Universität Rostock, Germany. “Jefferson’s Transculturations”
  • Michael McDonnell, Professor, University of Sydney, Australia, “War Stories: A Revolution in Representing the Self”
  • Sandra Rebok, Independent Scholar, “Jefferson, Territorial Expansion, and the Pursuit of Science in the American Southwest (1776-1826)”
  • Steven Sarson, Professor, University of Lyon, France, “’When in the Course of Human Events’: History and Historical Consciousness in the US Declaration of Independence” 
  • Linda Seagraves, Independent Scholar. “There is not a man of them, but would leave us, if they believ’d they could make their escape” 
  • Whitney Stewart, Assistant Professor, University of Texas, Dallas, Edith O’Donnell institute of Art History. “Bitter Vines: Wine and Slavery in the United States”
  • Myles Sullivan,  DAACS-ICJS Fellow, University of Florida, Department of Anthropology, “The Colonial History and Material Culture of Charleston, South Carolina and St. Augustine, Florida”.
  • John Van Horne, Library Company of Philadelphia. “Benjamin Henry Latrobe’s Views of Jeffersonian America, 1795-1820: The Digital Edition”

list of recent ICJS and Barringer Fellows is available.

Short-term fellowships are underwritten by endowments established for this purpose by the Batten Foundation and Wachovia Corporation (formerly First Union National Bank of Virginia).