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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

  •       Alexander Ames, Associate Curator, The Rosenbach Museum & Library. “Ships of Reason: The Enlightenment of Stephen Girard”
  • Benjamin Anderson, PhD Candidate, University of Edinburgh, Department of History. “Reconsider Allegiance in the American Revolution: The Loyalists of Vermont”
  • Christopher Bates, PhD Candidate, University of Edinburgh, Department of History. “The Anglicisation and de-Anglicisation of Thomas Jefferson”
  • Anders Bright, PhD Candidate, University of Pennsylvania, Department of History. “Luck’s Republic: Lotteries, Class, and Finance in Early America”
  • David Carlson, PhD Candidate, University of Notre Dame, Department of History. “The Transformation of the Slave Trade in Virginia, 1770-1820”
  • Chloe Chapin, PhD Candidate, Harvard University, American Studies Program. “Black & White: Fashioning Masculinity in the American Republic”
  •      Elizabeth Clay, PhD Candidate, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Anthropology. “Slavery and Freedom on the Fringes of France: Historical Archaeology at Habitation La Caroline, French Guiana." DAACS-ICJS Fellow
  •      Iris de Rode, Independent scholar, instructor I’lnstitut d’études Politiques de Paris, Université Paris. “Military Enlightenment on the ground, the French-American alliance in the American Revolution”
  • Mercedes Haigler, PhD Candidate, University of Virginia, Department of History. “Settled Out of Doors: Social Life, Everyday Spaces, and the Development of Politics and Partisanship in Philadelphia and Washington City (1790-1832)”
  • Andrew Hammann, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy, University of Missouri. “Freedom in Black and White: The Politics of Black Expatriation in Nineteenth Century America”
  •       Khadene Harris, Assistant Professor, Kenyon College, Department of Anthropology. “A Hard Kind of Freedom: Land Labor and Material Culture in Post-emancipation Dominic.” DAACS-ICJS Fellow.
  •      Vitor Izecksohn, Professor, the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Department of History. “Defending Empires Locally: Militias in Colonial Rio de Janeiro and in the Provinces of Massachusetts and Virginia, (1750-1775)”
  • Susan Kern, Associate Professor, the College of William & Mary, Department of History. “Rockefeller Approaches 100”
  • Brynne Long, PhD Student, University of Delaware, Department of History. “’the Disagreeable situation in between the Civil and the Military’: Prisoners of War and Local Governance in the American Revolution” 
  • Iain McLean, Senior Research Fellow in Politics, Nuffield College, Oxford. “Jefferson/Condorcet: Understandings and Misunderstandings”
  • Karima Moyer, Lecturer (tenured position), University of Siena. “Macaroni and Cheese at Monticello – Facts, Fiction and Speculation”
  • Brian Murphy, Associate Professor of History, Rutgers University – Newark. “Nature’s Power: The Political Ecology of the Passaic River”
  • Robert Myers, Director of the University of Missouri Center for Regenerative Agriculture. “Thomas Jefferson and George Washington: Striving for a Regenerative American Agriculture Rooted in the Soil”
  • Liam Riordan, Adelaide and Alan Bird Professor of History, University of Maine. “Neighbors, Not Villains: Remembering Loyalists and the American Revolution as a Civil War”
  • Steve Sarson, Professor, Jean Moulin University, Lyon, France. “History and Historical Consciousness in the US Declaration of Independence”
  • Louise Sebro, Curator, the the Reventlow Museum - part of Museum Lolland-Falster; Lolland, Denmark. “Freedom! – Ideal and Practice in the Reform Works of Thomas Jefferson and Christian Reventlow”

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).