Public History of Slavery Fellowship

One fully-supported two-year fellowship is available each year for a student pursuing a Master's degree in Public Humanities who is dedicated to working in museums and other cultural institutions on issues related to the history and legacy of slavery. The fellowships are intended to help prepare future professionals who can help museums and cultural institutions address controversial issues, teaching the public and initiating broad conversations about slavery, race and racism, and retrospective justice.

The fellowship covers tuition, health service fee, health insurance, and a stipend for two years of the program.  Students applying for the Public History of Slavery Fellowship should indicate their interest on their application, and explain in their personal statement how their academic and professional preparation and career goals make them appropriate candidates for this fellowship. 

This is a full residency program with all courses offered in-person only.  None of the course are available on-line.

The Public History of Slavery Fellowship is funded by the Center for Public Humanities, the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, and the Graduate School.

Past and Current fellows:

Kennedy Jones, MA'23

Rai Terry, MA'22

Breylan Martin, MA'21

Chandra Marshall, MA'20

Johanna Obenda, MA'19

Sandra Arnold, MA'19

Arielle Julia Brown, MA'17

Maiyah Gamble-Rivers, MA'16

Jazzmen Johnson, MA'15

Elon Cook, MA'14

Maira Quintero, MA'13

Jasmine Utsey, MA'12

Krystal Appiah, MA'11