Each year the Center has awarded full graduate fellowships to advanced students in the Department of History. The Center provides the stipend, while The Graduate School provides the tuition. A faculty committee within the department selects these scholars. Recipients are ordinarily excused from normal teaching duties and are expected to organize a one-day graduate conference with an outside keynote speaker, as well as to help manage other Center activities (see I).
In addition, the Center collaborates with Evanston and Chicago institutions to provide History graduate students with paid summer research projects (see II). For past Graduate Fellows, scroll down.
I. CCHS GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS
The three Center Graduate Fellows are now known as the T.H. BREEN Graduate Fellows, in honor of the founding Director of the Center and eminent colonial American historian, Timothy Hall Breen. The Center also co-sponsors one QUINN Fellowship in conjunction with the Doris G. Quinn Foundation.
2020-2021 T.H. BREEN FELLOWS
- Ruby DAILY—convener of a graduate conference on “The Me: Historicizing the Self”
- Sian OLSON DOWIS—convener of a graduate conference on “'The End of the World as They Knew It': Crisis and Conflict in History"
- Gil ENGELSTEIN—Digital Media Fellow
2020-2021 QUINN FELLOW in collaboration with the Doris G. Quinn Foundation
- Laura NOBOA—dissertation on “Your Most Dedicated and Obsequious Consort: The Self-Representation of Three Consorts in Renaissance Italy”
2019-2020 T.H. BREEN FELLOWS
- Sean HARVEY—convener of our May 1 (canceled) conference on “The Politics of Progress: Growth in and throughout History” (Dissertation: “Assembly Lines: Maquiladoras and the Making of the U.S.—Mexico Borderlands, 1932-1992”)
- Katya MASLAKOWSKI—working on CCHS digital media (Dissertation: “Men of Violence: Counterinsurgency and British Colonial Violence at the End of Empire”)
- Laura McCOY—convener of our May 22 (canceled) conference on “All in a Day’s Work: Labor in History” (Dissertation: “In Distress: Family and a Marketplace of Feeling in the Early American Republic”)
2019-2020 QUINN FELLOW in collaboration with the Doris G. Quinn Foundation
- William FITZSIMONS—dissertation on “Power without a Center: Age, Mobility, and Political Institutions in the Grasslands of East Africa, c. 500 BCE-1800 CE”
II. SUMMER RESEARCH PROJECTS
The CCHS is able to support summer research for graduate students working in Evanston/Chicago non-profit organizations, such as museums, history centers, theatres, etc. We have had summer research projects affiliated with the Chicago History Museum, the Evanston History Center, and Chicago theatres. If you have identified an organization, for which you would like to work on a specific research project and need financial support, please contact us.
The CCHS can offer up to THREE summer fellowships for History graduate students. The Center will pay a summer stipend of up to $3,000 (non-taxable) or as taxable Special Pay ($30 per hour). The summer stipend would presume work @ $30 per hour, so about 100 hours over the course of the summer, i.e. some 25 hours/week for 4 weeks or 10 hours/week for 10 weeks. If you wish to do summer research for a non-profit Chicagoland organization and need support, let us know. Please send inquiries to Elzbieta Foeller-Pituch at email@example.com. We ask for a short written report after the fellowship is over.
Summer 2020 fellowships:
- Anisha BHAT at Illinois Humanities
- Guangshuo YANG at Chicago Leather Archives and Museum
- Colored Conventions Project (with Prof. Kate Masur): Hope McCAFFREY and Emiliano AGUILAR
- Classicizing Chicago Project (with Prof. Sara Monoson): Brian FORMAN, Robin POKORSKI, John SULLIVAN
In the summer of
2019 the Center sponsored
Holly DAYTON at Timeline Theatre (working on the play Oslo), Gideon COHN-POSTAR at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and Guangshuo YANG at the Chicago Leather Archives and Museum.
In the summer of
2018 the Center sponsored
3 fellowships at the Chicago History Museum, working on online projects at www.chicago00.org : Alvita AKIBOH—on the Ferris Wheel and /or Union Station, Ryan BURNS—on the World’s Columbian Exposition, and Charlotte ROSEN— on the DNC 1968.
In the summer of
2017 the Center sponsored
- Beth HEALEY working on the Evanston Digital Newspaper project (for the Evanston History Center, formerly the Evanston Historical Society: http://evanstonhistorycenter.org/)
- Yuri DOOLAN working oral history at the Chicago History Museum (http://www.chicagohistory.org/)
- Gideon COHN-POSTAR
and Ana ROSADO working on a Civil War theatrical project at the Chicago House Theatre (http://www.thehousetheatre.com/)
- Bonnie ERNST working on the Evanston Digital Newspaper project (for the Evanston History Center)
- Bennett JONES (History) and Will CALDWELL (Religious Studies) working on oral history at the Chicago History Museum (Muslim Chicago project)
- Amanda KLEINTOP creating a Post Civil War Reconstruction timeline (for an exhibition on transitions after civil wars, set up by Art Works Projects for Human Rights in Chicago)
Summer 2015In the summer of 2015 Samuel KLING started the Evanston Digital Newspaper project, while Andrew BAER won a 2014 summer graduate internship at the Chicago History Museum, where in collaboration with the CHM and Google Cultural Institute he curated the online exhibit “Chicago 1968: Law and Disorder,” which presents photographs, primary documents, and images of physical artifacts related to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in August 1968.
PAST GRADUATE FELLOWS
2018-19 BREEN FELLOWS: Kevin BAKER, Jessica BIDDLESTONE, and Aram SARKISIAN / QUINN Fellow: Keith Allan CLARK II;
2017-2018 BREEN FELLOWS: Ryan Burns, Bonnie Ernst, and Emily Curtis Walters / QUINN FELLOW: Alexandra Thomas;
2016-2017 BREEN FELLOWS: Michael Falcone, Mariah Hepworth, and Matt June / QUINN FELLOW: Yanqiu Zheng;
2015-2016 BREEN FELLOWS: Alexandra Lindgren-Gibson, Nathaniel Mathews, and Sam Kling (digital and social media) / QUINN FELLOW: Teng Li ;
2014-2015 BREEN FELLOWS: Alex Hobson, Charles Keenan, and Keith Rathbone;
2013-2014: Andrea Felber Seligman and Jesse Nasta;
2012-2013: Neal T. Dugre and Michael Martoccio;
2011-2012: Teri Chettiar and Peter Thilly;
2010-2011: Theresa (Terri) Keeley and Andrew Wehrman;
2009-2010: Fernando Carbajal and Andreana Prichard;
2008-2009: Anne Koenig and Marygrace Tyrrell;
2007-2008: Laurence (Lonnie) Robbins and Strother Roberts;
2006-2007: Bettina Hessler.