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Leopold Fellowship

The Center supports an undergraduate program honoring Professor Richard Leopold, a long-time member of the NU Department of History. The Leopold Fellowship program provides a small group of able Northwestern undergraduate students with an opportunity to engage in genuine historical research. The fellowship entails an hourly wage and possible travel expenses, but no academic credit. Leopold Fellows work on current faculty research projects, learning how to interpret complex archival and documentary materials.

The program is OPEN to ALL Northwestern undergraduates, irrespective of school or major.

This year, due to the pandemic, all our Leopold Fellows are working remotely, using digital archives and electronic materials.

2021-2022 LEOPOLD FELLOWS

 *An asterisk denotes a returning Leopold Fellow

  1. Nick BAKAYSA (junior, WCAS), working with Prof. Joanna GRISINGER on “Public Interest or Public Corruption? Airline Regulation and Administrative Politics” (W/S)
  2. Victoria BENEFIELD (junior, Journalism), working with Prof. Michaela KLEBER on “Gendered Societies, Sexual Empires” (summer/F/W)
  3. Madeline BROWN (junior, WCAS), working with Prof. Sherwin BRYANT on “Slavery and the lives of the enslaved in southeastern North Carolina” (W/S, summer 2022)
  4. William CLARK (sophomore, Journalism), working with Prof. Sarah CUSHMAN on “Auschwitz: The Women’s Camp” (summer, Fall)
  5. Henry CONOVER (senior, WCAS), working with Prof. Sherwin BRYANT on “Slavery and the lives of the enslaved in southeastern North Carolina” (summer/F/W/S)
  6. Milena DeGUERE (senior, SESP), working with Prof. Sarah CUSHMAN on “Auschwitz: The Women’s Camp” (summer 2021)
  7. Joan GWAK (senior, Medill School of Journalism), working with Prof. Ji-Yeon YUH on “The Korean War and Separated Families” (summer, W/S)
  8. Griffin HARRIS (junior, WCAS), working with Prof. Joanna GRISINGER on “Public Interest or Public Corruption? Airline Regulation and Administrative Politics” (summer, F)
  9. *Chayda HARDING (senior, WCAS), working with Prof. Henry BINFORD on “Small Business in Poor Urban Communities” (summer, Fall)
  10. Eva HERSCOWITZ (junior, Journalism), working with Prof. Deborah COHEN on “Men on Trial” (summer, F/W)
  11. Minji KIM (sophomore, WCAS), working with Prof. Ajay MEHROTRA on “The VAT Laggard: A Comparative History of U.S. Resistance to the Value-added Tax” (summer, F/W/S)
  12. Sean LIU (junior, WCAS), working with Prof. Deborah COHEN on “Men on Trial” (summer, F/W/S)
  13. Giboom PARK (senior, WCAS), working with Prof. Ji-Yeon YUH on “The Korean War and Separated Families” (summer, Fall)
  14. Samuel ROSNER (junior, WCAS), working with prof. Scott SOWERBY on Absolution and Arms: The Violent Origins of Religious Toleration in Early Modern Europe” (summer, Fall 2021)
  15. *Abigail ROSTON (senior, WCAS), working with Prof. Leslie HARRIS on "Defining Racialized Crime in 20th-Century New Orleans" (summer, F/W/S)
  16. *Laurisa SASTOQUE (senior, WCAS), working with Prof. Sarah MAZA on “Les Misérables in the United States” (F/W/S)
  17. Ashley SANCHEZ (sophomore, Journalism), working with Prof. Geraldo CADAVA on a book about Latino history over the past 500 years (W/S)
  18. *Sophia SCANLAN (senior, WCAS), working with Prof. Deborah COHEN on “Men on Trial” (summer, F/W/S)
  19. Neel SHAH (junior, WCAS), working with Prof. Ajay MEHROTRA on “The VAT Laggard: A Comparative History of U.S. Resistance to the Value-added Tax” (summer 2021)
  20. Tanisha TEKRIWAL (junior, WCAS/Communication), working with Prof. Daniel IMMERWAHR on “People of the Flame: Wood, Fire, and the End of the World” (F/W/S)
  21. Samantha WALTERS (senior, Journalism), working with Prof. Daniel IMMERWAHR on “People of the Flame: Wood, Fire, and the End of the World” (W/S)
  22. Camille WILLIAMS (rising senior, Journalism), working with Prof. Sarah CUSHMAN on “Auschwitz: The Women’s Camp”  (summer 2021) and with Prof. Henry BINFORD (F/W/S) on “Small Business in Poor Urban Communities” (F/W/S)
  23. *Jerry ZHANG (senior, WCAS), working with Prof. Ajay MEHROTRA on “The VAT Laggard: A Comparative History of U.S. Resistance to the Value-added Tax“ (summer, F/W/S)

2020-2021 Leopold Fellows

*An asterisk denotes a returning Leopold Fellow

  1. Elena ANDREWS (junior, WCAS), working with Prof. Henry BINFORD on “Small Business in Poor Urban Communities” (F/W/S)
  2. Chloe BIVONA (junior, School of Communication), working with Prof. Benjamin FROMMER on “The Ghetto without Walls: The Holocaust in Bohemia and Moravia” (summer/Fall) and with Prof. Sarah CUSHMAN on “Auschwitz: The Women’s Camp” (Spring)
  3. *Soren CAMPBELL (senior, WCAS), working with Prof. Helen TILLEY on “’The Wisdom of the Peoples’: African Decolonization, Global Governance, and Cold War Constructions of Traditional Medicine” (summer, F)
  4. Meredith ELLISON (junior, WCAS), working with Prof. Deborah COHEN on “American Journalists and Europe” (summer, F/W/S)
  5. Shannon HAN (sophomore, Communication), working with Prof. Laura HEIN on “Making Imagination Without Borders Trilingual” (summer, F/W/S)
  6. Chayda HARDING (junior, WCAS), working with Prof. Henry BINFORD “Small Business in Poor Urban Communities” (F/W/S)
  7. *Emily HOLTZMAN (senior, WCAS), working with Prof. Sean HANRETTA on “Cemeteries and Religious Practices in West Africa” (F/W/S)
  8. Joshua IRVINE (junior, Journalism), working with Prof. Ajay MEHROTRA on “The VAT Laggard: A Comparative History of U.S. Resistance to the Value-added Tax“ (F/W/S)
  9. *Martin KONSTANTINOV (senior, WCAS), working with Prof. Deborah COHEN on “American Journalists and Europe” (summer, F/W/S)
  10. Hannah LITCHMAN (senior, WCAS), working with Prof. Scott SOWERBY on “Absolution and Arms: The Violent Origins of Religious Toleration in Early Modern Europe” (W/S)
  11. Jade MARCUM (senior, WCAS), working with Prof. Henry BINFORD on “Small Business in Poor Urban Communities” (summer 2020)
  12. *Molly MOLLOY (senior, WCAS), working with Prof. Michael ALLEN on "New Politics: The Imperial Presidency, the Democratic Party, and the Paradoxes of Power, 1940-1980" (summer, F/W)
  13. Sarah PAPIRNIK (junior, WCAS), working with Prof. Benjamin FROMMER on “The Ghetto without Walls: The Holocaust in Bohemia and Moravia” (summer/F)
  14. *Abigail ROSTON (junior, WCAS), working with Prof. Leslie HARRIS on “Writing a History of Climate Change and Migration” (summer, F/W/S)
  15. Anna RUBIN (junior, WCAS), working with Prof. Joanna GRISINGER on “Airline Regulation, Administrative Politics, and Congress” (summer, F/W/S)
  16. Anamaria SAYRE (senior, WCAS), working with Prof. Benjamin FROMMER on “The Ghetto without Walls: The Holocaust in Bohemia and Moravia” (F/S)
  17. Laurisa SASTOQUE (sophomore, WCAS), working with Prof. Sarah MAZA on “Les Misérables” in the United States (W/S)
  18. Katharine SCHLAGER (junior, WCAS), working with Prof. Geraldo CADAVA on "Buckley and Hunt: Watergate and the Limits of Friendship" (summer, W/S)
  19. Sachin SHUKLA (senior, Music), working with Prof. Ajay MEHROTRA on “The VAT Laggard: A Comparative History of U.S. Resistance to the Value-added Tax“ (summer, F)
  20. Carolina STUTZ (sophomore, WCAS), working with Scott SOWERBY on “Absolution and Arms: The Violent Origins of Religious Toleration in Early Modern Europe” (summer 2020)
  21. Jerry ZHANG (junior, WCAS), working with Prof. Ajay MEHROTRA on “The VAT Laggard: A Comparative History of U.S. Resistance to the Value-added Tax“ (summer, F/W/S)
  22. * Xinyang ZHOU (senior, Journalism), working with Prof. Ji-Yeon YUH on “Chosunjok and China’s National Minorities Policy” (summer, F)

2019-2020 Leopold Fellows

  1. Maria Melia AGUDELO (senior, School of Communication), working with Professor Sean HANRETTA on “Cemeteries and Religious Practices in West Africa” (Fall 2019/Winter 2010/Spring 2010)
  2. Fiona ASOKACITTA (junior, Weinberg College of Arts and Science WCAS), working with Prof. Benjamin FROMMER on “The Ghetto without Wall: The Holocaust in Bohemia and Moravia” (summer/F/W)
  3. *Dominic BAYER (senior, WCAS) working with Professor Ajay MEHROTRA on “The VAT Laggard: A Comparative History of U.S. Resistance to the Value-added Tax” (F/W/S)
  4. Soren CAMPBELL (junior, WCAS), working with Prof. Helen TILLEY on “’The Wisdom of the Peoples’: African Decolonization, Global Governance, and Cold War Constructions of Traditional Medicine (summer, W/S)
  5. Matthew CASLER (senior, SESP), working with Prof. Shana BERNSTEIN on “Strawberry Fields Forever? A Consumer, Worker, and Environmental History of California’s Most Toxic and Profitable Crop” (F/W)
  6. Yichun CHEN (senior, WCAS), working with Prof. Ji-Yeon YUH on “Chosunjok and China’s National Minorities Policy” (summer, F/W/S)
  7. Adam DOWNING ( junior, WCAS), working with Prof. Daniel IMMERWAHR on “People of the Flame: Growth, Wood, Fire, and the End of the World”(F/W)
  8. Eleanor ELLIS (junior, WCAS), working with Prof. Daniel IMMERWAHR on “People of the Flame: Growth, Wood, Fire, and the End of the World (F/W)
  9. Nathan GLASMAN (junior, WCAS), working with Prof. Paul RAMIREZ on “Salt of the Santos: A History of Devoted Work” (summer, F/W)
  10. Emily HOLTZMAN (junior, WCAS), working with Prof. Sean HANRETTA on “Cemeteries and Religious Practices in West Africa” (W/S)
  11. Anthony INHORN (sophomore, School of Communication), working with Prof. Michael ALLEN on “New Politics: The Imperial Presidency, The Democratic Party, and The Paradoxes of Power, 1940-1980” (F/W/S)
  12. Martin KAEHRLE (senior, WCAS), working with Prof. Ajay MEHROTRA on “The VAT Laggard: A Comparative History of U.S. Resistance to the Value-added Tax” (F/W/S)
  13. Martin KONSTANTINOV (junior, WCAS), working with Prof. Deborah COHEN on “American Journalists and Europe” (summer, F/W/S)
  14. Kelly MILLER (sophomore, WCAS), working with Prof. Benjamin FROMMER on “The Ghetto without Wall: The Holocaust in Bohemia and Moravia” (summer/F/W)
  15. Molly MOLLOY (junior, WCAS), working with Prof. Michael ALLEN on “New Politics: The Imperial Presidency, The Democratic Party, and The Paradoxes of Power, 1940-1980” (summer, F/W/S)
  16. Aldo MONTES (junior, WCAS), working with Prof. Leslie HARRIS on “Writing a History of Climate Change and Migration” (summer, F/W/S)
  17. *Lien (Sam) H. NGUYEN (junior, WCAS) continues working with Professor Haydon CHERRY on “Đào Duy Anh: Vietnamese Journalist” (summer/W/S)
  18. Johann OSORIO (senior, WCAS), working with Prof. Paul RAMIREZ on “Salt of the Santos: A History of Devoted Work” (summer, F/W)
  19. Andrew REED (senior, Bienen School of Music/WCAS ), working with Prof. Deborah COHEN on “American Journalists and Europe” (F/W/S)
  20. Abigail ROSTON (sophomore, WCAS), working with Prof. Leslie HARRIS on “Writing a History of Climate Change and Migration” (F/W/S)
  21. Sophia SCANLAN (sophomore, WCAS), working with Prof. Deborah COHEN on “American Journalists and Europe” (F/W/S)
  22. *Mychala SCHULZ (senior, WCAS) continues working with Henry BINFORD (F/W/S) on “Small Business in Poor Urban Communities” (W/S)
  23. Trent STEELMAN (senior, WCAS), working with Prof. Helen TILLEY on “’The Wisdom of the Peoples’: African Decolonization, Global Governance, and Cold War Constructions of Traditional Medicine (summer, F/W)
  24. Keerthi (Kiki) YALAMANCHILI (junior, SESP), working with Prof. Henry BINFORD on “Small Business in Poor Urban Communities” (F/W/S)
  25. Xinyang ZHOU (junior, Medill School of Journalism), working with Prof. J-Yeon YUH on “Chosunjok and China’s National Minorities Policy” (F/W/S)
  26. *Jared ZVONAR (senior, SESP)—working with Professor Scott SOWERBY on “States of Exclusion: Religious Diversity and Military Power in Early Modern Europe” (F/W/S).
                                                                      *An asterisk denotes a returning Leopold Fellow

SPECIAL Summer Leopold Fellows working with Prof. Leslie HARRIS on the history of co-education at Northwestern.


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