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Announcing the 2023 Kluge Fellowship Selectees

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The John W. Kluge Center is pleased to announce the newest cohort of Kluge Fellows at the Library of Congress. Each year, we consider dozens of applications from scholars in the social sciences and humanities for the Kluge Fellowship and select twelve that are best-suited to the Library’s collections and the Kluge Center’s mission. Fellows are in residence at the Library of Congress for four to eleven month periods.

Keep reading to get to know our 2023 selectees and their projects.

Kyle Anderson is an Assistant Professor at State University of New York, Old Westbury. He will work on a project detailing Egypt’s African empire between 1863 and 1885.

Andrew Dean is a Lecturer in Writing and Literature at Deakin University, located in Melbourne, Australia. He will work on a project examining the expression of comedy among Jewish writers in post-WW2 America.

Hannah Grayson is a Lecturer at the University of Stirling, in the UK. She will work on a project examining transatlantic festivals and their collaborations in the 1960s.

Louis Halewood is the Philip Nicholas Lecturer in Maritime History at the University of Plymouth in the U.K. He will work on an intellectual history of the relationship between liberalism and sea power between 1920 and 1950.

Christopher Halsted is a Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Washington and Lee University. They will work on a project exploring slave trade among Baltic Slavs, 700-1100CE.

Juan Leal Ugalde is an Assistant Professor of Spanish at Elon University. He will work on a project examining the Mexican Revolution and Central American civil wars between 1910 and 1978.

Maggie Morris Davis is the Director of English Education at Illinois State University. She will work on a project on the depiction of children within the archives of the Federal Writer’s Project.

Eman Morsi is an Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Dartmouth College. She will work on a project which examines narratives of everyday consumption in Cuban and Egyptian literary and artistic production in the second half of the 20th Century.

Sugata Nandi is an Assistant Professor in Modern History at West Bengal State University in India. He will work on a project examining the history of Indian magic as practiced in America in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Sara Omar is an Assistant Professor at Georgetown University. She will work on a project studying same-sex sexual practices in the formation of Muslim discourses in the 9th and 10th centuries.

Christy Thornton is an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University. She will work on a project examining the changing ways that officials from international financial and economic institutions understood and reacted to social protest against the institutions and their policies from the 1950s to the present day.

Brandon Webb is the Project Coordinator for the History of Concordia Book Project at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. He will work on a project detailing the cultural and labor politics of American editorial cartooning from 1945 to 1995.

Applications are open April 15th for the next round of fellows, with a deadline of September 15. Click here for more information.

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