Current Fellows

Postdoctoral and Faculty Fellows

Visiting Fellows (4 months)

Westenley AlcenatGLC Associate Research Scholar: Sept.—Dec., 2019 

(Assistant Professor of History and American Studies, Fordham University) 

Project: “Children of Africa, Shall be Haytians: Prince Saunders, Revolutionary Transnationalism & the Origins of Black Emigration” 

Brown Bag Talk: October 2, 2019 

Amanda KleintopGLC Associate Research Scholar: Feb.—May, 2020 

(Assistant Professor of History, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts) 

Project: “The Balance of Freedom: Abolishing Property Rights in Slaves during and after the US Civil War” 

Brown Bag Talk: February 12, 2020 


Susan WalkerGLC Visiting Scholar: September 1-30, 2019 

(United States Magistrate Judge, Middle District of Alabama, Montgomery, Alabama)

Project: Historical documentation of the Hopewell Church: “The Tie that Binds: Enslaved and Free Baptists in the Heart of the Alabama Black Belt” 

Brown Bag Talk: September 18, 2019 

Hilary JonesGLC Visiting Scholar: Oct. 1—31, 2019 

(Associate Professor of History and African and African Diaspora Studies, Florida International University) 

Project: “West Africa and the French Caribbean: Studying Slavery and the Slave Trade in the French Atlantic” 

Brown Bag Talk: October 23, 2019 

Saul CornellGLC Visiting Scholar: Nov. 1-30, 2019 

(Paul and Diane Guenther Chair in American History, Fordham University)

Project: “The Pistol and the Whip: The Antebellum Roots of Gun Rights Ideology.” 

Brown Bag Talk: November 13, 2019 

Lena Gotteswinter, M.A.GLC Visiting Assistant in Research/ Bavarian American Academy: Feb. 1-28, 2020 

(PhD student, Amerikanistik/American Studies, Universität Regensburg, Germany) 

Project: “Black hipster culture in music and fashion and the potential of political activism” 

Brown Bag Talk: February 26, 2020

Andrea R. RobertsGLC Visiting Scholar: Mar. 10—Apr. 10, 2020 

(Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Texas A&M University) 

Project: “Co-curating Free Spaces and Places with Descendants of Historic Black Settlements” 

Brown Bag Talk: March 25, 2020 

Austin Choi-FitzpatrickGLC Visiting Scholar: Apr. 1-30, 2020 

(Associate Professor of Political Sociology, University of San Diego, Kroc School of Peace Studies; Associate Professor of Social Movements and Human Rights, University of Nottingham, School of Sociology and Social Work) 

Project: “Telling Stories: What Competing Narratives of Exploitation Tell Us About Emancipation” 

Brown Bag Talk: April 15, 2020 

David C. LaFevorGLC Visiting Scholar: April 1-30, 2020 

(Assistant Professor of Latin American History and Digital Humanities, University of Texas at Arlington) 

Project: “The Argüelles Affair and the Cicerón: Emancipados, Law, and Corruption in 1860s Cuba and New York” 

Brown Bag Talk: April 22, 2020 

Shantel A. George, GLC Visiting Scholar: May 1-31, 2020 

(Asst. Prof., History, Marist College) 

Project: “Kola in the Circum-Caribbean, c. 1500-1900” 

Brown Bag Talk: May 7, 2020