Jay and Deborah Last Fellowship

Jay and Deborah Last Fellowships are for research on American art, visual culture, or other projects that will make substantial use of graphic materials as primary sources. The awards are funded from the gift of Jay and Deborah Last.

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Date Name Affiliation Position
2024-25 Courtney Murray Pennsylvania State University PhD Candidate in English and African American Studies The Hold: Black Femme Formations of Space, Text, and Being in the Long Nineteenth Century
2024-25 Chinaza Amaeze Okoli Eastern Kentucky University Assistant Professor of English Freedom of the Scenes: Performance Cultures and Black Atlantic Literature, 1750-1830
2024-25 Sara E. Lampert University of South Dakota Associate Professor of History Leg Show: Ballet, Burlesque, and Female Spectacle in the Civil War Era and Gilded Age
2023-24 Kayla Schreiber University of Southern Mississippi Graduate Student of English Black Fugitivity, Disability, and Sexual Deviancy in Nineteenth Century Slave Narratives
2023-24 Hampton Smith Massachusetts Institute of Technology PhD Candidate in History, Theory, and Criticism of Art and Architecture Making under Slavery in the Black Atlantic World, 1750-1865
2023-24 Andrea Pappas Santa Clara University Associate Professor of Art and Art History Art and Enslavement in Two Massachusetts Embroideries 1756-1758
2023-24 Patricia Johnston College of the Holy Cross Professor of Visual Arts Global Aesthetics
2023-24 Todd Thompson Indiana University of Pennsylvania Professor of English Manifest Jestiny
2022-23 Alexandra Macdonald College of William and Mary PhD Candidate in History The Social Life of Time in the Anglo-Atlantic World, 1660-1830
2022-23 Allison Fulton University of California, Davis PhD Candidate in English Disciplining Craft: The Gendered Making of Nineteenth-Century American Science