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
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
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
2022-23 Ben Wright University of Texas, Dallas Associate Professor of Historical Studies Empires of Souls: The United States, Britain, and West African Colonization
2022-23 Julia Rosenbaum Bard College Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Culture Unruly Bodies?: Portraying Science and Citizenry in Post-Civil War America
2022-23 John Patrick M. Fetherston University of Maryland, College Park PhD Candidate in History Taverns, African Americans, and the American Public in the Age of Revolutions
2022-23 Ryan Bachman University of Delaware PhD Candidate in History 'Done in Canton': Chinese Export Waxworks in American Museums
2022-23 Merav Schocken University of California, Santa Barbara PhD Candidate in English Material Faith: The Business of Death and the Afterlife in Nineteenth-Century America