The Ransom Center has awarded 51 fellowships for the upcoming year to postdoctoral, dissertation and independent researchers studying such diverse topics as civil liberties, nineteenth-century Latinx arts and literature, cookbooks, and more.
“The Ransom Center’s fellowship program provides direct support for graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars engaged in important primary source research,” Ransom Center Brumbalow Director Stephen Enniss said. “It is a pleasure to announce this year’s fellows, even as we await what new discoveries and insights they will find.”
Since 1990, the Ransom Center Fellowship Program has supported more than 1,250 research projects requiring extensive onsite use of the Ransom Center’s collections and resulting in the publication of books, journal articles and doctoral theses. Fellowships are awarded for projects that span the Center’s collections in literature, performing arts, film, photography, and art.
Fellowship types vary, including one- to three-month fellowships, travel stipends and dissertation fellowships. Several individual donors and organizations fund the program.
The 2019-20 fellows reflect the global stature of the collections, representing 16 U.S. states and 11 countries, with half traveling from abroad.