Leopold Fellows

The Center supports an undergraduate program honoring Professor Richard Leopold, a long-time member of the NU Department of History. The Leopold Fellowship program is open to all NU undergraduates, no matter their major or school. It provides a small group of able Northwestern undergraduate students with an opportunity to engage in genuine historical research. The fellowship entails an hourly wage and possible travel expenses, but no academic credit. Leopold Fellows work on current faculty research projects, learning how to interpret complex archival and documentary materials.

Leopold Fellows in the Library

2017-2018 LEOPOLD FELLOWS (17)
  • Mariana ALFARO (Medill senior) working with Prof. Paul GILLINGHAM on “Spies and Censorship in Mexico” (The Mexican Intelligence Digital Archives (MIDAS) Project (summer 2017, F/W/S)
  • Adam CHANES (WCAS junior) working with Prof. Ipek YOSMAOGLU on “Turkish Jews between Aliyah and Assimilation” (W/S 2018)
  • Ivy CHEN (WCAS sophomore) working with Prof. Susan PEARSON on “Registering Birth: Populations and Personhood in the United States of America” (F/W/S)
  • Sean CONWAY (WCAS senior) working with Prof. Ajay MEHROTRA on “The VAT Laggards: A Comparative History of Japanese and U.S. Resistance to the Value-Added Tax” (summer 2017, F/W/S)
  • Daniel FERNANDEZ (Medill junior) working with Prof. Michael SHERRY on “Go Directly to Jail: The Punitive Turn in American Life” (summer/Fall 2017, W 2018)
  • Ailyn GONZALEZ (WCAS junior) working with prof. Joanna GRISINGER on “New Voices in Closed Spaces: The Administrative State and the Right to Participate” (summer 2017, W/S 2018)
  • Drew JOHNSON (WCAS junior) working with Prof. Doug KIEL on “Unsettling Territory: Oneida Indian Resurgence and Anti-Sovereignty Backlash” (summer 2017, F/W/S)
  • Frank JORANKO (WCAS junior) working with Prof. Scott SOWERBY on “States of Exclusion: Religious Diversity and Military power in Britain, France, and the Holy Roman Empire, 1550-1800” (F/W/S)
  • Jun Tae (Walter) KO (Medill senior) working with Prof. Ji-Yeon YUH on “The Midwestern Asian American Experience” (F/W/S)
  • Callie LEONE (WCAS senior) working with Prof. Daniel IMMERWAHR on “How to Hide an Empire: Geography and Power in the Greater U.S.” (summer 2017)
  • Fiona MAXWELL (School of Communication senior) working with Prof. Susan PEARSON on “Registering Birth: Populations and Personhood in the United States of America” (F/W/S)
  • Victor SAAVEDRA (WCAS junior) working with Prof. Paul GILLINGHAM on “Spies and Censorship in Mexico” (The Mexican Intelligence Digital Archives (MIDAS) Project (summer 2017, F/W/S)
  • Michaela SHAPIRO (WCAS senior) working with Prof. Deborah COHEN on “American Journalists and Europe” (F/W/S)
  • Zachary STARK (WCAS junior) working with Prof. Henry BINFORD on “Small Business in Poor Urban Communities” (F/W/S)
  • Alicia ZHENG (Communication senior) working with Prof. JI-Yeon YUH on “The Midwestern Asian American Experience” (F/W/S)
  • Shira ZILBERSTEIN* (WCAS senior) working with Prof. Henry BINFORD on “Small Business in Poor Urban Communities”  (F/W/S)
  • Aidan ZILIAK (WCAS junior) working with Prof. Lauren STOKES on “Bisexual History” (F/W/S)
                                                                                          *An asterisk denotes a returning Leopold Fellow*