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Leopold Fellowship

The Center supports an undergraduate program honoring Professor Richard Leopold, a long-time member of the NU Department of History. The Leopold Fellowship program 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.

The program is OPEN to ALL Northwestern undergraduates, irrespective of school or major.

2020-2021 Leopold Fellows

*An asterisk denotes a returning Leopold Fellow

  1. Elena ANDREWS (rising junior, WCAS), working with Prof. Henry BINFORD on “Small Business in Poor Urban Communities” (F/W/S)
  2. Chloe BIVONA (rising junior, School of Communication), working with Prof. Benjamin FROMMER on “The Ghetto without Walls: The Holocaust in Bohemia and Moravia” (summer/Fall)
  3. *Soren CAMPBELL (rising senior, WCAS), working with Prof. Helen TILLEY on “’The Wisdom of the Peoples’: African Decolonization, Global Governance, and Cold War Constructions of Traditional Medicine” (summer, F/W/S)
  4. Milena DeGUERE (rising junior, SESP), working with Prof. Helen TILLEY on “’The Wisdom of the Peoples’: African Decolonization, Global Governance, and Cold War Constructions of Traditional Medicine” (W/S)
  5. Meredith ELLISON (rising junior, WCAS), working with Prof. Deborah COHEN on “American Journalists and Europe” (summer, F/W/S)
  6. Shannon HAN (rising sophomore, Communication), working with Prof. Laura HEIN on “Making Imagination Without Borders Trilingual” (summer 2020)
  7. Chayda HARDING (rising junior, WCAS), working with Prof. Henry BINFORD “Small Business in Poor Urban Communities” (F/W/S)
  8. *Emily HOLTZMAN (rising senior, WCAS), working with Prof. Sean HANRETTA on “Cemeteries and Religious Practices in West Africa” (F/W/S)
  9. Joshua IRVINE (rising junior, Journalism), working with Prof. Ajay MEHROTRA on “The VAT Laggard: A Comparative History of U.S. Resistance to the Value-added Tax“ (F/W/S)
  10. *Martin KONSTANTINOV (rising senior, WCAS), working with Prof. Deborah COHEN on “American Journalists and Europe” (summer, F/W/S)
  11. Hannah LITCHMAN (rising senior, WCAS), working with Prof. Scott SOWERBY on “Absolution and Arms: The Violent Origins of Religious Toleration in Early Modern Europe” (W/S)
  12. Jade MARCUM (rising senior, WCAS), working with Prof. Henry BINFORD on “Small Business in Poor Urban Communities” (summer 2020)
  13. Sarah PAPIRNIK (rising junior, WCAS), working with Prof. Benjamin FROMMER on “The Ghetto without Walls: The Holocaust in Bohemia and Moravia” (summer/F)
  14. Margot RICKETTS (rising senior, WCAS), working with Prof. Sean HANRETTA on “Cemeteries and Religious Practices in West Africa” (F/W/S)
  15. *Abigail ROSTON (rising junior, WCAS), working with Prof. Leslie HARRIS on “Writing a History of Climate Change and Migration” (summer, F/W/S)
  16. Anna RUBIN (rising junior, WCAS), working with Prof. Joanna GRISINGER on “Airline Regulation, Administrative Politics, and Congress” (summer, F/W/S)
  17. Anamaria SAYRE (rising senior, WCAS), working with Prof. Benjamin FROMMER on “The Ghetto without Walls: The Holocaust in Bohemia and Moravia” (F/W)
  18. Laurisa SASTOQUE (rising sophomore, WCAS), working with Prof. Sarah MAZA on “Les Misérables” in the United States (F/W/S)
  19. Katharine SCHLAGER (rising junior, WCAS), working with Prof. Geraldo CADAVA on "Buckley and Hunt: Watergate and the Limits of Friendship" (summer, W/S)
  20. Shloka SHETTY (rising senior, WCAS), working with Prof. Deborah COHEN on “American Journalists and Europe” (summer, W/S)
  21. Sachin SHUKLA (rising senior, Music), working with Prof. Ajay MEHROTRA on “The VAT Laggard: A Comparative History of U.S. Resistance to the Value-added Tax“ (summer, F)
  22. Carolina STUTZ (rising sophomore, WCAS), working with Scott SOWERBY on “Absolution and Arms: The Violent Origins of Religious Toleration in Early Modern Europe” (summer 2020)
  23. Jerry ZHANG (rising junior, WCAS), working with Prof. Ajay MEHROTRA on “The VAT Laggard: A Comparative History of U.S. Resistance to the Value-added Tax“ (summer, F/W/S)
  24. * Xinyang ZHOU (rising senior, Journalism), working with Prof. Ji-Yeon YUH on “Chosunjok and China’s National Minorities Policy” (summer, F)
  25. Dylan ZOU (rising sophomore, WCAS), working with Prof. Helen TILLEY on “’The Wisdom of the Peoples’: African Decolonization, Global Governance, and Cold War Constructions of Traditional Medicine” (summer, Fall)

2019-2020 Leopold Fellows

  1. Maria Melia AGUDELO (rising senior, School of Communication), working with Professor Sean HANRETTA on “Cemeteries and Religious Practices in West Africa” (Fall 2019/Winter 2010/Spring 2010)
  2. Fiona ASOKACITTA (rising junior, Weinberg College of Arts and Science WCAS), working with Prof. Benjamin FROMMER on “The Ghetto without Wall: The Holocaust in Bohemia and Moravia” (summer/F/W)
  3. *Dominic BAYER (rising senior, WCAS) working with Professor Ajay MEHROTRA on “The VAT Laggard: A Comparative History of U.S. Resistance to the Value-added Tax” (F/W/S)
  4. Soren CAMPBELL (rising junior, WCAS), working with Prof. Helen TILLEY on “’The Wisdom of the Peoples’: African Decolonization, Global Governance, and Cold War Constructions of Traditional Medicine (summer, W/S)
  5. Matthew CASLER (rising senior, SESP), working with Prof. Shana BERNSTEIN on “Strawberry Fields Forever? A Consumer, Worker, and Environmental History of California’s Most Toxic and Profitable Crop” (F/W)
  6. Yichun CHEN (rising senior, WCAS), working with Prof. Ji-Yeon YUH on “Chosunjok and China’s National Minorities Policy” (summer, F/W/S)
  7. Adam DOWNING (rising junior, WCAS), working with Prof. Daniel IMMERWAHR on “People of the Flame: Growth, Wood, Fire, and the End of the World”(F/W)
  8. Eleanor ELLIS (rising junior, WCAS), working with Prof. Daniel IMMERWAHR on “People of the Flame: Growth, Wood, Fire, and the End of the World (F/W)
  9. Nathan GLASMAN (rising junior, WCAS), working with Prof. Paul RAMIREZ on “Salt of the Santos: A History of Devoted Work” (summer, F/W)
  10. Emily HOLTZMAN (rising junior, WCAS), working with Prof. Sean HANRETTA on “Cemeteries and Religious Practices in West Africa” (W/S)
  11. Anthony INHORN (rising sophomore, School of Communication), working with Prof. Michael ALLEN on “New Politics: The Imperial Presidency, The Democratic Party, and The Paradoxes of Power, 1940-1980” (F/W/S)
  12. Martin KAEHRLE (rising senior, WCAS), working with Prof. Ajay MEHROTRA on “The VAT Laggard: A Comparative History of U.S. Resistance to the Value-added Tax” (F/W/S)
  13. Martin KONSTANTINOV (rising junior, WCAS), working with Prof. Deborah COHEN on “American Journalists and Europe” (summer, F/W/S)
  14. Kelly MILLER (rising sophomore, WCAS), working with Prof. Benjamin FROMMER on “The Ghetto without Wall: The Holocaust in Bohemia and Moravia” (summer/F/W)
  15. Molly MOLLOY (rising junior, WCAS), working with Prof. Michael ALLEN on “New Politics: The Imperial Presidency, The Democratic Party, and The Paradoxes of Power, 1940-1980” (summer, F/W/S)
  16. Aldo MONTES (rising junior, WCAS), working with Prof. Leslie HARRIS on “Writing a History of Climate Change and Migration” (summer, F/W/S)
  17. *Lien (Sam) H. NGUYEN (rising junior, WCAS) continues working with Professor Haydon CHERRY on “Đào Duy Anh: Vietnamese Journalist” (summer/W/S)
  18. Johann OSORIO (rising senior, WCAS), working with Prof. Paul RAMIREZ on “Salt of the Santos: A History of Devoted Work” (summer, F/W)
  19. Andrew REED (rising senior, Bienen School of Music/WCAS ), working with Prof. Deborah COHEN on “American Journalists and Europe” (F/W/S)
  20. Abigail ROSTON (rising sophomore, WCAS), working with Prof. Leslie HARRIS on “Writing a History of Climate Change and Migration” (F/W/S)
  21. Sophia SCANLAN (rising sophomore, WCAS), working with Prof. Deborah COHEN on “American Journalists and Europe” (F/W/S)
  22. *Mychala SCHULZ (rising senior, WCAS) continues working with Henry BINFORD (F/W/S) on “Small Business in Poor Urban Communities” (W/S)
  23. Trent STEELMAN (rising senior, WCAS), working with Prof. Helen TILLEY on “’The Wisdom of the Peoples’: African Decolonization, Global Governance, and Cold War Constructions of Traditional Medicine (summer, F/W)
  24. Keerthi (Kiki) YALAMANCHILI (rising junior, SESP), working with Prof. Henry BINFORD on “Small Business in Poor Urban Communities” (F/W/S)
  25. Xinyang ZHOU (rising junior, Medill School of Journalism), working with Prof. J-Yeon YUH on “Chosunjok and China’s National Minorities Policy” (F/W/S)
  26. *Jared ZVONAR (rising senior, SESP)—working with Professor Scott SOWERBY on “States of Exclusion: Religious Diversity and Military Power in Early Modern Europe” (F/W/S).
                                                                      *An asterisk denotes a returning Leopold Fellow

SPECIAL Summer Leopold Fellows working with Prof. Leslie HARRIS on the history of co-education at Northwestern.


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