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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.

In 2019-20 we have an exceptional number of Leopold Fellows, selected from a large pool of applicants.

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)
  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. *Nathan JI (junior, 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)
  13. 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)
  14. Martin KONSTANTINOV (rising junior, WCAS), working with Prof. Deborah COHEN on “American Journalists and Europe” (summer, F/W/S)
  15. Kelly MILLER (rising sophomore, WCAS), working with Prof. Benjamin FROMMER on “The Ghetto without Wall: The Holocaust in Bohemia and Moravia” (summer/F)
  16. 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)
  17. Aldo MONTES (rising junior, WCAS), working with Prof. Leslie HARRIS on “Writing a History of Climate Change and Migration” (summer, F/W/S)
  18. *Lien (Sam) H. NGUYEN (rising junior, WCAS) continues working with Professor Haydon CHERRY on “Đào Duy Anh: Vietnamese Journalist” (summer/W/S)
  19. Johann OSORIO (rising senior, WCAS), working with Prof. Paul RAMIREZ on “Salt of the Santos: A History of Devoted Work” (summer, F/W)
  20. Andrew REED (rising senior, Bienen School of Music/WCAS ), working with Prof. Deborah COHEN on “American Journalists and Europe” (F/W/S)
  21. Abigail ROSTON (rising sophomore, WCAS), working with Prof. Leslie HARRIS on “Writing a History of Climate Change and Migration” (F/W/S)
  22. Sophia SCANLAN (rising sophomore, WCAS), working with Prof. Deborah COHEN on “American Journalists and Europe” (F/W/S)
  23. *Mychala SCHULZ (rising senior, WCAS) continues working with Henry BINFORD (F/W/S) on “Small Business in Poor Urban Communities” (W/S)
  24. 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)
  25. Keerthi (Kiki) YALAMANCHILI (rising junior, SESP), working with Prof. Henry BINFORD on “Small Business in Poor Urban Communities” (F/W/S)
  26. 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)
  27. *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.




2018-2019 Leopold Fellows

  1. Dominic BAYER (WCAS rising junior) working with Professor Ajay MEHROTRA on “The VAT Laggard: A Comparative History of U.S. Resistance to the Value-added Tax” (summer 2018, F/W/S)
  2.  *Daniel FERNANDEZ continuing work with prof. Michael SHERRY on “Go Directly to Jail: The Punitive Turn in American Life” (F/W/S)
  3.  *Ailyn GONZALES (rising senior, WCAS) working  with Professor Susan PEARSON on “Registering Birth: Populations and Personhood in the United States of America” (summer 2018, W/S 2018)
  4.  Amanda GORDON (rising junior, Medill) working with Professor Deborah COHEN on “American Journalists, Europe and Asia” (W/S 2019)
  5.  Nathan JI (rising junior, WCAS) working with Professor Ajay MEHROTRA (summer 2018, F/W/S)
  6.  David MORALES (rising junior, WCAS) working with Professor Paul GILLINGHAM on “Spies & Censorship in Mexico: The Mexican Intelligence Digital Archives (MIDAS) Project” (summer 2018, F/W/S)
  7.  Lien (Sam) H. NGUYEN (rising sophomore, WCAS) working with Professor Haydon CHERRY on “Đào Duy Anh: Vietnamese Journalist” (F/W/S)
  8.  Claire PAK (rising junior, WCAS) working with Professor Caitlin FITZ in summer 2018 on “Emiliano Mundrucu’s America: How a Black Brazilian Revolutionary Shaped the Early U.S. Battle against Jim Crow” and with Professor Deborah COHEN on “American Journalists, Europe and Asia” (Fall 2018)
  9.  Joseph RATHKE (rising sophomore, Music) working with Carl SMITH on “The Great Chicago Fire” (summer 2018, F/W/S)
  10.  Mychala SCHULZ (rising junior, WCAS) working with Henry BINFORD (F/W/S) on “Small Business in Poor Urban Communities” (F/W/S)
  11. Ellery STRITZINGER (rising senior, WCAS) working with Professor Lauren STOKES (summer 2018, Fall 2018, possibly winter 2019)
  12.  Jared ZVONAR (rising junior, 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.

Fall 2018 archival session

A few of the 2018-19 Leopold Fellows at their archival research session


 

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