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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.

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 GONZALEZ (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.  Peyton GREENBERG (rising senior, Communication) working with Professor Henry BINFORD on “Small Business in Poor Urban Communities” (Fall 2018, Spring 2019)
  6.  Nathan JI (rising junior, WCAS) working with Professor Ajay MEHROTRA (summer 2018, F/W/S)
  7.  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)
  8.  Lien (Sam) H. NGUYEN (rising sophomore, WCAS) working with Professor Haydon CHERRY on “Đào Duy Anh: Vietnamese Journalist” (F/W/S)
  9.  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)
  10.  Joseph RATHKE (rising sophomore, Music) working with Carl SMITH on “The Great Chicago Fire” (summer 2018, F/W/S)
  11.  Mychala SCHULZ (rising junior, WCAS) working with Henry BINFORD (F/W/S) on “Small Business in Poor Urban Communities” (F/W/S)
  12. Ellery STRITZINGER (rising senior, WCAS) working with Professor Lauren STOKES (summer 2018, Fall 2018, possibly winter 2019)
  13.  *Aidan ZILIAK (rising SENIOR, WCAS) continuing work with Professor Lauren STOKES on “Bisexual History” (F/W/S)
  14. 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.


Leopold Fellows in the Library

2017-2018 Leopold Fellows (16)

*An asterisk denotes a returning Leopold Fellow*

Mariana Alfaro

Leopold Fellow

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

Leopold Fellow

Adam CHANES (WCAS junior) working with Prof. Ipek YOSMAOGLU on “Turkish Jews between Aliyah and Assimilation” (W/S 2018)

Ivy Chen

Leopold Fellow

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

Leopold Fellow

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

Leopold Fellow

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

Leopold Fellow

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

Leopold Fellow

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

Leopold Fellow

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 Ko

Leopold Fellow

Jun Tae (Walter) KO (Medill senior) working with Prof. Ji-Yeon YUH on “The Midwestern Asian American Experience” (F/W/S)

Callie Leone

Leopold Fellow

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

Leopold Fellow

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)

Michaela Shapiro

Leopold Fellow

Michaela SHAPIRO (WCAS senior) working with Prof. Deborah COHEN on “American Journalists and Europe” (F/W/S)

Zachary Stark

Leopold Fellow

Zachary STARK (WCAS junior) working with Prof. Henry BINFORD on “Small Business in Poor Urban Communities” (F/W/S)

Alicia Zheng

Leopold Fellow

Alicia ZHENG (Communication senior) working with Prof. JI-Yeon YUH on “The Midwestern Asian American Experience” (F/W/S)

Shira Zilberstein*

Leopold Fellow

Shira ZILBERSTEIN* (WCAS senior) working with Prof. Henry BINFORD on “Small Business in Poor Urban Communities”  (F/W/S)

Aidan Ziliak

Leopold Fellow

Aidan ZILIAK (WCAS junior) working with Prof. Lauren STOKES on “Bisexual History” (F/W/S)
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