This three-week residential fellowship program supports four (4) graduate students in Summer 2024 at the University of Nebraska’s U.S. Law and Race Initiative with the Digital Legal Research Lab. The Mellon Graduate Fellows will have the opportunity to advance their own research and writing projects, contribute to an Open Educational Resource, and engage with faculty mentors. We seek proposals addressing race and racialization in U.S. law and history broadly, aiming to understand racialized people’s use of the law to advance personhood, citizenship, rights, and sovereignty throughout American history.

Fellows will have the opportunity to workshop their own research and writing projects, receive training in digital methods to support data structuring and textual analysis, and enjoy seminar-style discussion of shared readings in U.S. Law and Race to develop their historiographical and methodological approaches. The 3-week program features tailored mentoring with U.S. Law and Race affiliate faculty and staff, along with opportunities to meet and network with UNL’s History and Digital Humanities communities. Faculty mentors include William G. Thomas III (History), Katrina Jagodinsky (History and Women’s and Gender Studies), Jeannette Eileen Jones (History and Ethnic Studies), Genesis Agosto (Law), Eric Berger (Law), Danielle Jefferis (Law), Laura Muñoz (History and Ethnic Studies), Jessica Shoemaker (Law), and Catherine Wilson (Law).

Benefits: $4,000 stipend; all housing and meals provided; and all travel costs are covered.

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