The Bingham Center is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's Mary Lily Research Grants. These grants support the work of students, scholars, and independent researchers who will travel to Durham from all over the U.S. to make use of the Bingham Center's rich collections. We would like to gratefully acknowledge our faculty reader, Kimberly Lamm, Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies, who offered insight and expertise as the committee reviewed a competitive pool of proposals.
Bridget Collins, History of Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, for dissertation research on how American women prevented and treated infectious disease in twentieth-century homes
Laura Foxworth, History, University of South Carolina, for dissertation research on Southern Baptist reactions to women’s movement in the 1970s
Andrea M. Holliger-Soles, English Literature, University of Kentucky, for dissertation research on the ideology and culture of domestic service and slavery in the United States
Emma M. Howes, English, University of Massachusetts Amherst, for dissertation research examining literacy among Appalachian female mill workers in the Carolina Piedmont, 1880-1920
Jessica Lancia, American History, University of Florida, for dissertation research on the transnational dimensions of the women’s liberation movement of the 1970s in the United States
Jane Shattuck Mayer, Rutgers University-Camden, Childhood Studies, for research on her dissertation which looks at nineteenth-century New England girlhood and education and its influence on authors of children’s literature
Dorothy Quincy Thomas, Independent Scholar, for research on a book that explores progressive women’s identity and sense of self throughout American history by examining three generations of women in her family
Kimberly Wilmot Voss, Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida, Nicholson School of Communication, for research on an article about how Robin Morgan worked with female journalists at mainstream newspapers
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