Meet the 2020 Class of Institute Fellows!
Peter J. Eubanks, Ph.D., associate professor of French, James Madison University, to study French observations of Americans and American life during the early years of the American republic. (2020 Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati Fellowship)
Roberto O. Flores de Apodaca, Ph.D. candidate in history, University of South Carolina, to conduct research in support of his dissertation, “Praying Soldiers: How Continental Soldiers Experienced Religion during the War for Independence, 1775-1783.” (2020 Tyree-Lamb Fellowship)
Randal Grant Kleiser, Ph.D. candidate in history, Columbia University, to conduct research in support of his dissertation, “Ruining the ‘Golden Rock:’ British Campaigns against St. Eustatius, 1766-1781,” addressing why British Admiral George Bridges Rodney was so committed to destroying the free port of St. Eustatius in 1781 and whether his reasoning corresponded to British policymakers’ considerations of the 1760s. (2020 Keith Armistead Carr Fellowship)
Nicole Mahoney, Ph.D. candidate in American history, University of Maryland, College Park, to conduct research in support of her dissertation examining the ways in which American leaders used vestiges of French courtly culture to proclaim that they were sovereign actors in transatlantic networks after the Revolutionary War. (2020 Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati Fellowship)
Kevin A. March, Ph.D. candidate in history, Boston College, to conduct research in support of his dissertation exploring how colonists and Indians drew from their religious beliefs to articulate their political identities and claim territorial sovereignty in the borderland settlements of northern New England before the Revolution. (2020 Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati Fellowship)
John B. Weaver, Ph.D. candidate in history, West Virginia University, to study foreign volunteers in the Continental Army and their relationship with German-American members of the Society of the Cincinnati for a project tentatively titled “My Being a Stranger: Foreign Volunteers and German-American Officers.” (2020 Society of the Cincinnati Scholars’ Grant)