Past Visiting Research Fellows

From 1999 through 2011, the Baylor University Institute for Oral History provided an annual visiting research fellowship to individuals in any field who could benefit from the holdings of Baylor's oral history collection. The fellowship brought scholars to Waco, Texas, to work with oral history materials housed in The Texas Collection special library. Now that our transcripts are available through the Baylor Library Digital Collections, the Institute can provide researchers access to our oral history resources without their having to travel to Waco.

Below are the outstanding research fellows who received this award. Learn how these scholars used the resources of Baylor's oral history collection in publications and dissertations and read about their current work by clicking on the names highlighted in green.

2010-2011: J. Russell Hawkins, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, John Wesley Honors College, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, Indiana. Project: "Religion, Race, and Resistence: Evangelicals and the Dilemma of Integration"

2008-2009: Blake A. Ellis, Ph.D. candidate in history, Rice University, Houston, Texas. Project: "An Alternative Politics: Texas Baptists and the Rise of the Christian Right, 1970-1984"

2007-2008: Lisa Krissoff Boehm, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Urban Studies, Worcester State College, Worcester, Massachusetts. Project: "Making a Way out of No Way: African American Women, Work, and the Second Great Migration, 1940-1970"

2006-2007: Robert Duke, Ph.D. candidate in history, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Project: "Passport from Poverty: The Political Journey of Bilingual Education & Nathan R. Myers, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Educational Foundations, Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio. Project: "Faith and Policy in Public Education: A Political/Historical Analysis of the Christian Right and American Public Schooling"

2005-2006: John Herbert Hayes, Ph.D. candidate in history, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. Project: "Bringing Up Johnny Cash: Religion in the Rural South, 1930s-1940s"

2004-2005: Jeri Lynn Reed, Ph.D. candidate in History, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma. Project: "Radical Capitalists in the Progressive Southwest."

2003-2004: Carol Williams, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow in Women's Studies, University of Houston, Houston, Texas. Project: "Native American Women's Political, Cultural, and Social Reform Activism in the American West."

2002-2003: Paul Harvey, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Projects: "Freedom's Coming: Religion, Race, and Culture in the South, 1860-2000" and "Religion, Race, and American Ideas of Freedom: From the Seventeenth Century to the Present"

2001-2002: Peter La Chapelle, Ph.D. candidate in history, University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Project: "Hillbilly Los Angeles: Country Music, Migration, and the Urban Frontier, 1936-1969"

2000-2001: Kristine E. Boeke, Ph.D. candidate in American history, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana. Project: "Identities in Crisis: How the Civil Rights Movement in Texas Restructured Both the Personal and the Political, 1965-1970"

1999-2000: Melissa Walker, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in American history at Converse College, Spartanburg, South Carolina. Project: "Stories in the Oral Narratives of Southern Farm People, 1900-1950"

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