Six faculty members in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences were awarded fellowship grants by the West Virginia Humanities Council.
Each year, the organization awards $3,000 grants to a select group of teachers, college faculty and independent scholars to support research and writing projects in the humanities. The 2023 Humanities Council Fellows from Eberly College are Brooke Durham, Enkeshi El-Amin, Sean Lawrence, Austin McCoy, Mason Moseley and Devin Smart.
Durham, McCoy, Smart and Lawrence are assistant professors in the Department of History. Durham received the award for her project, “Suspicious Friendships: The 1957 Sensational Trial of Welfare and Development Workers in Revolutionary Algeria.” McCoy received the award for “The Quest for Democracy: Black Power, the New Left, and Progressive Politics in the Post-Industrial Midwest.” Smart received the award for “A Refined World: Africa’s Energy Transition in the Twentieth Century,” and Lawrence received the award for “Arcadia Lost: German Money and Ottoman Nature at the End of Empire (1870-1923).
El-Amin was an assistant professor of sociology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. She received the fellowship award for her project, “Remembering the Bottom Through The Street and Feets of The Neighborhood: How Former Residents of Knoxville’s Destroyed Black Neighborhood Remember Their Place.”
The West Virginia
Humanities Council is the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the
Humanities. With the support of the NEH, the State of West Virginia and contributions
from the private sector, the Humanities Council offers a variety of grants each
year to nonprofit organizations that support educational programming.
top row: Durham, Mosely and Smart
bottom row: Lawrence, McCoy and El-Amin