Current Fellows

Megan B. Armknecht
PhD Candidate in History, Princeton University
“Diplomatic Households and the Foundations of US Diplomacy, 1789–1870”

Kuan-Jen Chen
Isaac Newton Trust Postdoctoral Research Associate, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge 
“The Making of America’s Maritime Order in Cold War East Asia: Sovereignty, Local Interests, and International Security”

Ashley Farmer
Assistant Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies and History, University of Texas at Austin
“Queen Mother Audley Moore: Mother of Black Nationalism”

Celeste Ward Gventer  
Postdoctoral Fellow, Albritton Center for Grand Strategy, Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University 
“Cold War Institution-Building in the Eisenhower Administration”

Alice Kelly 
Communications and Events Officer, Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford
“New York City, 1924: American Modernism in the Capital of the Twentieth Century”

Randal Grant Kleiser
PhD Candidate in History, Columbia University
“Exchanging Empires: Free Trade, Free Ports, Reform, and Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1750–1784”

James Mackay 
PhD Candidate in History, University of Edinburgh
“‘What They Call Free in This Country’: Refugees from Slavery in Revolutionary America, 1775–1783”

Brandon James Render 
PhD Candidate in History, University of Texas at Austin
“Colorblind University: Race and Higher Education in the Twentieth Century”

Hugh Wilford
Professor of History, California State University, Long Beach 
“Covert Empire: The CIA and America in the World”

Sally Chengji Xing
PhD Candidate in History, Columbia University 
“‘Pacific Crossings’: Paul Monroe, John Dewey and the Architecture of Modern Chinese Scientific Research and Education”