University of Mississippi

Rachel Smith Purvis Awarded Yale Fellowship

A Department of History doctoral student, Rachel Smith Purvis, has been awarded the Cassius Marcellus Clay Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Yale University. The fellowship is offered in affiliation with the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition, and is a two year appointment. The fellowship is aimed at candidates “performing independent research in nineteenth-century U.S. history with a special interest in the age of slavery, emancipation, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.”