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Du Bois Fellowships 2013

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Amherst, Massachusetts - As part of the Du Bois Center’s mission to support scholarship emanating from the life and teachings of W.E.B. Du Bois, the UMass Amherst Libraries are pleased to announce the 2013 Fellowship recipients Horace D. Ballard Jr, Emahunn Raheem Ali Campbell, and Daniel Chard. On Thursday, November 14, 2013, at 4:00 p.m., Ballard and Campbell will give talks in Room 2601 of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library.  The UMass Amherst Libraries offer short-term residential fellowships to assist new scholars in conducting research in Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) in the W.E.B. Du Bois Library. Full-time graduate students, faculty, or independent scholars (with a PhD) are eligible to apply. Fellows receive a stipend of $2,500 for a four-week residency.  The deadline for applications is February 14, 2014. For more information:

Horace D. Ballard Jr. is a doctoral candidate at Brown University in the programs of Public Humanities, History of Art, and American Studies. Ballard takes a deeper look into Du Bois’s Berlin years to illuminate the ways music, fashion, and the visual arts of fin-de-siecle Europe influenced Du Bois’s thought. He is also a participant in Du Bois in Our Time, an art exhibition presented by the University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMass Amherst. He will give a public lecture, “Ethics of Beauty: Du Bois and the Importance of Photography,” on October 8, 2013 at 4:30 p.m., at the Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst.

Emahunn Raheem Ali Campbell G'16 is a doctoral candidate in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at UMass Amherst. He examines the way in which 19th and early 20th century American literature and culture produce the subject, “the black criminal.” Part of Campbell’s mission is to examine Du Bois’s early published and unpublished literary writings as interventions on his sociological and political texts on black crime, and to place these works in the larger discourse on criminality at the time.  His talk on November 14 will be on “W.E.B. Du Bois’s Literary Interventions on Black Criminality.”

Awarded an honorary fellowship, Daniel Chard G'11, G'17 is a doctoral student in the History department at UMass Amherst. Chard is particularly interested in three collections housed at UMass Amherst: the Ray Levasseur trial transcript collection; the Christina Ryan collection (comprised of literature from the 1980s U.S. radical left); and the Daniel and Joyce Stokes collection, which features Into the Night, a newsletter centered on freedom for American political prisoners, as well as prison correspondence with Ray Levasseur and his co-defendant, Carol Manning). Exploring the history of '60s-'70s radical groups allows Chard to investigate the origins of the first police institutions in the U.S. dedicated to domestic “counter-terrorism.”

For more information, contact Rob Cox, head of Special Collections and University Archives, (, 413-545-6842), or visit:







Last Edited: 9 October 2013