Initiated in 2013 with the generous support of then Social Sciences Dean Peter Marsden, this fellowship is focused on the history of the United States in the world, and the world in the United States. The postdoctoral fellowship is for two years, and two fellows are annually invited. Thus, there are four Global American Studies Postdoctoral Fellows in residence each year. Each cohort includes scholars from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds who bring a historical perspective to topics such as empire, migration, race, indigeneity, and ethnicity, and whose work investigates and/or interprets the history and experience in the United States of native peoples, or peoples of African, Asian, or Hispanic descent.
Unlike the Centers’ faculty fellowship, which does not carry health insurance, the Global American Studies postodoctoral fellowship is benefited.