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Announcing the 2020–21 Jameson and NASA Fellows

Gabriella Virginia Folsom | Jun 1, 2020

The AHA is pleased to announce its 2020–21 fellows for the J. Franklin Jameson Fellowship in American History and the Fellowship in Aerospace History.

Sponsored jointly by the Library of Congress and the American Historical Association, the J. Franklin Jameson Fellowship in American History is offered each year to support significant scholarly research in the collections of the Library of Congress by scholars at an early stage in their careers in history. The Jameson Fellowship review committee has selected Hannah Cutting-Jones, who received her PhD in history from the University of Auckland in 2018, as the recipient of the 2020–21 fellowship for her project “Protein Wars: The Fight Over Our Favorite Nutrient.” Cutting-Jones’s project seeks to provide new insights into the histories of science and industrialization, medicine, nutrition, gender, race, diet culture, body norms, globalization, and the environment in the United States.

The Fellowships in Aerospace History are awarded annually, supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and administered by the AHA, the History of Science Society (HSS), and the Society for the History of Technology. The fellowships fund projects that undertake advanced research in all aspects of aerospace history, from the earliest human interest in flight to the present, including cultural and intellectual history, economic history, the history of law and public policy, and the history of science, engineering, and management. 

The 2020–21 AHA Fellowship in Aerospace History has been awarded to Taylor Elliott Rose, a PhD candidate at Yale University, for his project “Wasteland, Rangeland, Homeland: Weapons Testing, Restricted Airspace, and Atomic-Age Ecology at the Nevada Test Site.” 

The 2020–21 AHA Fellowship in the History of Space Technology has been awarded to Jeffrey Mathias, a PhD candidate at Cornell University, to work on his dissertation “‘Pathologies of Boredom’: Isolation and the Cold War Human Sciences.”

The 2020–21 HSS Fellowship in Aerospace History has been awarded to Megan Eardley, a PhD candidate at Princeton University, who will be working on her project “Ultra-Deep Space: Planetary Planning from South Africa’s Mines to NASA’s Skylab.”

Congratulations to all of these scholars for receiving these prestigious fellowships!


Gabriella Folsom is the communications and operations assistant at the AHA.


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