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Announcing the 2021–22 Jameson and NASA Fellows

Rebecca L. West | Jun 1, 2021

The AHA is pleased to announce its 2021–22 fellows for the J. Franklin Jameson Fellowship in American History and the Fellowships 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 Jeannette Estruth, who received her PhD in history from New York University in 2018 and is currently an assistant professor of history at Bard College, as the recipient of the 2021–22 fellowship for her project “The New Utopia: A Political History of Silicon Valley.” Estruth’s project seeks to explore key issues of economy, labor, and capitalism through the lens of the high-technology industry and the political movements that surrounded it in the late 20th century.

The Fellowships in Aerospace History are awarded annually, supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and administered by the AHA and the History of Science Society (HSS). Representatives from the AHA, HSS, and the Society for the History of Technology comprise the review committee. 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 2021–22 AHA Fellowship in Aerospace History has been awarded to Alyssa Kreikemeier, a PhD candidate at Boston College, for her project “Aerial Enclosures: From Commons to Conflict in the American West.”

The 2021–22 AHA Fellowship in the History of Space Technology has been awarded to Benjamin Goosen, a PhD candidate at the European University Institute, to work on his dissertation “The Year of the Earth (1957–1958): Cold War Science and the Making of Planetary Consciousness.”

The 2021–22 HSS Fellowship in Aerospace History has been awarded to Rebecca Charbonneau, a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge, who will be working on her project “‘Dealing with the World’: Conflict and Cooperation in Ground-Based Space Infrastructure.” 

Congratulations to these scholars for receiving these prestigious fellowships!


Rebecca L. West is the operations and communications assistant at the AHA.


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