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History Professor Wins Fellowship

Dr. Holly Brewer, associate professor of history, was selected for a 2009-10 fellowship at the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park. She will join 32 other distinguished scholars from the United States, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and the United Kingdom.

Chosen from 475 applicants, fellows represent the fields of history, literature, philosophy, art history, anthropology, environmental studies, musicology, and religion. Each will work individually on a substantial research project and have the opportunity to share ideas in seminars, lectures, and conferences.

Brewer’s project is titled, “Inheritable Blood: Of Slavery and Freedom, Aristocracy and Empire in Early Virginia and the British Atlantic.” She received the Walter Hines Page Fellowship of the Research Triangle Foundation. She continues the recent success of NC State faculty in the center’s highly competitive fellowship competition. This year the center welcomed Dr. Gary Comstock, professor of philosophy, for a second year in residence.