Professor Wyn Kelley has been awarded an American Antiquarian Society-NEH fellowship for her research, titled “Brazil in Early North American Black Print Culture.” This is part of a project that addresses previously unconsidered contexts for authors like Frances E. W. Harper, Nella Larsen, Toni Morrison, and Gayl Jones. Wyn Kelley is senior lecturer at Lit@MIT; she teaches classes in US and transatlantic literature with a focus on fluid intersections of race, gender, and class, old and new media, and literature in its social, historical, and political contexts.
The American Antiquarian Society offers four broad categories of visiting research fellowships, with tenures ranging from one to twelve months. All of the fellowships are designed to enable academic and independent scholars and advanced graduate students to spend an uninterrupted block of time doing research in the AAS library. Discussing this work with staff and other readers is a hallmark of an AAS fellowship.