WVU history faculty earn prestigious NEH fellowships

(December 12, 2018)

An unprecedented two scholars from West Virginia University have received the top fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Katherine Aaslestad and Tamba M’bayo, both professors in the Department of History, will each receive $60,000 for the 2019-2020 academic year to conduct research for their respective book projects. 

“This research has the potential to reshape our understanding of the challenges faced by post-war societies and communities wracked by epidemics,” said Kate Staples, acting chair of the Department of History. “These are highly competitive fellowships, and the recognition of Aaslestad and M’bayo’s scholarship emphasizes the important humanities research undertaken at WVU.”