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Warren W. Hassler Graduate Fellowship in the Civil War Era

Current Recipients:

Edward Green

Ed is a historian of the early nineteenth century, working on the growth of the U.S. Federal Government and its relationships with Native Americans. His dissertation will focus on the intersection between local and national politics in Indian Affairs, examining the ways in which the local conditions shaped the construction and implementation of policies that affected Native Americans. It also argues for the centrality of Native Americans in resisting and shaping those policies to their own ambitions.

Jamie Henton

Jamie is a first-year Ph.D. working with Dr. Christina Snyder. Jamie got her Master's in History and Certification in Public History at The University of Southern Mississippi in 2018. Influenced by her mixed heritage, Jamie's research interests include race relations between African Americans and Native Americans in the Twentieth-Century U.S. South, Native American experiences with Jim Crow and the Civil Rights Movement, issues of blood quantum and mixed-blood experiences in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, and Federal Indian education policy in the mid to late Twentieth Century.

Christopher Thrasher

Chris joined the Department of History's Ph.D. program in the fall of 2019. Before that, he studied and worked at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, FL. Chris currently researches early America with a focus on Native American history, specifically the Creek Indians and European traders in what is recognizable today as the southeastern U.S.

Heather Walser

Heather is a Ph.D. candidate studying the intersection of United State politics, culture, and law in the 100 years following the Constitutional Convention. Her project, "Amnesty's Origins: Federal Power, Peace, and the Public Good in the Long Civil War Era," explores the roots of the amnesty crisis which occurred at the conclusion of the American Civil War. Heather examines how Americans understood and used amnesty—or the pardon and oblivion of past acts granted by a government—to resolve conflict, negotiate the meaning of "public good," and shape the development of the nation-state across the long-19th century.