SMU History Professor Receives Fulbright Scholar Award

Dedman College News

Originally Posted: May 16, 2018

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Congratulations to Jill E. Kelly, Assistant Professor in the William P. Clements Department of History, who recently received a prestigious Fulbright Scholar award. Kelly will use the award to travel to KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa to conduct archival and oral history research from January through July 2019 for her second book project, “‘The Burden is Heavy, We Need the Men’: Gendered Knowledge in the 1959 Rebellions in South Africa.” The research examines the gendered nature of ethnicity and anti-apartheid resistance in 1950s South Africa.

“I will visit private and public archives in the cities of Pietermaritzburg, Durban, and Johannesburg and start a new oral history project withinterviews with women in the villages of Ixopo, Umzinto, Harding, and KwaNyavu,” adds Kelly.

According to the Fulbright Fellowship guide, the Fulbright Program offers grants for university lecturing, advanced research, graduate study and teaching in elementary and secondary schools. Scholars are selected in part for their demonstrated leadership potential and provides opportunities for intellectual and cultural pursuits in an environment of academic freedom and binational cooperation. Kelly will use her Fulbright for advanced research.

For more information on the Fulbright Scholar Award click here.

For more information on Jill E. Kelly click here.

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