Albert M. Greenfield Fellowship

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Albert M. Greenfield Fellowship

Each year the Historical Society of Pennsylvania awards one Albert M. Greenfield Fellowship for research in 20th-century history. The fellowship supports one month of residency in Philadelphia for advanced, postdoctoral, and dissertation research. The stipend is $2,000. The Library Company's Cassatt House fellows' residence offers rooms at reasonable rates, along with a kitchen, common room, and offices with internet access, available to resident and nonresident fellows at all hours.

The Albert M. Greenfield Fellowship program began in the 2011–2012 academic year and is endowed by the Albert M. Greenfield Foundation.

Current Fellow

  • Dr. Traci Parker, Department of Afro-American Studies, University of Massachusetts–Amherst, Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights: Department Stores and the Black Freedom Movement

Past Fellows


  • Angela Stiefbold, PhD Candidate in History, University of Cincinnati, Rural Character and Rural Economy: Bucks County, PA, 1930–1990


  • Chris Babits, PhD Candidate in History, University of Texas at Austin, To Cure a Sinful Nation: A Cultural and Intellectual History of Conversion Therapy in the United States from the Second World War to the Present Day


  • Dr. Marc-William Palen, Department of History, University of Exeter, Pax Economica: The Global Struggle for Free Trade and Peace, 1896–1946


  • Victor Yang, PhD Candidate in Philosophy, St. John’s College, University of Oxford: Browning the Rainbow of AIDS Activism: Race and Political Representation in Philadelphia’s AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP)


  • Megan Black, PhD Candidate in American Studies, George Washington University: The Global Interior: Imagining Minerals in the Postwar Expansion of American Capitalism


  • Dr. David Hochfelder, University at Albany, SUNY: Creating the Ownership Society: A Social History of Saving and Investing


  • Vanda Krefft, Independent Scholar: Lone Master of the Movies: A Biography of William Fox, Founder of 20th Century Fox