“Offering support in this early stage can mean the difference between thriving and floundering in the academy.”
The California magazine article on Hellman fellowships, now republished on the Light the Way campaign website, makes a case for early-career support and builds awareness of the matching funds offered by the Hellman family to expand the fellowship program. And better yet, our very own Stephanie Jones-Rogers is highlighted. Her Hellman funding supported a year-long sabbatical that included travel to London and Ghana, where she examined the archives of the Royal African Company — financial records, journals, and correspondence — as well as the records of private slave traders to document English women’s involvement in the British slave trade beginning in the 1660s. Using these previously under-examined archival sources was foundational for Dr. Jones-Rogers's groundbreaking book, They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners, and her current project, Women of the Trade.
Read the entire article here.