Alumni (Fellow)

Frank Cirillo

John L. Nau III Jefferson Fellow
Class: 2016
Hometown: Rye, New York
B.A., Yale University (2011); M.A., Grad (2013); Ph.D., Grad (2016)

In his the summer of his fourth year as a graduate student in the Corcoran Department of History, Frank conducted research for his dissertation, ’ ‘The Time of Sainthood Has Passed’: Abolitionists and the Golden Moment of the Civil War, 1861-1865.’ He examined archival resources in New York City and the University of Michigan as part of Gilder Lehrman Research Fellowships and Jacob M. Price Visiting Research Fellowships, respectively. Using this research, Frank wrote the first chapter of his dissertation. Frank is presenting a paper on British abolitionists to the Center for the Study of International Slavery at the University of Liverpool in October. He is then presenting a paper on postwar abolitionist memory as part of a panel which he organized at the British American Nineteenth Century Historians at Cambridge University the same month. In November Frank will present a paper on Southern abolitionists at a panel that he organized at the Southern Historical Association annual conference in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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