Alumni (Fellow)

Frank Cirillo

John L. Nau III Jefferson Fellow
Rye, New York
B.A. Yale University (2011)
M.A. University of Virginia (2013)
Ph.D. University of Virginia (2016)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
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Frank Cirillo graduated with a Ph.D. in history from the University of Virginia in August of 2017. His dissertation, ” ’The Day of Sainthood Has Passed’: Abolitionists and the Golden Moment of the American Civil War,” examines the divisions among abolitionists over the Union war effort during the Civil War. Frank is currently serving as the Bradley Foundation Fellow at the University of Virginia’s Nau Center for Civil War History. He has also served as the Bernard and Irene Schwartz Post-Doctoral Fellow in History at the New-York Historical Society, in addition to teaching a seminar on Atlantic slavery at the Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School.

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