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Hood receives research fellowship

Clifton Hood, HWS professor of history, has been awarded a research fellowship by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in New York City. He will conduct research on “Making and Unmaking New York: A Cultural History of the City’s Economic Elites since 1754,” at the New York Public Library.

To support outstanding scholarship, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History awards short-term fellowships in several categories: Research Fellowships for post-doctoral scholars at every faculty rank, Dissertation Fellowships for doctoral candidates who have completed exams and begun dissertation reading and writing, and Research Fellowships for journalists and independent scholars.

The fellowships support work in one of five archives in New York City. In 2005, the Gilder Lehrman Institute awarded a total of $143,072 for 69 fellowships. Since 1994, it has funded a total of 390 fellowships.

Hood holds a bachelor's degree in history from Washington University in St. Louis and his doctorate in U.S. History from Columbia University. He was a Fulbright Scholar at Seoul National University and received research and manuscript grants from the Harry S. Truman Library, the Gerald R. Ford Library, the Rockefeller Archive Center, Cornell University's Rare and Manuscript Collections, the Columbia University Seminars, and Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

He is the author of “722 Miles: The Building of the Subways and How They Transformed New York.” He joined the faculty in 1992 and teaches courses in American urban history, elites in America, the Gilded Age through New Deal, world cities, U.S. environmental history, and U.S. ethnicity and immigration.

Founded in 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History promotes the study and love of American history. The institute targets audiences ranging from students to scholars to the general public, creating history-centered schools and academic research centers, organizing seminars and enrichment programs for educators, partnering with school districts to implement Teaching American History grants, producing print and electronic publications and traveling exhibitions, and sponsoring lectures by eminent historians.