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Jeffrey Lamson Awarded CSSH Dean’s Graduate Student Fellowship 2023-2024

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We are thrilled to announce that Jeffrey Lamson, a dedicated fourth-year PhD student in World History at Northeastern University, has been honored as the recipient of the College of Social and Sciences and Humanities (CSSH) Dean’s Graduate Student Fellowship.

Our fourth year PhD student in World History,  Jeffrey Lamson, is the recipient of the College of Social and Sciences and Humanities (CSSH)  Dean’s Graduate Student Fellowship. This fellowship cycle from 2023-2024 through Northeastern University’s Humanities Center is based on the theme of “World Making/World Building” or the sites of both real and imagined that exist in the diverse spaces of our society. It is geared at exploring the possibilities of imagination beyond what’s visible across multiple disciplines. The Humanities Center fellowship releases students of teaching or research duties in order to concentrate solely on conducting research and begin writing their dissertation.  

The group of 7 faculty and 3 PhD students from across CSSH meet bi-monthly to present their in-progress writing in order to receive feedback from the group.  As one of just a few PhD students in the mix of tenured and well-established faculty, Jeffrey achievement is significant.  He describes his time with the Humanities Center , “as a unique experience to read work across different disciplines.”


Through the fellowship, Jeffrey has been able to take archive trips to the Benson Ford Research Center of Ford Motor Company which will be incorporated into his dissertation on the role and influence of automakers in shaping police integration of automobiles into their routine patrol work.

Archive trips such as these have been pivotal to his. dissertation work and point to an academic shift to better support the completion of scholarly work. His work will be presented publicly on February 26th to the Humanities Center and the larger public. 

THF54879 / Benson Ford Research Center Reading Room, October 2007 / Photographed by Michelle Andonian
Detroit Historical Museum

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