From left to right: Beverly Tsacoyianis, Melanie Conroy, Carey Mickalites, Kathryn Hicks-Spring 2017 Fellows

Catherine and Charles Freeburg Fellows

Photo Above: (From left to right) Beverly Tsacoyianis, Melanie Conroy, Carey Mickalites, Kathryn Hicks-Spring 2017 Fellows

The purpose of the Catherine and Charles Freeburg Fellows Program is to encourage, facilitate, and highlight excellent research in the humanities and cognate disciplines at the University of Memphis. This program allows recipients to write and research in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment alongside other research-active faculty members and advanced doctoral students. By supporting and showcasing members the research being conducted by our faculty and students, these fellowships strengthen the ties between the university and local community and demonstrate the vital role played by the humanities in our culture.

The fellows program is named in honor of Catherine and Charles Freeburg, whose bequest funds it. The Freeburgs were involved with the University for many years. Catherine Freeburg received an MA in English in 1972 and taught in the department for a number of years. Charles and Catherine were both active members of the Memphis community and supported many organizations. The couple met when Catherine began working as a realtor for Freeburg and Hammond, Charles' real estate company. They lived on Tuckahoe, very near the UofM, their entire married lives.

Please join us in congratulating the Freeburg Fellows for Spring 2018.

Faculty Fellows
Luvell Anderson, Philosophy
Benjamin Graham, History
Vania Barraza Toledo, Foreign Languages and Literatures

Deborah L. Talbot Faculty Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Inquiry
Katherine Lambert-Pennington, Anthropology

Dissertation Fellowships
Troy Hallsell, History
John Torrey, Philosophy

The call for applications for the Spring 2019 Freeburg Fellows Program will be posted on this page during the Spring 2018 semester. Please check back.

Past Fellowship Winners