Emilee Robbins Wins AWRN Graduate Student Research Grant | Atlantic World Research Network

Emilee Robbins Wins AWRN Graduate Student Research Grant




November 2, 2022

We are pleased to announce that the 2022-2023 Atlantic World Research Network (AWRN) Graduate Student Research Grant has been awarded to Emilee Robbins, PhD Student in History.

This AWRN grant of $500 will help to support Robbins’ project, “Women’s Memoirs in the Age of Atlantic Revolutions,” which is a chapter of her dissertation. More specifically, this grant will enable her to do archival work at the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston.

Congratulations to Emilee on a project that explores the autobiographical writings of two loyalist women writers whose lives were defined by the experience of displacement caused by the American Revolution, and by their seeking refuge across the Atlantic. By placing these works in dialogue with one another and with that of a female emigree to America from the subsequent French Revolution—within the wider context of the Age of Atlantic Revolutions—Emilee shows how women writers participated in cultural exchanges, mobility, and the creation of trans-Atlantic networks. Many thanks also to Dr. Linda Rupert for contributing her helpful and detailed letter of support.

AWRN Graduate Student Research Grants are available by application each fall and are open to MA, MS, MBA, MFA, and PHD student applicants seeking to defray the costs of travel to collections, conferences, field work sites, artistic and theatrical venues, museums, summer seminars, and specialized summer schools. For further information, please email awrn@uncg.edu.