Doctoral Candidate Awarded Gilder Lehrman Fellowship

Posted: September 7, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

James Halabuk, BA History ’02, a doctoral candidate in history, has been awarded a research fellowship by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Halabuk will conduct research at the New York Historical Society.

His project title is “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Debt: Thomas Paine, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton and the Politics of Debt.”

Halabuk received his undergraduate degree magna cum laude. At George Mason, he has received three graduate fellowships from the Department of History and Art History, the John C. and Louise P. Wood Scholarship and the 2003 Lifetime Learning Award.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History awards short-term fellowships for postdoctoral scholars, doctoral candidates and independent scholars, including journalists. The fellowships support work in one of five archives in New York City. Since its founding in 1994, the institute has funded 365 fellowships.

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