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Visiting Scholars

Applying to be a visiting scholar

We are pleased to welcome visiting scholars to spend time in our department, subject to the limitations of our resources. A letter of application is required. In the letter, you should describe your interests and plans, particularly the faculty member(s) you would like to be working with or whose classes you would like to attend. With your letter, please also include a curriculum vitae and a sample paper or publication. Please also ask two scholars who know you well to send letters of recommendation. Be sure to mention any previous contact with one of our faculty in your application letter.

If we are able to accept your application and invite you to spend time here, you should know that our resources are limited.  The University will provide you with a computer account which you can use for email. If you need reliable access to a computer for writing or research, you should make plans to bring one or buy it here. You would, of course, be welcome to attend our research seminars and colloquia during your stay. You will also have use of the University library.

Visiting scholar applications should be sent by post or email to the following address:

Anne Broadbridge, Chair
Department of History, Herter Hall
University of Massachusetts Amherst
161 Presidents Drive
Amherst, MA 01003, USA


Questions about becoming a visiting scholar may be directed to Professor Broadbridge.

Current Visiting Scholars

  • Guillaume Aubert
  • Matthew Barlow
  • Susan Berglund
  • Laurie Block
  • Justin Jackson
  • Laura Miller
  • Lynda Morgan
  • Donna Patterson
  • Elizabeth Sharpe
  • Robert Weir

Recent Visiting Scholars (not a comprehensive list)

  • Jorell Melendez-Badillo
  • Cristina Scheibe Wolff (Fulbright Chair of Brazilian Studies, Fall 2017)
  • Parul Srivastava (Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellow, 2020-2021)