Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Former University of Saskatchewan History undergraduate student Jameel Hampton awarded Mellon Fellowship. 
History Department graduate (B.A. Hons.), Dr. Jameel Hampton, has won a prestigious Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship to be held at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
Dr. Hampton completed his Queen’s University M.A. thesis, “The Old Régime in New Jerusalem: Inequality in the United Kingdom, 1945-1951,” before taking a SSHRC and British ORS to Bristol University where he completed his Ph.D. under the direction of Professor Rodney Lowe, Official Historian on the Service of her Majesty the Queen. The book based on his doctoral thesis, “Disability and the Classic Welfare State,” is under contract with The Policy Press UK.
Dr. Hampton will utilise resources at Witwatersrand’s Historical Papers Collection to study Organised Labour, Human Rights, and Disability under Apartheid.