William Kelly

ACLS Emerging Voices Postdoctoral Fellow
PhD, Rutgers University
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    William Kelly joins Washington University for 2021–22 as an ACLS Emerging Voices Fellow with the Divided City initiative, based in the Center for the Humanities.

    William Kelly is a historian of urbanism in the context of the 1959 Cuban Revolution. His book project (in progress) explores urban housing struggles, everyday life, and race in Cuba in the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s. His project is informed by 15 months of archival research in Cuba, most of which was made possible by a CLIR Mellon Fellowship for Dissertation Research in Original Sources. His work will soon appear in an issue of the peer-reviewed journal Cuban Studies that will highlight unique approaches to the study of the 1959 Cuban Revolution. William holds a PhD in Latin American and Caribbean history from Rutgers University, an MA in history from the University of Chicago, and a BA in anthropology from the University of South Florida.  

    Read a Q&A here: Meet ACLS Emerging Voices Fellow William Kelly