Robert P. Murray, assistant professor of history, has received a Kentucky Historical Society Research Fellowship for his work on “Slavery Times in Kentucky Redux.” Murray receives monetary support to conduct research in the KHS collections for a period of from one to four weeks.
The Research Fellowship Program is funded by the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation. The program encourages and promotes advanced research on all aspects of Kentucky-related local, regional, national, transnational and comparative history using KHS collections. More information is at history.ky.gov/research-fellowships/.
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Austin Dacey is Assistant Professor of Critical Inquiry and Junior Seminar at Mercy College. Before coming to Mercy, he worked for over a decade with international non-profit advocacy organizations, most recently as an NGO Representative to the United Nations for the Copenhagen-based human rights organization, Freemuse: Freedom of Musical Expression. He is the author of The Secular Conscience and The Future of Blasphemy, and his articles have appeared in numerous publications including USA Today, Dissent, Salon, and the New York Times. He holds a Ph.D. in applied ethics and social philosophy and has taught at Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Marymount Manhattan College, and elsewhere.