Joshua Morrison

Field & Specialties

19th Century United States
American Slavery and Reconstruction
United States and the Arab World


M.A. University of Virginia, 2018
Thesis: “‘We Have Lived & Loved as Brothers’: Male Friendship at the University of Virginia 1825-1861”
B.A. History, Arabic Studies Williams College, 2016
Cum laude, Honors in History
Thesis: “Mary Chesnut’s Reconstruction: Food, Labor, and Domesticity in the Postwar South”


“‘We Have Lived & Loved as Brothers’: Honor, Friendship, and Violence at the University of Virginia 1825-1861,” Revise and Resubmit, Virginia Magazine of History and Biography

Awards & Honors

J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship, Oman - Declined, 2019

Jefferson Fellowship, University of Virginia, 2019 

Bankard Pre-Doctorial Fellowship, University of Virginia - Declined, 2019 

Francis E. Malamy Fellowship, Peabody Essex Museum, 2018

New England Regional Fellowship Consortium, Massachusetts Historical Society, 2018

Albert Gallatin Graduate Research Fellowship, University of Virginia, 2018

Robert C. L. Scott Award, Williams College, 2016

Russell H. Bostert Memorial Fellowship, Williams College, 2014