History Communication Fellowships

Current Fellows

andrea spencer

Andrea Spencer

Fellowship Year: 2018-2019

Degree: Master of Arts in History

jubilee marshall

Jubilee Marshall

Fellowship Year: 2018-2019

Degree: Bachelors of Arts in History with a concentration in Peace and Justice

Past Fellows

Maggie Strolle

Margaret "Maggie" Strolle


Fellowship Year: 2017-2018

Degree: Master’s in Public History with a Certificate in Non-Profit Management


"I wanted to be a Lepage Center Fellow because after graduate school I wanted to go into the field of Public History. I really enjoyed my time as a Fellow. It was a wonderful opportunity. I learned that writing for general consumption is different than writing for a graduate history paper, and saw just how much background work goes into a program or creating a podcast."

Fellowship Activities:

The first Graduate Fellow in History Communication at the Lepage Center, Maggie Strolle worked on a variety of projects at the Center.

Maggie conducted extensive research for the Center’s debut podcast, 1968: In Hindsight, analyzing primary and secondary sources, identifying potential interviewees, and editing and revising episode scripts.

She wrote two articles for the Lepage Center’s blog, Hindsights, an examination of the memorialization (or lack thereof) of the 1968 Miss America protests in Atlantic City, and on the place of the American woman in society.

Maggie helped coordinate several Lepage Center events throughout the year, advertising those events to various audiences. She also served as the Villanova representative for the 2018 Public History Community Forum.

Claire Hoffman

Claire Hoffman


Fellowship Year: 2017-2018

Degree: Bachelors of Arts in History and Classical Studies


"I was immediately drawn to the Lepage Center because it tied together two of my main interests, historical research and communications. Our events featured historians and experts from a wide variety of backgrounds. This provided a greater depth of understanding, and signaled to me that having a wide variety of interests and skills would only serve to benefit me in my future aspirations."

Fellowship Activities:

Claire Hoffman served as the Lepage Center’s inaugural undergraduate History Communication Fellow. Her work included assisting in website design, developing graphics for Lepage events and programs, and photographing and providing administrative assistance at events.

Claire also wrote two articles for the Lepage Center’s Hindsights blog, “The Link–or Lack Thereof–Between White Nationalism and Ancient Civilizations,”  and a piece on the Stonewall Riots and the Mafia, examining the role of the mafia in constructing the narrative around one of the most influential events in LGBTQ history.

Claire additionally contributed to the Lepage Center’s debut podcast series, 1968: In Hindsight by designing artwork, researching music, and advising on structure and narrative development.

General info:

Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Villanova, PA 19085
Tel: (610) 519-4660

Web: lepage@villanova.edu
Twitter: @LepageCtr

In person:

The Lepage Center is located on the campus of Villanova University, inside the St. Augustine Center, Room 410.

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