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Brookhaven native receives competitive graduate fellowship

A Brookhaven native has been awarded a competitive, online fellowship for graduate students.

Brookhaven High School alum James R. Gulley Sr., of Oxford, was recently named a recipient of a Don Lavoie Fellowship at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. During the 2021-2022 academic year, Gulley will join a network of other fellows, alumni, faculty and scholars who are conducting and engaging with cutting edge research in contemporary political economy.

The fellowship includes a stipend and all required readings for online events, as well as advice on research, jobs and graduate school. Lavoie Fellows are eligible to apply for conference and research support. The award is up to $1,250 per semester, including the stipend and books.

Gulley, a previous Ole Miss graduate, is enrolled in the Graduate School of the University of Mississippi, pursuing a master of arts degree in the Arch Dalrymple III Department of History. His area of study is in 20th century American business history, with particular relation to the American South.

He is working on a history of the grocery business in Mississippi from 1895 to 1995.