Ph.D., Indiana University Bloomington, 2014
M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007
B.A., Freie Universität Berlin, 2005
Dr. Eckelmann Berghel specializes in the histories of children and youth, American race relations, Modern U.S. and transnational history. Her current manuscript in progress, Freedom’s Little Lights: The World of Children and Teenagers in the U.S. and Abroad during the Civil Rights Era, examines the nexus of teenage youth, civil rights, and Cold War politics during the late 1950s and 1960s.
African American History since 1865
The Long Civil Rights Movement
African American Women
History of Childhood and Youth
Post-1945 U.S. History
U.S. History since 1865
The United States and the Cold War
PREP Grant, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for research on book project, “Dying Young: Famed Youth Deaths and Public Policy in Modern America”
NEH Summer Institute, Hutchins Center, Harvard University, 2017
Research and Creative Activity Grant, University of Tennessee Chattanooga, 2017
North American History Fellowship, German Historical Institute, Washington, D.C., 2016 (declined)
Collaborative Research Initiative for Sponsored Programs (CRISP) Grant, UTC, 2016
Ruth S. Holmberg Grant for Faculty Excellence, University of Tennessee Chattanooga, 2015
Moody Research Grant, Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation, University of Texas, Austin, 2013-14
Stoler Fellowship, Indiana University-Bloomington, 2013
Psi Iota Fellowship, Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey, 2014 (declined)
Louise McNutt Research Fellowship, Indiana University-Bloomington, 2010-11
“‘What My Generation Makes of America’: American Youth Citizenship, Civil Rights Allies, and the 1960s Black Freedom Struggle,” Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth, Vol. 10.3 (Fall 2017), forthcoming.
Growing Up America: Youth and Politics since 1945, co-edited with Sara Fieldston and Paul Mokrzycki Renfro, forthcoming (under contract with University of Georgia Press).
Freedom’s Little Lights: The World of Children and Teenagers in the U.S. and Abroad during the Civil Rights Era (book manuscript in progress).