Sam Schirvar has been awarded the 2023-2024 Louis Galambos National Fellowship in Business and Politics at the Jefferson Scholars Foundation and the Hagley Library! This fellowship will support his research for his dissertation, “Manufacturing Self-Determination,”a history of assembly plants in Native American communities from the 1940s to the 1990s. It investigates how many reservations went from being destinations of plant relocation in the mid-twentieth century to harboring tribally-owned enterprises that remain regional anchors in struggling rural economies into the twenty-first century. Schirvar’s work has also been supported by the Tomash Fellowship at the Charles Babbage Institute; a Smithsonian Institution Predoctoral Fellowship at the National Museum of the American Indian and the National Air and Space Museum; and a Research Fellowship from the Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine. Congratulations Sam!