2004-2005 Fellows and Their Projects
AAS-National Endowment for the
Christopher J. Lukasik, assistant professor of English, Boston
University, "Discerning Characters: Social Distinction and the Face in
American Culture, 1780-1850"
Martha J. McNamara, associate professor of history, University
of Maine, "New England Visions: Landscape Representation in History and
Manisha Sinha, associate professor of Afro-American studies and
history, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, "Redefining
Democracy: African Americans and the Movement to Abolish Slavery,
Mellon Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence
David Hall, Professor of American Religious History, Harvard
Divinity School, "A New History of Puritan America"
Mellon Post-Dissertation Fellow
Cindy R. Lobel, CUNY Graduate Center Ph.D., "Consuming Classes:
Changing Food Consumption Patterns in New
Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Cornelia Hughes Dayton, associate professor of history, University
of Connecticut, "Self and Sanity in Early New England"
American Historical Print Collectors Society
Katherine Hijar, Ph.D. candidate, Johns Hopkins University, "Sex,
Violence, and Sport in American Popular Print Culture, 1820-1880"
AAS-American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Jeffrey L. Pasley, associate professor of history, University of
Missouri-Columbia, "Jeffersonian Democracy Revisited: Popular Political
Culture in Print, 1800-1828"
Stephen Botein Fellowships
James A. Secord, professor of history and philosophy of science,
University of Cambridge, "Nature as News: Reporting Science in the
Antebellum American Illustrated Press"
- Alexandra Socarides, Ph.D. candidate in English, Rutgers
University, "Lyric Contexts: Emily Dickinson and the
Nineteenth-Century Extended Poetic Project"
"Drawn to Art" Fellowship
Kathleen Lawrence, lecturer in American studies, Boston
"Margaret Fuller's Aesthetic Transcendentalism"
Robb Haberman, Ph.D. candidate in history, University of
Connecticut, "Magazine Production and the Economics of the Print Trade in
Kate B. and Hall J. Peterson Fellowships
Jennifer L. Anderson, Ph.D. candidate in history, New York
University, "Nature's Currency: The Atlantic Mahogany Trade in the
Thomas E. Augst, assistant professor of English, University of
Minnesota, "The Sobriety Test: Temperance and the Melodramas of Modern
Peter C. Baldwin, assistant professor of history, University of
Connecticut, "American Night: Transforming the Nocturnal City, 1800-1930"
Lynne Z. Bassett, independent scholar, "American Whole-Cloth
Quilts: A Study of Regional Innovation, Refinement, and Domestic
Phyllis B. Cole, professor of English and American Studies, Penn
State Delaware County, "Feminist Writers and the Periodical Press in
David N. Gellman, assistant professor of history, DePauw
University, "Liberty's Legacy: The Jay Family and the Problem of American
Vicki Hsueh, assistant professor of political science, Western
Washington University, "Hybrid Constitutionalism: Negotiating
and Cultures in the Proprietary Colonies, 1625-1690"
Angela Pulley Hudson, Ph.D. candidate in American studies, Yale
University, "Indians, Slaves, and Surveyors on the Federal Road,
Peter Leavenworth, Ph.D. candidate in history, University of New
Hampshire, "Confrontations of Taste: American vs. European Standards of
Music Aesthetics in the Early Republic"
Katherine Stebbins McCaffrey, Ph.D. candidate in American studies,
Boston University, "Reading Glasses: American Spectacles from Benjamin
Franklins Bifocals to MIThril"
Christopher Phillips, associate professor of history, University of
Cincinnati, "South of North: The Civil War on the Middle Border"
Ilyon Woo, Ph.D. candidate in English and comparative literature,
Columbia University, "Mother against Mother"
Hester Blum, assistant professor of English, Penn State
"The View from the Mast-Head: Antebellum American Sea Narrative and the
Joyce A. Tracy Fellowship
Sara Fanning, Ph.D. candidate in history, University of Texas,
Austin, "The Promised Land: African Americans and Haiti from the Haitian
Revolution to 1830"
AAS-Christoph Daniel Ebeling Fellowship
Katharina Erhard, Ph.D. candidate in American studies,
Regensburg, "An Empire in Many Respects the Most Interesting in the
World': Choreographies of Empire in Early American Plays."
William Randolph Hearst Foundation Fellowships
Martha Morss is a writer and editor from Mount Vernon, Ohio. She
writing a biography of colonial printer Mary Katherine Goddard aimed at
Alyson Pou is a visual and performance work artist from New York
City. Her project, A Slight Headache, is a solo performance that explores
the relationship between a mother and daughter and is set in the mid to
Robert and Charlotte Baron Fellowships
Joanne Dobson, is a novelist and scholar of nineteenth-century
American literature from Brewster, New York. She will be researching a
historical novel set in New York City titled, Search for India. Ms. Dobson
is currently Writer-in-Residence at Fordham University.
James Thomas Stevens is a poet from Dunkirk, New York, and is
currently assistant professor of American Indian Studies and English at
State University of New York College at Fredonia. He will be doing
research on the Stockbridge Indian community and school to write a long
poem splicing historical texts with personal narrative.