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2005-2006 Fellows and Their Projects

Mellon Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence

  • Richard W. Fox, professor of history, University of Southern California, "Lincoln's Body, Lincoln's Blood: The Death and Life of the Savior President."


AAS-National Endowment for the Humanities Fellows

  • Kenneth Banks, visiting assistant professor of history, University of North Carolina, Asheville, "Slow Poison: French Contraband in the Early Modern Atlantic Economy, 1660-1800."
  • Patricia Crain, associate professor of English, University of Minnesota, "Spectral Literacy: Children, Property, and Media in the Nineteenth Century United States."
  • Sara Crosby, recent Ph. D., University of Notre Dame, "The Female Poisoner and Poular Print Media in New England, 1640-1860."
  • Catherine S. Manegold, James M. Cox, Jr., Professor of Journalism, Emory University, "In an Office Built by Slaves."
  • Joshua Rothman, assistant professor of history, University of Alabama, "Slavery and Speculation in the Flush Times: The Heart of Jacksonian America."


Mellon Post-Dissertation Fellow

  • Joseph F. Cullon, assistant professor of history, Dartmouth College, "Colonial Shipwrights and their World: Men, Women, and Markets in Early New England."


American Historical Print Collectors Society Fellowship

  • Jennifer Ann Greenhill, Ph. D. candidate in art history, Yale University, "The Plague of Jocularity: Art, Humor, and the American Social Body, 1863-1906."


AAS-American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellowship

  • David J. Silverman, assistant professor of history, George Washington University, "Brothertown: American Indians and the Problem of Race."


Stephen Botein Fellowships

  • Michael Steven Carter, Ph.D. candidate in history, University of Southern California, "Matthew Carey and the Public Emergence of Roman Catholicism in the United States, 1789-1839."
  • Coleman Hutchison, Ph.D. candidate in English, Northwestern University, "Occasioning Verse and Volume."


"Drawn to Art" Fellowship

  • Ross Barrett, Ph.D. candidate in art history, Boston University, "Rendering Violence: Riots, Strikes, and Class Conflict in Nineteenth-Century American Art and Visual Culture."



AAS Christoph Daniel Ebeling Fellowships

  • Thomas Clark, assistant professor of history, University of Kassel, "Toquevillian Moments: Transatlantic Visions of an American Republican Culture."
  • Kerstin Vogel, instructor in American studies, University of Mainz, "Looking-Glass Legacies -- The Writings of William Apess."


Legacy Fellowship

  • Sara Babcox First, Ph.D. candidate in history, University of Michigan, "The Mechanics of Renown: Culture and Celebrity in Nineteenth-Century America."


Northeast Modern Language Association

  • David Anthony, assistant professor of English, State University of Illinois, Carbondale, "Shylock on Wall Street: Market Passion and the Capitalist Jew in Antebellum Sensationalism."
  • Lydia Fisher, lecturer of English, University of Pennsylvania, "Domesticating the Nation: American Literature, Exceptionalism, and the Science of Cultivation."


Kate B. and Hall J. Peterson Fellowships

  • Maria Alessandra Bollettino, Ph.D. candidate in history, University of Texas at Austin, "Slaves and Slavery in the Seven Years' War."
  • Susan Graham, Ph.D. candidate in history, University of Minnesota, "Female Dorrites and Antebellum Partisanship."
  • Timothy Wade Helwig, Ph.D. candidate in English, University of Maryland, "Race, Nativism, and the Making of Class in Antebellum City-Mysteries."
  • Nian-Sheng Huang, associate professor of history, California State University, Channel Islands, "The Poor in Early Massachusetts, 1630-1830."
  • Elizabeth A. Johnston, teaching assistant, Harvard College, "Choosing Freedom, Risking Slavery: African Americans, Antislavery Advocates, and the Courts in Massachusetts, 1830-1860."
  • Kathryn Koo, assistant professor of English, Saint Mary's College of California, "In the House of God: Cotton Mather and the Making of Puritan Slavery."
  • Jennifer Manion, Ph.D. candidate in history, Rutgers University, "Women's Crime and Penal Reform in Early Pennsylvania, 1776-1835."
  • Marina Moskowitz, assistant professor of history, University of Glasgow, "Seed Money: The Economies of Horticulture in Nineteenth-Century America."
  • Anthony Szczesiul, associate professor of English, University of Massachusetts - Lowell, "Reconstructing 'Southern Hospitality': Print Culture and the Invention of a Cultural Fiction."
  • Wendy Warren, Ph.D. candidate in history, Yale University, "African Slavery in New England, 1638-1700."
  • Daniel C. Wewers, Ph.D. candidate in history, Harvard University, "Divisible Under God: American Religion, Politics, and the Idea of Secession, 1783-1833."
  • Matthew Wittman, Ph.D. candidate in American culture, University of Michigan, "American Popular Culture and the Pacific World in the Nineteenth-Century."
  • Wendy A. Woloson, curator, Library Company of Philadelphia, "Underground Economies: People, Markets, and Used Goods in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century America."


Reese Fellowship

  • Kyle B. Roberts, Ph.D. candidate in history, University of Pennsylvania, "Writing the Evangelical Subject: Religious Periodicals and Biographies in New York City, 1830-1860."


Joyce A. Tracy Fellowship

  • Michael C. Cohen, Ph.D. candidate in English, New York University, "Poetic Discourses in America, 1870-1915."


William Randolph Hearst Foundation Fellowships

  • Camille Dungy was awarded a William Randolph Hearst Fellowship. Her poems have been published in numerous anthologies and she is author of the forthcoming book, What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison: Poems. Ms. Dungy is assistant professor of English at Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Va. In 2004 she was named Scholar at the Bread Loaf Writers. Conference, Fellow, Eastern Frontier Society, Norton Island Artists' Retreat, and Fellow, The Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Ms. Dungy will be researching a new collection of poems, Suck on the Marrow, Chew on the Bone, set between 1815 and 1845, which investigates lives of blacks and the whites they lived and worked among.
  • Nancy Rubin Stuart was awarded a William Randolph Hearst Fellowship. Ms. Rubin Stuart, a director of the Women Writing Women's Lives Seminar of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, specializes in biography, women and social history. She is an award-winning journalist and author of five non-fiction books, most recently The Reluctant Spiritualist: The Life of Maggie Fox published by Harcourt in 2005 and featured in the August issue of American History Magazine. Ms. Rubin Stuart will research the life of American's first female historian, Mercy Otis Warren, for a biography which will be published by Beacon Press.


Robert and Charlotte Baron Fellowships

  • Amy Brill was awarded a Robert and Charlotte Baron Fellowship. She is a writer from Brooklyn, NY whose articles and essays have appeared in online magazines and in the anthology, Before and After: Stories from New York, and is a former fellow in residence at the Millay Colony for the Arts and the Edward Albee Foundation. Ms. Brill will conduct research for her novel, The Observations, a fictional account of a female astronomer in Nantucket in the early 1800s.
  • Charles A. Hirshberg was awarded a Robert and Charlotte Baron Fellowship. He is a New York based writer for ESPN the Magazine, columnist for Sports Illustrated and contributor to Baron's and many other publications. Hirshberg has held staff positions at LIFE, the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and Popular Science. Mr. Hirshberg is author of two books, Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone?: The Carter Family and Their Legacy in American Music and ESPN 25. He will conduct research for a forthcoming biography, Vistas of Destiny: Thomas Wentworth Higginson in Worcester.


2007-2008 Fellows and Their Projects

2006-2007 Fellows and Their Projects

2005-2006 Fellows and Their Projects

2004-2005 Fellows and Their Projects

Directory of Fellows and Research Associates, 1972-Present


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