2005-2006 Fellows and Their Projects
Mellon Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence
- Richard W. Fox, professor of history, University of
California, "Lincoln's Body, Lincoln's Blood: The Death and Life of the
AAS-National Endowment for the
- Kenneth Banks, visiting assistant professor of history,
North Carolina, Asheville, "Slow Poison: French Contraband in the Early
Modern Atlantic Economy, 1660-1800."
- Patricia Crain, associate professor of English, University of
"Spectral Literacy: Children, Property, and Media in the Nineteenth
Century United States."
- Sara Crosby, recent Ph. D., University of Notre Dame, "The
and Poular Print Media in New England, 1640-1860."
- Catherine S. Manegold, James M. Cox, Jr., Professor of
Journalism, Emory University,
Office Built by Slaves."
- Joshua Rothman, assistant professor of history, University of
"Slavery and Speculation in the Flush Times: The Heart of Jacksonian
Mellon Post-Dissertation Fellow
- Joseph F. Cullon, assistant professor of history, Dartmouth
"Colonial Shipwrights and their World: Men, Women, and Markets in Early
American Historical Print Collectors Society
- Jennifer Ann Greenhill, Ph. D. candidate in art history, Yale
"The Plague of Jocularity: Art, Humor, and the American Social Body,
AAS-American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
- David J. Silverman, assistant professor of history, George
University, "Brothertown: American Indians and the Problem of Race."
Stephen Botein Fellowships
- Michael Steven Carter, Ph.D. candidate in history, University
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
"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
"Toquevillian Moments: Transatlantic Visions of an American Republican
- Kerstin Vogel, instructor in American studies, University of
"Looking-Glass Legacies -- The Writings of William Apess."
Sara Babcox First, Ph.D. candidate in history, University of
"The Mechanics of Renown: Culture and Celebrity in Nineteenth-Century
Northeast Modern Language Association
- David Anthony, assistant professor of English, State University
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,
Austin, "Slaves and Slavery in the Seven Years' War."
- Susan Graham, Ph.D. candidate in history, University of
Dorrites and Antebellum Partisanship."
- Timothy Wade Helwig, Ph.D. candidate in English, University of
"Race, Nativism, and the Making of Class in Antebellum City-Mysteries."
- Nian-Sheng Huang, associate professor of history, California
University, Channel Islands, "The Poor in Early Massachusetts, 1630-1830."
- Elizabeth A. Johnston, teaching assistant, Harvard College,
Freedom, Risking Slavery: African Americans, Antislavery Advocates, and
the Courts in Massachusetts, 1830-1860."
- Kathryn Koo, assistant professor of English, Saint Mary's
California, "In the House of God: Cotton Mather and the Making of Puritan
- Jennifer Manion, Ph.D. candidate in history, Rutgers
Crime and Penal Reform in Early Pennsylvania, 1776-1835."
- Marina Moskowitz, assistant professor of history, University of
"Seed Money: The Economies of Horticulture in Nineteenth-Century America."
- Anthony Szczesiul, associate professor of English, University
Massachusetts - Lowell, "Reconstructing 'Southern Hospitality': Print
Culture and the Invention of a Cultural Fiction."
- Wendy Warren, Ph.D. candidate in history, Yale University,
Slavery in New England, 1638-1700."
- Daniel C. Wewers, Ph.D. candidate in history, Harvard
Under God: American Religion, Politics, and the Idea of Secession,
- Matthew Wittman, Ph.D. candidate in American culture,
Michigan, "American Popular Culture and the Pacific World in the
- Wendy A. Woloson, curator, Library Company of Philadelphia,
Economies: People, Markets, and Used Goods in Eighteenth- and
- 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
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:
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
Chew on the Bone, set between 1815 and 1845, which investigates lives
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
featured in the August issue of American History Magazine. Ms.
Stuart will research the life of American's first female historian,
Mercy Otis Warren, for a biography which will be published by Beacon
Robert and Charlotte Baron Fellowships
- Amy Brill was awarded a Robert and Charlotte Baron
writer from Brooklyn, NY whose articles and essays have appeared in online
magazines and in the anthology, Before and After: Stories from New
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
Nantucket in the early 1800s.
- Charles A. Hirshberg was awarded a Robert and Charlotte Baron
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
biography, Vistas of Destiny: Thomas Wentworth Higginson in