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2006-2007 Fellows and Their Projects

Mellon Distinguished Scholar

  • Philip F. Gura, Newman Distinguished Professor of American Literature and Culture, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, "The Club of the Like-Minded: A History of New England Transcendentalism."


Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship

  • Jennifer Anderson, Ph.D. candidate, New York University, "Nature's Currency: The Atlantic Mahogany Trade, 1725-1825."


Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Scholars

  • Jeffrey Sklansky, associate professor of history, Oregon State University, "The Rise and Fall of the 'Money Question' in the Nineteenth-Century United States."


AAS-National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships

  • Robert Bonner, visiting assistant professor of history, Dartmouth College, "Crossings to Freedom: Fugitive Slaves and the Completion of American Liberty."
  • Edward Larkin, assistant professor of English, University of Delaware, "The Loyalist Origins of United States Culture."
  • Seth Rockman, assistant professor of history, Brown University, "Self-Made and Slave-Made: Capitalism, Slavery, and the Rise of the Early American Economy."
  • Nancy Shoemaker, professor of history, University of Connecticut, "The Whaling History of New England Indians."


American Historical Print Collectors Society Fellowship

  • Kenneth Cohen, Ph.D. candidate in history, University of Delaware, "'To Give Good Sport': The Making and Meaning of Sporting Leisure in Early America, 1750-1840."


AAS-American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellowship

  • John G. McCurdy, assistant professor of history and philosophy, Eastern Michigan University, "The Politics of Bachelorhood in Early America."
  • Hilary E. Wyss, associate professor of English, Auburn University, "Native Literacy and Education in Early America."


Stephen Botein Fellowships

  • Faith Barrett, assistant professor of English, Lawrence University, "'To Fight Aloud is Very Brave': American Poetry and the Civil War."
  • Hannah Carlson, Ph.D. candidate in American studies, Boston University, "In the Company of Books: Reading the Pocket Companion."


Drawn to Art Fellowship

  • Sarah Kate Gillespie, Ph.D. candidate in art history, City University of New York, "'One Thing New Under the Sun': The Cross-Currents of Science and Art in the American Daguerreotype, 1839-1850."



Christoph Daniel Ebeling Fellowships

  • Kristina Hinz-Bode, assistant professor of English and Romance Languages, University of Kassel, "America's Cultural Deficits: A Transatlantic Debate and Its Reflection in American Literature."
  • Katja Kanzler, associate lecturer in American studies, University of Leipzig, "Genre and Separate Spheres in Antebellum Women's Writing."


Legacy Fellowship

  • William E. Wagner, Ph.D. candidate in history, University of California at Berkeley, "Divided Landscapes: Geographic Literacy and the Mapping of Sectional Conflict in America, 1846-1865."


Northeast Modern Language Association Fellowship

  • Dawn Coleman, assistant professor of English, University of Tennessee, "Preaching and the Rise of the American Novel."


Kate B. and Hall J. Peterson Fellowships

  • Ruma Chopra, Ph.D. candidate in history, University of California at Davis, "Loyalist Persuasions: New York City, 1776-1783."
  • Polly Ha, research fellow in history, University of Cambridge, "The Decalogue and Formation of Denomination"
  • Candice L. Harrison, Ph.D. candidate in history, Emory University, "The Politics of Exchange in Philadelphia's Public Markets, 1770-1859."
  • Natasha Lightfoot, Ph.D. candidate in history, New York University, "Race, Class, and Resistance: The Aftermath of Emancipation in Antigua, 1831-1858."
  • Gabriel Loiacono, Ph.D. candidate in History, Brandeis University, "The People and the Poor: Experiences and Ideas of Poverty in Rhode Island, 1780 to 1888."
  • James M. Lundberg, Ph.D. candidate in history, Yale University, "Reading Horace Greeley's America, 1834-1872."
  • Gesa Mackenthun, Institut für Anglistik/Amerikanistik, Universität Rostock, "The Conquest of Antiquity: Geographical Discovery and Romantic Scholarship in the USA."
  • Robert Naeher, chair, history and social sciences, Emma Willard School, "Puritan Prayer, Expressive Voice, and the Shaping of Identity."
  • Margaret A. Nash, assistant professor of education, University of California, Riverside, "Higher Education for Women and the Formation of Gender, Class, and Race Identity in the United States, 1840-1875."
  • Eleanor H. McConnell, Ph.D. candidate in history, University of Iowa, "A Scarce Plenty: Economics, Citizenship, and Opportunity in Revolutionary New Jersey, 1760-1820."
  • Martha Schoolman, assistant professor of English, Miami University of Ohio, "American Abolitionist Geographies."
  • Eric Stoykovich, Ph.D. candidate in history, University of Virginia, "Live Stock Nation: How Farm Animals Domesticated the Northern United States During the Early Republic, 1794-1876."
  • Catherine L. Thompson, Ph.D. candidate in history, University of Connecticut, "From Autonomy to Dependency? Patient-Physician Relations, 1750-1850."
  • Nicholas M. Wrightson, Ph.D. candidate in modern history, Oxford University, "Locating Philadelphia in the Print Culture of the British Atlantic World, 1730--65."


Reese Fellowship

  • Joanne van der Woude, graduate instructor in English, University of Virginia, "Towards a Transatlantic Aesthetic: Immigration, Translation, and Mourning in the Seventeenth Century."


Joyce A. Tracy Fellowship

  • Edward B. Rugemer, postdoctoral fellow in history, Boston College, "The Problem of Emancipation: The United States and Britain's Abolition of Slavery."


William Randolph Hearst Foundation Fellowships

  • Robert Sikoryak, New York City, cartoonist and illustrator, research for comic strip adaptation of Moby Dick
  • Tess Taylor, Cambridge, Massachusetts, poet, research for a book of poems titled "The Family Chest"
  • Kriota Willberg, New York City, choreographer, research for updated version of America's first musical theatre production, "The Black Crook"


Robert and Charlotte Baron Fellowships

  • Robert Shuster, Yorktown Heights, New York, novelist, to research a nonfiction book titled The Indestructible Soldier: A Personal Account of Vicarious War
  • Ginger Strand, New York City, nonfiction writer, research for a history of Niagara Falls


2008-2009 Fellows and Their Projects

2007-2008 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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