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
- 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
- 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
- Seth Rockman, assistant professor of history, Brown University,
"Self-Made and Slave-Made: Capitalism, Slavery, and the Rise of the Early
- Nancy Shoemaker, professor of history, University of
Connecticut, "The Whaling History of New England Indians."
American Historical Print Collectors Society
- 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
- John G. McCurdy, assistant professor of history and philosophy,
Eastern Michigan University, "The Politics of Bachelorhood in Early
- 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
- 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
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,
- Natasha Lightfoot, Ph.D. candidate in history, New York
University, "Race, Class, and Resistance: The Aftermath of Emancipation in
- 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
- 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
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
- Nicholas M. Wrightson, Ph.D. candidate in modern history,
Oxford University, "Locating Philadelphia in the Print Culture of the
British Atlantic World, 1730--65."
- 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
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