2007-2008 Fellows and Their Projects
Mellon Distinguished Scholar
- Margaretta Lovell, professor of the history of art, University of California, Berkeley, "Painting the Inhabited Landscape: Fitz H. Lane and Winslow Homer"
Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship
- Kyle Roberts, Ph.D. candidate, University of Pennsylvania, "Evangelical Gotham: Popular Religious Belief in New York City, 1783-1845"
AAS-National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships
- Richard J. Bell, assistant professor of history, University of Maryland, College Park, "Indian Removal and Literary Suicide"
- Daniel A. Cohen, associate professor of history, Case Western Reserve University, "Burning the Charlestown Convent: Private Lives, Public Outrage, and Contested Memory in Nineteenth-Century America"
- Jeannine DeLombard, associate professor of English, University of Toronto, .Ebony Idols: Famous Fugitive Slaves in Britain before the Civil War"
- Peter Leavenworth, Ph.D. candidate in history, University of New Hampshire, "Accounting for Taste: The American Music Business in the Early Republic and Confrontations in Music Aesthetics, 1770-1825"
- Stephen A. Marini, professor of religion, Wellesley College, "Migrants and Itinerants, Schools and Psalmody: Neglected Networks of Religious Culture in Revolutionary America"
American Historical Print Collectors Society Fellowship
- Kathryn T. Morse, associate professor of history and environmental studies, Middlebury College, "The View from Here: American Environmental History through Images"
AAS-American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellowship
- Peter Messer, assistant professor of history, Mississippi State University, "Revolution by Committee: Law, Language, and Ritual in Revolutionary America"
Stephen Botein Fellowships
- Joseph M. Adelman, Ph.D. candidate in history, Johns Hopkins University, "The Business of Politics: Printers and the Emergence of Political Communications Networks, 1765-1789"
- Lynda Yankaskas, Ph.D. candidate in history, Brandeis University, "Borrowing Culture: Social Libraries and the Shaping of American Civil Life, 1731-1851"
Drawn to Art Fellowship
- Maura D'Amore, Ph.D. candidate in English, University of North Carolina, "Suburban Men: Masculine Domesticity in Nineteenth Century America"
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"
- Nicole Waller, junior prof. of English and linguistics, American Studies, Johannes Gutenberg-Universitšt (Mainz), "American Encounters with Islam in the Atlantic World"
Jay and Deborah Last Fellowships
- Sarah Anne Carter, Ph.D. candidate in the history of American civilization, Harvard University, "Object Lessons in Nineteenth-Century America"
- Joanna Cohen, Ph.D. candidate in history, University of Pennsylvania, "Millions of Luxurious Citizens: Consumption and Citizenship in New York and Philadelphia, 1815-1876"
- Joanna Frang, Ph.D. candidate in American history, Brandeis University, "Becoming American on the Grand Tour"
- Angela Susan George, Ph.D. candidate in art history and archaeology, University of Maryland, "The Old New World: Unearthing Mesoamerican Antiquity in the Art and Culture of the United States, 1839-1893"
- Lisa Gitelman, associate professor of media studies, Catholic University, "Early Photographs of Words Backwards"
- Jennifer A. Hughes, Ph.D. candidate in English, Emory University, "Telling Laughter: A Cultural History of American Humor, 1830-1900"
- Patricia Johnston, professor of art history, Salem State College, "Martyrs, Riots, Nuns, and Peasants"
- Michael K. Komanecky, independent curator and art historian, Exton, Pennsylvania, "Carleton Watkins' Photographs of the California Missions"
- Jo-Ann Morgan, assistant professor of visual arts, Coastal Carolina University, "Mammies, Mulattos, and Matriarchs: African American Women in Nineteenth- Century Visual Culture"
- Maurizio Valsania, associate professor of history of philosophy, University of Torino, "The Curse of History: Leaders' Distrust of American History, 1783-1828
- Mary Elizabeth Peterson Zundo, Ph.D. candidate in fine and applied arts and art history, University of Illinois, "Mapping Destiny: Cartography and Nineteenth-Century American Art of the Frontier"
- James Kabala, Ph.D. candidate in history, Brown University, "A Christian Nation?: Religion and the State in the Early American Republic, 1787-1844"
Northeast Modern Language Association Fellowship
- Peter P. Reed, instructor of English, Florida State University, "Captivating Performances: Staging Atlantic Underclasses, 1777-1852"
Kate B. and Hall J. Peterson Fellowships
- Edward E. Andrews, Ph.D. candidate in history, University of New Hampshire, "Saints out of Savages: Native American and African Missionaries, 1750-1755"
- Amanda Elise Herbert Bilby, Ph.D. candidate in history, Johns Hopkins University, "Letters, Recipes, and Gifts: Exploring Transatlantic Female Alliances Within the Pollard and Salisbury Families"
- Linford D. Fisher, Ph.D. candidate in the study of religion, Harvard University, "The Politics of Conversion: Indian Agency, Religious Change, and Race in Southern New England, 1736-1775"
- Jonathan Gross, professor of English, DePaul University, "Thomas Jefferson's Scrapbooks: Prose Clippings"
- Nancy Isenberg, associate professor of history, University of Tulsa, "Dirty Politics in Early America"
- Paul Christian Jones, assistant professor of English, Ohio University, "The Newgate Novel Comes to America: Antebellum Crime Fiction and the Anti-Gallows Movement"
- Daniel Kilbride, associate professor of history, John Carroll University, "The Grand Tour: European Travelers and American National Identities, 1750-1870"
- Valerie H. McKito, Ph.D. candidate in history, Texas Tech University, "In the Shadow of Victory: Economics and Citizenship in the Aftermath of the Revolution"
- Adam R. Nelson, associate professor of educational policy studies and history, University of Wisconsin-Madison, "Nationalism, Internationalism, and the Origins of the American University"
- Sarah J. Purcell, associate professor of history, Grinnell College, "The Politics of Mourning and the U.S. Civil War"
- Aaron Sachs, assistant professor of history, Cornell University, "Death and Life in the American Environment: Radical Arcadias of the Nineteenth Century"
- Lily Santoro, Ph.D. candidate in history, University of Delaware, "The Science of God's Creation: Popular Science and Christianity in the Early Republic"
- Lisa Tetrault, assistant professor of history, Carnegie Mellon University, "Memory of a Movement; Re-Imagining Woman Suffrage in Reconstruction America, 1865-1895"
- Nikos Pappas, Ph.D. candidate in musicology, University of Kentucky, "Sacred Music Tune Index of Southern and Western Source Material, 1760-1870"
- Elizabeth A. Petrino, associate professor of English, Fairfield University, "'Kitchen in Parnassus': Lydia Sigourney as Poet, Activist, and Historian"
Joyce A. Tracy Fellowship
- Stacey Robertson, associate professor of history and women's studies, Bradley University, "'Hearts Beating for Liberty': Women Abolitionists and the Old Northwest"
William Randolph Hearst Foundation Fellowships
- Laurie Block, Conway, Massachusetts, documentary filmmaker, "Becoming Helen Keller," a documentary film and digital on-line museum project
- Kimberly Elkins, New York City, fiction writer, a novel about the lives of Laura Bridgman, Julia Ward Howe, and Sarah Wight set between 1829 and 1876
Robert and Charlotte Baron Fellowships
- Gino DiIorio, New York City, playwright, to research the life of southern politician, Edmund Ross
- Heidi W. Durrow, Los Angeles, California, fiction writer, research for a novel-in-progress about Miss Lala, a mulatta strongwoman of the Victorian era
Jay and Deborah Last Fellowship for Creative and Performing Artists
- Sarah McCoubrey, Fayetteville, New York, painter, research to create "Hannah Morse: Landscape Painter," a fictive archive