Current Fellows and Their Projects
Mellon Distinguished Scholar
- Ezra Greenspan, Kahn Chair in Humanities and Professor of English, Southern Methodist University, "William Wells Brown: An African-American Life in Letters"
Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship
- April Haynes, Ph.D. in history (2009) from the University of California, Santa Barbara, "Riotous Flesh: Confronting Gender and Sexuality through Grahamite Health Reform, 1830-1860"
AAS-National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships
- Emily Pawley, Ph.D. in the History of Science (2009), University of Pennsylvania, "'The Balance Sheet of Nature:' Calculating the New York Farm, 1825-1860"
- Lloyd Pratt, Assistant Professor of English, Michigan State University, "The Freedoms of a Stranger: American and African-American Literature, 1830-1860"
- Tanya Sheehan, Assistant Professor of Art History, Rutgers University, "Blacks and Whites: Race and Early Photographic Humor"
- Mary Beth Sievens, Associate Professor of History, SUNY-Fredonia, "The Fruit of My Industry: Household Economy, the Market, and Consumer Society in New England, 1790-1865"
- Michael Winship, Iris Howard Regents Professor of English, University of Texas at Austin, "Reaching the Market: Book Distribution in the United States, 1825-1950"
American Historical Print Collectors Society Fellowship
- Marie-Stéphanie Delamaire, Ph.D. Candidate in Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University, "Transatlantic Encounters: Franco-American Artistic Exchanges, 1848-1867"
AAS-American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellowship
- Albrecht Koschnik, Independent Scholar, "American Conceptions of Civil Society, 1750-1850"
Stephen Botein Fellowships
- Lynn Casmier-Paz, Associate Professor of English, University of Central Florida, "Slave Literacy, Children's Textbooks, and Antebellum Education"
- Mark Alan Mattes, Ph.D. Candidate in American Studies, University of Iowa, "Letter Interception and Publication During the Era of Good Feelings"
Drawn to Art Fellowship
- Gian Domenico Iachini, Lecturer in History, University of Milan, "'Join, or Die': Pictures and Politics in the American Revolution"
Christoph Daniel Ebeling Fellowship
(jointly sponsored by AAS and the German Association for American Studies)
- Alexandra Ganser, Assistant Professor of English and American Studies, Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nuremberg, "(Post)Colonial Economies and Spectacles of Consumption in Transatlantic Narratives of Piracy from the Late 17th Century to 1900"
Jay and Deborah Last Fellowships
- Radiclani Clytus, Assistant Professor of English, Tufts University, "Envisioning Slavery: American Abolitionism and the Primacy of the Visual"
- Amy Hughes, Assistant Professor of Theater, Brooklyn College, "'Thoughts Bodied Upon the Stage': Sensationalism and Reform in Nineteenth-Century America, 1842-1867"
- Nenette Luarca-Shoaf, Ph.D. Candidate in Art History, University of Delaware, "The Place of the Mississippi River in Antebellum Visual Culture and Imagination"
- Whitney Martinko, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Virginia, "Progress through Preservation: History on the American Landscape in an Age of Improvement, 1790-1860"
- Lyra Monteiro, Ph.D. Candidate in Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University, "Racializing the Ancient World: Ancestry and Identity in the Early United States, 1760-1860"
- Jennifer Burek Pierce, Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Science, University of Iowa, "The Reign of Children: Games and Toys in American Public Libraries"
- Kelly Ross, Ph.D. Candidate in English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "Marks and Traces: The Prehistory of the Detective Story"
- Jonathan Senchyne, Ph.D. Candidate in English, Cornell University, "'Bottles of Ink, and Reams of Paper': Racial Mixture and Legibility in Antebellum Illustration"
- Allison Stagg, Ph.D. Candidate in Art History, University College, University of London, "American Political Caricatures: 1787-1825"
- Arden Stern, Ph.D. Candidate in Visual Studies, University of California, Irvine, "Slanted, Shredded, and Simulated: A Cultural History of the Unruly Typeface"
- Spencer Keralis, Ph.D. Candidate in English, New York University, "Children of Wrath: Violence, Remembrance, and the Making of Youth in Antebellum America"
Northeast Modern Language Association Fellowship
- Carrie Tirado Bramen, Associate Professor of English, SUNY-Buffalo, "American Niceness: The Making of a National Type in Nineteenth-Century Culture"
Kate B. and Hall J. Peterson Fellowships
- Joseph Bonica, Visiting Assistant Professor of History, Middle Tennessee State University, "Open Secrets: The Cultural Politics of Secrecy and the Formation of the Early American Republic"
- Jennifer Egloff, Ph.D. Candidate in History, New York University, "Popular Numeracy in Early Modern England and British North America"
- John Huffman, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Harvard University, "Documents of Identity in the Early Republic"
- Carrie Hyde, Ph.D. Candidate in English, Rutgers University, "Alienable Rights: Negative Styles of U.S. Citizenship, 1798-1868"
- Jeffrey Malanson, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Boston College, "Addressing America: Washington's Farewell and the Making of National Culture, Politics, and Diplomacy, 1796-1852"
- Gustavo Paz, Associate Professor, University of Buenos Aires, "News from a Distant South: American Newspapers Report on the Latin American Revolutions for Independence (1810-1825)"
- Yvette Piggush, Assistant Professor of English, Florida International University, "We Have No Ruins: Antiquarianism, Archives, and National Identity in the United States, 1790-1840"
- Hélène Quanquin, associate professor of English, Universite Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle, "'With feebler voices?' Men and the American Women's Rights Movement, 1830-1890"
- Wendy Roberts, Ph.D. Candidate in English, Northwestern University, "Revival Poetry and the Formation of the Evangelical Ear in Eighteenth-Century America"
- James Snead, Associate Professor in Sociology and Anthropology, George Mason University, "The 'Kentucky Mummy': Encounters with Antiquity in the Early Nineteenth-Century America"
- Jennifer Wilson, Ph.D. Candidate in Music, City University of New York Graduate Center, "Performing Frenchness in Nineteenth-Century New York and New Orleans: Francois Boieldieu's 'La Dame Blanche'; Daniel Auber's 'La Muette de Portici'; Giacomo Meyerbeer's 'Robert le Diable' and 'Les Huguenots'; and Jacques Offenbach's 'La Grande-Duchesse de Gerolstein"
- Ursula Crosslin, Ph.D. Candidate in Musicology, Ohio State University, "The Institution of the American Church Choir in Philadelphia, 1760-1860"
- Seth Perry, Ph.D. Candidate in the Divinity School, University of Chicago, "The Bible and Religious Authority in Early National America, 1770-1850"
Joyce A. Tracy Fellowship
- Steven Deyle, Associate Professor of History, University of Houston, "Honorable Men: Isaac Bolton, Nathan Bedford Forrest, and the Murder of James McMillan"
William Randolph Hearst Foundation Fellowships
- Ann Lovett, photographer, New Paltz, NY, research for an artists' book about the textile mills of Lowell and other Massachusetts mill towns and the "mill girls" who worked in them
- Robert Strong, poet, Canton, NY, research for a book-length work of poetry titled Bright Advent set in the years leading up to King Philip's War
Robert and Charlotte Baron Fellowships
- Honorée Jeffers, poet, Norman, OK, research for a book of poems titled The Art of Mastering, whose centerpiece is a series of poems about Phillis Wheatley, imagining her interior life
- Lauren Yee, playwright, San Francisco, CA, research for a play exploring the concept of performing racial identity in America, particularly with respect to minstrelsy
Jay and Deborah Last Fellowship
- Carol Flueckiger, painter, Lubbock, TX, research for a body of paintings about feminism and early American reform practices