2010-2011 Fellows and Their Projects
Mellon Distinguished Scholars
- James O. Horton, Benjamin Banneker Professor Emeritus of American Studies and History at George Washington University
Lois E. Horton, professor of history emerita at George Mason Unversity
"A Documentary History of African Americans from 1619 to the Civil War," for publication in Oxford's Pages in History series, and "African Americans and the Concept of Freedom in the Revolutionary Era"
Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship
- Daniel B. Rood, Ph.D. in history (2010), University of California, Irvine, "Plantation Technocrats: A History of Science and Technology in the Slaveholding Atlantic World, 1830-1860"
AAS-National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships
- Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Associate Professor of English, Northeastern University, "Gender, Sex, and Modernity: Geographies of Reproduction in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World"
- Sean P. Harvey, Visiting Assistant Professor of History, Northern Illinois University, "American Languages: Indians, Ethnology, and the Empire for Liberty"
- Kyle G. Volk, Assistant Professor of History, University of Montana, "Tyrannies of Moral Majorities: The Minority Rights Revolution in Antebellum America"
- Lisa Wilson, Professor of American History, Connecticut College, "Cinderella's Family"
American Historical Print Collectors Society Fellowship
- John M. Coward, Associate Professor of Communication, University of Tulsa, "Cartooning with Savages: A Cultural History of Native American Images in the Popular Press"
AAS-American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellowship
- David J. Silverman, Associate Professor of History, George Washington University, "Thundersticks: Firearms and the Transformation of Native America"
Stephen Botein Fellowships
- Caitlin Rosenthal, PhD Candidate in the History of American Civilization, Harvard University, "Accounting for Control: Book-keeping in Early Nineteenth-Century America"
- T. J. Tomlin, Assistant Professor of History, University of Northern Colorado, "A Faith for All Persuasions: Almanacs and American Religious Life, 1730-1820"
Drawn to Art Fellowship
- Mary Bryan Curd, Tutor in Humanities, Harrison Middleton University, "Facing Death: Portraiture and Mourning Ritual in America, 1775-1850"
Christoph Daniel Ebeling Fellowship
(jointly sponsored by AAS and the German Association for American Studies)
- Gudrun Löhrer, Visiting Professor of History, John F. Kennedy Institute, Free University of Berlin, "A Cultural History of U.S.-American Banknotes in the Early Nineteenth Century"
Jay and Deborah Last Fellowships
- Meredith A. Bak, PhD Candidate in Film and Media Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, "Perception and Playthings: Optical Toys as Instruments of Science and Culture"
- Jessica Collier, PhD Candidate in English, University of California, Irvine, "The Transcendental Classroom: Childhood Education and Literary Culture in Antebellum America"
- Volker Depkat, Professor of American Studies, University of Regensburg, "The Visualization of Legitimacy"
- Kerin Holt, Assistant Professor of English, Utah State University, "Reading the Federal Republic: Considering the Place of the States in the Early U.S."
- Alison Klaum, PhD Candidate in English, University of Delaware, "Pressing Flowers: American Floral Prints and Preserving Culture in the Nineteenth Century"
- Hugh McIntosh, PhD Candidate in English, Northwestern University, "Civil War Advertising and the Popular Novel"
- Daegan Miller, PhD Candidate in History, Cornell University, "Witness Tree: Nature, Culture, and Progress in Nineteenth-Century America"
- Christopher C. Oliver, PhD Candidate in Art, University of Virginia, "Civic Visions: The Panorama and Popular Amusement in American Art and Society, 1845-1870"
- Anne Roth-Reinhardt, PhD Candidate in English, University of Minnesota, ''Retouching' American History: Narrative and Graphic Illustrations within Nineteenth-Century Historical Fiction"
- Phillip Troutman, Assistant Professor of Writing, George Washington University, "Abolition Comix: Visual Semiotics in Antislavery Materials"
- Matthew R. Bahar, PhD Candidate in History, University of Oklahoma, "People of the Dawnland and their Atlantic World"
Northeast Modern Language Association Fellowship
- Peter P. Reed, Assistant Professor of English, University of Mississippi, .Dancing on the Volcano: The Haitian Revolution and American Performance Cultures, 1790-1865"
Kate B. and Hall J. Peterson Fellowships
- Tim Cassedy, PhD Candidate in English, New York University, "The Character of Communication, 1790-1810"
- Xi Chen, PhD Candidate in History, University of Washington, Seattle, "The Life and Times of John B. Gough"
- Glenda Goodman, PhD Candidate in Music, Harvard University, "Songs Crossing the Atlantic: The Making of Musical Hybrids"
- Philip Mills Herrington, PhD Candidate in History, University of Virginia, "The Plantation as Imagined in Antislavery Discourse, 1830-1860"
- Sarah Keyes, PhD Candidate in History, University of Southern California, "Circling Back: Migration to the Pacific and the Reconfiguration of America, 1820-1900"
- Sara Lampert, PhD Candidate in History, University of Michigan, "Women and the Making of the Nineteenth-Century Culture Industry"
- Aaron W. Marrs, Office of the Historian, U.S. Department of State, "Moving Forward: A Social History of the Transportation Revolution"
- Christopher L. Pastore, PhD Candidate in History, University of New Hampshire, "From Sweetwater to Seawater: An Environmental and Atlantic History of Narragansett Bay, 1636-1836"
- Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor, Assistant Professor of History, Smith College, "The United States Itinerancy of Mrs. Zilpha Elaw, 1812-1840"
- Adrian Chastain Weimer, Instructional Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion, University of Mississippi, "A Cultural History of Affliction and Consolation in Early New England"
- Sarah Crider Arndt, PhD Candidate in History, Trinity College, Dublin, "The Book Trade and Print Culture: A Comparative Analysis of Belfast and Baltimore, 1760-1825"
- Melissa Homestead, Associate Professor of English, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, "E.D.E.N. Southworth's Serial Fiction"
Joyce A. Tracy Fellowship
- Laura J. Murray, Associate Professor of English, Queen's University, "What is a Newspaper? Exchange and Citation Practices in Antebellum American Dailies"
William Randolph Hearst Foundation Fellowships
- Sean Hill, poet, Bemidji, MI, research for a series of poems about two African American men who immigrated with their families from Milledgeville, Georgia to Liberia in the early 1870s
- Kathryn Nuernberger, poet, Glouster, Ohio, research for collection of poems that convey the antiquarian's delight and curiosity of nineteenth-century games, cabinet cards, plays, and librettos
Robert and Charlotte Baron Fellowships
- Wendy Call, nonfiction writer, Seattle, Washington, research for a series of literary essays about the grieving process
- Suzanne Rivecca, novelist, San Francisco, California, research for novel about Walt Whitman.s sojourn by boat to New Orleans with his teenage brother
Jay and Deborah Last Fellowship
- Stephanie Glass Solomon, dramatist, Hermosa Beach, California, project is to research and collect visuals for the return to the stage of "American Voices: Spirit of Revolution" in the 2011 season when it will be filmed for PBS.