Directory of Fellows and Research Associates, 1999-Present

The American Antiquarian Society has been awarding visiting research fellowships since 1972-73. These stipend-bearing awards have enabled a diverse group of researchers to spend anywhere from one month to a full year in residence at the Society.

First Name Last Name Date Institution Ranksort ascending Fellowship Awarded Title of Project
Brandon Johnson 2002-3 University of Chicago PhD candidate Peterson Spirits on the Stage: Public Mediums, Spiritualist Theater, and American Culture, 1848 -1893
Seth Perry 2009-10 University of Chicago PhD candidate Reese The Bible and Religious Authority in Early-National America, 1770-1850
Brian Luskey 2003-4 Emory University PhD candidate Peterson The Marginal Men: Clerks and the Meanings of Class in Nineteenth-Century America
Christopher Pastore 2010-11 University of New Hampshire PhD candidate Peterson From Sweetwater to Seawater; An Environmental and Atlantic History of Narragansett Bay, 1636-1836
Dominique Zino 2011-12 CUNY Graduate Center PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture 'On a Certain Blindness': The Visionary Aesthetics of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emily Dickinson, William James, and Henry James
Blevin Shelnutt 2015-16 New York University PhD candidate AHPC New York City's Broadway and Nineteenth-Century Literary Culture
Mairin Odle 2012-13 New York University PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture Stories Written on the Body: Cross-Cultural Markings in the North American Atlantic, 1600-1830
Catherine Thompson 2006-7 University of Connecticut PhD candidate Peterson From Autonomy to Dependency?: Patient-Physician Relations, 1750-1850
David Rawson 1997-98 College of William and Mary PhD candidate RA The Print Distribution/Consumer Nexus in Piedmont Virginia, 1760-1810.
Lily Santoro 2007-8 University of Delaware PhD candidate Peterson "The Science of God's Creation: Popular Science and Christianity in the Early Republic"
Jeffrey Kaja 2008-9 University of Michigan PhD candidate Peterson "From Rivers to Roads: Economic Development and the Evolution of Transportation Systems in Early Pennsylvania, 1675-1800."
John Huffman 2009-10 Harvard University PhD candidate Peterson Documents of Identity in the Early Republic
Matthew Bahar 2010-11 University of Oklahoma PhD candidate Legacy People of the Dawnland and their Atlantic World
Matthew Amato 2011-12 University of Southern California PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture Exposing Humanity: Photographic Dimensions of American Slavery, Antislavery, and Emancipation, 1840s to 1870s
Tyesha Maddox 2015-16 New York University PhD candidate Peterson From Invisible to Immigrants: Political Activism and the Construction of Caribbean American Identity, 1890-1940
Candice Harrison 2006-7 Emory University PhD candidate Peterson The Politics of Exchange in Philadelphia's Public Markets, 1770-1859
Linford Fisher 2007-8 Harvard University PhD candidate Peterson "The Politics of Conversion: Indian Agency, Religious Change, and Race in Southern New England, 1736-1775"
Mark Schantz 1987-88 Emory College PhD candidate Hiatt Piety in Providence: The class Dimensions of Religious Experience in Providence, Rhode Island, 1790-1860
Joseph Stubenrauch 2008-9 Indiana University PhD candidate Last "Faith in Goods: Religion and the Consumer Revolution."
Peter Eisenstadt 1984 New York University PhD candidate Haven Weather and Weather Prediction in Colonial America
Kelly Ross 2009-10 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture Marks and Traces: The Prehistory of the Detective Story
Karen Hansen 1988-89 UC Berkeley PhD candidate Peterson The Social Dimension of Laborers' Lives, 1810-60
Russell Martin 1992-93 University of Virginia PhD candidate Peterson Almanacs of the Southern States, 1732-1860
Ben Mutschler 1996-97 Columbia University PhD candidate Peterson Cultures of Sickness, Cultures of Health: Illness in New England, 1690-1820
Patrick Luck 2012-13 Johns Hopkins University PhD candidate Peterson The Creation of a Deep South: Making the Sugar and Cotton Revolutions in the Lower Mississippi Valley, 1790-1825
Candy Brown 1998-99 Harvard University PhD candidate Peterson Salt to the World: A Cultural History of Evangelical Reading, Writing, and Publishing Practices in Mid-Nineteenth-Century America
Jennifer Hughes 2007-8 Emory University PhD candidate Last "Telling Laughter: A Cultural History of American Humor, 1830-1900"
Lincoln Mullen 2013-14 Brandeis University PhD candidate Peterson Varieties of Religious Conversion
Catherine Haulman 1999-00 Cornell University PhD candidate Peterson The Empire's New Clothes: The Politics of Dress in America, 1765-1820
Peter Coclanis 1977-78 Columbia University PhD candidate Daniels Economy and Society in Colonial Charleston
Holly Heinzer 2000-1 Yale University PhD candidate Peterson On the Move: The Means and Meanings of Travel in Northeastern America, 1750-1850
Jean Silver-Isenstadt 1995-96 University of Pennsylvania PhD candidate Peterson Pure Pleasure: The Shared Life and Work of Mary S Gove Nichols and Thomas Low Nichols in American Health Reform
Phillip Troutman 1997-98 University of Virginia PhD candidate Peterson Geographies of Family and Market: Enslaved Migration in Antebellum Virginia and Washington, DC
Megan Haley-Newman 1996-97 College of William and Mary PhD candidate Peterson Pest Control Strategies and Their Social Implications in the Chesapeake Area, 1600-1800
Betsy Homsher 1998-99 UC Santa Barbara PhD candidate Peterson The Diaries of Sally Ripley Stearns
Whitney Stewart 2015-16 Rice University PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture Domestic Activism: The Politics of the Black Home in Nineteenth-Century America
Jessica Linker 2012-13 University of Connecticut PhD candidate Last 'It is my best wish to behold Ladies among my hearers': Early American Women and Scientific Practice, 1720-1860
Ann Braude 1985-86 Yale University PhD candidate Hiatt Women in American Spiritualism
Michael Clapper 1992-93 Northwestern University PhD candidate Peterson The `Popular' and `Elite' Disjunction in Art in the United States after the Civil War
Marcus Daniel 1992-93 Princeton University PhD candidate Peterson Ribaldry and Billingsgate: Popular Journalism and Political Culture in the Early Republic
Kelly Sisson 2008-9 University of Michigan PhD candidate Peterson "King Corn in American Culture, 1862-1936."
Wendy Roberts 2009-10 Northwestern University PhD candidate Peterson Revival Poetry and the Formation of the Evangelical Ear in Eighteenth-Century America
Matthew Clavin 2003-4 American University PhD candidate Peterson Men of Color, to Arms!
Karen Weyler 1995-96 UNC, Chapel Hill PhD candidate Botein Issues of Privacy and Publicity in the Early American Novel
Philip Herrington 2010-11 University of Virginia PhD candidate Peterson The Plantation as Imagined in Antislavery Discourse, 1830-1860
Aston Gonzalez 2011-12 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture Kneeling and Fighting: African American Artists' Depiction of Black Humanity
Stuart McLean 1981-82 University of Chicago PhD candidate Daniels California Gold Fever
Catherine Kelly 1987-88 University of Rochester PhD candidate Peterson Mothers and Daughters: Intergenerational Conflict and Continuity, 1820-39
Robert Lee 2013-14 University of CA, Berkeley PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture Louisiana Purchases: The US-Indian Treaty System in the Missouri River Valley, 1840-1851
Richard Rath 1997-98 Brandeis Univesity PhD candidate Peterson North American Soundways, 1600-1800

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