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 Rank Fellowship Awardedsort ascending Title of Project
William Gilmore-Lehne 1998-99 Richard Stockton College of New Jersey associate professor RA A Republic of Knowledge: Communications and the Rise of an Age of Reading in America, 1639-1861
Klaus Schmidt 1995-96 University of Mainz, Germany assistant professor RA Between Periphery and Center:Studies in the Literatures and Cultures of British America, 1702-1776
Kent Ljungquist 1983-84 Worcester Polytechnic Institute associate professor RA The Aesthetic Categories of the Sublime, the Picturesque, and the Beautiful, as They Are Represented in American Literary Periodicals, 1820-1860
Donald Ratcliffe 1998-99 University of Durham senior lecturer RA Origins of Party Conflict in the US , 1790-1840
John Corrigan 1990-91 University of Virginia assistant professor RA Reason, Passion, and Religion in the Eighteenth Century
Harry Stout 1988-90 University of Connecticut associate professor RA A Biography of George Whitefield
Mary Cable 1989-90 freelance writer RA Early history of the Massachusetts Bay Colony
Elizabeth Bethel 1986-87 Lander University associate professor RA Afro-American Responses to the First Emancipation.
Mary Cable 1990-91 freelance writer RA Early history of the Massachusetts Bay Colony .
Elmer O'Brien 1990-91 United Theological Seminary director; professor RA American Christianity and the Media
James Beard 1987-88 Clark University professor RA James Fenimore Cooper: A Critical Biography.
Akira Kikuchi 1991-92 Otaru Univ of Commerce professor RA The Development of American Society from the Colonial Period to the Early Nineteenth Century
Louis Bisceglia 1988-89 San Jose State professor RA The Origins and Pacifism of Abby Kelley
Mary Anne Lutz 1996-97 Frostburg State University associate professor RA The Politics of the American Picturesque: Perceptions of Land and Native Americans
Thaddeus Tate 1982-83 Institute of Early American History and Culture director RA The Organization of the Colonial Landscape
Lee Heller 1994-95 Mercer College assistant professor RA The Uses of Fiction: Novel Reading and American Culture, 1720-1860
David Rawson 1997-98 College of William and Mary PhD candidate RA The Print Distribution/Consumer Nexus in Piedmont Virginia, 1760-1810.
Richard Lyman 1983-84 Simmons College professor RA The Economic and Social Context of the Lincoln Family, 1810-1840
George Billias 1984-85 Clark University Jacob and Frances Hiatt professor RA The Influence of American Constitutionalism Abroad, 1776-00
John Seelye 1987-88 University of Florida graduate research professor RA Plymouth Rock
Lucia Knoles 1998-99 Assumption College associate professor RA A Slippery Self: Self Culture and the Self-made Man in Nineteenth Century American Literature
John Seelye 1994-95 University of Florida graduate research professor RA Plymouth Rock.
John Resch 1987-88 University of New Hampshire, Manchester professor RA Politics, Public Policy, and American Culture, 1815-25: The 1818 Revolutionary War Pension Act
Christine Oravec 1983-84 University of Utah assistant professor RA The Rhetorical Criticism of American Discourse, 1810-50
Deborah Madsen 1995-96 University of Leicester director RA Colonial Legacies: A History of the Pynchon and Hawthorne Families
Paula Kopacz 1988-89 Eastern Kentucky University associate professor RA Women's Daily Life in Seventeenth-Century New England
Philip Herrington 2010-11 University of Virginia PhD candidate Peterson The Plantation as Imagined in Antislavery Discourse, 1830-1860
Cathy Davidson 1984-85 Michigan State University associate professor Peterson The Origins of American Fiction
William Todd 1992-93 University of Texas, Austin professor emeritus Peterson A Descriptive and Historical Bibliography of Sir Walter Scott, 1792-1836
Claire Gherini 2011-12 Johns Hopkins University PhD candidate Peterson 'That Great Experiment': Plantation America and the Remaking of Medicine in the Anglophone Atlantic, 1730-1800
Stephen Rice 1995-96 Yale University PhD candidate Peterson Incorporating the Machine: Labor, Fatigue, and the Problem of Self-Regulation in Nineteenth-Century Industrial America
Daniel Wewers 2005-6 Harvard University PhD. Candidate Peterson Divisible Under God: American Religion, Politics, and the Idea of Secession, 1783-1833
Kelly Sisson 2008-9 University of Michigan PhD candidate Peterson "King Corn in American Culture, 1862-1936."
Drew Lopenzina 2014-15 Old Dominion University Assistant Professor of English Peterson Cultural Biography of William Apess
Christopher Apap 2012-13 Oakland University special lecturer Peterson The Genius of the Place
Katherine Chavigny 1993-94 University of Chicago PhD candidate Peterson American Confessions: The Formation of Antebellum Addiction Narratives
Kevin Sheets 1997-98 University of Virginia PhD candidate Peterson Latin America, The Dead Language, Schools, and the Culture of the Educated Man
Wendy Roberts 2009-10 Northwestern University PhD candidate Peterson Revival Poetry and the Formation of the Evangelical Ear in Eighteenth-Century America
Jeffrey Groves 1995-96 Harvey Mudd College Ref: Professor Michael Winship, UT Austin associate professor Peterson Ticknor and Fields: Literary Promotion and American Canon Formation, 1840-1865
Nell Painter 1991-92 Princeton University professor Peterson A Critical Biography of Sojourner Truth
Kabria Baumgartner 2015-16 College of Wooster assistant professor Peterson The Work of Time and Love: African American Women and Educational Activism in Early America
Patrick O'Connor 2017-18 University of Montana Ph.D. candidate Peterson The Health of the State: Tobacco and the Paradox of Public Power, 1862-1933
David Gellman 2004-5 DePauw University assistant professor Peterson "Liberty's Legacy: The Jay Family and the Problems of American Freedom"
Sarah Keyes 2010-11 University of Southern California PhD candidate Peterson Circling Back: Migration to the Pacific and the Reconfiguration of America, 1820-1900
Nicholas Wrightson 2006-7 Jesus College, Oxford University PhD. Candidate Peterson "Locating Philadelphia in the Print Culture of the British Atlantic World, c. 1730-65"
John Leary 2011-12 Wayne State University assistant professor Peterson A Cultural History of Underdevelopment: Latin America in the U.S. Imagination
Matthew Wittmann 2005-6 University of Michigan PhD. Candidate Peterson American Popular Culture and the Pacific World in the Nineteenth-Century
Derrick Spires 2008-9 Vanderbilt University PhD candidate Peterson "Reimagining a 'Beautiful but Baneful Object': Black Writers' Theories of Citizenship and Nation in the Antebellum U.S."
Jill Anderson 2003-4 Thomas Jefferson Foundation assistant editor Peterson "Nothing Done!': The Poet in Early Nineteenth-Century American Culture
Richard Bell 2012-13 University of Maryland assistant professor Peterson The Blackest Market: Patty Cannon, Kidnapping, and the Domestic Slave Trade

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