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
John Seelye 1994-95 University of Florida graduate research professor RA Plymouth Rock.
George Billias 1984-85 Clark University Jacob and Frances Hiatt professor RA The Influence of American Constitutionalism Abroad, 1776-00
Peter Kuczynski 1987-88 Martin Luther University, Halle, Germany chairman RA The Contemporary Reception of Nathaniel Hawthorne
James Beard 1987-88 Clark University professor RA James Fenimore Cooper: A Critical Biography.
Christine Oravec 1983-84 University of Utah assistant professor RA The Rhetorical Criticism of American Discourse, 1810-50
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
Louis Bisceglia 1988-89 San Jose State professor RA The Origins and Pacifism of Abby Kelley
Deborah Madsen 1995-96 University of Leicester director RA Colonial Legacies: A History of the Pynchon and Hawthorne Families
Thaddeus Tate 1982-83 Institute of Early American History and Culture director RA The Organization of the Colonial Landscape
Jackson Main 1987-88 University of Colorado, Boulder adjunct professor RA Leaders of several Newly Established Counties, ca 1800
Linda Frost 1993-94 Pennsylvania State University, Wilkes-Barre assistant professor RA The Thrillers of Louisa May Alcott and the Popular Press
Edward Pearson 1997-98 Franklin & Marshall College assistant professor RA Plays, Playhouses, and Players in Early America, 1720-1825
Helena Markson 1991-92 Haifa, Israel senior lecturer RA Early American Lithography and Allied Printing
Fiona Robertson 1994-95 Durham University lecturer RA Representing America, 1776-1830
Paula Petrik 1988-89 Montana State University associate professor RA Playthings for the Republic's Children: American Culture and the Business of Play
Richard John 1994-95 University of Illinois at Chicago, Associate professor of History post-doctoral fellow and assistant professor RA Visions of Enterprise: The Political Origins of the Modern Communications Infrastructure in the United States, 1837-17
William Astore 1994-95 Oxford University PhD candidate RA Observing God: Thomas Dick (1774-1857), Religion and Popular Astronomy in Great Britain and America, 1823-57
Karen Halttunen 1988-89 Northwestern University associate professor RA Murder and the Gothic Imagination in American Culture.
Robert Dykstra 1985-86 SUNY, Albany professor RA Iowans and White Supremacy, 1838-1880
Gaylord Albaugh 1989-90 McMaster University professor RA American Religious Newspapers and Periodicals, 1730-1830
William Gilmore-Lehne 1983-84 Richard Stockton College of New Jersey associate professor RA Reading and the Circulation of Print in Rural New England, 1787-1839
Susan Porter 1987-88 Ohio State University, Lima associate professor RA Performance Practice in Early American Musical Theatre
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
Eldon Turner 1987-88 University of Florida assistant professor RA Psalmody, Time and Cultural Change in Early New England
Janice Simon 1995-96 University of Georgia assistant professor RA The Forest Interior in American Painting, 1840-1900
Francoise Basch 1984-85 University of Paris professor RA Critics of the Family in Mid-19th Century America.
Phyllis Cole 2004-5 Penn State Delaware County professor Peterson "Feminist Writers and the Periodical Press in Antebellum America"
Sarah Purcell 2007-8 Grinnell College associate professor Peterson The Politics of Mourning and the U.S. Civil War
Todd Thompson 2017-18 Indiana University of Pennsylvania associate professor Peterson Savage Laughter: Nineteenth-Century Humor and the South Seas
Wendy Warren 2005-6 Yale University PhD. Candidate Peterson African Slavery in New England, 1638-1700
Ellen Garvey 2008-9 New Jersey City University associate professor Peterson "Book, Paper, Scissors: Scrapbooks Remake American Print Culture."
Colin McCoy 1998-99 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign PhD candidate Peterson Partisans and Pamphleteers: The Literature of Persuasion in Jacksonian America, 1820-1845
Robert F. Forrant 2001-02 University of Massachusetts, Lowell Associate Professor Peterson Manufacturer to Industrial America: Worcester-area Machine Tool Firms and Skill, 1830-1875
Martha Schoolman 2006-7 Miami University assistant professor Peterson American Abolitionist Geographies
Michel Fabre 1991-92 University of Paris III professor Peterson The Creoles of Color: Cultural Production as a Basis of Group Identity
Joseph Bonica 2009-10 Middle Tennessee State University visiting assistant professor Peterson Open Secrets: The Cultural Politics of Secrecy and the Formation of the Early American Republic
David Waldstreicher 1992-93 Yale PhD. Candidate Peterson Nationalism and Celebration in Post-Revolutionary America, 1780-1836
Catherine Kelly 1987-88 University of Rochester PhD candidate Peterson Mothers and Daughters: Intergenerational Conflict and Continuity, 1820-39
Barbara Wojtusik 1993-94 Bristol, CT, Eastern High School teacher Peterson The Somers Mutiny
David Gellman 2004-5 DePauw University assistant professor Peterson "Liberty's Legacy: The Jay Family and the Problems of American Freedom"
Aaron Sachs 2007-8 Cornell University assistant professor Peterson "Death and Life in the American Environment: Radical Arcadias of the Nineteenth Century"
Joanne Wegner 2014-15 University of Minnesota Ph.D. Candidate in History Peterson Captive Economies: Commodified Bodies in Colonial New England, 1630-1763
W Lhamon 1998-99 Florida State University George M. Harper professor Peterson Jump Jim Crow: Plays, Lyrics, and Street Prose of the First Atlantic Popular Culture
Daniel Wewers 2005-6 Harvard University PhD. Candidate Peterson Divisible Under God: American Religion, Politics, and the Idea of Secession, 1783-1833
Seth Cotlar 1997-98 Northwestern University PhD candidate Peterson In Paine's Absence: The Europeanization of American Political Thought, 1787-1803
Joseph Rainer 1995-96 University of Mississippi visiting instructor Peterson Peddler Folklore in Southern Almanacs
Robert Gunn 2008-9 The University of Texas at El Paso assistant professor Peterson "Ethnology and Empire: John Russell Bartlett and the U.S./Mexico Borderlands."
Scott E. Gac 2001-02 University of New York Ph.D. Candidate Peterson The Hutchinson Family Singers and the Culture of Antebellum Reform
Eric Stoykovich 2006-7 University of Virginia, Charlottesville PhD candidate Peterson Live Stock Nation: How Farm Animals Domesticated the Northern United States during the Early Republic, 1794-1876
GeneviŠve Fabre-Moreau 1991-92 University of Paris VII professor Peterson Afro-American Feasts and Celebrations in the United States

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