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 Namesort descending Last Name Date Institution Rank Fellowship Awarded Title of Project
Ben Davidson 2015-16 New York University PhD candidate Schiller Freedom's Generation: Coming of Age in the Era of Emancipation
Benjamin Bascom 2018-19 Ball State University assistant professor of English AAS-NEH Singular: Masculinity and Desire in the Early Republic, 1786-1822
Benjamin Carp 2001-2 University of Virginia PhD. Candidate Peterson Cityscapes and Revolution: Urban Spaces and Revolutionary Mobilization in North America, 1740-1790
Benjamin Fagan 2008-9 University of Virginia PhD candidate Tracy "'Righteousness Exalteth a Nation': Practices of Black Nationalism, 1827-1860."
Benjamin Cooper 2011-12 Washington University in St Louis lecturer Peterson Writing American Soldiers: Nineteenth-Century Varieties of Military Experience
Benjamin Reiss 2001-02 Tulane Assistant Professor NEH Antebellum Literary Culture and the Rise of the Asylum
Benjamin Irvin 2000-1 Brandeis University PhD candidate Peterson Representative Men: A Cultural History of the Continental Congress
Benjamind Bascom 2014-15 University of IL, Urbana-Champaign Ph.D. Candidate in English Peterson State Affects and Republican Properties: Feeling Wrongly in the Early United States
Bernd Herzogenrath 2003-4 University of Cologne researcher Ebeling Cotton Mather’s Conception of the Body
Bernell Tripp 1991-92 University of Alabama PhD candidate Botein The Nineteenth-Century Black Press
Beth Schweiger 2008-9 University of Arkansas associate professor AAS-NEH "Reading before Literacy: The Uses of English Grammar in the Early Nineteenth Century"
Beth Schweiger 2003-4 University of Arkansas assistant professor Peterson Reading Slavery: Southerners and Their Books
Betsy Erkkila 2014-15 Northwestern University Professor of English AAS-NEH Imagining the Revolution: Literature and Politics in Insurrectionary America
Betsy Homsher 1998-99 UC Santa Barbara PhD candidate Peterson The Diaries of Sally Ripley Stearns
Betsy Klimasmith 2008-9 University of Massachusetts, Boston associate professor Botein "Cities and Seductions: Sex and Early American Urban Fiction."
Betty Mitchell 1985-86 associate professor Haven Antebellum and Civil War Biography
Beverly Held 1980-81 University of Michigan PhD candidate Hiatt American Festivals--The Early Republican
Billy Smith 1991-92 Montana State University professor AAS-NEH Fugitives from Slavery in the Eighteenth Century Mid Atlantic Region
Birte Christ 2012-13 Justus-Liebig-University Giessen assistant professor Ebeling A Systematic Survey of Anti-Gallows Poetry in the Democratic Review, The Hangman/The Prisoners' Friend, and Selected Periodicals from 1842-1849
Blevin Shelnutt 2015-16 New York University PhD candidate AHPC New York City's Broadway and Nineteenth-Century Literary Culture
Bradley Dean 1987-88 University of Connecticut PhD candidate Peterson Thoreau as Lecturer
Brandon Johnson 2002-3 University of Chicago PhD candidate Peterson Spirits on the Stage: Public Mediums, Spiritualist Theater, and American Culture, 1848 -1893
Brandon Layton 2017-18 University of California, Davis Ph.D. candidate Alstott-Morgan Children of Two Fires: Childhood, Diplomacy, and Change among the Choctaws and Chickasaws
Brendan Gillis 2016-17 Miami University of Ohio visiting assistant professor Hench Conduits of Justice: Magistrates and the British Imperial State, 1732-1834
Brenton Grom 2013-14 Case Western Reserve University PhD candidate Peterson The Death and Transfiguration of American Psalmody ca. 1805-1840
Bret Carroll 1997-98 University of Texas, Arlington visiting assistant professor Peterson Religion and Masculinity in Antebellum America
Brett Grainger 2012-13 Harvard University PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture The Vital Landscape: Evangelicals and Nature in America, 1740-1870
Brett Charbeneau 1995-96 Colonial Williamsburg Foundation journeyman printer ASECS Williamsburg Imprints Program
Brett Mizelle 2013-14 CSU, Long Beach professor Center for Historic American Visual Culture Killing Animals in American History
Brian Valencia 2012-13 Yale University PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture Performance Histories of Nineteenth-Century Extravaganza and Burlesque
Brian Carroll 2008-9 University of Connecticut PhD candidate Peterson "Military Masculinities in New England: Anglo-American and Native-American Soldiers, 1689-1763."
Brian Rouleau 2014-15 Texas A&M University Assistant Professor of History Schiller Empire's Children: Youth Culture and the Expansionist Impulse
Brian Luskey 2012-13 West Virginia University assistant professor Tracy Magnificent Rogue: A Swindler, Seducer, and Slaver in the Nineteenth Century
Brian Teare 2011 San Francisco, CA poet Hearst research for inter-disciplinary project including poetry and photographs, with focus on spirit photography and spiritualism
Brian Carroll 2015-16 Central Washington University assistant professor of history AAS-ASECS Burning the Hearts of the Dead: Medicine, Migration, and New England Vampire Belief, 1782-1819
Brian Luskey 2003-4 Emory University PhD candidate Peterson The Marginal Men: Clerks and the Meanings of Class in Nineteenth-Century America
Brian Roberts 1998-99 California State University, Sacramento assistant professor AAS-NEH Psalms, Reels and Glees: Popular Music and American Identity from the Colonial Era through the Civil War
Bridget Ford 2002-3 University of California, Davis Ph.D. Hench Crossing Over: Religion, Race, and Nation in Civil War America
Bridget Ford 1998-99 UC Davis PhD candidate Legacy People of Sorrow , Childern of Grace: Race and Religion in the Antebellum West
Bridget Ford 2002-3 University of California, Davis PhD candidate Mellon Post-Dissertation Fellow American Heartland: The Sentimentalization of Religion and Race Relations in Cincinnati and Louisville, 1810-1870
Brigitte Fielder 2011-12 Cornell University PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture Animal Humanism: Abolitionists and Animals in the American Nineteenth Century
Britt Rusert 2011-12 Temple University postdoc fellow Peterson Experiments in Freedom: Black Popular Science and the Struggle against Slavery
Britta Sjogren 2003 San Francisco State University Assistant Professor Baron A Chain of Windows
Bruce Greenfield 1989-90 Dalhousie University assistant professor NEMLA Plotting the Mississippi: A Comparative Study of Eighteenth-Century Discovery Rhetoric
Bruce Laurie 1993-94 University of Massachusetts, Amherst professor AAS-NEH The Search for Security in Nineteenth-Century America
Bruce Steiner 1982-83 Ohio State University professor Haven Lawyers, Dissenting Churches, and Connecticut's Republican Party, 1790-1820
Bryan Curd 2010-11 Harrison Middleton University tutor Drawn-to-Art Facing Death: Portraiture and Mourning Ritual in America, 1775-1850
Burton Bledstein 1988-89 University of Illinois, Chicago associate professor Peterson A Language Event: The Middle Classes in American History, 1828-19
Burton Bledstein 1997-98 University of Illinois, Chicago associate professor Botein By the Book': Reference and Information as Authority in 19th-century America
Caitlin Rosenthal 2010-11 Harvard University PhD candidate Botein Accounting for Control: Book-keeping in early Nineteenth-Century America

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