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
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
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
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
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
Janice Simon 1995-96 University of Georgia assistant professor RA The Forest Interior in American Painting, 1840-1900
Gaylord Albaugh 1989-90 McMaster University professor RA American Religious Newspapers and Periodicals, 1730-1830
John Corrigan 1990-91 University of Virginia assistant professor RA Reason, Passion, and Religion in the Eighteenth Century
Lance Schachterle 1984-85 Worcester Polytechnic Institute professor RA Research for an edition of Cooper's The Spy
Stephen Nissenbaum 1984-85 University of Massachusetts, Amherst professor RA The Battle for Christmas in America, 1800-1870
Alden Vaughan 1985-86 Columbia University professor RA Indians and Europeans in British North America.
Alden Vaughan 1986-87 Columbia University professor RA Indians and Europeans in British North America..
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
Akira Kikuchi 1991-92 Otaru Univ of Commerce professor RA The Development of American Society from the Colonial Period to the Early Nineteenth Century
Francoise Basch 1984-85 University of Paris professor RA Critics of the Family in Mid-19th Century America.
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
Gail Smith 1995-96 Marquette University assistant professor RA Reading the Word: Harriet Beecher Stow and Nineteenth Century American Hermeneutics
Lee Heller 1994-95 Mercer College assistant professor RA The Uses of Fiction: Novel Reading and American Culture, 1720-1860
Donald Ratcliffe 1998-99 University of Durham senior lecturer RA Origins of Party Conflict in the US , 1790-1840
Lucia Knoles 1998-99 Assumption College associate professor RA A Slippery Self: Self Culture and the Self-made Man in Nineteenth Century American Literature
Richard Schwarzlose 1984-85 Northwestern University associate professor Peterson The Origins of the Newspaper Press
April Alliston 1994-95 Princeton assistant professor Peterson A Cultural Biography of James Fenimore Cooper
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."
Wendy Greenhouse 1987-88 Yale University PhD candidate Peterson Tudors and Stuarts in Antebellum America
Catherine Thompson 2006-7 University of Connecticut PhD candidate Peterson From Autonomy to Dependency?: Patient-Physician Relations, 1750-1850
John Huffman 2009-10 Harvard University PhD candidate Peterson Documents of Identity in the Early Republic
James Raven 1994-95 Magdalene College, Cambridge fellow; director Peterson The Importation of Books to North America in the Eighteenth Century
Curtis Hinsley 1986-87 Colgate University associate professor Peterson Anthropology in Boston, 1860-20
Susan Graham 2005-6 University of Minnesota PhD. Candidate Peterson Female Dorrites and Antebellum Partisanship
Lily Santoro 2007-8 University of Delaware PhD candidate Peterson "The Science of God's Creation: Popular Science and Christianity in the Early Republic"
Kelly Wisecup 2014-15 University of North Texas Assistant Professor of English Peterson Objects of Encounter
Paul Foos 1996-97 Yale University PhD candidate Peterson Mexican Wars, 1835-1853: Manifest Destiny and American Society
Leon Jackson 2003-4 University of South Carolina assistant professor Peterson The Business of Letters: Authorial Economies in America, 1780s-1840s
Gillian Avery 1985-86 author Peterson The American Pattern of Childhood
April Masten 2008-9 State University of New York, Stony Brook associate professor Peterson "The Challenge Dance: Transatlantic Exchange in Early American Popular Culture."
Jean O'Brien-Kehoe 1987-88 University of Chicago PhD candidate Peterson Community Dynamics in the Indian-English Town of Natick, Massachusetts, 1650-1790
Michael Bellesiles 1992-93 Emory University assistant professor Peterson The Origins of American Gun Culture, 1760-1840
Sally Griffith 1992-93 Villanova University associate professor Peterson Boosterism in Nineteenth-Century American Newspapers
Carrie Hyde 2009-10 Rutgers University PhD candidate Peterson Alienable Rights: Negative Styles of U.S. Citizenship, 1798-1868
Melissa Homestead 1996-97 University of Pennsylvania PhD candidate Peterson Imperfect Title: Nineteenth-Century AmericanWomen Authors and Literary Property
Timothy Helwig 2005-6 University of Maryland PhD. Candidate Peterson Race, Nativism, and the Making of Class in Antebellum City-Mysteries
Lisa Tetrault 2007-8 Carnegie Mellon University assistant professor Peterson "Memory of a Movement: Re-Imagining Woman Suffrage in Reconstruction America, 1865-1895"
Tim Cassedy 2010-11 New York University PhD candidate Peterson The Character of Communication, 1790-1810
Tanya Mears 2008-9 Norfolk State University assistant professor Peterson "'To Lawless Rapine Bred': Early New England Execution Literature Featuring People of African Descent."

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