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 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
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
Paula Kopacz 1988-89 Eastern Kentucky University associate professor RA Women's Daily Life in Seventeenth-Century New England
Gaylord Albaugh 1989-90 McMaster University professor RA American Religious Newspapers and Periodicals, 1730-1830
Donald Ratcliffe 1998-99 University of Durham senior lecturer RA Origins of Party Conflict in the US , 1790-1840
Ronald Formisano 1991-92 University of Florida professor RA American Populisms
Elmer O'Brien 1990-91 United Theological Seminary director; professor RA American Christianity and the Media
Peter Kuczynski 1987-88 Martin Luther University, Halle, Germany chairman RA The Contemporary Reception of Nathaniel Hawthorne
Francoise Basch 1984-85 University of Paris professor RA Critics of the Family in Mid-19th Century America.
Mary Anne Lutz 1996-97 Frostburg State University associate professor RA The Politics of the American Picturesque: Perceptions of Land and Native Americans
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
John Seelye 1987-88 University of Florida graduate research professor RA Plymouth Rock
Harry Stout 1988-90 University of Connecticut associate professor RA A Biography of George Whitefield
John Seelye 1994-95 University of Florida graduate research professor RA Plymouth Rock.
Linda Frost 1993-94 Pennsylvania State University, Wilkes-Barre assistant professor RA The Thrillers of Louisa May Alcott and the Popular Press
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
Michael Broyles 1989-90 University of Maryland, Baltimore professor RA From Psalmody to Symphony: How American Musical Attitudes Developed in Antebellum Boston
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
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
Thaddeus Tate 1982-83 Institute of Early American History and Culture director RA The Organization of the Colonial Landscape
Steven Bullock 1992-93 Worcester Polytechnic Institute associate professor RA American Freemasonry
Rachel Wheeler 1996-97 Yale University PhD candidate Peterson Forgotten Conversation: The Indian European Negotiation of Religion in the Eighteenth Century Northeast
Tanya Mears 2008-9 Norfolk State University assistant professor Peterson "'To Lawless Rapine Bred': Early New England Execution Literature Featuring People of African Descent."
Karen O'Brien 2001-02 Northwestern Ph.D. Candidate Peterson Making the Personal Political: Religion, Obligation and Identity in the American Revolution
Cindy Lobel 1999-00 CUNY Graduate Center PhD candidate Peterson Consuming Classes: Food, Eating, and Images of Consumption in the United States, 1790-1860
Lisa Brooks 2001-2 Cornell University PhD. Candidate Peterson Recovering the Voices of Our Ancestors
Jeffrey Malanson 2009-10 Boston College PhD candidate Peterson Addressing America: Washington's Farewell and the Making of National Culture, Politics, and Diplomacy, 1796-1852
Martha Burns 1993-94 Brown University PhD candidate Peterson A Piano in the Parlor: Music and Gentility in America 1790-1860
JoAnne Thomas 2000-1 Western Michigan University PhD candidate Peterson Good Bye, Old Arm': Songs of the Civil War
Richard Gildrie 1983-84 Austin Peay State professor Peterson New England Clerics and Popular Civility, 1679-1740
Tim Cassedy 2010-11 New York University PhD candidate Peterson The Character of Communication, 1790-1810
Jessica Farrell 2016-17 University of Minnesota Ph.D. candidate Peterson (Re)Capturing Empire: A Reconsideration of Liberia’s Precarious Sovereignty and American Empire as Exception in the Nineteenth Century
Shane White 1990-91 University of Sydney lecturer Peterson Black Festivals in the United States, 1750-1860
Jane Merritt 2008-9 Old Dominion University associate professor Peterson "The Trouble with Tea: Consumption, Politics, and the Making of a Global Colonial Economy."
Karen Halttunen 1995-96 UC Davis professor Peterson Jacob's Pillows: Natural History and Memory in the Making of New England
Molly Berger 1993-94 Case Western Reserve University PhD candidate Peterson The Modern Hotel in America, 1829-29
Kathryn Mudgett 1999-00 Northeastern University PhD candidate Peterson Dana, Melville, Justice Story, and the Law and Literature of the Sea
Thomas Brown 1990-91 University of Detroit Mercy assistant professor Peterson The Routinization of Charisma in the Early Democratic Part
Yvette Piggush 2009-10 Florida International University assistant professor Peterson We Have No Ruins: Antiquarianism, Archives, and National Identity in the United States, 1790-1840
Joanne Passet 1997-98 University of Wisconsin, Madison PhD candidate Peterson The American Debate on Marriage: Religion, Gender, and Social Radicalism, 1850-00
RJ Boutelle 2014-15 Vanderbil University Ph.D. Candidate in English Peterson Transamerican Visions of Freedom and the Circuits of U.S. Abolitionism
Andrew Burstein 1997-98 University of Northern Iowa assistant professor Peterson Sentimental Democracy: The Evolution ofAmerica’s Romantic Self-Image
William van Arragon 2000-01 Indiana University PhD candidate Peterson Cotton Mather in American Cultural Memory, 1728-1892
Xi Chen 2010-11 University of Washington, Seattle PhD candidate Peterson The Life and Times of John B. Gough
Kirsten Fischer 2016-17 University of Minnesota associate professor of history Peterson Vitalism in America: Elihu Palmer’s Radical Religion in the Early Republic

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