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 descending Title of Project
Cynthia Packard 1996-97 University of Massachusetts, Amherst lecturer; Ph D candidate AHPCS The Black Image in Photography, Art and the Popular Press, 1850-1876
Katherine Hijar 2004-5 Johns Hopkins University Ph.D. candidate AHPCS "Sex, Violence, and Sport in American Popular Print Culture, 1820-1880"
Sally Promey 2001-2 University of Maryland professor AHPCS Religion in Plain View: The Public Aesthetics of American Belief
Jennifer Van Horn 2008-9 University of Virginia PhD candidate AHPCS "The Object of Civility and the Art of Politeness in British America (1740-1780)."
David Morgan 1997-98 Valparaiso University associate professor AHPCS Millenial Progress
Linzy Brekke 2003-4 Harvard University PhD candidate AHPCS Fashioning a Republic: Consumption, Clothing, and American Culture, 1776-1836
Allison Lange 2011-12 Brandeis University PhD candidate AHPCS Transformative Images of Woman Suffrage, 1776-1920
Kenneth Cohen 2006-7 University of Delaware PhD candidate AHPCS 'To Give Good Sport': The Making and Meaning of Sporting Leisure in Early America, 1750-1840
Marie-Stephanie Delamaire 2009-10 Columbia University PhD candidate AHPCS Transatlantic Encounters: Franco-American Artistic Exchanges, 1848-1867
Jonathan Den Hartog 2012-13 Northwestern College associate professor AHPCS Transatlantic Antijacobinism
John Coward 2010-11 University of Tulsa associate professor AHPCS Cartooning with Savages: A Cultural History of Native American Images in the Popular Press
Amy Torbert 2014-15 University of Delaware Ph.D. in Art History AHPCS Going Places: The Material and Imagined Geographies of Prints in the Atlantic World, 1770-1840
Ethan Robey 2002-3 State University of New York at Binghamton independent scholar AHPCS The Art Galleries of Mechanics' Institute Fairs: Liaisons Between Art, Commerce, and Technology in Nineteenth-Century Thought
Shana Klein 2013-14 Univeristy of New Mexico PhD candidate AHPCS The Fruits of Empire: Contextualizing Food in Still-Life Representation, 1850-1900
Telesia Lett 2016-17 Boston University Ph.D. candidate AHPCS Making Money: Alfred Jones and the Business of Engraving
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
Mark Boonshoft 2016-17 New York Public Library Post-doctoral Research Fellow Alstott-Morgan Monarchical Education and the Making of the American Republic, 1730-1812
James Dupey 2016-17 Arizona State University Ph.D. candidate Arizona State University Editor as Clergy: The Power of Print in the Stone-Campbell Movement
Cassandra Smith 1999 Chicago, IL doll artist Artist Slaves, Free Blacks, Runaways: Dolls of the Antebellum United States
Stephen O'Connor 1997 New York, NY non-fiction writer Artist A history of the Orphan Trains
Jeanne Mackin 1999 Ithaca, New York novelist Artist Adam's Hunger: The Lost Journal of Brillat-Savarin's Travels in the New World
Laurie Block 1995 filmmaker Artist Television Documentary on the US -Mexican War
Andrea Woods 1996 Brooklyn, NY independent dancer, choreographer, teacher Artist Ballad of the Black Cowboy
Deborah DeFord 1996 Branford, Connecticut writer Artist Young Adult Novel about the Female American Revolutionary Soldier Deborah Sampson Gannett
Catherine Gammon 1996 University of Pittsburgh assistant professor Artist Research for a novel about the Salem witchcraft trials
Barbara Weisberg 1998 New York, NY writer and producer Artist Research for a non-fiction children's book about the Fox sisters
Aubrey Wertheim 1996 Oberlin, Ohio playwright Artist A Full Length One Woman Show about Fanny Fern, the First Female American Columnist
Thomas Dunn 1998 Henniker, New Hampshire playwright Artist Research for a play about Winslow Homer and his early career,1856-1875
Christopher Cokinos 1998 Manhattan, Kansas creative writer Artist Research American attitudes toward and representations of now-extinct bird species and subspecies
John Lee 1996 Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, CA resident playwright Artist Orphan Trains
Nicole Cooley 1999 Queens College, CUNY assistant professor Artist The Afflicted Girls: A book of poetry abo theSalem Witch Trials
Robert Begiebing 1996 New Hampshire College professor Artist The Adventures of Allegra Fullerton, Artist: Or, A True Account of Startling and Amusing Incidents from Itinerant Life
Jeffrey Hatcher 1995 Minneapolis, MN playwright Artist Sockdology, a Play about the Actors in the Play Our American Cousin
Nancy Vieira Couto 1995 Poet and freelance editor/consultant, Ithaca, NY Artist Book of Poems and Prose Pieces on America Vesspucci
Yuri Rasovsky 1995 Glendale, CA radio documentary producer Artist Radio Documentary on the History of Thanksgiving
Cornelia Nixon 1998 Bloomington, Indiana novelist Artist Research for a novel, Martha's Version
Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon 1996 Temple University faculty fellow Artist Life and Times of Lucy Terry
Mark Valeri 1998-99 Union Theological Seminary ET Thompson Professor ASECS Religion, Moral Discipline and the Market in Early America
John Bidwell 1994-95 Rochester Institute of Technology librarian ASECS Printing Supplies in Colonial America
David Silverman 2005-6 George Washington University assistant professor ASECS Brothertown: American Indians and the Problem of Race
Adam Jortner 2014-15 Auburn University Assistant Professor of History ASECS Witchcraft and the Rise of American Religious Freedom, 1626-1789
Cornelia Dayton 1991-92 UC Irvine associate professor ASECS Madness, Dependency, and Gender in Early New England
Peter Messer 2007-8 Mississippi State University assistant professor ASECS Revolution by Committee: Law, Language, and Ritual in Revolutionary America
Ernest Freeberg 1995-96 Colby-Sawyer College assistant professor ASECS The Meaning of Blindnessin Early America
Brett Charbeneau 1995-96 Colonial Williamsburg Foundation journeyman printer ASECS Williamsburg Imprints Program
Jeffrey Walker 1992-93 Oklahoma State University associate professor ASECS Collegiate Literary Culture in Eighteenth-Century America
Ken Miller 2017-18 Washington College associate professor ASECS The Strange Case of Bathsheba Spooner: A Tale of Sex and Murder in Revolutionary America
Joyce Appleby 1994-95 UCLA professor ASECS The First Generation of Americans
Jeffrey Pasley 2004-5 University of Missouri - Columbia associate professor ASECS "Jeffersonian Democracy Revisited: Popular Political Culture in Print, 1800-1828"
David Narrett 2001-02 University of Texas at Arlington associate professor ASECS Borderland Republics: Vermont, West Florida, Texas, and the Politics of Union, 1760-1846

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