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
Nicholas Wrightson 2006-7 Jesus College, Oxford University PhD. Candidate Peterson "Locating Philadelphia in the Print Culture of the British Atlantic World, c. 1730-65"
Nicholas Bonneau 2015-16 University of Notre Dame PhD candidate Peterson Unspeakable Loss: North America's Invisible Throat Distemper Epidemic of 1735-1765
Derrick Spires 2008-9 Vanderbilt University PhD candidate Peterson "Reimagining a 'Beautiful but Baneful Object': Black Writers' Theories of Citizenship and Nation in the Antebellum U.S."
Katherine Preston 1986-87 CUNY PhD candidate Peterson Traveling Opera Troupes in the United States, 1830-65.
Nancy Isenberg 2003-4 University of Tulsa associate professor Peterson The Sexual Politics of Aaron Burr
Karen Hansen 1988-89 UC Berkeley PhD candidate Peterson The Social Dimension of Laborers' Lives, 1810-60
Hannah Farber 2011-12 University of California, Berkeley PhD candidate Peterson The Insurance Industry in the Early Republic
Gretchen Adams 2000-1 University of New Hampshire PhD candidate Peterson The Specter of Salem in American Culture
Paul Erickson 1998-99 University of Texas, Austin PhD candidate Peterson Welcome to Sodom: The Cultural Work of the American City-Mysteries Novel, 1840-1860
Jennifer Wilson 2009-10 The Graduate Center, The City University of New York PhD candidate Peterson Performing Frenchness in Nineteenth-Century New York and New Orleans: Francois Boieldieu's 'La Dame Blanche'; Daniel Auber's 'La Muette de Portici'; Giacomo Meyerbeer's 'Robert le Diable' and 'Les Huguenots'; and Jacques Offenbach's 'La Grande-Duchesse de
Scott Sandage 1993-94 Rutgers University PhD candidate Peterson Deadbeats, Drunkards, and Dreamers: The Problem of Failure in Nineteenth Century America
Carol Faulkner 2014-15 Syracuse University Associate Professor of History Peterson The End of Marriage: Adultery in Nineteenth-Century America
Nancy Newman 1997-98 Brown University PhD candidate Peterson Good Music for a Free People: The Germania Musical Society in the United States, 1848-1854
Brandon Johnson 2002-3 University of Chicago PhD candidate Peterson Spirits on the Stage: Public Mediums, Spiritualist Theater, and American Culture, 1848 -1893
Sara Lampert 2010-11 University of Michigan PhD candidate Peterson Women and the Making of the Nineteenth-Century Culture Industry
Elise Lemire 1994-95 Rutgers University PhD candidate Peterson Discourses of Miscegenation in United States, 1800-1865
Brian Luskey 2003-4 Emory University PhD candidate Peterson The Marginal Men: Clerks and the Meanings of Class in Nineteenth-Century America
Charles Hanson 1991-92 UC Berkeley PhD candidate Peterson From the Quebec Act to the French Alliance:Anti-Catholicism in Revolutionary New England
Kara French 2011-12 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor PhD candidate Peterson The Politics of Sexual Restraint: Debates over Chastity in America, 1780-1850
Mary McCarl 1987-88 Boston University PhD candidate Peterson More Confessions of Thomas Shepard's Cambridge Parishioners, 1648-49
Howard Chudacoff 2000-1 Brown University professor Peterson Children and Their Styles of Play, 1750-1880
Michael Sappol 1996-97 Columbia University PhD candidate Peterson Singing the Body Electric
Christopher Florio 2014-15 Princeton University Ph.D. Candidate in History Peterson The Poor Always with You: Poverty in an Age of Emancipation, 1833-1877
Michael Winship 1989-90 University of Texas, Austin editor Peterson Publishers Trade Sales in the Nineteeth Century United States
Michael Carlebach 1986-87 University of Miami assistant professor Peterson The Origins of Photojournalism in America, 1839-80
Rachel Lin 2002-3 Brown University PhD candidate Peterson The Rhode Island Slave Traders and their Communities, 1750-1807
Aaron Marrs 2010-11 U.S. Department of State historian Peterson Moving Forward: A Social History of the Transportation Revolution
Jill Lepore 1993-94 Yale University PhD candidate Peterson Commemorating Cruelty: Writing and Remembering King Philip's War, 1675-76
Rebecca McNulty 2003-4 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign PhD candidate Peterson Education for Empire: Manual Labor, Civilization, and the Family in Nineteenth-Century American Missionary Education
Claire Gherini 2011-12 Johns Hopkins University PhD candidate Peterson 'That Great Experiment': Plantation America and the Remaking of Medicine in the Anglophone Atlantic, 1730-1800
Joseph Cullon 2000-1 University of Wisconsin, Madison PhD candidate Peterson The Work of Many Hands: Ships and the Economic Culture of Early New England
Mary Kelley 1990-91 Dartmouth College professor Peterson Achieving Authority: Women in Public in Early America
Christopher Apap 2012-13 Oakland University special lecturer Peterson The Genius of the Place
Bret Carroll 1997-98 University of Texas, Arlington visiting assistant professor Peterson Religion and Masculinity in Antebellum America
Elisabeth Nichols 1997-98 University of New Hampshire PhD candidate Peterson Pray Don't Tell Anybody That I Write Politics': Private Reflections and Public Admonitions in the Early Republic
Joycelyn Moody 2002-3 Hamilton College Chair, Women's Studies Peterson Silent Language: Enslaved Women and the Production of Literature without Literacy
Christopher Pastore 2010-11 University of New Hampshire PhD candidate Peterson From Sweetwater to Seawater; An Environmental and Atlantic History of Narragansett Bay, 1636-1836
Carol Singley 1997-98 Rutgers University associate professor Peterson Adoption in American Literature and Culture
Scott Miltenberger 2003-4 University of California, Davis PhD candidate Peterson All Gotham's Creatures: Animals and the Middle Class in New York City, 1783-1898
John Leary 2011-12 Wayne State University assistant professor Peterson A Cultural History of Underdevelopment: Latin America in the U.S. Imagination
Burton Bledstein 1988-89 University of Illinois, Chicago associate professor Peterson A Language Event: The Middle Classes in American History, 1828-19
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
Jacqueline Goldsby 2000-1 Cornell University assistant professor Peterson A Spectacular Secret: The cultural Logic of Lynching in American Literature and Life
Michel Fabre 1991-92 University of Paris III professor Peterson The Creoles of Color: Cultural Production as a Basis of Group Identity
Richard Bell 2012-13 University of Maryland assistant professor Peterson The Blackest Market: Patty Cannon, Kidnapping, and the Domestic Slave Trade
Scott Casper 1990-91 Yale University PhD candidate Peterson The Cultural and Literary Contexts of Antebellum Campaign Biography and Children's Biography
Honor Sachs 2002-3 University of Wisconsin, Madison PhD candidate Peterson The Best Poor Woman's Country: Women, Gender, and Politics in the Eighteenth-century Kentucky Backcountry
Elizabeth Pryor 2010-11 Smith College assistant professor Peterson The United States Itinerancy of Mrs. Zilpha Elaw, 1812-1840
Katherine Preston 2003-4 College of William & Mary associate professor Peterson Against the Grain: English-Language Opera Companies in Late Nineteenth-Century America

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