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
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
Jeanne Mackin 1999 Ithaca, New York novelist Artist Adam's Hunger: The Lost Journal of Brillat-Savarin's Travels in the New World
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
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
Christopher Cokinos 1998 Manhattan, Kansas creative writer Artist Research American attitudes toward and representations of now-extinct bird species and subspecies
Thomas Dunn 1998 Henniker, New Hampshire playwright Artist Research for a play about Winslow Homer and his early career,1856-1875
Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon 1996 Temple University faculty fellow Artist Life and Times of Lucy Terry
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
Jeffrey Hatcher 1995 Minneapolis, MN playwright Artist Sockdology, a Play about the Actors in the Play Our American Cousin
Cassandra Smith 1999 Chicago, IL doll artist Artist Slaves, Free Blacks, Runaways: Dolls of the Antebellum United States
Cornelia Nixon 1998 Bloomington, Indiana novelist Artist Research for a novel, Martha's Version
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
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
Barbara Weisberg 1998 New York, NY writer and producer Artist Research for a non-fiction children's book about the Fox sisters
Stephen O'Connor 1997 New York, NY non-fiction writer Artist A history of the Orphan Trains
Aubrey Wertheim 1996 Oberlin, Ohio playwright Artist A Full Length One Woman Show about Fanny Fern, the First Female American Columnist
Michelle Burnham 2011-12 Santa Clara University professor ASECS The Calculus of Risk: Temporality in the Revolutionary Atlantic and Pacific
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
Ernest Freeberg 1995-96 Colby-Sawyer College assistant professor ASECS The Meaning of Blindnessin Early America
Cornelia Dayton 1991-92 UC Irvine associate professor ASECS Madness, Dependency, and Gender in Early New England
Molly Farrell 2012-13 Ohio State University assistant professor ASECS Counting Bodies: Imagining Population in English America
David Hancock 2003-4 University of Michigan - Ann Arbor associate professor ASECS Oceans of Wine, Empires of Commerce: Madeira Wine and the Self-Organization of the Atlantic Market Economy, 1640-1815
Jared Gardner 2000-1 Ohio State University assistant professor ASECS The Literary Museum: Periodicals and the Unsettling of American Literature
Martin Brückner 1998-99 University of Delaware assistant professor ASECS The Culture of Geographic Letters in Early America
Karin Wulf 2000-1 American University assistant professor ASECS In the Shade of the Family Tree: Genealogy and Representation of Family Identity in Early America
Daniel Williams 1993-94 University of Mississippi associate professor ASECS The Theft of Authorship
Geoffrey Plank 1996-97 University of Cincinnati associate professor ASECS The Culture of Conquest, Acadia or Nova Scotia in the British Colonial Imagination, 1690-1759
Robert Lawson-Peebles 1990-91 Exeter College lecturer ASECS Transatlantic Cultural Relations, 1745-80
John Howe 2002-3 University of Minnesota professor emeritus ASECS The Social Politics of Verbal Discourse in Revolutionary Boston
Jonathan Sassi 1999-00 College of Staten Island/CUNY assistant professor ASECS Clerical Communities and the Religious Public Sphere
Laurie Kahn 1992-93 Watertown, MA independent filmmaker ASECS A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard (film adaptation)
Peter Messer 2007-8 Mississippi State University assistant professor ASECS Revolution by Committee: Law, Language, and Ritual in Revolutionary America
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
Adam Jortner 2014-15 Auburn University Assistant Professor of History ASECS Witchcraft and the Rise of American Religious Freedom, 1626-1789
Natasha Hurley 2008-9 University of Alberta postdoctoral fellow ASECS "The Child of Circulation in American Literature: The Case of Robinson Crusoe."
Warren McDougall 1997-98 University of Edinburgh honorary fellow ASECS The Scots Book Trade to Boston and New York in the 18th Century
John McCurdy 2006-7 Eastern Michigan University assistant professor ASECS The Politics of Bachelorhood in Early America
Brett Charbeneau 1995-96 Colonial Williamsburg Foundation journeyman printer ASECS Williamsburg Imprints Program
Hilary Wyss 2006-7 Auburn University associate professor ASECS Native Literacy and Education in Early America
Joyce Appleby 1994-95 UCLA professor ASECS The First Generation of Americans
Patricia Crain 1997-98 Princeton University assistant professor ASECS The Story of A: Alphabetization and American Literature from The New England Primer to The Scarlet Letter
Albrecht Koschnik 2009-10 Library Company of Philadelphia fellow ASECS American Conceptions of Civil Society, 1750-1850
Jeffrey Walker 1992-93 Oklahoma State University associate professor ASECS Collegiate Literary Culture in Eighteenth-Century America

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