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
Jonathan Sassi 1999-00 College of Staten Island/CUNY assistant professor ASECS Clerical Communities and the Religious Public Sphere
David Silverman 2010-11 George Washington University associate professor ASECS Thundersticks: Firearms and the Transformation of Native America
Laurie Kahn 1992-93 Watertown, MA independent filmmaker ASECS A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard (film adaptation)
Tess Taylor 2006 Hofstra Adjunct Professor Baron Book of poems titled The Family Chest
Charles Hirshberg 2005 New York, NY Writer Baron Vistas of Destiny: Thomas Wentworth Higginson in Worcester
Lauren Yee 2009 San Francisco, CA playwright Baron research for interdisciplinary play exploring the concept of "performing racial identity in America"
Emily Laurance 2001 North Carolina at Chapel Hill Harpist, Academic Advisor Baron Research sacred music and theatrical songs in early nineteenth century America
Honoree Jeffers 2009 Norman, OK poet Baron research for book of poems titled "The Art of Mastering" whose centerpiece is a series about Phillis Wheatley, which imagines her interior life
Suzanne Rivecca 2010 San Francisco, CA fiction writer Baron research for a novel about Walt Whitman's sojourn by boat to New Orleans with his teenage brother, Jeff
Matt Dellinger 2016 nonfiction writer and digital archivist Baron The Brooklyn 14th Regiment
Wendy Call 2010 Seattle, WA writer, non-fiction Baron research for series of literary essays about the grieving process
Catherine Sasanov 2016 poet Baron Markd Y (Archives and Invocations)
Cam Terwilliger 2011 Somerville, MA fiction writer Baron research for novel, Yet Wilderness Grew in Our Hearts, set in northeastern colonies during the Frech and Indian War
Amy Brill 2005 Brooklyn, NY writer Baron The Observations, a fictional account of a female astronomer in the early 1800s Nantucket
Lisa Hayes 2011 Bowie, MD playwright Baron research on Colonial America just before the Revolutionary War to be used in writing two museum theater plays for the Accokeek Foundation's Natonal Colonial Farm, a living history museum in Maryland
Sara Smith 2015 Greenfield, MA choreographer Baron research for a movement-theatre piece about the life and work of a fictional 19th century geologist and prophet
Jeanne Schinto 2015 Andover, MA non-fiction writer and journalist Baron research for 3-part series about the Walpole Society
Catherine Reid 2012 Asheville, NC writer, essayist Baron research for extended work of creative nonfiction tentatively titled "13 Travels with William Bartram" on the life and writings of William Bartram (1739-1823), author of "Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida
David Roderick 2003 Poet Baron Blue Colonial, a collection of poems on the cultural interaction between the colonists and the Wampanoag tribe in the early seventeenth-century
Deborah Brevoort 2012 North Bergen, NJ playwright Baron research for historical play about George and Martha Washington and the role of fashion in the shaping of the American identity
Joann Mazzio 2000 Pinos Altos, NM writer Baron Fremont Expeditions in the 1840's
Melissa Range 2013 Columbia, MO poet Baron research for poetry project about the abolitionist movement, tentatively titled "Emanicipator"
Robert Shuster 2006 Yorktown Heights, NY Writer Baron America's culture of war and the military in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, for his non-fiction book The Indestructible Soldier
R. Sikoryak 2006 New York, NY Cartoonist Baron Comic Strip Adaptation of Moby Dick
Lynn Thomson 2013 New York, NY dramaturg, theater director Baron research for for play tittled "The Time Traveler's Trip to Niagara Falls"
Gino DiIorio 2007 New York, NY playwright Baron research into life of Edmund Ross, southern politician who cast the deciding vote, insuring that President Andrew Johnson would be spared impeachment
Heidi Durrow 2007 Los Angeles, CA fiction writer Baron research for novel about Miss Lala, famous strongwoman, circus aerialist and acrobat of the Victorian era
Joanne Dobson 2004-05 UC Berkeley PhD candidate Baron research for a historical novel set in New York City
Holly Wendt 2014 Casper, WY novelist Baron research for novel about Capt Samuel "Black Sam" Bellamy, set between 1714-1716
Debra Gwartney 2008 Eugene, OR non-fitction writer Baron research of book on Narcissa Prentiss Whitman, the first European woman to cross the Rocky Mountains in 1836
Margaret Rozga 2014 Milwaukee, WI poet Baron research for collection of poems inspired by the life of Jessie Benton Fremont
Britta Sjogren 2003 San Francisco State University Assistant Professor Baron A Chain of Windows
Martha Carlson-Bradley 2008 Hillsborough, NH poet Baron research for collection of poems, New England Primer
James Thomas Stevens 2004 SUNY-Fredonia Assistant Professor Baron Research on the Stockbridge Indian community and school
Ginger Strand 2006 New York, NY Non-fiction writer Baron Nonfiction work on Niagara Falls
Robert St George 1981-82 University of Pennsylvania PhD candidate Boni Popular Literature and Reading in Massachusetts, 1640-1720
James Green 1986-87 Library Company of Philadelphia associate librarian Boni The Book Distribution Network of Mathew Carey, 1785-1820
John Canup 1990-91 Texas A&M University assistant professor Boni New England Culture and the Pacific
Sherry Sullivan 1987-88 Universit of Alabama, Birmingham assistant professor Boni Noble Savage Iconography in 19th Century Giftbooks
Menahem Blondheim 1987-88 Harvard University PhD candidate Boni The News Frontier
Charles Clark 1985-86 University of New Hampshire professor emeritus Boni The Public Prints: An Essay in Anglo-American JournalisticOrigins
Michael Hackenberg 1986-87 University of Chicago assistant professor Boni The Subscription Publishing Phenomenon; William Still's Selling of The Underground Railroad in Philadelphia; The Firm of Deming and Francis in Wethersfield, Conn; The Career of Robert Sears of New York
Ronald Labuz 1991-92 Mohawk Valley Community College professor Boni American Graphic Design, 1830-70
Lewis Leary 1980-81 University of North Carolina William Rand Kenan, Jr. professor Boni Lectures in the United States, 1783-1829
Isabelle Lehuu 1988-89 Cornell University PhD candidate Boni The New Readers in Antebellum America
Ronald Zboray 1983-84 Pace Adjunct Professor in social science Boni A Fictive People: Antebellum Economic Development and the Reading Public for American Novels, 1837-57
Robert Winans 1984-85 Wayne State University assistant professor Boni Checklist of Catalogues of Books printed in 18th-century American Newspapers
Richard Simmons 1982-83 Birmingham College reader Boni British Imprints Relating to North America, 1621-1760
Gregory Nobles 1991-92 Georgia Institute of Technology associate professor Boni Straight Lines and Stability: The Imposition of Order on the Early American Frontier
Katy Chiles 2014-15 University of Tennessee Assistant Professor of English Botein Raced Collaboration: The Idea of Authorship and Early African American and Native American Literature


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