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
Ben Mutschler 1996-97 Columbia University PhD candidate Peterson Cultures of Sickness, Cultures of Health: Illness in New England, 1690-1820
Valerie McKito 2007-8 Texas Tech University PhD candidate Peterson "In the Shadow of Victory: Loyalists in the Aftermath of the Revolution"
Richard Gildrie 1983-84 Austin Peay State professor Peterson New England Clerics and Popular Civility, 1679-1740
Marina Moskowitz 2005-6 University of Glasgow assistant professor Peterson Seed Money: The Economies of Horticulture in 19th-Century America
Nicole Eustace 2008-9 New York University assistant professor Peterson "War Ardor: Sex and Sentiment in the War of 1812."
Russell Martin 1992-93 University of Virginia PhD candidate Peterson Almanacs of the Southern States, 1732-1860
Robert Naeher 2006-7 Emma Willard School chair Peterson Puritan Prayer, Expressive Voice, and the Shaping of Identity
Sean Trainor 2013-14 Pennsylvania State University PhD candidate Peterson Men's Grooming Advertisements and the Making of the White Male Body
Alan Ruffman 1997-98 Geomarine Associates Ltd president Peterson Historic Meterology and the 1775 Hurricane
Lynne Bassett 2004-5 independent scholar Peterson "American Whole-Cloth Quilts: A Study of Regional Innovation, Refinement, and Domestic Production"
Candy Brown 1998-99 Harvard University PhD candidate Peterson Salt to the World: A Cultural History of Evangelical Reading, Writing, and Publishing Practices in Mid-Nineteenth-Century America
Heather Nathans 1998-99 Tufts University PhD candidate Peterson Avoiding Party Matters: The Boston Theatre Rivalriesof the 1790's
James Rixey Ruffin 1998-99 Delaware Ph.D. Candidate Peterson William Bentley and the Politics of Rational Religion, 1783-1800
Mary Beth Sievens 1995-96 Boston University PhD candidate Peterson Stray Wives: Marital Expectations and Conflict in Vermont 1790-1830
Stephen Mihm 2001-2 New York University PhD candidate Peterson The Alchemists: Counterfeiters and Counterfeiting in Antebellum America
Cassandra Berman 2015-16 Brandeis University PhD candidate Peterson Motherhood, the Law, and the Court of Public Opinion: Contesting Maternity in Nineteenth-Century America
Anthony Szczesiul 2005-6 University of Massachusetts - Lowell associate professor Peterson Reconstructing 'Southern Hospitality': Print Culture and the Invention of a Cultural Fiction
Erin Forbes 2008-9 Princeton University PhD candidate Peterson "Popular Crime Writing and the Publications of David Walker and Edgar Allan Poe."
Karen Halttunen 1995-96 UC Davis professor Peterson Jacob's Pillows: Natural History and Memory in the Making of New England
Peter Martin 1995-96 Emory College PhD candidate Peterson Forgotten Immigrant Church: The French-Canadian Religious Identity in New England
Margaret Nash 2006-7 University of California, Riverdale assistant professor Peterson Higher Education for Women and the Formation of Gender, Class, and Race Identity in the United States, 1840-1875
Carolyn Eastman 1997-98 Johns Hopkins University PhD candidate Peterson A Nation of Speechiers: Oratory, Print, and the Making of Gendered American Public, 1780-1850
Susan Ryan 1997-98 UNC, Chapel Hill PhD candidate Peterson Race and the Language Benevolence in Antebellum America
Joseph Bonica 2009-10 Middle Tennessee State University visiting assistant professor Peterson Open Secrets: The Cultural Politics of Secrecy and the Formation of the Early American Republic
David Waldstreicher 1992-93 Yale PhD. Candidate Peterson Nationalism and Celebration in Post-Revolutionary America, 1780-1836
Phyllis Cole 2004-5 Penn State Delaware County professor Peterson "Feminist Writers and the Periodical Press in Antebellum America"
Sarah Purcell 2007-8 Grinnell College associate professor Peterson The Politics of Mourning and the U.S. Civil War
Jean Silver-Isenstadt 1995-96 University of Pennsylvania PhD candidate Peterson Pure Pleasure: The Shared Life and Work of Mary S Gove Nichols and Thomas Low Nichols in American Health Reform
Stephen Berry 2015-16 Simmons College associate professor Peterson Importing the Exotic: Early American Maritime Encounters with World Religions
Wendy Warren 2005-6 Yale University PhD. Candidate Peterson African Slavery in New England, 1638-1700
Ellen Garvey 2008-9 New Jersey City University associate professor Peterson "Book, Paper, Scissors: Scrapbooks Remake American Print Culture."
Phillip Troutman 1997-98 University of Virginia PhD candidate Peterson Geographies of Family and Market: Enslaved Migration in Antebellum Virginia and Washington, DC
Martha Schoolman 2006-7 Miami University assistant professor Peterson American Abolitionist Geographies
Jennifer Egloff 2009-10 New York University PhD candidate Peterson Popular Numeracy in Early Modern England and British North America
Kent Walgren 1995-96 Salt Lake City, Utah Assistant Attorney General Peterson Bibliography of American Masonic and Antimasonic Imprints, 1734-1850
Michael Joseph 1997-98 Rutgers University librarian Peterson McLoughlin Bros, 1858-1878
David Gellman 2004-5 DePauw University assistant professor Peterson "Liberty's Legacy: The Jay Family and the Problems of American Freedom"
Aaron Sachs 2007-8 Cornell University assistant professor Peterson "Death and Life in the American Environment: Radical Arcadias of the Nineteenth Century"
Joanne Wegner 2014-15 University of Minnesota Ph.D. Candidate in History Peterson Captive Economies: Commodified Bodies in Colonial New England, 1630-1763
Daniel Wewers 2005-6 Harvard University PhD. Candidate Peterson Divisible Under God: American Religion, Politics, and the Idea of Secession, 1783-1833
Jonathan Cook 1998-99 Peterson The Apocalyptic Imagination in the American Renaissance
Katherine Preston 1985-86 CUNY PhD candidate Peterson Traveling Opera Troupes in the United States, 1830-65
Robert Gunn 2008-9 The University of Texas at El Paso assistant professor Peterson "Ethnology and Empire: John Russell Bartlett and the U.S./Mexico Borderlands."
Russell Handsman 1993-94 Litchfield, CT independent scholar Peterson Challenging the Silences in New England History: John Milton Earle and the Indian People of Massachusetts
Eric Stoykovich 2006-7 University of Virginia, Charlottesville PhD candidate Peterson Live Stock Nation: How Farm Animals Domesticated the Northern United States during the Early Republic, 1794-1876
John Huffman 2009-10 Harvard University PhD candidate Peterson Documents of Identity in the Early Republic
Julie Winch 1987-88 University of Massachusetts, Boston assistant professor Peterson American Free Black and Emigration to Haiti in the 1820's
Vicki Hsueh 2004-5 Western Washington University assistant professor Peterson "Hybrid Constitutionalism: Negotiating Constitutions and Cultures in the Proprietary Colonies, 1625-1690"
Lily Santoro 2007-8 University of Delaware PhD candidate Peterson "The Science of God's Creation: Popular Science and Christianity in the Early Republic"
Janice Simon 1993-94 University of Georgia assistant professor Peterson The Forest Interior in American Painting, 1840-00

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