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 Ranksort ascending Fellowship Awarded Title of Project
Neal Salisbury 1995-96 Smith College professor AAS-NEH From Frontier to Society: Natives, Settlers and the Transformation of Southern New Engand
Francoise Basch 1983-84 University of Paris professor Haven Critics of the Family in Mid-19th Century America
Alan Taylor 2000-1 University of California, Davis professor Mellon Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence The Divided Ground: The Northern Borderland (U.S. and Canada) in the Wake of the American Revolution
Jay Fliegelman 1998-99 Stanford University professor Mellon Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence Storied Associations: Books from Important American Libraries, 1650-1860, and the Tales they Tell
Joan Radner 2001-02 American Professor Mellon Performing the Paper: Rural Intellectual Life in Postbellum Northern New England
Joyce Appleby 1994-95 UCLA professor ASECS The First Generation of Americans
Nancy Siegel 2017-18 Towson University professor Peterson Political Appetites: Revolution, Taste, and Culinary Activism in the Early Republic
Barbara Meldrum 1990-91 University of Iowa professor AAS-NEH Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Dynamics of Nineteenth-Century American Progress
Gesa Mackenthun 2006-7 University of Rostock professor Peterson The Conquest of Antiquity: Geographical Discovery and Romantic Scholarship in the USA
Charlene Lewis 2017-18 Kalamazoo College professor Legacy The Traitor's Wife: Peggy Arnold and Revolutionary America
Annie Bissett 2015 Northampton, MA printmaker Jay and Deborah Last research for a project about the spirituality/religiosity of American national identity
Alan Ruffman 1997-98 Geomarine Associates Ltd president Peterson Historic Meterology and the 1775 Hurricane
Marco Marin 2013-14 University of Trieste postdoctural fellow Peterson The Political Catechisms for Schools and Children in the United State (1790-1850)
Tara Bynum 2016-17 Rutgers University Postdoctoral fellow in English AAS-NEH Reading Pleasures
William Coleman 2015-16 Washington University in St. Louis Postdoctoral Fellow Last Domestic Bliss: The Artist and the Country House in Nineteenth-Century America
Adam Shapiro 2011-12 University of Wisconsin-Madison postdoctoral fellow Reese William Paley and the Natural Theology Tradition in America
Kenneth Haltman 1993-94 Bryn Mawr College postdoctoral fellow Peterson The Invention of Ethnographic Portraiture
Natasha Hurley 2008-9 University of Alberta postdoctoral fellow ASECS "The Child of Circulation in American Literature: The Case of Robinson Crusoe."
Edward Rugemer 2006-7 Boston College postdoctoral fellow Tracy The Problem of Emancipation: The United States and Britain's Abolition of Slavery
Gillian Osborne 2015-16 University of California, Berkeley postdoctoral Packer Henry David Thoreau and Antebellum Botany
Britt Rusert 2011-12 Temple University postdoc fellow Peterson Experiments in Freedom: Black Popular Science and the Struggle against Slavery
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
Lukas Etter 2016-17 University of Siegen Post-doctoral Research Fellow Ebeling ’Word Problems’: Popular and Educational Discourses on Mathematics in the Pre-Civil War United States
Richard John 1994-95 University of Illinois at Chicago, Associate professor of History post-doctoral fellow and assistant professor RA Visions of Enterprise: The Political Origins of the Modern Communications Infrastructure in the United States, 1837-17
Molly Hardy 2012-13 Southwestern University post-doc fellow NEMLA Imperial Authorship and Eighteenth-Century Transatlantic Literary Production
Nancy Vieira Couto 1995 Poet and freelance editor/consultant, Ithaca, NY Artist Book of Poems and Prose Pieces on America Vesspucci
Brian Teare 2011 San Francisco, CA poet Hearst research for inter-disciplinary project including poetry and photographs, with focus on spirit photography and spiritualism
Margaret Rozga 2014 Milwaukee, WI poet Baron research for collection of poems inspired by the life of Jessie Benton Fremont
Ansel Elkins 2012 Greensboro, NC poet Hearst research for book-length collection of poems about private lives of 19th-century conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker and Millie-Christine McKoy
Robert Strong 2009 Canton, NY poet Hearst research for book-length work of poetry set in the years leading to King Philip's War title "Bright Advent"
Kathryn Nuernberger 2010 Glouster, OH poet Hearst research for a collection of poems titled "Curiosities," which merges poetic and academic impulses through special attention to performance art from the 19th century as well as games, plays, and librettos
Martha Carlson-Bradley 2008 Hillsborough, NH poet Baron research for collection of poems, New England Primer
Geoffrey Brock 2001-2 Tallahassee, FL poet Hearst Poems based on American Historical Events
Melissa Range 2013 Columbia, MO poet Baron research for poetry project about the abolitionist movement, tentatively titled "Emanicipator"
Kelle Groom 2011 New Smyrna Beach, FL poet Hearst research for memoir about Thomas Greenough, the last surviving Wampanoag Indian on the Bass River reservation in South Yarmouth, MA
Linwood Rumney 2017 Cincinnati, Ohio Poet Baron Research for a collection of poems entitled “Discrepant Means”
Catherine Sasanov 2016 poet Baron Markd Y (Archives and Invocations)
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
Shana Youngdahl 2017 Farmington, Maine Poet Hearst Research for poems about women in the early New England tin ware industry
Sean Hill 2010 Bemidji, MN poet Hearst research for series of poems about two African American men who immigrated with their families from Milledgeville, GA to Liberia in the 1870s
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
Arielle Ballard 2017 Brockton, Massachusetts Poet Hearst Research on interactions between black and indigenous people for a full-length book of poetry
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
Sarah Stern 2014 Red Hook, NY playwright Hearst research for play tentatively called "The Spectator," which deals with the intersection of politics and theatre in New York City during the 1730s
Aubrey Wertheim 1996 Oberlin, Ohio playwright Artist A Full Length One Woman Show about Fanny Fern, the First Female American Columnist
Lauren Yee 2009 San Francisco, CA playwright Baron research for interdisciplinary play exploring the concept of "performing racial identity in America"
Lavonne Mueller 2003 Chicago, IL Playwright Hearst A Collection of Short One-Story Plays About Six Notable American Women, Abigail Adams, Dolly Madison, Sacagawea, Lucy Stone, Harriet Tubman, and Martha Washington
Jeffrey Hatcher 1995 Minneapolis, MN playwright Artist Sockdology, a Play about the Actors in the Play Our American Cousin
Thomas Dunn 1998 Henniker, New Hampshire playwright Artist Research for a play about Winslow Homer and his early career,1856-1875
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

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