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
Sally Griffith 1992-93 Villanova University associate professor Peterson Boosterism in Nineteenth-Century American Newspapers
Krystyn Moon 2000-1 Johns Hopkins University PhD candidate Peterson From 'John Chinaman' to 'Japanese Sandman': China and Japan in American Music, 1850-1920
Melissa Homestead 1996-97 University of Pennsylvania PhD candidate Peterson Imperfect Title: Nineteenth-Century AmericanWomen Authors and Literary Property
Kelly Wisecup 2014-15 University of North Texas Assistant Professor of English Peterson Objects of Encounter
Paul Foos 1996-97 Yale University PhD candidate Peterson Mexican Wars, 1835-1853: Manifest Destiny and American Society
Gillian Avery 1985-86 author Peterson The American Pattern of Childhood
Catherine Kelly 1999-00 University of Oklahoma assistant professor Peterson Things Useful and Ornamental: Gender, Culture, and Gentility in the Bourgeois Republic
Michael Bellesiles 1992-93 Emory University assistant professor Peterson The Origins of American Gun Culture, 1760-1840
Robert Gross 1984-85 Amherst College associate professor Peterson The Ideology of Print: The Book and Social Change in America
Steven Stoll 1998-99 Yale University assistant professor Peterson Larding the Lean Earth: Agriculture and he Environment in America, 1800-1850
JoAnne Thomas 2000-1 Western Michigan University PhD candidate Peterson Good Bye, Old Arm': Songs of the Civil War
Marcus Daniel 1992-93 Princeton University PhD candidate Peterson Ribaldry and Billingsgate: Popular Journalism and Political Culture in the Early Republic
Betsy Homsher 1998-99 UC Santa Barbara PhD candidate Peterson The Diaries of Sally Ripley Stearns
Cindy Lobel 1999-00 CUNY Graduate Center PhD candidate Peterson Consuming Classes: Food, Eating, and Images of Consumption in the United States, 1790-1860
Jeffrey Groves 1995-96 Harvey Mudd College Ref: Professor Michael Winship, UT Austin associate professor Peterson Ticknor and Fields: Literary Promotion and American Canon Formation, 1840-1865
Edward Andrews 2007-8 University of New Hampshire PhD candidate Peterson "Saints our of Savages: Native American and African Missionaries, 1750-1775"
Benjamind Bascom 2014-15 University of IL, Urbana-Champaign Ph.D. Candidate in English Peterson State Affects and Republican Properties: Feeling Wrongly in the Early United States
William van Arragon 2000-01 Indiana University PhD candidate Peterson Cotton Mather in American Cultural Memory, 1728-1892
Martin Burke 1994-95 University College, Galway, Ireland lecturer Peterson Signs of the Cross: Protestants, Catholics, and the Construction of Religious Identities in America, 1700-00
Cathy Davidson 1984-85 Michigan State University associate professor Peterson The Origins of American Fiction
Stephen Middleton 1994-95 North Carolina State University associate professor Peterson The Black Laws of Ohio
Ruma Chopra 2006-7 University of California at Davis PhD candidate Peterson Loyalist Persuasions: New York City, 1776-1783
Kathryn Mudgett 1999-00 Northeastern University PhD candidate Peterson Dana, Melville, Justice Story, and the Law and Literature of the Sea
Laura Schiavo 1999-00 George Washington University PhD candidate Peterson A Collection of Endless Extent and Beauty': Stereographs, Perception, Taste, and the American Middle Class
Philip Gura 1989-90 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill William S. Newman Distinguished Professor Peterson The Reverend Nathan Fiske and the Cultural Transformation of Central Massachusetts
Amanda Bilby 2007-8 Johns Hopkins University PhD candidate Peterson "Letters, Recipes, and Gifts: Exploring Transatlantic Female Alliances within the Pollard and Salisbury Families"
Clare Lyons 1992-93 Yale University PhD candidate Peterson Sex Among the 'Rabble': Gender Transitions in the Age of the Revolution, Philadelphia 1750-1830
Martha Burns 1993-94 Brown University PhD candidate Peterson A Piano in the Parlor: Music and Gentility in America 1790-1860
Eleanor McConnell 2006-07 Brandeis Ph.D. Candidate Peterson A Scarce Plenty: Economics, Citizenship, and Opportunity in Revolutionary New Jersey, 1760-1820
Polly Ha 2006-7 University of Cambridge PhD candidate Peterson The Decalogue and Formation of Denomination
Robert Wright 1999-00 Temple University visiting assistant professor Peterson Early American Finance: Revolution, Integration, Expansion
Molly Berger 1993-94 Case Western Reserve University PhD candidate Peterson The Modern Hotel in America, 1829-29
Philip Gura 1998-99 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill William S. Newman Distinguished Professor Peterson America's Instrument: The 19th Century Banjo
Linford Fisher 2007-8 Harvard University PhD candidate Peterson "The Politics of Conversion: Indian Agency, Religious Change, and Race in Southern New England, 1736-1775"
RJ Boutelle 2014-15 Vanderbil University Ph.D. Candidate in English Peterson Transamerican Visions of Freedom and the Circuits of U.S. Abolitionism
Franciszek Lyra 1989-90 M Curie-Sklodowska, Univ of Poland senior lecturer Peterson Revising the Canon of the First Two Centuries of American Literature
Andrew Burstein 1997-98 University of Northern Iowa assistant professor Peterson Sentimental Democracy: The Evolution ofAmerica’s Romantic Self-Image
Rosalind Remer 1988-89 UCLA PhD candidate Peterson Philadelphia Publishers in the New Republic
Phyllis Hunter 1992-93 College of William and Mary PhD candidate Peterson Ship of Wealth: New England Merchants, Colonial Capitalism, and the Rhetoric of Money
Marla Miller 1994-95 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill PhD candidate Peterson `My Daily Bread Depends Upon My Labor': Gender and Artisanry in Early America
Candice Harrison 2006-7 Emory University PhD candidate Peterson The Politics of Exchange in Philadelphia's Public Markets, 1770-1859
Karl Kroeger 1987-88 University of Colorado, Boulder music librarian Peterson The Complete Works of William Billings
Susan Branson 2011-12 Syracuse University associate professor Peterson Animal Magnetism: Science and Pseudo-science in American Society, 1800-1860
Kariann Yokota 1999-00 University of California, Los Angeles PhD candidate Peterson A Culture of Insecurity: The Early Republic as a Post-Colonial Nation, 1789-1830
Christopher Clark 1990-91 Peterson To Live in the Common Cause: Communal and Cooperative Groups in Nineteenth-Century America
Jonathan Gross 2007-8 DePaul University professor Peterson "Thomas Jefferson's Scrapbooks: Prose Clippings"
Claudia Bushman 1991-92 independent scholar Peterson America Discovers Columbus
Michael West 1985-86 University of Pittsburgh professor Peterson Thoreau and the Search for the language of Nature, 1690-1865'
Natasha Lightfoot 2006-7 New York University PhD candidate Peterson Race, Class, and Resistance: The Aftermath of Emancipation in Antigua, 1831-1858
Benjamin Cooper 2011-12 Washington University in St Louis lecturer Peterson Writing American Soldiers: Nineteenth-Century Varieties of Military Experience


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