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
Matthew Wittmann 2005-6 University of Michigan PhD. Candidate Peterson American Popular Culture and the Pacific World in the Nineteenth-Century
Timothy Helwig 2005-6 University of Maryland PhD. Candidate Peterson Race, Nativism, and the Making of Class in Antebellum City-Mysteries
Lisa Brooks 2001-2 Cornell University PhD. Candidate Peterson Recovering the Voices of Our Ancestors
Jennifer Ann Greenhill 2005-6 Yale University PhD. Candidate AHPCS The Plague of Jocularity: Art, Humor, and the American Social Body, 1863-1906
Kyle Roberts 2005-6 University of Pennsylvania PhD. Candidate Reese Writing the Evangelical Subject: Religious Periodicals and Biographies in New York City, 1830-1860
Benjamin Carp 2001-2 University of Virginia PhD. Candidate Peterson Cityscapes and Revolution: Urban Spaces and Revolutionary Mobilization in North America, 1740-1790
Michael Carter 2005-6 University of Southern California PhD. Candidate Botein Mathew Carey and the Public Emergence of Roman Catholicism in the United States, 1789-1839
David Waldstreicher 1992-93 Yale PhD. Candidate Peterson Nationalism and Celebration in Post-Revolutionary America, 1780-1836
Todd Gernes 1990-91 Brown University PhD, candidate Hiatt Schoolgirls: Young Women's Literary Culture, Political Expression, and the Aesthetics of Affiliation in Nineteenth-Century America
Trenton Jones 2014-15 The Johns Hopkins University PhD in History Hench Deprived of their Liberty': Enemy Prisoners and the Culture of War in Revolutionary America
Catherine Thompson 2006-7 University of Connecticut PhD candidate Peterson From Autonomy to Dependency?: Patient-Physician Relations, 1750-1850
Colin McCoy 1998-99 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign PhD candidate Peterson Partisans and Pamphleteers: The Literature of Persuasion in Jacksonian America, 1820-1845
Lily Santoro 2007-8 University of Delaware PhD candidate Peterson "The Science of God's Creation: Popular Science and Christianity in the Early Republic"
Elizabeth Eager 2015-16 Harvard University PhD candidate Drawn to Art Drawing Machines: The Mechanics of Art in the Early Republic
William Astore 1994-95 Oxford University PhD candidate RA Observing God: Thomas Dick (1774-1857), Religion and Popular Astronomy in Great Britain and America, 1823-57
Jeffrey Kaja 2008-9 University of Michigan PhD candidate Peterson "From Rivers to Roads: Economic Development and the Evolution of Transportation Systems in Early Pennsylvania, 1675-1800."
Catherine Brekus 1991-92 Yale University PhD candidate Hiatt Female Preaching and Evangelical Religion inAmerica, 1740-1840
John Huffman 2009-10 Harvard University PhD candidate Peterson Documents of Identity in the Early Republic
Emahunn Campbell 2013-14 University of Massachusetts - Amherst PhD candidate Peterson The Construction of the Black Criminal
Matthew Bahar 2010-11 University of Oklahoma PhD candidate Legacy People of the Dawnland and their Atlantic World
Dominique Zino 2011-12 CUNY Graduate Center PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture 'On a Certain Blindness': The Visionary Aesthetics of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emily Dickinson, William James, and Henry James
Bridget Ford 1998-99 UC Davis PhD candidate Legacy People of Sorrow , Childern of Grace: Race and Religion in the Antebellum West
Mairin Odle 2012-13 New York University PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture Stories Written on the Body: Cross-Cultural Markings in the North American Atlantic, 1600-1830
Katherine Grant 1994-95 Yale University PhD candidate Peterson The Lyceum Movement in America, 1826-1890
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"
Beverly Held 1980-81 University of Michigan PhD candidate Hiatt American Festivals--The Early Republican
Cassandra Berman 2015-16 Brandeis University PhD candidate Peterson Motherhood, the Law, and the Court of Public Opinion: Contesting Maternity in Nineteenth-Century America
Joseph Stubenrauch 2008-9 Indiana University PhD candidate Last "Faith in Goods: Religion and the Consumer Revolution."
Kelly Ross 2009-10 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture Marks and Traces: The Prehistory of the Detective Story
Scott Casper 1990-91 Yale University PhD candidate Peterson The Cultural and Literary Contexts of Antebellum Campaign Biography and Children's Biography
Lawrence Rosenwald 1976-77 Columbia University PhD candidate Daniels Analysis of colonial New England Diaries
Mary Beth Sievens 1995-96 Boston University PhD candidate Peterson Stray Wives: Marital Expectations and Conflict in Vermont 1790-1830
Matthew Amato 2011-12 University of Southern California PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture Exposing Humanity: Photographic Dimensions of American Slavery, Antislavery, and Emancipation, 1840s to 1870s
Alice Fahs 1991-92 New York University PhD candidate Hiatt Publishing the Civil War: Northern Publishers and the Literary Marketplace of War
Bernell Tripp 1991-92 University of Alabama PhD candidate Botein The Nineteenth-Century Black Press
Candice Harrison 2006-7 Emory University PhD candidate Peterson The Politics of Exchange in Philadelphia's Public Markets, 1770-1859
Charles Wetherell 1978-79 University of New Hampshire PhD candidate Daniels A Social History of the Early American Press
Patrick Luck 2012-13 Johns Hopkins University PhD candidate Peterson The Creation of a Deep South: Making the Sugar and Cotton Revolutions in the Lower Mississippi Valley, 1790-1825
Jennifer Hughes 2007-8 Emory University PhD candidate Last "Telling Laughter: A Cultural History of American Humor, 1830-1900"
Catherine Haulman 1999-00 Cornell University PhD candidate Peterson The Empire's New Clothes: The Politics of Dress in America, 1765-1820
Amy Sopcak-Joseph 2015-16 University of Connecticut PhD candidate Last The Lives and Times of Godey's Lady's Book, 1830-1877
Holly Heinzer 2000-1 Yale University PhD candidate Peterson On the Move: The Means and Meanings of Travel in Northeastern America, 1750-1850
Shana Klein 2013-14 Univeristy of New Mexico PhD candidate AHPCS The Fruits of Empire: Contextualizing Food in Still-Life Representation, 1850-1900
Vivian Conger 1989-90 Cornell University PhD candidate Hiatt Being Weak of Body but Firm of Mind and Memory: Widowhood in Colonial America, 1630-1750
Erik Seeman 1992-93 University of Michigan PhD candidate Hiatt Laity, Clergy, and the Shaping of Popular Religious Culture in New England, 1720-1770
Joanne Dobson 2004-05 UC Berkeley PhD candidate Baron research for a historical novel set in New York City
Nancy Hagedorn 1987-88 College of William and Mary PhD candidate Peterson Mediating the Exchange of Cultures: Interpreters among the Iroquois, 1664-1775
Nancy Isenberg 1987-88 University of Wisconsin, Madison PhD candidate Hiatt `Co-Equality of the Sexes': The Feminist and Religious Discourse of the Nineteenth-Century Woman's Rights Movement in America, 1848-60
Kelly Sisson 2008-9 University of Michigan PhD candidate Peterson "King Corn in American Culture, 1862-1936."
Wendy Roberts 2009-10 Northwestern University PhD candidate Peterson Revival Poetry and the Formation of the Evangelical Ear in Eighteenth-Century America


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