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
Michael Sappol 1996-97 Columbia University PhD candidate Peterson Singing the Body Electric
Jill Lepore 1993-94 Yale University PhD candidate Peterson Commemorating Cruelty: Writing and Remembering King Philip's War, 1675-76
Philip Gura 2002-3 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor Peterson Guitars for all America: C.F. Martin (1796-1873) and the 19th Century Music Trade
David Blight 1996-97 Amherst College associate professor Peterson Reunion and Race: the Civil War in American Memory, 1870-15
Mary McCarl 1987-88 Boston University PhD candidate Peterson More Confessions of Thomas Shepard's Cambridge Parishioners, 1648-49
Nancy Isenberg 2003-4 University of Tulsa associate professor Peterson The Sexual Politics of Aaron Burr
Gretchen Adams 2000-1 University of New Hampshire PhD candidate Peterson The Specter of Salem in American Culture
Elisabeth Nichols 1997-98 University of New Hampshire PhD candidate Peterson Pray Don't Tell Anybody That I Write Politics': Private Reflections and Public Admonitions in the Early Republic
Brandon Johnson 2002-3 University of Chicago PhD candidate Peterson Spirits on the Stage: Public Mediums, Spiritualist Theater, and American Culture, 1848 -1893
Brian Luskey 2003-4 Emory University PhD candidate Peterson The Marginal Men: Clerks and the Meanings of Class in Nineteenth-Century America
Rachel Wheeler 1996-97 Yale University PhD candidate Peterson Forgotten Conversation: The Indian European Negotiation of Religion in the Eighteenth Century Northeast
Karen O'Brien 2001-02 Northwestern Ph.D. Candidate Peterson Making the Personal Political: Religion, Obligation and Identity in the American Revolution
Howard Chudacoff 2000-1 Brown University professor Peterson Children and Their Styles of Play, 1750-1880
David Anthony 1996-97 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor PhD candidate Peterson Scandalous Aesthetics: Masculine Emotion and the Birth of the Public Sphere in Antebellum America
Wendy Greenhouse 1987-88 Yale University PhD candidate Peterson Tudors and Stuarts in Antebellum America
Lisa Brooks 2001-2 Cornell University PhD. Candidate Peterson Recovering the Voices of Our Ancestors
Rachel Lin 2002-3 Brown University PhD candidate Peterson The Rhode Island Slave Traders and their Communities, 1750-1807
Curtis Hinsley 1986-87 Colgate University associate professor Peterson Anthropology in Boston, 1860-20
Colin McCoy 1998-99 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign PhD candidate Peterson Partisans and Pamphleteers: The Literature of Persuasion in Jacksonian America, 1820-1845
Rebecca McNulty 2003-4 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign PhD candidate Peterson Education for Empire: Manual Labor, Civilization, and the Family in Nineteenth-Century American Missionary Education
Paul Foos 1996-97 Yale University PhD candidate Peterson Mexican Wars, 1835-1853: Manifest Destiny and American Society
Shane White 1990-91 University of Sydney lecturer Peterson Black Festivals in the United States, 1750-1860
Katherine Chavigny 1993-94 University of Chicago PhD candidate Peterson American Confessions: The Formation of Antebellum Addiction Narratives
Joseph Cullon 2000-1 University of Wisconsin, Madison PhD candidate Peterson The Work of Many Hands: Ships and the Economic Culture of Early New England
Sally Griffith 1992-93 Villanova University associate professor Peterson Boosterism in Nineteenth-Century American Newspapers
Thomas Brown 1990-91 University of Detroit Mercy assistant professor Peterson The Routinization of Charisma in the Early Democratic Part
W Lhamon 1998-99 Florida State University George M. Harper professor Peterson Jump Jim Crow: Plays, Lyrics, and Street Prose of the First Atlantic Popular Culture
Joycelyn Moody 2002-3 Hamilton College Chair, Women's Studies Peterson Silent Language: Enslaved Women and the Production of Literature without Literacy
Joseph Rainer 1995-96 University of Mississippi visiting instructor Peterson Peddler Folklore in Southern Almanacs
Melissa Homestead 1996-97 University of Pennsylvania PhD candidate Peterson Imperfect Title: Nineteenth-Century AmericanWomen Authors and Literary Property
Scott Miltenberger 2003-4 University of California, Davis PhD candidate Peterson All Gotham's Creatures: Animals and the Middle Class in New York City, 1783-1898
Drew Lopenzina 2014-15 Old Dominion University Assistant Professor of English Peterson Cultural Biography of William Apess
Pamela Schirmeister 1994-95 New York University assistant professor Peterson A Cultural Biography of James Fenimore Cooper
Jacqueline Goldsby 2000-1 Cornell University assistant professor Peterson A Spectacular Secret: The cultural Logic of Lynching in American Literature and Life
Susan Branson 2011-12 Syracuse University associate professor Peterson Animal Magnetism: Science and Pseudo-science in American Society, 1800-1860
Robert Gross 1984-85 Amherst College associate professor Peterson The Ideology of Print: The Book and Social Change in America
Benjamin Carp 2001-2 University of Virginia PhD. Candidate Peterson Cityscapes and Revolution: Urban Spaces and Revolutionary Mobilization in North America, 1740-1790
Yan Li 1986-87 University of Connecticut PhD candidate Peterson The Transformation of the Massachusetts Constitution, 1780-1860
Honor Sachs 2002-3 University of Wisconsin, Madison PhD candidate Peterson The Best Poor Woman's Country: Women, Gender, and Politics in the Eighteenth-century Kentucky Backcountry
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
Katherine Preston 2003-4 College of William & Mary associate professor Peterson Against the Grain: English-Language Opera Companies in Late Nineteenth-Century America
Edward Andrews 2007-8 University of New Hampshire PhD candidate Peterson "Saints our of Savages: Native American and African Missionaries, 1750-1775"
Udo Hebel 2000-1 University of Regensburg chair Peterson Forefathers' Day Orations and Celebrations between the American Revolution and the Civil War
Benjamin Cooper 2011-12 Washington University in St Louis lecturer Peterson Writing American Soldiers: Nineteenth-Century Varieties of Military Experience
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
Rachel Chernos Lin 2002-3 Brown University PhD. Candidate Peterson The Rhode Island Slave Traders and their Communities, 1750-1807
Reiner Smolinski 2002-3 Georgia State University associate professor Peterson Authority & Interpretation: Cotton Mather's 'Biblia Americana'
Cathy Davidson 1984-85 Michigan State University associate professor Peterson The Origins of American Fiction
Ruma Chopra 2006-7 University of California at Davis PhD candidate Peterson Loyalist Persuasions: New York City, 1776-1783

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