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
Robert Friedel 1989-90 University of Maryland associate professor Peterson Documenting Changes in Household Materials, 1800-87
Kelly Wisecup 2014-15 University of North Texas Assistant Professor of English Peterson Objects of Encounter
Cassandra Berman 2015-16 Brandeis University PhD candidate Peterson Motherhood, the Law, and the Court of Public Opinion: Contesting Maternity in Nineteenth-Century America
Lydia Schurman 1988-89 Northern Virginia Community College professor Peterson Publishers, Publications, and Purveyors: The Dime Novel Publishing World, 1860-15
Matthew Clavin 2003-4 American University PhD candidate Peterson Men of Color, to Arms!
Mikki Smith 2012-13 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign PhD candidate Peterson "Even a Boy's Press Has a 'Power'": Amateur Journalism and Youth Information Culture, 1867-1890
Phillip Troutman 1997-98 University of Virginia PhD candidate Peterson Geographies of Family and Market: Enslaved Migration in Antebellum Virginia and Washington, DC
Christopher Phillips 2004-5 University of Cincinnati associate professor Peterson "South of North: The Civil War on the Middle Border"
James Raven 1994-95 Magdalene College, Cambridge fellow; director Peterson The Importation of Books to North America in the Eighteenth Century
Elaine Jackson-Retondo 1997-98 UC Berkeley PhD candidate Peterson The Penitentiary as an Artifact of the Cultural Landscape - A Comparative Analysis, 1780-1860
Sargent Bush Jr. 2002-3 University of Wisconsin, Madison professor Peterson The Type of the Good Hearer in Puritan Theory and Practice
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
Jean Friedman 1985-86 University of Georgia associate professor Peterson Families at War: Northern and Southern Communities in the Civil War
Stephen Berry 2015-16 Simmons College associate professor Peterson Importing the Exotic: Early American Maritime Encounters with World Religions
Richard Schwarzlose 1984-85 Northwestern University associate professor Peterson The Origins of the Newspaper Press
Erika Gasser 2003-4 University of Michigan PhD candidate Peterson The Afflicted Grew Presently Well: Witchcraft and Possession in Old and New England, 1600-1700
Gillian Cockshut 1985 Worcester Polytechnic Institute Peterson The American Pattern of Childhood
Christina Snyder 2012-13 Indiana University, Bloomington assistant professor Peterson The Indian Gentlemen of Choctaw Academy: Status and Sovereignty in Antebellum America
Mark Thompson 2012-13 University of Groningen assistant professor Peterson Surveyors and the Production of Empire in British North America
Jean O'Brien-Kehoe 1987-88 University of Chicago PhD candidate Peterson Community Dynamics in the Indian-English Town of Natick, Massachusetts, 1650-1790
Megan Haley-Newman 1996-97 College of William and Mary PhD candidate Peterson Pest Control Strategies and Their Social Implications in the Chesapeake Area, 1600-1800
Ilyon Woo 2004-5 Columbia University Ph.D. candidate Peterson "Mother against Mother"
Emahunn Campbell 2013-14 University of Massachusetts - Amherst PhD candidate Peterson The Construction of the Black Criminal
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
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
Thomas Coens 2002-3 Harvard University PhD candidate Peterson The Formation of the Jackson Party, 1822 - 1829
Ellen Gilbert 2003-4 Rutgers University independent scholar Peterson St. Wulstan Society Papers
Gloria Whiting 2012-13 Harvard University PhD candidate Peterson 'Endearing Ties': Black Family Life in Early New England
Konstantin Dierks 1998-99 Brown University PhD candidate Peterson Letter Writing, Gender, and the Middling Sort in America, 1750-1800
Ryan Carr 2013-14 Yale University PhD candidate Peterson Arts and Sciences of American Expression: 1820-1890
Julie Winch 1987-88 University of Massachusetts, Boston assistant professor Peterson American Free Black and Emigration to Haiti in the 1820's
David Jaffee 1988-89 CUNY assistant professor Peterson The People of the Wachusett: Town Founders and Village Historians of New England, 1630-1860
Martha Burns 1993-94 Brown University PhD candidate Peterson A Piano in the Parlor: Music and Gentility in America 1790-1860
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
Janice Simon 1993-94 University of Georgia assistant professor Peterson The Forest Interior in American Painting, 1840-00
Nicholas Bonneau 2015-16 University of Notre Dame PhD candidate Peterson Unspeakable Loss: North America's Invisible Throat Distemper Epidemic of 1735-1765
Nancy Isenberg 2003-4 University of Tulsa associate professor Peterson The Sexual Politics of Aaron Burr
Molly Berger 1993-94 Case Western Reserve University PhD candidate Peterson The Modern Hotel in America, 1829-29
Gretchen Adams 2000-1 University of New Hampshire PhD candidate Peterson The Specter of Salem in American Culture
Faye Dudden 1988-89 Union College assistant professor Peterson Gender in Performance: Women in the American Theater, 1790-1870
Andrew Fagal 2013-14 Binghamton University PhD candidate Peterson The Political Economy of War in the Early American Republic
RJ Boutelle 2014-15 Vanderbil University Ph.D. Candidate in English Peterson Transamerican Visions of Freedom and the Circuits of U.S. Abolitionism
Andrew Burstein 1997-98 University of Northern Iowa assistant professor Peterson Sentimental Democracy: The Evolution ofAmerica’s Romantic Self-Image
Brandon Johnson 2002-3 University of Chicago PhD candidate Peterson Spirits on the Stage: Public Mediums, Spiritualist Theater, and American Culture, 1848 -1893
Stephen Middleton 1994-95 North Carolina State University associate professor Peterson The Black Laws of Ohio
Brian Luskey 2003-4 Emory University PhD candidate Peterson The Marginal Men: Clerks and the Meanings of Class in Nineteenth-Century America
Kenneth Haltman 1993-94 Bryn Mawr College postdoctoral fellow Peterson The Invention of Ethnographic Portraiture
Howard Chudacoff 2000-1 Brown University professor Peterson Children and Their Styles of Play, 1750-1880
Clare Lyons 1992-93 Yale University PhD candidate Peterson Sex Among the 'Rabble': Gender Transitions in the Age of the Revolution, Philadelphia 1750-1830
Brenton Grom 2013-14 Case Western Reserve University PhD candidate Peterson The Death and Transfiguration of American Psalmody ca. 1805-1840

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