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
David Steel 1979-80 University of Michigan PhD candidate Daniels Stephen Jenks, American Musician and Publisher
Elise Lemire 1994-95 Rutgers University PhD candidate Peterson Discourses of Miscegenation in United States, 1800-1865
Sari Edelstein 2008-9 Brandeis University PhD candidate Peterson "The Novel & the News: Women and the Politics of U.S. Print Culture before 1900."
Kate Larson 2001-2 University of New Hampshire PhD candidate Legacy Asante, Daughter of Zion: The Life and Memory of Harriet Tubman
Nancy Newman 1997-98 Brown University PhD candidate Peterson Good Music for a Free People: The Germania Musical Society in the United States, 1848-1854
Linzy Brekke 2003-4 Harvard University PhD candidate AHPCS Fashioning a Republic: Consumption, Clothing, and American Culture, 1776-1836
Daegan Miller 2010-11 Cornell University PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture Witness Tree: Nature, Culture, and Progress in Nineteenth-Century America
Scott Sandage 1993-94 Rutgers University PhD candidate Peterson Deadbeats, Drunkards, and Dreamers: The Problem of Failure in Nineteenth Century America
Brigitte Fielder 2011-12 Cornell University PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture Animal Humanism: Abolitionists and Animals in the American Nineteenth Century
Sean Trainor 2013-14 Pennsylvania State University PhD candidate Peterson Men's Grooming Advertisements and the Making of the White Male Body
Justin Clark 2012-13 University of Southern California PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture Training the Eyes: Romantic Vision and Class Formation in Boston, 1830-1870
Konstantin Dierks 1998-99 Brown University PhD candidate Peterson Letter Writing, Gender, and the Middling Sort in America, 1750-1800
Gloria Whiting 2012-13 Harvard University PhD candidate Peterson 'Endearing Ties': Black Family Life in Early New England
Bridget Ford 1998-99 UC Davis PhD candidate Legacy People of Sorrow , Childern of Grace: Race and Religion in the Antebellum West
Mary Zundo 2007-8 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign PhD candidate Last "Mapping Destiny: Cartography and Nineteenth-Century American Art of the Frontier"
Harry Williams 1985-86 Brown University PhD candidate Haven Charles Lenox Remond and the Community of Female Abolitionists
Cindy Lobel 1999-00 CUNY Graduate Center PhD candidate Peterson Consuming Classes: Food, Eating, and Images of Consumption in the United States, 1790-1860
JoAnne Thomas 2000-1 Western Michigan University PhD candidate Peterson Good Bye, Old Arm': Songs of the Civil War
Amy Hughes 2009-10 Brooklyn College PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture 'Thoughts Bodied upon the State': Sensationalism and Reform in Nineteenth-Century America, 1842-1867
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
Catherine Brekus 1991-92 Yale University PhD candidate Hiatt Female Preaching and Evangelical Religion inAmerica, 1740-1840
Emahunn Campbell 2013-14 University of Massachusetts - Amherst PhD candidate Peterson The Construction of the Black Criminal
Carol Sheriff 1991-92 Yale University PhD candidate Peterson The Social and Cultural Impact of the Erie Canal, 1790-1860
Amy Thomas 1990-91 Duke University PhD candidate Botein Reading in the Antebellum South
Alice Fahs 1991-92 New York University PhD candidate Hiatt Publishing the Civil War: Northern Publishers and the Literary Marketplace of War
Sarah Carter 2007-8 Harvard University PhD candidate Last "Object Lessons in Nineteenth-Century America"
Katherine Grant 1994-95 Yale University PhD candidate Peterson The Lyceum Movement in America, 1826-1890
Jennifer Van Horn 2008-9 University of Virginia PhD candidate AHPCS "The Object of Civility and the Art of Politeness in British America (1740-1780)."
Gretchen Adams 2000-1 University of New Hampshire PhD candidate Peterson The Specter of Salem in American Culture
Beverly Held 1980-81 University of Michigan PhD candidate Hiatt American Festivals--The Early Republican
Benjamin Fagan 2008-9 University of Virginia PhD candidate Tracy "'Righteousness Exalteth a Nation': Practices of Black Nationalism, 1827-1860."
Kate Silbert 2015-16 Univeristy of Michigan PhD candidate Last 'Committed to Memory': Gender, Literary Engagement, and Commemorative Practice, 1780-1830
Brandon Johnson 2002-3 University of Chicago PhD candidate Peterson Spirits on the Stage: Public Mediums, Spiritualist Theater, and American Culture, 1848 -1893
Seth Perry 2009-10 University of Chicago PhD candidate Reese The Bible and Religious Authority in Early-National America, 1770-1850
Brian Luskey 2003-4 Emory University PhD candidate Peterson The Marginal Men: Clerks and the Meanings of Class in Nineteenth-Century America
Christopher Pastore 2010-11 University of New Hampshire PhD candidate Peterson From Sweetwater to Seawater; An Environmental and Atlantic History of Narragansett Bay, 1636-1836
Scott Casper 1990-91 Yale University PhD candidate Peterson The Cultural and Literary Contexts of Antebellum Campaign Biography and Children's Biography
Claire Gherini 2011-12 Johns Hopkins University PhD candidate Peterson 'That Great Experiment': Plantation America and the Remaking of Medicine in the Anglophone Atlantic, 1730-1800
Catherine Thompson 2006-7 University of Connecticut PhD candidate Peterson From Autonomy to Dependency?: Patient-Physician Relations, 1750-1850
Yan Li 1986-87 University of Connecticut PhD candidate Peterson The Transformation of the Massachusetts Constitution, 1780-1860
Joanne Dobson 2004-05 UC Berkeley PhD candidate Baron research for a historical novel set in New York City
Lily Santoro 2007-8 University of Delaware PhD candidate Peterson "The Science of God's Creation: Popular Science and Christianity in the Early Republic"
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."
Don McLaughlin 2015-16 University of Pennsylvania PhD candidate Peterson Touching Phobia: Viral Affect and the Madicalization of Fear in Nineteenth-Century Anglo-American Literature
John Huffman 2009-10 Harvard University PhD candidate Peterson Documents of Identity in the Early Republic
Mary Ramsbottom 1979-80 Yale University PhD candidate Daniels Religious Experience, 17th-Century New England
Matthew Bahar 2010-11 University of Oklahoma PhD candidate Legacy People of the Dawnland and their Atlantic World
Shana Klein 2013-14 Univeristy of New Mexico PhD candidate AHPCS The Fruits of Empire: Contextualizing Food in Still-Life Representation, 1850-1900
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
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

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