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 Datesort ascending Institution Rank Fellowship Awarded Title of Project
Michael Komanecky 2007-8 independent scholar Last "Carleton Watkins' Photographs of the California Missions"
Kyle Roberts 2007-8 University of Pennsylvania Ph.D. candidate Hench Evangelical Gotham: Popular Religious Belief in New York City, 1783-1845
Joanna Cohen 2007-8 University of Pennsylvania PhD candidate Last "'Millions of Luxurious Citizens': Consumption and citizenship in New York and Philadelphia, 1815-1876"
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"
Lisa Gladman 2007-08 Catholic Associate Professor Last Early Photographs of Words Backwards
Margaretta Lovell 2007-08 California at Berkeley Professor of the History of Art Mellon Distinguished Scholar Painting the Inhabited Landscape: Fitz H. Lane and Winslow Homer
Kimberly Elkins 2007 New York, NY fiction writer Hearst research for novel set from 1829-1876 about the lives of Laura Bridgman, Julia Ward Howe, and Sara Wright
Gino DiIorio 2007 New York, NY playwright Baron research into life of Edmund Ross, southern politician who cast the deciding vote, insuring that President Andrew Johnson would be spared impeachment
Heidi Durrow 2007 Los Angeles, CA fiction writer Baron research for novel about Miss Lala, famous strongwoman, circus aerialist and acrobat of the Victorian era
Sarah McCoubrey 2007 Fayetteville, NY painter Jay and Deborah Last research to create "Hannah Morse: Landscape Painter", a fictive archive consisting of photographs, artifacts, letter, etc.
Laurie Block 2007 Conway, MA filmmaker, documentary Hearst research for documentary about Helen Keller
Kristina Hinz-Bode 2006-7 University of Kassel assistant professor Ebeling America's Cultural Deficits: A Transatlantic Debate and Its Reflection in American Literature
Jennifer Anderson 2006-7 New York University Ph.D. candidate Hench Nature's Currency: The Atlantic Mahogany Trade, 1725-1825
Martha Schoolman 2006-7 Miami University assistant professor Peterson American Abolitionist Geographies
Kenneth Cohen 2006-7 University of Delaware PhD candidate AHPCS 'To Give Good Sport': The Making and Meaning of Sporting Leisure in Early America, 1750-1840
Natasha Lightfoot 2006-7 New York University PhD candidate Peterson Race, Class, and Resistance: The Aftermath of Emancipation in Antigua, 1831-1858
Katja Kanzler 2006-7 Leipzig University associate lecturer Ebeling Genre and Separate Spheres in Antebellum Women's Writing
Eric Stoykovich 2006-7 University of Virginia, Charlottesville PhD candidate Peterson Live Stock Nation: How Farm Animals Domesticated the Northern United States during the Early Republic, 1794-1876
John McCurdy 2006-7 Eastern Michigan University assistant professor ASECS The Politics of Bachelorhood in Early America
Gabriel Loiacono 2006-7 Brandeis University PhD candidate Peterson The People and the Poor: Experiences and Ideas of Poverty in Rhode Island, 1780-1888
Nicholas Wrightson 2006-7 Jesus College, Oxford University PhD. Candidate Peterson "Locating Philadelphia in the Print Culture of the British Atlantic World, c. 1730-65"
William Wagner 2006-7 University of California, Berkeley PhD candidate Legacy Divided Landscapes: Geographic Literacy and the Mapping of Sectional Conflict in America, 1846-1865
Catherine Thompson 2006-7 University of Connecticut PhD candidate Peterson From Autonomy to Dependency?: Patient-Physician Relations, 1750-1850
Hilary Wyss 2006-7 Auburn University associate professor ASECS Native Literacy and Education in Early America
James Lundberg 2006-7 Yale University PhD candidate Peterson Reading Horace Greeley's America, 1834-1872
Robert Bonner 2006-7 Dartmouth College visiting assistant professor AAS-NEH Crossings to Freedom: Fugitive Slaves and the Completion of American Liberty
Dawn Coleman 2006-7 University of Tennessee assistant professor NEMLA Preaching and the Rise of the American Novel
Joanne van der Woude 2006-7 University of Virginia PhD candidate Reese Towards a Transatlantic Aesthetic: Immigration, Translation, and Mourning in the Seventeenth Century
Faith Barrett 2006-7 Lawrence University assistant professor Botein 'To fight aloud is very brave': American Poetry and the Civil War
Gesa Mackenthun 2006-7 University of Rostock professor Peterson The Conquest of Antiquity: Geographical Discovery and Romantic Scholarship in the USA
Edward Larkin 2006-7 University of Delaware assistant professor AAS-NEH The Loyalist Origins of United States Culture
Ruma Chopra 2006-7 University of California at Davis PhD candidate Peterson Loyalist Persuasions: New York City, 1776-1783
Edward Rugemer 2006-7 Boston College postdoctoral fellow Tracy The Problem of Emancipation: The United States and Britain's Abolition of Slavery
Hannah Carlson 2006-7 Boston University PhD candidate Botein In the Company of Books: Reading the Pocket Companion
Robert Naeher 2006-7 Emma Willard School chair Peterson Puritan Prayer, Expressive Voice, and the Shaping of Identity
Seth Rockman 2006-7 Brown University assistant professor AAS-NEH Self-Made and Slave-Made: Capitalism, Slavery, and the Rise of the Early American Economy
Polly Ha 2006-7 University of Cambridge PhD candidate Peterson The Decalogue and Formation of Denomination
Sarah Gillespie 2006-7 City University of New York PhD candidate Drawn to Art 'One Thing New Under the Sun': The Cross-Currents of Science and Art in the American Daguerreotype, 1839-1850
Margaret Nash 2006-7 University of California, Riverdale assistant professor Peterson Higher Education for Women and the Formation of Gender, Class, and Race Identity in the United States, 1840-1875
Nancy Shoemaker 2006-7 University of Connecticut professor AAS-NEH The Whaling History of New England Indians
Candice Harrison 2006-7 Emory University PhD candidate Peterson The Politics of Exchange in Philadelphia's Public Markets, 1770-1859
Jeffrey Sklansky 2006-07 Oregon State Associate Professor ACLS Burkardt The Rise and Fall of the 'Money Question' in the Nineteenth-Century United States
Eleanor McConnell 2006-07 Brandeis Ph.D. Candidate Peterson A Scarce Plenty: Economics, Citizenship, and Opportunity in Revolutionary New Jersey, 1760-1820
Ginger Strand 2006 New York, NY Non-fiction writer Baron Nonfiction work on Niagara Falls
Tess Taylor 2006 Hofstra Adjunct Professor Baron Book of poems titled The Family Chest
Robert Shuster 2006 Yorktown Heights, NY Writer Baron America's culture of war and the military in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, for his non-fiction book The Indestructible Soldier
Kriota Willberg 2006 New York, NY Choreographer Hearst Updated version for a performance of The Black Crook 
R. Sikoryak 2006 New York, NY Cartoonist Baron Comic Strip Adaptation of Moby Dick
Kyle Roberts 2005-6 University of Pennsylvania PhD. Candidate Reese Writing the Evangelical Subject: Religious Periodicals and Biographies in New York City, 1830-1860
David Silverman 2005-6 George Washington University assistant professor ASECS Brothertown: American Indians and the Problem of Race

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