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
Christopher Oliver 2010-11 University of Virginia PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture Civic Visions: The Panorama and Popular Amusement in American Art and Society, 1845-1870
Aston Gonzalez 2011-12 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture Kneeling and Fighting: African American Artists' Depiction of Black Humanity
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
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
James Kabala 2007-8 Brown University PhD candidate Legacy "A Christian Nation?: Religion and the State in the Early American Republic, 1787-1844"
Kathryn Mudgett 1999-00 Northeastern University PhD candidate Peterson Dana, Melville, Justice Story, and the Law and Literature of the Sea
Peter Eisenstadt 1984 New York University PhD candidate Haven Weather and Weather Prediction in Colonial America
William van Arragon 2000-01 Indiana University PhD candidate Peterson Cotton Mather in American Cultural Memory, 1728-1892
Scott Sandage 1993-94 Rutgers University PhD candidate Peterson Deadbeats, Drunkards, and Dreamers: The Problem of Failure in Nineteenth Century America
Nenette Luarca-Shoaf 2009-10 University of Delaware PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture The Place of the Mississippi River in Antebellum Visual Culture and Imagination
Karen Hansen 1988-89 UC Berkeley PhD candidate Peterson The Social Dimension of Laborers' Lives, 1810-60
Caitlin Rosenthal 2010-11 Harvard University PhD candidate Botein Accounting for Control: Book-keeping in early Nineteenth-Century America
Allison Lange 2011-12 Brandeis University PhD candidate AHPCS Transformative Images of Woman Suffrage, 1776-1920
Elise Lemire 1994-95 Rutgers University PhD candidate Peterson Discourses of Miscegenation in United States, 1800-1865
Candy Brown 1998-99 Harvard University PhD candidate Peterson Salt to the World: A Cultural History of Evangelical Reading, Writing, and Publishing Practices in Mid-Nineteenth-Century America
Lincoln Mullen 2013-14 Brandeis University PhD candidate Peterson Varieties of Religious Conversion
Peter Coclanis 1977-78 Columbia University PhD candidate Daniels Economy and Society in Colonial Charleston
Joanna Cohen 2007-8 University of Pennsylvania PhD candidate Last "'Millions of Luxurious Citizens': Consumption and citizenship in New York and Philadelphia, 1815-1876"
Rachel Lin 2002-3 Brown University PhD candidate Peterson The Rhode Island Slave Traders and their Communities, 1750-1807
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
Carol Sheriff 1991-92 Yale University PhD candidate Peterson The Social and Cultural Impact of the Erie Canal, 1790-1860
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
Amy Thomas 1990-91 Duke University PhD candidate Botein Reading in the Antebellum South
Harry Williams 1985-86 Brown University PhD candidate Haven Charles Lenox Remond and the Community of Female Abolitionists
Michael Clapper 1992-93 Northwestern University PhD candidate Peterson The `Popular' and `Elite' Disjunction in Art in the United States after the Civil War
Joanne van der Woude 2006-7 University of Virginia PhD candidate Reese Towards a Transatlantic Aesthetic: Immigration, Translation, and Mourning in the Seventeenth Century
Kate Silbert 2015-16 Univeristy of Michigan PhD candidate Last 'Committed to Memory': Gender, Literary Engagement, and Commemorative Practice, 1780-1830
Marcus Daniel 1992-93 Princeton University PhD candidate Peterson Ribaldry and Billingsgate: Popular Journalism and Political Culture in the Early Republic
Richard Stillson 2000-01 Johns Hopkins University PhD candidate Botein Communication and Information Dispersal in the California Gold Rush
Carrie Hyde 2009-10 Rutgers University PhD candidate Peterson Alienable Rights: Negative Styles of U.S. Citizenship, 1798-1868
Martha Rojas 2003-4 Stanford University PhD candidate NEMLA Diplomatic Letters
Betsy Homsher 1998-99 UC Santa Barbara PhD candidate Peterson The Diaries of Sally Ripley Stearns
Ann Braude 1985-86 Yale University PhD candidate Hiatt Women in American Spiritualism
Robert Lee 2013-14 University of CA, Berkeley PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture Louisiana Purchases: The US-Indian Treaty System in the Missouri River Valley, 1840-1851
Kristen Highland 2012-13 New York University PhD candidate Botein At the Bookstore: Literary and Cultural Experience in Antebellum New York city
Natasha Lightfoot 2006-7 New York University PhD candidate Peterson Race, Class, and Resistance: The Aftermath of Emancipation in Antigua, 1831-1858
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
Seth Cotlar 1997-98 Northwestern University PhD candidate Peterson In Paine's Absence: The Europeanization of American Political Thought, 1787-1803
Mary Ramsbottom 1979-80 Yale University PhD candidate Daniels Religious Experience, 17th-Century New England
Allison Malcom 2008-9 University of Illinois-Chicago PhD candidate Legacy "A Protestant Patriotism: Anti-Catholicism and the Rise of Nationhood in North America, 1830-1870."
Jonathan Senchyne 2009-10 Cornell University PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture 'Bottles of Ink, and Reams of Paper': Racial Mixture and Legibility in Antebellum Illustration
Catherine Kelly 1987-88 University of Rochester PhD candidate Peterson Mothers and Daughters: Intergenerational Conflict and Continuity, 1820-39
Yan Li 1986-87 University of Connecticut PhD candidate Peterson The Transformation of the Massachusetts Constitution, 1780-1860
Steven Smith 2011-12 University of Missouri PhD candidate Reese A World the Printers Made: Print Culture in New York, 1730-1830
Peter Martin 1995-96 Emory College PhD candidate Peterson Forgotten Immigrant Church: The French-Canadian Religious Identity in New England
Hannah Carlson 2006-7 Boston University PhD candidate Botein In the Company of Books: Reading the Pocket Companion
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
Heather Nathans 1998-99 Tufts University PhD candidate Peterson Avoiding Party Matters: The Boston Theatre Rivalriesof the 1790's
Ellen Jane Porter 1977-78 Union Graduate School PhD candidate Daniels Campmeeting Spirituals
Benjamin Irvin 2000-1 Brandeis University PhD candidate Peterson Representative Men: A Cultural History of the Continental Congress

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