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
Scott Sandage 1993-94 Rutgers University PhD candidate Peterson Deadbeats, Drunkards, and Dreamers: The Problem of Failure in Nineteenth Century America
Joanne van der Woude 2006-7 University of Virginia PhD candidate Reese Towards a Transatlantic Aesthetic: Immigration, Translation, and Mourning in the Seventeenth Century
Katherine Grant 1994-95 Yale University PhD candidate Peterson The Lyceum Movement in America, 1826-1890
Beverly Held 1980-81 University of Michigan PhD candidate Hiatt American Festivals--The Early Republican
Richard Stillson 2000-01 Johns Hopkins University PhD candidate Botein Communication and Information Dispersal in the California Gold Rush
Elise Lemire 1994-95 Rutgers University PhD candidate Peterson Discourses of Miscegenation in United States, 1800-1865
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
Scott Casper 1990-91 Yale University PhD candidate Peterson The Cultural and Literary Contexts of Antebellum Campaign Biography and Children's Biography
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
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
Joanne Dobson 2004-05 UC Berkeley PhD candidate Baron research for a historical novel set in New York City
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
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."
Harry Williams 1985-86 Brown University PhD candidate Haven Charles Lenox Remond and the Community of Female Abolitionists
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
Shana Klein 2013-14 Univeristy of New Mexico PhD candidate AHPCS The Fruits of Empire: Contextualizing Food in Still-Life Representation, 1850-1900
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
Steven Smith 2011-12 University of Missouri PhD candidate Reese A World the Printers Made: Print Culture in New York, 1730-1830
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
Nancy Hagedorn 1987-88 College of William and Mary PhD candidate Peterson Mediating the Exchange of Cultures: Interpreters among the Iroquois, 1664-1775
Nancy Isenberg 1987-88 University of Wisconsin, Madison PhD candidate Hiatt `Co-Equality of the Sexes': The Feminist and Religious Discourse of the Nineteenth-Century Woman's Rights Movement in America, 1848-60
Benjamin Irvin 2000-1 Brandeis University PhD candidate Peterson Representative Men: A Cultural History of the Continental Congress
Jason Opal 2002-3 Brandeis University PhD candidate Legacy Ambition and Democracy: Worldly Pursuits and Aspirations in New England, 1780 - 1830
Kate Silbert 2015-16 Univeristy of Michigan PhD candidate Last 'Committed to Memory': Gender, Literary Engagement, and Commemorative Practice, 1780-1830
Philippa Koch 2013-14 University of Chicago Divinity School PhD candidate Peterson Persistent Providence: Religion and Epidemics in Eighteenth-Century America
Mary Ramsbottom 1979-80 Yale University PhD candidate Daniels Religious Experience, 17th-Century New England
Christine DeLucia 2011-12 Yale University PhD candidate Peterson Making Past and Place in the Northeast after King Philip's War (1675-78)
Alpen Razi 2012-13 University of Toronto PhD candidate Legacy Colored Citizens of the World
Joseph Adelman 2007-8 Johns Hopkins University PhD candidate Botein "The Business of Politics: Printers and the Emergence of Political Communications Networks, 1765-1789"
Jennifer Greenhill 1989-90 Yale University PhD candidate AHPCS The Plague of Jocularity: Art, Humor, and the American Social Body, 1863-06
Yan Li 1986-87 University of Connecticut PhD candidate Peterson The Transformation of the Massachusetts Constitution, 1780-1860
Derrick Spires 2008-9 Vanderbilt University PhD candidate Peterson "Reimagining a 'Beautiful but Baneful Object': Black Writers' Theories of Citizenship and Nation in the Antebellum U.S."
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
Adam Thomas 2013-14 University of California, Irvine PhD candidate Legacy Racial Ambiguity and Citizenship in the Postemancipaton Transtlantic World
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
Katherine Chavigny 1993-94 University of Chicago PhD candidate Peterson American Confessions: The Formation of Antebellum Addiction Narratives
Sarah Keyes 2010-11 University of Southern California PhD candidate Peterson Circling Back: Migration to the Pacific and the Reconfiguration of America, 1820-1900
Ellen Jane Porter 1977-78 Union Graduate School PhD candidate Daniels Campmeeting Spirituals
Michael D'Alessandro 2012-13 Boston University PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture Staged Readings: Sensationalism and Audience in Popular American Literature and Theater, 18230-1870
Andrea Tucher 1983-84 New York University PhD candidate Hiatt Froth and Scum: Murder, News, and Murder News in the New York Penny Press, 1833-1860
Erin Forbes 2008-9 Princeton University PhD candidate Peterson "Popular Crime Writing and the Publications of David Walker and Edgar Allan Poe."
Peter Martin 1995-96 Emory College PhD candidate Peterson Forgotten Immigrant Church: The French-Canadian Religious Identity in New England
Gordon Fraser 2013-14 University of Connecticut PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture Transamerican Revolutions: Liberal Nationalism and the Nineteenth-Century Politics of Violence
Richard Bell 2003-4 Harvard University PhD candidate Botein Newspapers and the Cultural Significance of Suicide in America, 1760-1830
Heather Nathans 1998-99 Tufts University PhD candidate Peterson Avoiding Party Matters: The Boston Theatre Rivalriesof the 1790's
Anne Roth-Reinhardt 2010-11 University of Minnesota PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture 'Retouching' American History: Narrative and Graphic Illustrations within Nineteenth-Century Historical Fiction

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