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 descending Institution Rank Fellowship Awarded Title of Project
Lesley Ginsberg 1997-98 Stanford University recent PhD AAS-NEH The Romance of Dependency: Childhood and the Ideology of Love in American Literature, 1825-1870
Carolyn Eastman 1997-98 Johns Hopkins University PhD candidate Peterson A Nation of Speechiers: Oratory, Print, and the Making of Gendered American Public, 1780-1850
Susan Williams 1997-98 Ohio State University associate professor Botein Writing Home: Female Authorship and Print Culture in America, 1820-00
Bret Carroll 1997-98 University of Texas, Arlington visiting assistant professor Peterson Religion and Masculinity in Antebellum America
Seth Cotlar 1997-98 Northwestern University PhD candidate Peterson In Paine's Absence: The Europeanization of American Political Thought, 1787-1803
Warren McDougall 1997-98 University of Edinburgh honorary fellow ASECS The Scots Book Trade to Boston and New York in the 18th Century
Barbara Weisberg 1998 New York, NY writer and producer Artist Research for a non-fiction children's book about the Fox sisters
Christopher Cokinos 1998 Manhattan, Kansas creative writer Artist Research American attitudes toward and representations of now-extinct bird species and subspecies
Thomas Dunn 1998 Henniker, New Hampshire playwright Artist Research for a play about Winslow Homer and his early career,1856-1875
Cornelia Nixon 1998 Bloomington, Indiana novelist Artist Research for a novel, Martha's Version
Jonathan Cook 1998-99 Peterson The Apocalyptic Imagination in the American Renaissance
Jean O'Brien-Kehoe 1998-99 University of Minnesota associate professor AAS-NEH Changing Identities: native American Peoples in Early New England
James Rixey Ruffin 1998-99 Delaware Ph.D. Candidate Peterson William Bentley and the Politics of Rational Religion, 1783-1800
William Gilmore-Lehne 1998-99 Richard Stockton College of New Jersey associate professor RA A Republic of Knowledge: Communications and the Rise of an Age of Reading in America, 1639-1861
Scott Casper 1998-99 University of Nevada, Reno associate professor Peterson First Families: Presidents at Home in the American Imagination, 1789-20
Donald Ratcliffe 1998-99 University of Durham senior lecturer RA Origins of Party Conflict in the US , 1790-1840
Paul Erickson 1998-99 University of Texas, Austin PhD candidate Peterson Welcome to Sodom: The Cultural Work of the American City-Mysteries Novel, 1840-1860
Betsy Homsher 1998-99 UC Santa Barbara PhD candidate Peterson The Diaries of Sally Ripley Stearns
Martin Brückner 1998-99 University of Delaware assistant professor ASECS The Culture of Geographic Letters in Early America
Heather Nathans 1998-99 Tufts University PhD candidate Peterson Avoiding Party Matters: The Boston Theatre Rivalriesof the 1790's
Nancy Hagedorn 1998-99 St John's University assistant professor Peterson Interpreters Among the Iroquois, 1664-1775
Barry Levy 1998-99 University of Massachusetts, Amherst associate professor AAS-NEH The Ordeal of Early American Equality: Orphans, Poor Children, and the Massachusetts Labor Regime, 1630-1820
Colin McCoy 1998-99 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign PhD candidate Peterson Partisans and Pamphleteers: The Literature of Persuasion in Jacksonian America, 1820-1845
Bridget Ford 1998-99 UC Davis PhD candidate Legacy People of Sorrow , Childern of Grace: Race and Religion in the Antebellum West
Helen Deese 1998-99 Tennessee Technological University professor emerita Mellon Postdoctoral The Journals of Caroline Healey Dall
Brian Roberts 1998-99 California State University, Sacramento assistant professor AAS-NEH Psalms, Reels and Glees: Popular Music and American Identity from the Colonial Era through the Civil War
W Lhamon 1998-99 Florida State University George M. Harper professor Peterson Jump Jim Crow: Plays, Lyrics, and Street Prose of the First Atlantic Popular Culture
Steven Stoll 1998-99 Yale University assistant professor Peterson Larding the Lean Earth: Agriculture and he Environment in America, 1800-1850
Ann Fidler 1998-99 Ohio State University assistant professor Botein A Cultural History of the American Law Book, 1700-00
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
Leslie Butler 1998-99 Reed College visiting assistant professor Peterson James Russell Lowell and the Cultural Politics of Antebellum American Nationalism
Philip Gura 1998-99 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill William S. Newman Distinguished Professor Peterson America's Instrument: The 19th Century Banjo
Ren‚e Sentilles 1998-99 Franklin & Marshall College visiting assistant professor Mellon Post-Dissertation Performing Menken: Adah Isaacs Menken's American Odyssey
Mark Valeri 1998-99 Union Theological Seminary ET Thompson Professor ASECS Religion, Moral Discipline and the Market in Early America
Louis Masur 1998-99 City College of New York professor Peterson The American Republic in 1831
Robert Bonner 1998-99 University of Southern Maine assistant professor Tracy Newspapers and the Confederate Sphere
Jay Fliegelman 1998-99 Stanford University professor Mellon Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence Storied Associations: Books from Important American Libraries, 1650-1860, and the Tales they Tell
Lucia Knoles 1998-99 Assumption College associate professor RA A Slippery Self: Self Culture and the Self-made Man in Nineteenth Century American Literature
Konstantin Dierks 1998-99 Brown University PhD candidate Peterson Letter Writing, Gender, and the Middling Sort in America, 1750-1800
Jen Huntley-Smith 1998-99 University of Nevada, Reno PhD candidate Botein The Genius ofCivilization': The Publishing Industry and the Creation of WesternRegional Identity,1848-00
David Mizelle 1998-99 University of Minnesota PhD candidate AHPCS To the Curious: Exhibition Animals, Human Identity, and hte Contested Boundary between Man and Beast in Early America
Sarah Messer 1999 Madison, WI creative non-fiction writer/poet Wallace Red House: A non-fiction memoir of a place about one of the oldest continuously lived-in houses in New England
Cassandra Smith 1999 Chicago, IL doll artist Artist Slaves, Free Blacks, Runaways: Dolls of the Antebellum United States
Nicole Cooley 1999 Queens College, CUNY assistant professor Artist The Afflicted Girls: A book of poetry abo theSalem Witch Trials
Jeanne Mackin 1999 Ithaca, New York novelist Artist Adam's Hunger: The Lost Journal of Brillat-Savarin's Travels in the New World
Marilyn Baseler 1999-00 University of Texas at Austin assistant professor AAS-NEH Strangers within our gates': America's Immigrants, 1776-1820
Catherine Haulman 1999-00 Cornell University PhD candidate Peterson The Empire's New Clothes: The Politics of Dress in America, 1765-1820
Karen Halttunen 1999-00 University of California, Davis professor Mellon Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence American Pilgrimage: A Cultural History of Plymouth Rock
Robert Wright 1999-00 Temple University visiting assistant professor Peterson Early American Finance: Revolution, Integration, Expansion
Woody Holton 1999-00 Bloomsburg University assistant professor AAS-NEH Republics of Hope and the Empire of Despair: A Social Interpretation of the United States Constitution

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