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 Cycle Institutionsort descending Rank Fellowship Awarded Title of Project
Megan Nelson 2008-9 California State University, Fullerton assistant professor Last "Flesh and Stone: Ruins and the Civil War."
Robert Strong 2009 Canton, NY poet Hearst research for book-length work of poetry set in the years leading to King Philip's War title "Bright Advent"
Lisa Tetrault 2007-8 Carnegie Mellon University assistant professor Peterson "Memory of a Movement: Re-Imagining Woman Suffrage in Reconstruction America, 1865-1895"
Daniel Cohen 2007-8 Case Western Reserve University associate professor AAS-NEH Burning the Charlestown Convent: Private Lives, Public Outrage, and Contested Memory in Nineteenth-Century America
Renee Sentilles 2003-4 Case Western Reserve University assistant professor Peterson Tomboys and Other Nineteenth-Century Girls
Brenton Grom 2013-14 Case Western Reserve University PhD candidate Peterson The Death and Transfiguration of American Psalmody ca. 1805-1840
Holly Wendt 2014 Casper, WY novelist Baron research for novel about Capt Samuel "Black Sam" Bellamy, set between 1714-1716
Lisa Gitelman 2007-8 Catholic University associate professor Last "Early Photographs of Words Backwards"
Aimee Parkison 2013 Charlotte, NC fiction writer Hearst research for historical literary novel titled "The Dumb Supper", set in Concord, MA in the 19th century, exploring the hidden sexual implications in parlor games and holiday courtship rituals of Victorian Americans
Amina Gautier 2013 Chicago, IL fiction writer Hearst research for historical novel titled "Band of Gideon" about 3 black female members of Gideon's Band, a group of Northern idealist, seminary students, school teachers, and abolitionists who traveled south to help the slaves on the South Carolina Sea Island
Sandra Jackson-Opoku 2008 Chicago, IL novelist Hearst God's Gift to the Natives, novel that explores one musician's enigmatic life and tragic death, while also charting the history and movement of the African diaspora
Mary Beth Ellis 2011 Cincinnati, OH non-fiction writer Jay and Deborah Last research for project involving PBS documentary currently under development by historan and author Richard Brookhiser about theory that Hamilton and other Founding Fathers were "proto-bloggers"
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
Sari Altschuler 2011-12 City University of New York, The Graduate Center PhD candidate Legacy National Physiology: George Lippard and Antebellum Medical Discourse
Anne Harley 2012 Claremont, CA musician, soprano Hearst research for libretto about Mother Ann Lee, founder of the Shakers, and research of early American music to perform and record
Meredith Neuman 2008-9 Clark University assistant professor AAS-NEH "Letter and Spirit"
Jack Larkin 2011-12 Clark University affiliate professor AAS-NEH David Claypoole Johnston and the Representation of American Life, 1797-1865
Jo-Ann Morgan 2007-8 Coastal Carolina University assistant professor Last "Mammies, Mulattos, and Matriarchs: African American Women in Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture"
Graham Hodges 1999-00 Colgate University professor Peterson David Ruggles: Black Apostle of Freedom
Faye Dudden 2003-4 Colgate University professor Tracy The Favored Hour: Politics, Culture, and the New York Women's Movement, 1860-1870
Vincent DiGirolamo 2000-1 Colgate University assistant professor AAS-NEH Crying the News: Child Street Trading in America, 1830s-1890s
Zara Anishanslin 2013-14 College of Staten Island assistant professor Center for Historic American Visual Culture Rebelling Subjects, Revealing Objects: The Material and Visual Culture of Making and Remembering the American Revolution
Jonathan Sassi 1999-00 College of Staten Island/CUNY assistant professor ASECS Clerical Communities and the Religious Public Sphere
Katherine Preston 2003-4 College of William & Mary associate professor Peterson Against the Grain: English-Language Opera Companies in Late Nineteenth-Century America
Christopher Grasso 1999-00 College of William and Mary associate professor Peterson Skepticism and American Faith: The Early Nineteenth Century
Robert Gross 2002-3 College of William and Mary professor Mellon Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence The Transcendentalist and Their World
Michael Simoncelli 1999-00 College of William and Mary PhD candidate Richard F. and Virginia P. Morgan Becoming Northern: The Clash of Regional Cultures and the Creation of a Northern Identity in Ohio, 1770-1877
Renée Sentilles 1998-9 College of William and Mary Hench Performing Menken: Adah Isaacs Menken's American Odyssey
Ilyon Woo 2004-5 Columbia University Ph.D. candidate Peterson "Mother against Mother"
Helena Ifeka 1999-00 Columbia University PhD candidate Peterson The Parkman Relations
Marie-Stephanie Delamaire 2009-10 Columbia University PhD candidate AHPCS Transatlantic Encounters: Franco-American Artistic Exchanges, 1848-1867
Melissa Range 2013 Columbia, MO poet Baron research for poetry project about the abolitionist movement, tentatively titled "Emanicipator"
Lisa Wilson 2010-11 Connecticut College professor AAS-NEH Cinderella's Family
Jennifer Manion 2012-13 Connecticut College assistant professor AAS-NEH Crossing Gender: Female Masculinity in the 18th & 19th Centuries
Laurie Block 2007 Conway, MA filmmaker, documentary Hearst research for documentary about Helen Keller
Jacqueline Goldsby 2000-1 Cornell University assistant professor Peterson A Spectacular Secret: The cultural Logic of Lynching in American Literature and Life
Catherine Haulman 1999-00 Cornell University PhD candidate Peterson The Empire's New Clothes: The Politics of Dress in America, 1765-1820
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
Brigitte Fielder 2011-12 Cornell University PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture Animal Humanism: Abolitionists and Animals in the American Nineteenth Century
Daegan Miller 2010-11 Cornell University PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture Witness Tree: Nature, Culture, and Progress in Nineteenth-Century America
Aaron Sachs 2007-8 Cornell University assistant professor Peterson "Death and Life in the American Environment: Radical Arcadias of the Nineteenth Century"
Brett Mizelle 2013-14 CSU, Long Beach professor Center for Historic American Visual Culture Killing Animals in American History
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
Cindy Lobel 1999-00 CUNY Graduate Center PhD candidate Peterson Consuming Classes: Food, Eating, and Images of Consumption in the United States, 1790-1860
Cindy Lobel 2004-5 CUNY Graduate Center Ph.D. Hench Consuming Classes: Changing Food Consumption Patterns in New York City, 1780-1860
Robert Bonner 2006-7 Dartmouth College visiting assistant professor AAS-NEH Crossings to Freedom: Fugitive Slaves and the Completion of American Liberty
Joseph Cullon 2005-6 Dartmouth College assistant professor Hench Colonial Shipwrights and their World: Men, Women, and Markets in Early New England
Mitchell Snay 2000-1 Denison University associate professor Tracy A Nation of Our Own: Ethnic Nationalism in the Era of Reconstruction
Jonathan Gross 2007-8 DePaul University professor Peterson "Thomas Jefferson's Scrapbooks: Prose Clippings"
David Gellman 2004-5 DePauw University assistant professor Peterson "Liberty's Legacy: The Jay Family and the Problems of American Freedom"

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