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 Rank Fellowship Awardedsort ascending Title of Project
James Basker 1989-90 Barnard College associate professor NEMLA Samuel Johnson and His American Readers
Lois Brown-Monson 2000 Howard University Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow NEMLA Made to Sell, Made to Save’: The Black Child in American Anti-Slavery Literature”
Molly Hardy 2012-13 Southwestern University post-doc fellow NEMLA Imperial Authorship and Eighteenth-Century Transatlantic Literary Production
Philip Gould 1999-00 Brown University assistant professor NEMLA A Barbaric Trade': Commerce, Antislavery, and Cultures of Manners in Anglo-America, 1770-1830
David Stewart 1999-00 National Central University, Taiwan assistant professor NEMLA George Thompson and Men's Reading
Megan Walsh 2013-14 St. Bonaventure University assistant professor NEMLA Broadview Editon of Frank J. Webb's 'The Garies and Their Friends'
Glenn Hendler 2002-3 University of Notre Dame associate professor NEMLA Riot Acts: Gender, Race, and Public Violence in Nineteenth-Century American Literature
Shirley Samuels 1988-89 Cornell University associate professor NEMLA Politics and the Family in the Early Republic
David Anthony 2005-6 SIU Carbondale assistant professor NEMLA Shylock on Wall Street: Market Passion and the Capitalist Jew in Antebellum Sensationalism
Peter Reed 2007-8 Florida State University instructor NEMLA "Captivating Performances: Staging Atlantic Underclasses, 1777-1852"
Lydia Fisher 2005-6 University of Pennsylvania lecturer NEMLA Domesticating the Nation: American Literature, Exceptionalism, and the Science of Cultivation
Dawn Coleman 2006-7 University of Tennessee assistant professor NEMLA Preaching and the Rise of the American Novel
Maryemma Graham 1990-91 Northeastern University associate professor NEMLA Afro-American Authorship, 1746-06
James Beard 1978-79 Clark University professor NEH James Fenimore Cooper: A Critical Biography
John Murrin 2001-02 Princeton Professor NEH Crisis and Upheaval in the English Atlantic World, 1673-1692
Benjamin Reiss 2001-02 Tulane Assistant Professor NEH Antebellum Literary Culture and the Rise of the Asylum
Lisa Norwood 2001-2 Stanford University graduate student Morgan Grounds for the New Nation: Constructing Sense of Place from 1780-1860
Kenneth Anderson 1973-74 Worcester Polytechnic Institute assistant professor Mellon short-term fellow Research on the writings of James Fenimore Cooper
Cora Lushington 1973-74 University of Sussex lecturer Mellon short-term fellow The Democratic Press in England and America
Karl Kroeger 1973-74 University of Colorado, Boulder music librarian Mellon short-term fellow The Complete Works of William Billings, vol4
David Cobb 1973-74 University of Indiana librarian Mellon short-term fellow Bibliography of maps for the New England states
Harold Langley 1973-74 Museum of History and Technology, Smithsonian associate curator Mellon short-term fellow American Press Reaction to the Peace of Ghent
Lance Schachterle 1973-74 Worcester Polytechnic Institute assistant professor Mellon short-term fellow An edition of James Feniore Cooper's The Pioneers
John Kelly 1973-74 Harvard University teaching fellow Mellon short-term fellow The Scientific Contents and Popular Use of American Almanacs
Helen Horowitz 1999-00 Smith College professor Mellon Postdoctoral Research fellow Sexual Representation and Censorship in the United States, 1830-80
Meredith McGill 2003-4 Rutgers University associate professor Mellon Postdoctoral Poetry in Motion: Lyric Circulation in the Antebellum United States
Richard Fox 2000-1 University of Southern California professor Mellon Postdoctoral American Jesus
Kathleen Brown 1997-98 University of Pennsylvania assistant professor Mellon Postdoctoral Foul Bodies and Infected Worlds: Cleanliness and Cultural Authority in Early Modern England and America, 1500-1900
Helen Deese 1998-99 Tennessee Technological University professor emerita Mellon Postdoctoral The Journals of Caroline Healey Dall
James Sidbury 2002-3 University of Texas at Austin associate professor Mellon Postdoctoral Conceptions of Africa in Early African-American Culture, 1760-1830
Melissa Homestead 2000-1 Huntingdon College visiting assistant professor Mellon Post-Dissertation Fellow Imperfect Title: Nineteenth-Century American Women Authors and Literary Property
Timothy Marr 1999-00 Yale Ph.D. candidate Mellon Post-Dissertation Fellow Imagining Ishmael: Studies of Islamic Orientalism in America from the Puritans to Melville
Bridget Ford 2002-3 University of California, Davis PhD candidate Mellon Post-Dissertation Fellow American Heartland: The Sentimentalization of Religion and Race Relations in Cincinnati and Louisville, 1810-1870
Ren‚e Sentilles 1998-99 Franklin & Marshall College visiting assistant professor Mellon Post-Dissertation Performing Menken: Adah Isaacs Menken's American Odyssey
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
Richard Crawford 1973-74 University of Michigan assistant professor Mellon Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence A Bibliography of American Sacred Music Imprints Through 1810.
John Demos 2011-12 Yale University Samuel Knight Professor of History Emeritus Mellon Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic
Christopher Castiglia 2012-13 Pennsylvania State University Liberal Arts Research Professor of English Mellon Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence The Practices of Hope and other Romantic Dispositions
Alan Taylor 2000-1 University of California, Davis professor Mellon Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence The Divided Ground: The Northern Borderland (U.S. and Canada) in the Wake of the American Revolution
Mary Kelley 2013-14 University of Michigan Ruth Bordin Collegiate Professor of History, American Culture, and Women’s Studies Mellon Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence 'What Are You Reading, What Are You Saying?’ American Reading and Writing Practices, 1760-1860
Karen Halttunen 1999-00 University of California, Davis professor Mellon Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence American Pilgrimage: A Cultural History of Plymouth Rock
Alan Taylor 1989-90 Boston University assistant professor Mellon Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence The Divided Ground: The Northern Borderland (US and Canada) to the Wake of the American Revolution
Robert Gross 2002-3 College of William and Mary professor Mellon Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence The Transcendentalist and Their World
Dwight McBride 2015-16 Northwestern University Daniel Hale Williams Professor of African American Studies, English, and Performance Studies Mellon Distinguished Scholar in Residence Poetics, Politics, and Phillis Wheatley
Peter Onuf 2017-18 University of Virginia Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professor Mellon Distinguished Scholar in Residence The Worlds of Isaiah Thomas
Patricia Cohen 2001-2 University of California, Santa Barbara professor Mellon Distinguished Scholar in Residence Thomas Low Nichols and Mary Gove Nichols: Sex and Marriage Reform in the 1840s
Richard Bushman 2014-15 Columbia University Gouverneur Morris Professor of History emeritus Mellon Distinguished Scholar in Residence Farmers in the Production of the Nation
Claudia Bushman 2014-15 Columbia University Professor of American Studies emerita Mellon Distinguished Scholar in Residence Boston in 1870
Ezra Greenspan 2009-10 Southern Methodist University Professor Mellon Distinguished Scholar William Wells Brown: An African-American Life in Letters
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

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