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 descending Title of Project
Camille Dungy 2005 San Francisco State University Associate Professor Hearst Suck on the Marrow, Chew on the Bone
Carolyn Kras 2014 Los Angeles, CA writer, screen (TV, theater, stage) Hearst research for TV pilot script to take place in 1871 after the Great Chicago Fire
Celeste Roberge 2008 Gainesville, FL sculptor Hearst research on American furniture - its fabrication, use, history, and depiction in American painting, photography, and sculpture
Sarah Stern 2014 Red Hook, NY playwright Hearst research for play tentatively called "The Spectator," which deals with the intersection of politics and theatre in New York City during the 1730s
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
Ann Lovett 2009 New Paltz, NY photographer Hearst research for artists book about the textile mills of Lowell and other Mass mill towns and the "mill girls" who worked in them
Kriota Willberg 2006 New York, NY Choreographer Hearst Updated version for a performance of The Black Crook 
Stephanie Carpenter 2015 Hancock, MI fiction writer Hearst Many and Wide Separations: Two Novellas
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"
Erin Lyons 2015 Washington, DC fiction writer Hearst research for historical novel about Anne Hutchinson and Massachusetts Bay Colony, from 1630-1638, told from the point of view of a servant girl
Hallie Hobson 2001 Meredith Monk Development Associate Hearst Watchnight, a olay on the eve of Emancipation
Kathryn Nuernberger 2010 Glouster, OH poet Hearst research for a collection of poems titled "Curiosities," which merges poetic and academic impulses through special attention to performance art from the 19th century as well as games, plays, and librettos
Ruth Lopez 2003 Chicago, IL Writer Hearst  research in the McLoughlin Brothers archive toward a social history on the artists who helped create children's literature in America
Denise Miller 2016 creative writer Hearst Travelogos: African American and the Struggle for Safe Passage
Sean Hill 2010 Bemidji, MN poet Hearst research for series of poems about two African American men who immigrated with their families from Milledgeville, GA to Liberia in the 1870s
Susan Stinson 2016 novelist Hearst Research for the novel “Tuttle” about the Puritan woman, Elizabeth Tuttle Edwards
Ellen Wiener 2002 Princeton visiting assistant professor Hearst A new 'Book of Hours' using imagery from nineteenth century sources
Arielle Ballard 2017 Brockton, Massachusetts Poet Hearst Research on interactions between black and indigenous people for a full-length book of poetry
Lavonne Mueller 2003 Chicago, IL Playwright Hearst A Collection of Short One-Story Plays About Six Notable American Women, Abigail Adams, Dolly Madison, Sacagawea, Lucy Stone, Harriet Tubman, and Martha Washington
Kelle Groom 2011 New Smyrna Beach, FL poet Hearst research for memoir about Thomas Greenough, the last surviving Wampanoag Indian on the Bass River reservation in South Yarmouth, MA
Deborah Muirhead 2002 Connecticut Professor Hearst The Conjurer's Apprentice or The Legend of Yellow Mary: A Slave Girl's Tale of Survival by her Wit and Extraordinary Powers, as written by herself
Shana Youngdahl 2017 Farmington, Maine Poet Hearst Research for poems about women in the early New England tin ware industry
Brian Teare 2011 San Francisco, CA poet Hearst research for inter-disciplinary project including poetry and photographs, with focus on spirit photography and spiritualism
Geoffrey Brock 2001-2 Tallahassee, FL poet Hearst Poems based on American Historical Events
Katrina Browne 2000 Berkeley, California documentary filmmaker Hearst Trace of the Trade research the history and legacy of the slave trade in New England
Alyson Pou 2004 New York, NY Artist Hearst A Slight Headache (solo performance)
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
Ansel Elkins 2012 Greensboro, NC poet Hearst research for book-length collection of poems about private lives of 19th-century conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker and Millie-Christine McKoy
Nancy Rubin Stuart 2005 CUNY Director, Women Writing Women's Lives Seminar Hearst Mercy Otis Warren
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
Laurie Block 2007 Conway, MA filmmaker, documentary Hearst research for documentary about Helen Keller
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
Maureen Cummins 2000 book artist, Brooklyn, NY Hearst Artist Heretics, Heathens, and Hellians; Animals,Cannibals and Savages; and Witches, Bitches, and Faggots
Roberto Saba 2017-18 University of Pennsylvania Ph.D. in history Hench American Mirror: The United States and the Empire of Brazil in the Age of Emancipation
Sari Altschuler 2013-14 University of South Florida Assistant Professor of English Hench National Physiology: Literature, Medicine, and the Invention of the American Body, 1789-1860
Adam Gordon 2011-12 UCLA Ph.D. in English Hench Cultures of Criticism in Antebellum America
Dawn Peterson 2012-13 New York University Ph.D. in American Studies Hench Unusual Sympathies: Settler Imperialism, Slavery, and the Politics of Adoption in the Early U.S. Republic
Daniel Rood 2010-11 University of California, Irvine Ph.D. in history Hench Plantation Technocrats: A History of Science and Technology in the Slaveholding Atlantic World, 1830-1860
April Haynes 2009-10 University of California, Santa Barbara Ph.D. in history Hench Riotous Flesh: Confronting Gender and Sexuality through Grahamite Health Reform, 1830-1860
Brendan Gillis 2016-17 Miami University of Ohio visiting assistant professor Hench Conduits of Justice: Magistrates and the British Imperial State, 1732-1834
Jessica Lepler 2008-9 University of New Hampshire assistant professor Hench 1837: Anatomy of a Panic
Kyle Roberts 2007-8 University of Pennsylvania Ph.D. candidate Hench Evangelical Gotham: Popular Religious Belief in New York City, 1783-1845
Jennifer Anderson 2006-7 New York University Ph.D. candidate Hench Nature's Currency: The Atlantic Mahogany Trade, 1725-1825
Joseph Cullon 2005-6 Dartmouth College assistant professor Hench Colonial Shipwrights and their World: Men, Women, and Markets in Early New England
Cindy Lobel 2004-5 CUNY Graduate Center Ph.D. Hench Consuming Classes: Changing Food Consumption Patterns in New York City, 1780-1860
Molly McCarthy 2003-4 Brandeis Ph.D. Hench A Page, A Day: A History of the Diary in America
Bridget Ford 2002-3 University of California, Davis Ph.D. Hench Crossing Over: Religion, Race, and Nation in Civil War America
David Silverman 2001-2 Princeton University Ph.D. Hench Faith and Boundaries: Colonists, Christianity, and Community Among the Wampanoag Indians of Martha's Vineyard, 1600-1871
Melissa Homestead 2000-1 University of Pennsylvania Ph.D. Hench Imperfect Title, Nineteenth-Century American Women Authors and Literary Property
Trenton Jones 2014-15 The Johns Hopkins University PhD in History Hench Deprived of their Liberty': Enemy Prisoners and the Culture of War in Revolutionary America

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