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
Peter Kuczynski 1987-88 Martin Luther University, Halle, Germany chairman RA The Contemporary Reception of Nathaniel Hawthorne
Steven Bullock 1992-93 Worcester Polytechnic Institute associate professor RA American Freemasonry
Susan Porter 1987-88 Ohio State University, Lima associate professor RA Performance Practice in Early American Musical Theatre
Linda Frost 1993-94 Pennsylvania State University, Wilkes-Barre assistant professor RA The Thrillers of Louisa May Alcott and the Popular Press
Mary Cable 1989-90 freelance writer RA Early history of the Massachusetts Bay Colony
Elizabeth Bethel 1986-87 Lander University associate professor RA Afro-American Responses to the First Emancipation.
Mary Cable 1990-91 freelance writer RA Early history of the Massachusetts Bay Colony .
Richard John 1994-95 University of Illinois at Chicago, Associate professor of History post-doctoral fellow and assistant professor RA Visions of Enterprise: The Political Origins of the Modern Communications Infrastructure in the United States, 1837-17
Eldon Turner 1987-88 University of Florida assistant professor RA Psalmody, Time and Cultural Change in Early New England
George Billias 1984-85 Clark University Jacob and Frances Hiatt professor RA The Influence of American Constitutionalism Abroad, 1776-00
Janice Simon 1995-96 University of Georgia assistant professor RA The Forest Interior in American Painting, 1840-1900
Karen Halttunen 1988-89 Northwestern University associate professor RA Murder and the Gothic Imagination in American Culture.
Lance Schachterle 1984-85 Worcester Polytechnic Institute professor RA Research for an edition of Cooper's The Spy
Robert Dykstra 1985-86 SUNY, Albany professor RA Iowans and White Supremacy, 1838-1880
Stephen Nissenbaum 1984-85 University of Massachusetts, Amherst professor RA The Battle for Christmas in America, 1800-1870
William Gilmore-Lehne 1983-84 Richard Stockton College of New Jersey associate professor RA Reading and the Circulation of Print in Rural New England, 1787-1839
Kent Ljungquist 1983-84 Worcester Polytechnic Institute associate professor RA The Aesthetic Categories of the Sublime, the Picturesque, and the Beautiful, as They Are Represented in American Literary Periodicals, 1820-1860
Alden Vaughan 1985-86 Columbia University professor RA Indians and Europeans in British North America.
Klaus Schmidt 1995-96 University of Mainz, Germany assistant professor RA Between Periphery and Center:Studies in the Literatures and Cultures of British America, 1702-1776
Alden Vaughan 1986-87 Columbia University professor RA Indians and Europeans in British North America..
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
Donald Ratcliffe 1998-99 University of Durham senior lecturer RA Origins of Party Conflict in the US , 1790-1840
Gail Smith 1995-96 Marquette University assistant professor RA Reading the Word: Harriet Beecher Stow and Nineteenth Century American Hermeneutics
John Corrigan 1990-91 University of Virginia assistant professor RA Reason, Passion, and Religion in the Eighteenth Century
Elmer O'Brien 1990-91 United Theological Seminary director; professor RA American Christianity and the Media
William Astore 1994-95 Oxford University PhD candidate RA Observing God: Thomas Dick (1774-1857), Religion and Popular Astronomy in Great Britain and America, 1823-57
JoAnne Thomas 2000-1 Western Michigan University PhD candidate Peterson Good Bye, Old Arm': Songs of the Civil War
Katherine Grant 1994-95 Yale University PhD candidate Peterson The Lyceum Movement in America, 1826-1890
Paula Backscheider 1987-88 University of Rochester associate professor Peterson A Biography of Daniel Defoe
Patrick Luck 2012-13 Johns Hopkins University PhD candidate Peterson The Creation of a Deep South: Making the Sugar and Cotton Revolutions in the Lower Mississippi Valley, 1790-1825
April Alliston 1994-95 Princeton assistant professor Peterson A Cultural Biography of James Fenimore Cooper
Cindy Lobel 1999-00 CUNY Graduate Center PhD candidate Peterson Consuming Classes: Food, Eating, and Images of Consumption in the United States, 1790-1860
Max Mishler 2014-15 New York University Ph.D. Candidate in History Peterson Boundaries of Freedom: Abolition, Punishment, and the Atlantic Origins of Mass Incarceration
Laura Kennelly 1994-95 Baldwin-Wallace College assistant editor Peterson Samuel West: Private Life in Revolutionary Times, 1739-1808
William van Arragon 2000-01 Indiana University PhD candidate Peterson Cotton Mather in American Cultural Memory, 1728-1892
Leslie Butler 1998-99 Reed College visiting assistant professor Peterson James Russell Lowell and the Cultural Politics of Antebellum American Nationalism
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
Ruma Chopra 2006-7 University of California at Davis PhD candidate Peterson Loyalist Persuasions: New York City, 1776-1783
Stephen Middleton 1994-95 North Carolina State University associate professor Peterson The Black Laws of Ohio
Gillian Avery 1985-86 author Peterson The American Pattern of Childhood
Janet Brodie 1988-89 California State Polytechnic University lecturer Peterson Women and Freethought in the US , 1820-60
Kathryn Mudgett 1999-00 Northeastern University PhD candidate Peterson Dana, Melville, Justice Story, and the Law and Literature of the Sea
Edward Andrews 2007-8 University of New Hampshire PhD candidate Peterson "Saints our of Savages: Native American and African Missionaries, 1750-1775"
Clare Lyons 1992-93 Yale University PhD candidate Peterson Sex Among the 'Rabble': Gender Transitions in the Age of the Revolution, Philadelphia 1750-1830
Jennifer Baker 1996-97 University of Pennsylvania PhD candidate Peterson Currency of Words: Finance and Literary Imagination in Early America
Christina Snyder 2012-13 Indiana University, Bloomington assistant professor Peterson The Indian Gentlemen of Choctaw Academy: Status and Sovereignty in Antebellum America
Polly Ha 2006-7 University of Cambridge PhD candidate Peterson The Decalogue and Formation of Denomination
Laura Schiavo 1999-00 George Washington University PhD candidate Peterson A Collection of Endless Extent and Beauty': Stereographs, Perception, Taste, and the American Middle Class
Steven Stoll 1998-99 Yale University assistant professor Peterson Larding the Lean Earth: Agriculture and he Environment in America, 1800-1850
Amanda Bilby 2007-8 Johns Hopkins University PhD candidate Peterson "Letters, Recipes, and Gifts: Exploring Transatlantic Female Alliances within the Pollard and Salisbury Families"

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