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
Mary Cable 1990-91 freelance writer RA Early history of the Massachusetts Bay Colony .
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
Janice Simon 1995-96 University of Georgia assistant professor RA The Forest Interior in American Painting, 1840-1900
George Billias 1984-85 Clark University Jacob and Frances Hiatt professor RA The Influence of American Constitutionalism Abroad, 1776-00
John Corrigan 1990-91 University of Virginia assistant professor RA Reason, Passion, and Religion in the Eighteenth Century
Lance Schachterle 1984-85 Worcester Polytechnic Institute professor RA Research for an edition of Cooper's The Spy
Alden Vaughan 1985-86 Columbia University professor RA Indians and Europeans in British North America.
Stephen Nissenbaum 1984-85 University of Massachusetts, Amherst professor RA The Battle for Christmas in America, 1800-1870
Alden Vaughan 1986-87 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
Akira Kikuchi 1991-92 Otaru Univ of Commerce professor RA The Development of American Society from the Colonial Period to the Early Nineteenth Century
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
Lee Heller 1994-95 Mercer College assistant professor RA The Uses of Fiction: Novel Reading and American Culture, 1720-1860
Gail Smith 1995-96 Marquette University assistant professor RA Reading the Word: Harriet Beecher Stow and Nineteenth Century American Hermeneutics
Donald Ratcliffe 1998-99 University of Durham senior lecturer RA Origins of Party Conflict in the US , 1790-1840
Lucia Knoles 1998-99 Assumption College associate professor RA A Slippery Self: Self Culture and the Self-made Man in Nineteenth Century American Literature
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
Paula Backscheider 1987-88 University of Rochester associate professor Peterson A Biography of Daniel Defoe
Brenton Grom 2013-14 Case Western Reserve University PhD candidate Peterson The Death and Transfiguration of American Psalmody ca. 1805-1840
Marcus Daniel 1992-93 Princeton University PhD candidate Peterson Ribaldry and Billingsgate: Popular Journalism and Political Culture in the Early Republic
Amanda Bilby 2007-8 Johns Hopkins University PhD candidate Peterson "Letters, Recipes, and Gifts: Exploring Transatlantic Female Alliances within the Pollard and Salisbury Families"
Betsy Homsher 1998-99 UC Santa Barbara PhD candidate Peterson The Diaries of Sally Ripley Stearns
Susan Graham 2005-6 University of Minnesota PhD. Candidate Peterson Female Dorrites and Antebellum Partisanship
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
Polly Ha 2006-7 University of Cambridge PhD candidate Peterson The Decalogue and Formation of Denomination
Robert Gross 1984-85 Amherst College associate professor Peterson The Ideology of Print: The Book and Social Change in America
Steven Stoll 1998-99 Yale University assistant professor Peterson Larding the Lean Earth: Agriculture and he Environment in America, 1800-1850
Leslie Butler 1998-99 Reed College visiting assistant professor Peterson James Russell Lowell and the Cultural Politics of Antebellum American Nationalism
Nicholas Guyatt 2013-14 University of York, UK assistant professor Peterson The Scale of Beings and the Prehistory of 'separate but equal'
Cathy Davidson 1984-85 Michigan State University associate professor Peterson The Origins of American Fiction
Linford Fisher 2007-8 Harvard University PhD candidate Peterson "The Politics of Conversion: Indian Agency, Religious Change, and Race in Southern New England, 1736-1775"
Janet Brodie 1988-89 California State Polytechnic University lecturer Peterson Women and Freethought in the US , 1820-60
Stephen Middleton 1994-95 North Carolina State University associate professor Peterson The Black Laws of Ohio
Timothy Helwig 2005-6 University of Maryland PhD. Candidate Peterson Race, Nativism, and the Making of Class in Antebellum City-Mysteries
Leon Jackson 2003-4 University of South Carolina assistant professor Peterson The Business of Letters: Authorial Economies in America, 1780s-1840s
Candice Harrison 2006-7 Emory University PhD candidate Peterson The Politics of Exchange in Philadelphia's Public Markets, 1770-1859
Jeffrey Groves 1995-96 Harvey Mudd College Ref: Professor Michael Winship, UT Austin associate professor Peterson Ticknor and Fields: Literary Promotion and American Canon Formation, 1840-1865
Jennifer Baker 1996-97 University of Pennsylvania PhD candidate Peterson Currency of Words: Finance and Literary Imagination in Early America
Clare Lyons 1992-93 Yale University PhD candidate Peterson Sex Among the 'Rabble': Gender Transitions in the Age of the Revolution, Philadelphia 1750-1830
Philippa Koch 2013-14 University of Chicago Divinity School PhD candidate Peterson Persistent Providence: Religion and Epidemics in Eighteenth-Century America
Jonathan Gross 2007-8 DePaul University professor Peterson "Thomas Jefferson's Scrapbooks: Prose Clippings"
Nian-Sheng Huang 2005-6 California State University Channel Islands associate professor Peterson The Poor in Early Massachusetts, 1630-1830
Eleanor McConnell 2006-07 Brandeis Ph.D. Candidate Peterson A Scarce Plenty: Economics, Citizenship, and Opportunity in Revolutionary New Jersey, 1760-1820
Daniel Radus 2014-15 Cornell University Ph.D. Candidate in English Peterson The Eulogy on Tour: Kinship and the Transnational History of Native New England
Natasha Lightfoot 2006-7 New York University PhD candidate Peterson Race, Class, and Resistance: The Aftermath of Emancipation in Antigua, 1831-1858
Philip Gura 1989-90 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill William S. Newman Distinguished Professor Peterson The Reverend Nathan Fiske and the Cultural Transformation of Central Massachusetts
Franciszek Lyra 1989-90 M Curie-Sklodowska, Univ of Poland senior lecturer Peterson Revising the Canon of the First Two Centuries of American Literature
Greta LaFleur 2013-14 University of Hawai'I at Manoa assistant professor Peterson American Insides: Popular Narrative and the Historiography of Sexuality, 1674-1815
Rosalind Remer 1988-89 UCLA PhD candidate Peterson Philadelphia Publishers in the New Republic

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