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 Institutionsort descending Rank Fellowship Awarded Title of Project
James Kabala 2007-8 Brown University PhD candidate Legacy "A Christian Nation?: Religion and the State in the Early American Republic, 1787-1844"
Lyra Monteiro 2009-10 Brown University PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture Racializing the Ancient World: Ancestry and Identity in the Early United States, 1760-1860
Martha Burns 1993-94 Brown University PhD candidate Peterson A Piano in the Parlor: Music and Gentility in America 1790-1860
Mazie Harris 2012-13 Brown University PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture Selling Photography on Broadway, 1839-1884
Linford Fisher 2014-15 Brown University Assistant Professor of History AAS-NEH The Land of the Unfree: Africans, Indians, and the Varieties of Slavery and Servitude in Colonial New England and the Atlantic World
Deborah Van Broekhoven 1986-87 Brown University associate professor AAS-NEH Rhode Island Women in the Antislavery Network
Caroline Frank 2013-14 Brown University visiting scholar Center for Historic American Visual Culture Son of Morning: A Chinese Merchant Visits Early Republican America
Nancy Newman 1997-98 Brown University PhD candidate Peterson Good Music for a Free People: The Germania Musical Society in the United States, 1848-1854
Howard Chudacoff 1974-75 Brown University assistant professor Rockefeller The Effect of Industrialization and Urbanization upon Family Structure in Nineteenth-Century Worcester
Priscilla Brewer 1984-85 Brown University PhD candidate Hiatt Technology and Domestic Ideology in theNineteenth-Century
Seth Rockman 2006-7 Brown University assistant professor AAS-NEH Self-Made and Slave-Made: Capitalism, Slavery, and the Rise of the Early American Economy
Lindsay Regele 2014-15 Brown University Ph.D. Candidate in History Peterson Manufacturing Advantage: The Federal Government, Diplomacy, and the Origins of American Industrialization, 1790-1840
Howard Chudacoff 2000-1 Brown University professor Peterson Children and Their Styles of Play, 1750-1880
Rachel Lin 2002-3 Brown University PhD candidate Peterson The Rhode Island Slave Traders and their Communities, 1750-1807
Philip Gould 1999-00 Brown University assistant professor NEMLA A Barbaric Trade': Commerce, Antislavery, and Cultures of Manners in Anglo-America, 1770-1830
Kenneth Haltman 1993-94 Bryn Mawr College postdoctoral fellow Peterson The Invention of Ethnographic Portraiture
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
Henri Andre Van Huysen Mayer 1975-76 California at Berkeley Ph.D. Candidate Daniels American Views of Science, 1775-1810
Barbara Conrad 1994 California High School, San Ramon, California teacher K-12 American Music
Christopher Hunter 2012-13 California Institute of Technology assistant professor Reese A New and More Perfect Edition: Reading, Editing, and Publishing Autobiography in America, 1787-1850
Janet Brodie 1988-89 California State Polytechnic University lecturer Peterson Women and Freethought in the US , 1820-60
Nian-Sheng Huang 2005-6 California State University Channel Islands associate professor Peterson The Poor in Early Massachusetts, 1630-1830
Megan Nelson 2008-9 California State University, Fullerton assistant professor Last "Flesh and Stone: Ruins and the Civil War."
Brian Roberts 1998-99 California State University, Sacramento assistant professor AAS-NEH Psalms, Reels and Glees: Popular Music and American Identity from the Colonial Era through the Civil War
Christina Tree 1995 Cambridge, MA Boston Globe contributor and guidebook author Wallace History of New England Tourism
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"
Christine Lum 1995 Caroline High School, Glen Allen, VA teacher K-12 Develop a Curriculum Unit on the Life of Catherine Marie Sedgwick for a Secondary American Literature Course
Renee Sentilles 2003-4 Case Western Reserve University assistant professor Peterson Tomboys and Other Nineteenth-Century Girls
Molly Berger 1993-94 Case Western Reserve University PhD candidate Peterson The Modern Hotel in America, 1829-29
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
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 Gladman 2007-08 Catholic Associate Professor Last Early Photographs of Words Backwards
Lisa Gitelman 2007-8 Catholic University associate professor Last "Early Photographs of Words Backwards"
Brian Carroll 2015-16 Central Washington University assistant professor of history AAS-ASECS Burning the Hearts of the Dead: Medicine, Migration, and New England Vampire Belief, 1782-1819
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
Joy Reeves 1996 Chicago public schools, Chicago, IL teacher K-12 Incorporation of research into a historical novel on indentured servants to be used as supplemental reading material to enhance the social studies unit on colonial settlement
Cassandra Smith 1999 Chicago, IL doll artist Artist Slaves, Free Blacks, Runaways: Dolls of the Antebellum United States
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
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
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
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"
Louis Masur 1998-99 City College of New York professor Peterson The American Republic in 1831
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
David Cressy 1980-81 Claremont Graduate School visiting associate professor Daniels Literacy and Its Uses in Early America
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
George Billias 1984-85 Clark University Jacob and Frances Hiatt professor RA The Influence of American Constitutionalism Abroad, 1776-00

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