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
Kabria Baumgartner 2015-16 College of Wooster assistant professor Peterson The Work of Time and Love: African American Women and Educational Activism in Early America
Erin Forbes 2008-9 Princeton University PhD candidate Peterson "Popular Crime Writing and the Publications of David Walker and Edgar Allan Poe."
Melissa Homestead 1996-97 University of Pennsylvania PhD candidate Peterson Imperfect Title: Nineteenth-Century AmericanWomen Authors and Literary Property
William Todd 1992-93 University of Texas, Austin professor emeritus Peterson A Descriptive and Historical Bibliography of Sir Walter Scott, 1792-1836
Margaret Nash 2006-7 University of California, Riverdale assistant professor Peterson Higher Education for Women and the Formation of Gender, Class, and Race Identity in the United States, 1840-1875
Paul Foos 1996-97 Yale University PhD candidate Peterson Mexican Wars, 1835-1853: Manifest Destiny and American Society
David Gellman 2004-5 DePauw University assistant professor Peterson "Liberty's Legacy: The Jay Family and the Problems of American Freedom"
Mark Thompson 2012-13 University of Groningen assistant professor Peterson Surveyors and the Production of Empire in British North America
Sally Griffith 1992-93 Villanova University associate professor Peterson Boosterism in Nineteenth-Century American Newspapers
Daniel Wewers 2005-6 Harvard University PhD. Candidate Peterson Divisible Under God: American Religion, Politics, and the Idea of Secession, 1783-1833
Paula Backscheider 1987-88 University of Rochester associate professor Peterson A Biography of Daniel Defoe
Ryan Carr 2013-14 Yale University PhD candidate Peterson Arts and Sciences of American Expression: 1820-1890
Marcus Daniel 1992-93 Princeton University PhD candidate Peterson Ribaldry and Billingsgate: Popular Journalism and Political Culture in the Early Republic
Jill Anderson 2003-4 Thomas Jefferson Foundation assistant editor Peterson "Nothing Done!': The Poet in Early Nineteenth-Century American Culture
Ellen Garvey 2008-9 New Jersey City University associate professor Peterson "Book, Paper, Scissors: Scrapbooks Remake American Print Culture."
Betsy Homsher 1998-99 UC Santa Barbara PhD candidate Peterson The Diaries of Sally Ripley Stearns
Martha Schoolman 2006-7 Miami University assistant professor Peterson American Abolitionist Geographies
Russell Martin 1992-93 University of Virginia PhD candidate Peterson Almanacs of the Southern States, 1732-1860
Vicki Hsueh 2004-5 Western Washington University assistant professor Peterson "Hybrid Constitutionalism: Negotiating Constitutions and Cultures in the Proprietary Colonies, 1625-1690"
Joseph Bonica 2009-10 Middle Tennessee State University visiting assistant professor Peterson Open Secrets: The Cultural Politics of Secrecy and the Formation of the Early American Republic
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
Gloria Whiting 2012-13 Harvard University PhD candidate Peterson 'Endearing Ties': Black Family Life in Early New England
Sarah Purcell 2007-8 Grinnell College associate professor Peterson The Politics of Mourning and the U.S. Civil War
Ben Mutschler 1996-97 Columbia University PhD candidate Peterson Cultures of Sickness, Cultures of Health: Illness in New England, 1690-1820
Robert Gross 1984-85 Amherst College associate professor Peterson The Ideology of Print: The Book and Social Change in America
Matthew Wittmann 2005-6 University of Michigan PhD. Candidate Peterson American Popular Culture and the Pacific World in the Nineteenth-Century
Mary Beth Sievens 1995-96 Boston University PhD candidate Peterson Stray Wives: Marital Expectations and Conflict in Vermont 1790-1830
Leslie Butler 1998-99 Reed College visiting assistant professor Peterson James Russell Lowell and the Cultural Politics of Antebellum American Nationalism
Andrew Fagal 2013-14 Binghamton University PhD candidate Peterson The Political Economy of War in the Early American Republic
Cassandra Berman 2015-16 Brandeis University PhD candidate Peterson Motherhood, the Law, and the Court of Public Opinion: Contesting Maternity in Nineteenth-Century America
Cathy Davidson 1984-85 Michigan State University associate professor Peterson The Origins of American Fiction
Shelby Balik 2003-4 University of Wisconsin - Madison PhD candidate Peterson The Religious Frontier
Robert Gunn 2008-9 The University of Texas at El Paso assistant professor Peterson "Ethnology and Empire: John Russell Bartlett and the U.S./Mexico Borderlands."
Janet Brodie 1988-89 California State Polytechnic University lecturer Peterson Women and Freethought in the US , 1820-60
Eric Stoykovich 2006-7 University of Virginia, Charlottesville PhD candidate Peterson Live Stock Nation: How Farm Animals Domesticated the Northern United States during the Early Republic, 1794-1876
Peter Martin 1995-96 Emory College PhD candidate Peterson Forgotten Immigrant Church: The French-Canadian Religious Identity in New England
Angela Hudson 2004-5 Yale University Ph.D. candidate Peterson "Indians. Slaves, and Surveyors on the Federal Road, 1790s-1840s"
Jennifer Egloff 2009-10 New York University PhD candidate Peterson Popular Numeracy in Early Modern England and British North America
Alan Ruffman 1997-98 Geomarine Associates Ltd president Peterson Historic Meterology and the 1775 Hurricane
Aaron Sachs 2007-8 Cornell University assistant professor Peterson "Death and Life in the American Environment: Radical Arcadias of the Nineteenth Century"
Heather Nathans 1998-99 Tufts University PhD candidate Peterson Avoiding Party Matters: The Boston Theatre Rivalriesof the 1790's
James Rixey Ruffin 1998-99 Delaware Ph.D. Candidate Peterson William Bentley and the Politics of Rational Religion, 1783-1800
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
Wendy Woloson 2005-6 Library Company of Philadelphia curator Peterson Underground Economies: People, Markets, and Used Goods in 18th- and 19th-Century America
Jean Silver-Isenstadt 1995-96 University of Pennsylvania PhD candidate Peterson Pure Pleasure: The Shared Life and Work of Mary S Gove Nichols and Thomas Low Nichols in American Health Reform
Jennifer Baker 1996-97 University of Pennsylvania PhD candidate Peterson Currency of Words: Finance and Literary Imagination in Early America
Brenton Grom 2013-14 Case Western Reserve University PhD candidate Peterson The Death and Transfiguration of American Psalmody ca. 1805-1840
Stephen Berry 2015-16 Simmons College associate professor Peterson Importing the Exotic: Early American Maritime Encounters with World Religions
Thomas Brown 2003-4 University of South Carolina associate professor Peterson The Reconstruction of American Memory: Civic Monuments of the Civil War
Jeffrey Kaja 2008-9 University of Michigan PhD candidate Peterson "From Rivers to Roads: Economic Development and the Evolution of Transportation Systems in Early Pennsylvania, 1675-1800."


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