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
Mark Valeri 1998-99 Union Theological Seminary ET Thompson Professor ASECS Religion, Moral Discipline and the Market in Early America
John Bidwell 1994-95 Rochester Institute of Technology librarian ASECS Printing Supplies in Colonial America
Adam Jortner 2014-15 Auburn University Assistant Professor of History ASECS Witchcraft and the Rise of American Religious Freedom, 1626-1789
Natasha Hurley 2008-9 University of Alberta postdoctoral fellow ASECS "The Child of Circulation in American Literature: The Case of Robinson Crusoe."
Warren McDougall 1997-98 University of Edinburgh honorary fellow ASECS The Scots Book Trade to Boston and New York in the 18th Century
Brett Charbeneau 1995-96 Colonial Williamsburg Foundation journeyman printer ASECS Williamsburg Imprints Program
John McCurdy 2006-7 Eastern Michigan University assistant professor ASECS The Politics of Bachelorhood in Early America
Joyce Appleby 1994-95 UCLA professor ASECS The First Generation of Americans
Patricia Crain 1997-98 Princeton University assistant professor ASECS The Story of A: Alphabetization and American Literature from The New England Primer to The Scarlet Letter
Hilary Wyss 2006-7 Auburn University associate professor ASECS Native Literacy and Education in Early America
Ken Miller 2017-18 Washington College associate professor ASECS The Strange Case of Bathsheba Spooner: A Tale of Sex and Murder in Revolutionary America
Jeffrey Walker 1992-93 Oklahoma State University associate professor ASECS Collegiate Literary Culture in Eighteenth-Century America
Albrecht Koschnik 2009-10 Library Company of Philadelphia fellow ASECS American Conceptions of Civil Society, 1750-1850
David Silverman 2005-6 George Washington University assistant professor ASECS Brothertown: American Indians and the Problem of Race
David Silverman 2010-11 George Washington University associate professor ASECS Thundersticks: Firearms and the Transformation of Native America
Sarah Crabtree 2013-14 San Francisco State University Assistant Professor of History ASECS Walled Gardens: The Society of Friends, Nationalism, and the Common School, 1770-1840
Jeffrey Pasley 2004-5 University of Missouri - Columbia associate professor ASECS "Jeffersonian Democracy Revisited: Popular Political Culture in Print, 1800-1828"
David Narrett 2001-02 University of Texas at Arlington associate professor ASECS Borderland Republics: Vermont, West Florida, Texas, and the Politics of Union, 1760-1846
Michelle Burnham 2011-12 Santa Clara University professor ASECS The Calculus of Risk: Temporality in the Revolutionary Atlantic and Pacific
Ernest Freeberg 1995-96 Colby-Sawyer College assistant professor ASECS The Meaning of Blindnessin Early America
Cornelia Dayton 1991-92 UC Irvine associate professor ASECS Madness, Dependency, and Gender in Early New England
Amy Brill 2005 Brooklyn, NY writer Baron The Observations, a fictional account of a female astronomer in the early 1800s Nantucket
Cam Terwilliger 2011 Somerville, MA fiction writer Baron research for novel, Yet Wilderness Grew in Our Hearts, set in northeastern colonies during the Frech and Indian War
Lisa Hayes 2011 Bowie, MD playwright Baron research on Colonial America just before the Revolutionary War to be used in writing two museum theater plays for the Accokeek Foundation's Natonal Colonial Farm, a living history museum in Maryland
David Roderick 2003 Poet Baron Blue Colonial, a collection of poems on the cultural interaction between the colonists and the Wampanoag tribe in the early seventeenth-century
Catherine Reid 2012 Asheville, NC writer, essayist Baron research for extended work of creative nonfiction tentatively titled "13 Travels with William Bartram" on the life and writings of William Bartram (1739-1823), author of "Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida
Joanne Dobson 2004-05 UC Berkeley PhD candidate Baron research for a historical novel set in New York City
Deborah Brevoort 2012 North Bergen, NJ playwright Baron research for historical play about George and Martha Washington and the role of fashion in the shaping of the American identity
Robert Shuster 2006 Yorktown Heights, NY Writer Baron America's culture of war and the military in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, for his non-fiction book The Indestructible Soldier
R. Sikoryak 2006 New York, NY Cartoonist Baron Comic Strip Adaptation of Moby Dick
Melissa Range 2013 Columbia, MO poet Baron research for poetry project about the abolitionist movement, tentatively titled "Emanicipator"
Joann Mazzio 2000 Pinos Altos, NM writer Baron Fremont Expeditions in the 1840's
Britta Sjogren 2003 San Francisco State University Assistant Professor Baron A Chain of Windows
Lynn Thomson 2013 New York, NY dramaturg, theater director Baron research for for play tittled "The Time Traveler's Trip to Niagara Falls"
Gino DiIorio 2007 New York, NY playwright Baron research into life of Edmund Ross, southern politician who cast the deciding vote, insuring that President Andrew Johnson would be spared impeachment
Heidi Durrow 2007 Los Angeles, CA fiction writer Baron research for novel about Miss Lala, famous strongwoman, circus aerialist and acrobat of the Victorian era
James Thomas Stevens 2004 SUNY-Fredonia Assistant Professor Baron Research on the Stockbridge Indian community and school
Ginger Strand 2006 New York, NY Non-fiction writer Baron Nonfiction work on Niagara Falls
Holly Wendt 2014 Casper, WY novelist Baron research for novel about Capt Samuel "Black Sam" Bellamy, set between 1714-1716
Debra Gwartney 2008 Eugene, OR non-fitction writer Baron research of book on Narcissa Prentiss Whitman, the first European woman to cross the Rocky Mountains in 1836
Tess Taylor 2006 Hofstra Adjunct Professor Baron Book of poems titled The Family Chest
Margaret Rozga 2014 Milwaukee, WI poet Baron research for collection of poems inspired by the life of Jessie Benton Fremont
Martha Carlson-Bradley 2008 Hillsborough, NH poet Baron research for collection of poems, New England Primer
Charles Hirshberg 2005 New York, NY Writer Baron Vistas of Destiny: Thomas Wentworth Higginson in Worcester
Sara Smith 2015 Greenfield, MA choreographer Baron research for a movement-theatre piece about the life and work of a fictional 19th century geologist and prophet
Matt Dellinger 2016 nonfiction writer and digital archivist Baron The Brooklyn 14th Regiment
Jeanne Schinto 2015 Andover, MA non-fiction writer and journalist Baron research for 3-part series about the Walpole Society
Emily Laurance 2001 North Carolina at Chapel Hill Harpist, Academic Advisor Baron Research sacred music and theatrical songs in early nineteenth century America
Lauren Yee 2009 San Francisco, CA playwright Baron research for interdisciplinary play exploring the concept of "performing racial identity in America"
Honoree Jeffers 2009 Norman, OK poet Baron research for book of poems titled "The Art of Mastering" whose centerpiece is a series about Phillis Wheatley, which imagines her interior life

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