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
Valerie McKito 2007-8 Texas Tech University PhD candidate Peterson "In the Shadow of Victory: Loyalists in the Aftermath of the Revolution"
Peter Leavenworth 2004-5 University of New Hampshire Ph.D. candidate Peterson "Confrontations of Taste: American vs. European Standards of Music Aesthetics in the Early Republic"
Christina Snyder 2012-13 Indiana University, Bloomington assistant professor Peterson The Indian Gentlemen of Choctaw Academy: Status and Sovereignty in Antebellum America
Pamela Schirmeister 1994-95 New York University assistant professor Peterson A Cultural Biography of James Fenimore Cooper
Laura Kennelly 1994-95 Baldwin-Wallace College assistant editor Peterson Samuel West: Private Life in Revolutionary Times, 1739-1808
Nicole Eustace 2008-9 New York University assistant professor Peterson "War Ardor: Sex and Sentiment in the War of 1812."
William Todd 1992-93 University of Texas, Austin professor emeritus Peterson A Descriptive and Historical Bibliography of Sir Walter Scott, 1792-1836
Emahunn Campbell 2013-14 University of Massachusetts - Amherst PhD candidate Peterson The Construction of the Black Criminal
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
Matthew Clavin 2003-4 American University PhD candidate Peterson Men of Color, to Arms!
Ann Bowden 1992-93 University of Texas, Austin Ransom scholar Peterson A Descriptive and Historical Bibliography of SirWalter Scott, 1792-1836
Katherine McCaffrey 2004-5 Boston University Ph.D. candidate Peterson "Reading Glasses: American Spectacles from Benjamin Franklin's Bifocals to Mithril"
Mark Thompson 2012-13 University of Groningen assistant professor Peterson Surveyors and the Production of Empire in British North America
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."
Ryan Carr 2013-14 Yale University PhD candidate Peterson Arts and Sciences of American Expression: 1820-1890
Martha Schoolman 2006-7 Miami University assistant professor Peterson American Abolitionist Geographies
Erika Gasser 2003-4 University of Michigan PhD candidate Peterson The Afflicted Grew Presently Well: Witchcraft and Possession in Old and New England, 1600-1700
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
Sarah Purcell 2007-8 Grinnell College associate professor Peterson The Politics of Mourning and the U.S. Civil War
Christopher Phillips 2004-5 University of Cincinnati associate professor Peterson "South of North: The Civil War on the Middle Border"
Gloria Whiting 2012-13 Harvard University PhD candidate Peterson 'Endearing Ties': Black Family Life in Early New England
Michael Clapper 1992-93 Northwestern University PhD candidate Peterson The `Popular' and `Elite' Disjunction in Art in the United States after the Civil War
Sargent Bush Jr. 2002-3 University of Wisconsin, Madison professor Peterson The Type of the Good Hearer in Puritan Theory and Practice
Ellen Garvey 2008-9 New Jersey City University associate professor Peterson "Book, Paper, Scissors: Scrapbooks Remake American Print Culture."
David Nord 1986-87 University of Indiana, Bloomington associate professor Peterson Journalism and Cities in American History
Andrew Fagal 2013-14 Binghamton University PhD candidate Peterson The Political Economy of War in the Early American Republic
Harvey Green 1997-98 Northeastern University professor Peterson Myth and History in American Literary and Material Culture, 1850-10
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
Ellen Gilbert 2003-4 Rutgers University independent scholar Peterson St. Wulstan Society Papers
Jennifer Egloff 2009-10 New York University PhD candidate Peterson Popular Numeracy in Early Modern England and British North America
Aaron Sachs 2007-8 Cornell University assistant professor Peterson "Death and Life in the American Environment: Radical Arcadias of the Nineteenth Century"
James Rixey Ruffin 1998-99 Delaware Ph.D. Candidate Peterson William Bentley and the Politics of Rational Religion, 1783-1800
Ilyon Woo 2004-5 Columbia University Ph.D. candidate Peterson "Mother against Mother"
Meredith McGill 1995-96 Harvard University assistant professor Peterson American Literature and the Culture of Reprinting Rewriting Romanticism Fashioning the Marketplace
Mary Beth Sievens 1995-96 Boston University PhD candidate Peterson Stray Wives: Marital Expectations and Conflict in Vermont 1790-1830
Cassandra Berman 2015-16 Brandeis University PhD candidate Peterson Motherhood, the Law, and the Court of Public Opinion: Contesting Maternity in Nineteenth-Century America
Thomas Coens 2002-3 Harvard University PhD candidate Peterson The Formation of the Jackson Party, 1822 - 1829
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."
Phillip Troutman 1997-98 University of Virginia PhD candidate Peterson Geographies of Family and Market: Enslaved Migration in Antebellum Virginia and Washington, DC
Brenton Grom 2013-14 Case Western Reserve University PhD candidate Peterson The Death and Transfiguration of American Psalmody ca. 1805-1840
Catherine Thompson 2006-7 University of Connecticut PhD candidate Peterson From Autonomy to Dependency?: Patient-Physician Relations, 1750-1850
Nancy Isenberg 2003-4 University of Tulsa associate professor Peterson The Sexual Politics of Aaron Burr
Mason Lowance 1989-90 University of Massachusetts, Amherst professor Peterson Uncle Tom's Cabin and the New England Sermon Tradition
John Huffman 2009-10 Harvard University PhD candidate Peterson Documents of Identity in the Early Republic
Richard Rath 1997-98 Brandeis Univesity PhD candidate Peterson North American Soundways, 1600-1800
Lily Santoro 2007-8 University of Delaware PhD candidate Peterson "The Science of God's Creation: Popular Science and Christianity in the Early 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
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
Heidi Schultz 1995-96 UNC, Chapel Hill PhD candidate Peterson Women Writing in the American South: Writing at Female Acadmies and Writing Without Teachers, 1800-1860


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