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
Nancy Hagedorn 1998-99 St John's University assistant professor Peterson Interpreters Among the Iroquois, 1664-1775
Rachel Chernos Lin 2002-3 Brown University PhD. Candidate Peterson The Rhode Island Slave Traders and their Communities, 1750-1807
Kelly Sisson 2008-9 University of Michigan PhD candidate Peterson "King Corn in American Culture, 1862-1936."
Scott Casper 1990-91 Yale University PhD candidate Peterson The Cultural and Literary Contexts of Antebellum Campaign Biography and Children's Biography
Russell Martin 1992-93 University of Virginia PhD candidate Peterson Almanacs of the Southern States, 1732-1860
Elaine Jackson-Retondo 1997-98 UC Berkeley PhD candidate Peterson The Penitentiary as an Artifact of the Cultural Landscape - A Comparative Analysis, 1780-1860
Ben Wright 2015-16 Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College assistant professor Peterson Antislavery and American Salvation
James Snead 2009-10 George Mason University associate professor Peterson The 'Kentucky Mummy': Encounters with Antiquity in the Early Nineteenth-Century America
Cindy Lobel 1999-00 CUNY Graduate Center PhD candidate Peterson Consuming Classes: Food, Eating, and Images of Consumption in the United States, 1790-1860
Jean Friedman 1985-86 University of Georgia associate professor Peterson Families at War: Northern and Southern Communities in the Civil War
Burton Bledstein 1988-89 University of Illinois, Chicago associate professor Peterson A Language Event: The Middle Classes in American History, 1828-19
Ben Mutschler 1996-97 Columbia University PhD candidate Peterson Cultures of Sickness, Cultures of Health: Illness in New England, 1690-1820
Sarah Keyes 2010-11 University of Southern California PhD candidate Peterson Circling Back: Migration to the Pacific and the Reconfiguration of America, 1820-1900
Gillian Cockshut 1985 Worcester Polytechnic Institute Peterson The American Pattern of Childhood
Nicholas Wrightson 2006-7 Jesus College, Oxford University PhD. Candidate Peterson "Locating Philadelphia in the Print Culture of the British Atlantic World, c. 1730-65"
JoAnne Thomas 2000-1 Western Michigan University PhD candidate Peterson Good Bye, Old Arm': Songs of the Civil War
Derrick Spires 2008-9 Vanderbilt University PhD candidate Peterson "Reimagining a 'Beautiful but Baneful Object': Black Writers' Theories of Citizenship and Nation in the Antebellum U.S."
Scott Casper 1998-99 University of Nevada, Reno associate professor Peterson First Families: Presidents at Home in the American Imagination, 1789-20
William Todd 1992-93 University of Texas, Austin professor emeritus Peterson A Descriptive and Historical Bibliography of Sir Walter Scott, 1792-1836
Catherine Allgor 1995-96 Yale PhD. Candidate Peterson Political Parties: Society and Politics in Washington City, 1800-1832
Peter Martin 1995-96 Emory College PhD candidate Peterson Forgotten Immigrant Church: The French-Canadian Religious Identity in New England
Jennifer Wilson 2009-10 The Graduate Center, The City University of New York PhD candidate Peterson Performing Frenchness in Nineteenth-Century New York and New Orleans: Francois Boieldieu's 'La Dame Blanche'; Daniel Auber's 'La Muette de Portici'; Giacomo Meyerbeer's 'Robert le Diable' and 'Les Huguenots'; and Jacques Offenbach's 'La Grande-Duchesse de
Alan Ruffman 1997-98 Geomarine Associates Ltd president Peterson Historic Meterology and the 1775 Hurricane
Kathryn Mudgett 1999-00 Northeastern University PhD candidate Peterson Dana, Melville, Justice Story, and the Law and Literature of the Sea
Heather Nathans 1998-99 Tufts University PhD candidate Peterson Avoiding Party Matters: The Boston Theatre Rivalriesof the 1790's
Sara Lampert 2010-11 University of Michigan PhD candidate Peterson Women and the Making of the Nineteenth-Century Culture Industry
William van Arragon 2000-01 Indiana University PhD candidate Peterson Cotton Mather in American Cultural Memory, 1728-1892
Megan Haley-Newman 1996-97 College of William and Mary PhD candidate Peterson Pest Control Strategies and Their Social Implications in the Chesapeake Area, 1600-1800
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
Konstantin Dierks 1998-99 Brown University PhD candidate Peterson Letter Writing, Gender, and the Middling Sort in America, 1750-1800
David Jaffee 1988-89 CUNY assistant professor Peterson The People of the Wachusett: Town Founders and Village Historians of New England, 1630-1860
Susan Ryan 1997-98 UNC, Chapel Hill PhD candidate Peterson Race and the Language Benevolence in Antebellum America
Laura Schiavo 1999-00 George Washington University PhD candidate Peterson A Collection of Endless Extent and Beauty': Stereographs, Perception, Taste, and the American Middle Class
David Blight 1996-97 Amherst College associate professor Peterson Reunion and Race: the Civil War in American Memory, 1870-15
Aaron Marrs 2010-11 U.S. Department of State historian Peterson Moving Forward: A Social History of the Transportation Revolution
Katherine Preston 1985-86 CUNY PhD candidate Peterson Traveling Opera Troupes in the United States, 1830-65
Faye Dudden 1988-89 Union College assistant professor Peterson Gender in Performance: Women in the American Theater, 1790-1870
Robert Wright 1999-00 Temple University visiting assistant professor Peterson Early American Finance: Revolution, Integration, Expansion
James Rixey Ruffin 1998-99 Delaware Ph.D. Candidate Peterson William Bentley and the Politics of Rational Religion, 1783-1800
Christopher Pastore 2010-11 University of New Hampshire PhD candidate Peterson From Sweetwater to Seawater; An Environmental and Atlantic History of Narragansett Bay, 1636-1836
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
Katherine Preston 1986-87 CUNY PhD candidate Peterson Traveling Opera Troupes in the United States, 1830-65.
Phillip Troutman 1997-98 University of Virginia PhD candidate Peterson Geographies of Family and Market: Enslaved Migration in Antebellum Virginia and Washington, DC
David Anthony 1996-97 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor PhD candidate Peterson Scandalous Aesthetics: Masculine Emotion and the Birth of the Public Sphere in Antebellum America
Louis Masur 1998-99 City College of New York professor Peterson The American Republic in 1831
Kariann Yokota 1999-00 University of California, Los Angeles PhD candidate Peterson A Culture of Insecurity: The Early Republic as a Post-Colonial Nation, 1789-1830
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
Kenneth Haltman 1993-94 Bryn Mawr College postdoctoral fellow Peterson The Invention of Ethnographic Portraiture
Stephen Berry 2015-16 Simmons College associate professor Peterson Importing the Exotic: Early American Maritime Encounters with World Religions

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