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 Ranksort ascending Fellowship Awarded Title of Project
Nikos Pappas 2007-8 University of Kentucky PhD candidate Reese "Sacred Music Tune Index of Southern and Western Source Material (1760-1870)
Michael Simoncelli 1999-00 College of William and Mary PhD candidate Richard F. and Virginia P. Morgan Becoming Northern: The Clash of Regional Cultures and the Creation of a Northern Identity in Ohio, 1770-1877
Katherine Grant 1994-95 Yale University PhD candidate Peterson The Lyceum Movement in America, 1826-1890
Peter Martin 1995-96 Emory College PhD candidate Peterson Forgotten Immigrant Church: The French-Canadian Religious Identity in New England
Beverly Held 1980-81 University of Michigan PhD candidate Hiatt American Festivals--The Early Republican
Allison Stagg 2009-10 University College, University of London PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture American Political Caricatures: 1787-1825
Heather Nathans 1998-99 Tufts University PhD candidate Peterson Avoiding Party Matters: The Boston Theatre Rivalriesof the 1790's
Alison Klaum 2010-11 University of Delaware PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture Pressing Flowers: American Floral Prints and Preserving Culture in the Nineteenth Century
Ellen Jane Porter 1977-78 Union Graduate School PhD candidate Daniels Campmeeting Spirituals
Gina Marie Caison 2011-12 University of California, Davis PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture 'To the Dear Reader': Rhetorical Audiences and Histories in Boudinot, Simms, and the Antebellum Newspaper
Scott Casper 1990-91 Yale University PhD candidate Peterson The Cultural and Literary Contexts of Antebellum Campaign Biography and Children's Biography
Gabriel Loiacono 2006-7 Brandeis University PhD candidate Peterson The People and the Poor: Experiences and Ideas of Poverty in Rhode Island, 1780-1888
Alice Fahs 1991-92 New York University PhD candidate Hiatt Publishing the Civil War: Northern Publishers and the Literary Marketplace of War
Andrea Tucher 1983-84 New York University PhD candidate Hiatt Froth and Scum: Murder, News, and Murder News in the New York Penny Press, 1833-1860
Joanne Dobson 2004-05 UC Berkeley PhD candidate Baron research for a historical novel set in New York City
Sarah Gould 2008-9 University of Michigan PhD candidate Last "Seeing American: The Visual Representation of Race in Early American Children's Literature and Games."
Rachel Wheeler 1996-97 Yale University PhD candidate Peterson Forgotten Conversation: The Indian European Negotiation of Religion in the Eighteenth Century Northeast
Andrew Lewis 2000-1 Yale University PhD candidate Peterson Antiques of State: Archaeology in Early Republican America
Mark Mattes 2009-10 University of Iowa PhD candidate Botein Letter Interception and Publication during the Era of Good Feelings
David Mizelle 1998-99 University of Minnesota PhD candidate AHPCS To the Curious: Exhibition Animals, Human Identity, and hte Contested Boundary between Man and Beast in Early America
Michael Everton 2003-4 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill PhD candidate Reese Moral Vampires and the Blood of Genius: Vocational Ethics in Early American Literary Culture
Shana Klein 2013-14 Univeristy of New Mexico PhD candidate AHPCS The Fruits of Empire: Contextualizing Food in Still-Life Representation, 1850-1900
Grantland Rice 1993-94 Brandeis Univesity PhD candidate Botein The Transformation of Authorship in Early America
Vivian Conger 1989-90 Cornell University PhD candidate Hiatt Being Weak of Body but Firm of Mind and Memory: Widowhood in Colonial America, 1630-1750
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
Helena Ifeka 1999-00 Columbia University PhD candidate Peterson The Parkman Relations
Patricia Watson 1984-85 Johns Hopkins University PhD candidate Hiatt Preacher-Physicians of Colonial New England
Nancy Hagedorn 1987-88 College of William and Mary PhD candidate Peterson Mediating the Exchange of Cultures: Interpreters among the Iroquois, 1664-1775
Thomas Coens 2002-3 Harvard University PhD candidate Peterson The Formation of the Jackson Party, 1822 - 1829
Nancy Isenberg 1987-88 University of Wisconsin, Madison PhD candidate Hiatt `Co-Equality of the Sexes': The Feminist and Religious Discourse of the Nineteenth-Century Woman's Rights Movement in America, 1848-60
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
Sara Lampert 2010-11 University of Michigan PhD candidate Peterson Women and the Making of the Nineteenth-Century Culture Industry
Hannah Farber 2011-12 University of California, Berkeley PhD candidate Peterson The Insurance Industry in the Early Republic
Philippa Koch 2013-14 University of Chicago Divinity School PhD candidate Peterson Persistent Providence: Religion and Epidemics in Eighteenth-Century America
Lynda Yankaskas 2007-8 Brandeis University PhD candidate Botein "Borrowing Culture: Social Libraries and the Shaping of American Civic Life, 1731-1851"
Jill Lepore 1993-94 Yale University PhD candidate Peterson Commemorating Cruelty: Writing and Remembering King Philip's War, 1675-76
Jennifer Greenhill 1989-90 Yale University PhD candidate AHPCS The Plague of Jocularity: Art, Humor, and the American Social Body, 1863-06
Mary McCarl 1987-88 Boston University PhD candidate Peterson More Confessions of Thomas Shepard's Cambridge Parishioners, 1648-49
Ben Davidson 2015-16 New York University PhD candidate Schiller Freedom's Generation: Coming of Age in the Era of Emancipation
Amber LaPiana 2011-12 Washington State University PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture Mapping Literary Regionalism
Adam Thomas 2013-14 University of California, Irvine PhD candidate Legacy Racial Ambiguity and Citizenship in the Postemancipaton Transtlantic World
Katherine Chavigny 1993-94 University of Chicago PhD candidate Peterson American Confessions: The Formation of Antebellum Addiction Narratives
Michael Sappol 1996-97 Columbia University PhD candidate Peterson Singing the Body Electric
Brett Grainger 2012-13 Harvard University PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture The Vital Landscape: Evangelicals and Nature in America, 1740-1870
Molly McCarthy 2000-1 Brandeis University PhD candidate Richard F. and Virginia P. Morgan A Page, A Day: A History of the Daily Diary in America
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
Meredith Bak 2010-11 University of California, Santa Barbara PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture Perception and Playthings: Optical Toys as Instruments of Science and Culture
Clay Zuba 2015-16 University of Delaware PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture Apess' Eulogy, Narrative Visualcy, and the Shpaes of Sovereignty
J. Brenton Stewart 2011-12 University of Wisconsin-Madison PhD candidate Botein Informing the City: On the Print Culture of Antebellum Augusta, Georgia
Gordon Fraser 2013-14 University of Connecticut PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture Transamerican Revolutions: Liberal Nationalism and the Nineteenth-Century Politics of Violence

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