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
Carrie Hyde 2009-10 Rutgers University PhD candidate Peterson Alienable Rights: Negative Styles of U.S. Citizenship, 1798-1868
Peter Eisenstadt 1984 New York University PhD candidate Haven Weather and Weather Prediction in Colonial America
Martha Rojas 2003-4 Stanford University PhD candidate NEMLA Diplomatic Letters
Karen Hansen 1988-89 UC Berkeley PhD candidate Peterson The Social Dimension of Laborers' Lives, 1810-60
Joanne van der Woude 2006-7 University of Virginia PhD candidate Reese Towards a Transatlantic Aesthetic: Immigration, Translation, and Mourning in the Seventeenth Century
Patricia Watson 1984-85 Johns Hopkins University PhD candidate Hiatt Preacher-Physicians of Colonial New England
Richard Stillson 2000-01 Johns Hopkins University PhD candidate Botein Communication and Information Dispersal in the California Gold Rush
Jonathan Senchyne 2009-10 Cornell University PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture 'Bottles of Ink, and Reams of Paper': Racial Mixture and Legibility in Antebellum Illustration
Michael Sappol 1996-97 Columbia University PhD candidate Peterson Singing the Body Electric
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
Kristen Highland 2012-13 New York University PhD candidate Botein At the Bookstore: Literary and Cultural Experience in Antebellum New York city
Natasha Lightfoot 2006-7 New York University PhD candidate Peterson Race, Class, and Resistance: The Aftermath of Emancipation in Antigua, 1831-1858
Jill Lepore 1993-94 Yale University PhD candidate Peterson Commemorating Cruelty: Writing and Remembering King Philip's War, 1675-76
Candy Brown 1998-99 Harvard University PhD candidate Peterson Salt to the World: A Cultural History of Evangelical Reading, Writing, and Publishing Practices in Mid-Nineteenth-Century America
Allison Malcom 2008-9 University of Illinois-Chicago PhD candidate Legacy "A Protestant Patriotism: Anti-Catholicism and the Rise of Nationhood in North America, 1830-1870."
Lincoln Mullen 2013-14 Brandeis University PhD candidate Peterson Varieties of Religious Conversion
Mary McCarl 1987-88 Boston University PhD candidate Peterson More Confessions of Thomas Shepard's Cambridge Parishioners, 1648-49
Peter Coclanis 1977-78 Columbia University PhD candidate Daniels Economy and Society in Colonial Charleston
Ben Davidson 2015-16 New York University PhD candidate Schiller Freedom's Generation: Coming of Age in the Era of Emancipation
Marcus Daniel 1992-93 Princeton University PhD candidate Peterson Ribaldry and Billingsgate: Popular Journalism and Political Culture in the Early Republic
Jason Opal 2002-3 Brandeis University PhD candidate Legacy Ambition and Democracy: Worldly Pursuits and Aspirations in New England, 1780 - 1830
Clay Zuba 2015-16 University of Delaware PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture Apess' Eulogy, Narrative Visualcy, and the Shpaes of Sovereignty
Steven Smith 2011-12 University of Missouri PhD candidate Reese A World the Printers Made: Print Culture in New York, 1730-1830
Betsy Homsher 1998-99 UC Santa Barbara PhD candidate Peterson The Diaries of Sally Ripley Stearns
Hannah Carlson 2006-7 Boston University PhD candidate Botein In the Company of Books: Reading the Pocket Companion
Mikki Smith 2012-13 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign PhD candidate Peterson "Even a Boy's Press Has a 'Power'": Amateur Journalism and Youth Information Culture, 1867-1890
Ann Braude 1985-86 Yale University PhD candidate Hiatt Women in American Spiritualism
Michael Clapper 1992-93 Northwestern University PhD candidate Peterson The `Popular' and `Elite' Disjunction in Art in the United States after the Civil War
Benjamin Irvin 2000-1 Brandeis University PhD candidate Peterson Representative Men: A Cultural History of the Continental Congress
Seth Cotlar 1997-98 Northwestern University PhD candidate Peterson In Paine's Absence: The Europeanization of American Political Thought, 1787-1803
Robin Smith 2015-16 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill PhD candidate Legacy The 'Iron Harp': Encountering the Industrial Soundscape in the 1840s and 1850s
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
Sarah Keyes 2010-11 University of Southern California PhD candidate Peterson Circling Back: Migration to the Pacific and the Reconfiguration of America, 1820-1900
Christine DeLucia 2011-12 Yale University PhD candidate Peterson Making Past and Place in the Northeast after King Philip's War (1675-78)
Alpen Razi 2012-13 University of Toronto PhD candidate Legacy Colored Citizens of the World
Elaine Swift 1985-86 Harvard University PhD candidate Hiatt Reconstitutive Congressional Change:The Case of the US Senate, 1789-1841
Catherine Kelly 1987-88 University of Rochester PhD candidate Peterson Mothers and Daughters: Intergenerational Conflict and Continuity, 1820-39
Joseph Adelman 2007-8 Johns Hopkins University PhD candidate Botein "The Business of Politics: Printers and the Emergence of Political Communications Networks, 1765-1789"
Robert Lee 2013-14 University of CA, Berkeley PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture Louisiana Purchases: The US-Indian Treaty System in the Missouri River Valley, 1840-1851
Clare Lyons 1992-93 Yale University PhD candidate Peterson Sex Among the 'Rabble': Gender Transitions in the Age of the Revolution, Philadelphia 1750-1830
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."
Robert Mills 2015-16 Northwestern University PhD candidate Peterson The Pirate and the Sovereign
Richard Bell 2003-4 Harvard University PhD candidate Botein Newspapers and the Cultural Significance of Suicide in America, 1760-1830
Anne Roth-Reinhardt 2010-11 University of Minnesota PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture 'Retouching' American History: Narrative and Graphic Illustrations within Nineteenth-Century Historical Fiction
Michael D'Alessandro 2012-13 Boston University PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture Staged Readings: Sensationalism and Audience in Popular American Literature and Theater, 18230-1870
Jacob Crane 2013-14 Tufts University PhD candidate Schiller Walled Gardens: The Society of Friends, Nationalism, and the Common School, 1770-1840
Erin Forbes 2008-9 Princeton University PhD candidate Peterson "Popular Crime Writing and the Publications of David Walker and Edgar Allan Poe."
Whitney Martinko 2009-10 University of Virginia PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture Progress through Preservation: History on the American Landscape in an Age of Improvement, 1790-1860
Elizabeth Hawley 2002-3 Georgia Institute of Technology PhD candidate Reese American Publishers of Indecent Books, 1840 - 1890
Susan Ryan 1997-98 UNC, Chapel Hill PhD candidate Peterson Race and the Language Benevolence in Antebellum America

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