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 Institutionsort descending Rank Fellowship Awarded Title of Project
Michael Cohen 2005-6 New York University PhD. Candidate Tracy Poetic Discourses in America, 1870-1915
Dawn Peterson 2012-13 New York University Ph.D. in American Studies Hench Unusual Sympathies: Settler Imperialism, Slavery, and the Politics of Adoption in the Early U.S. Republic
Pamela Schirmeister 1994-95 New York University assistant professor Peterson A Cultural Biography of James Fenimore Cooper
Kristen Highland 2012-13 New York University PhD candidate Botein At the Bookstore: Literary and Cultural Experience in Antebellum New York city
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
Ginger Strand 2006 New York, NY Non-fiction writer Baron Nonfiction work on Niagara Falls
Kriota Willberg 2006 New York, NY Choreographer Hearst Updated version for a performance of The Black Crook 
Kimberly Elkins 2007 New York, NY fiction writer Hearst research for novel set from 1829-1876 about the lives of Laura Bridgman, Julia Ward Howe, and Sara Wright
Lynn Thomson 2013 New York, NY dramaturg, theater director Baron research for for play tittled "The Time Traveler's Trip to Niagara Falls"
Charles Hirshberg 2005 New York, NY Writer Baron Vistas of Destiny: Thomas Wentworth Higginson in Worcester
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
Pamela Keech 1997 New York, NY visual artist and independent curator Wallace Nurseries - Aninstallation picturing the lives of children in post Civil War America
Barbara Weisberg 1998 New York, NY writer and producer Artist Research for a non-fiction children's book about the Fox sisters
Alyson Pou 2004 New York, NY Artist Hearst A Slight Headache (solo performance)
R. Sikoryak 2006 New York, NY Cartoonist Baron Comic Strip Adaptation of Moby Dick
Stephen O'Connor 1997 New York, NY non-fiction writer Artist A history of the Orphan Trains
Tanya Mears 2008-9 Norfolk State University assistant professor Peterson "'To Lawless Rapine Bred': Early New England Execution Literature Featuring People of African Descent."
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
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
Emily Laurance 2001 North Carolina at Chapel Hill Harpist, Academic Advisor Baron Research sacred music and theatrical songs in early nineteenth century America
Donald Scott 1979-80 North Carolina State University associate professor Daniels The Public Lecture in Mid-th Century America
Donald Scott 1981-82 North Carolina State University associate professor AAS-NEH Public Lectures and the Formation of American Culture, 1830-1870
Stephen Middleton 1994-95 North Carolina State University associate professor Peterson The Black Laws of Ohio
Annie Bissett 2015 Northampton, MA printmaker Last research for a project about the spirituality/religiosity of American national identity
Maryemma Graham 1990-91 Northeastern University associate professor NEMLA Afro-American Authorship, 1746-06
Harvey Green 1997-98 Northeastern University professor Peterson Myth and History in American Literary and Material Culture, 1850-10
Elizabeth Dillon 2010-11 Northeastern University associate professor AAS-NEH Gender, Sex, and Modernity: Geographies of Reproduction in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World
Kathryn Mudgett 1999-00 Northeastern University PhD candidate Peterson Dana, Melville, Justice Story, and the Law and Literature of the Sea
Wayne Franklin 1994-95 Northeastern University Davis distinguished professor AAS-NEH A Biography of James Fenimore Cooper
Sean Harvey 2010-11 Northern Illinois University visiting assistant professor AAS-NEH American Languages: Indians, Ethnology, and the Empire for Liberty
Lydia Schurman 1988-89 Northern Virginia Community College professor Peterson Publishers, Publications, and Purveyors: The Dime Novel Publishing World, 1860-15
Daniel Lewis 2010-11 Northern Virginia Community College assistant professor Last The Popularity of 'Washington Crossing the Delaware' Prints in the Literary Marketplace, 1853-1861
Vivian McDermott 1994 Northside School, Wolf Point, MT teacher K-12 Indian-White Relations
Karen O'Brien 2001-02 Northwestern Ph.D. Candidate Peterson Making the Personal Political: Religion, Obligation and Identity in the American Revolution
Jonathan Den Hartog 2012-13 Northwestern College associate professor AHPCS Transatlantic Antijacobinism
David Reynolds 1982-83 Northwestern University assistant professor AAS-NEH Beneath the American Renaissance
Karen Halttunen 1987-88 Northwestern University associate professor Peterson Murder and the Gothic Imagination in American Culture
Hugh McIntosh 2010-11 Northwestern University PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture Civil War Advertising and the Popular Novel
Dwight McBride 2015-16 Northwestern University Daniel Hale Williams Professor of African American Studies, English, and Performance Studies Mellon Distinguished Scholar in Residence Poetics, Politics, and Phillis Wheatley
Karen Halttunen 1988-89 Northwestern University associate professor RA Murder and the Gothic Imagination in American Culture.
Robert Mills 2015-16 Northwestern University PhD candidate Peterson The Pirate and the Sovereign
Michael Warner 1986-87 Northwestern University assistant professor AAS-NEH The Letters of the Republic
Michael Clapper 1992-93 Northwestern University PhD candidate Peterson The `Popular' and `Elite' Disjunction in Art in the United States after the Civil War
Seth Cotlar 1997-98 Northwestern University PhD candidate Peterson In Paine's Absence: The Europeanization of American Political Thought, 1787-1803
Wendy Roberts 2009-10 Northwestern University PhD candidate Peterson Revival Poetry and the Formation of the Evangelical Ear in Eighteenth-Century America
Coleman Hutchison 2005-6 Northwestern University PhD. Candidate Botein Occasioning Verse and Volume
Richard Schwarzlose 1984-85 Northwestern University associate professor Peterson The Origins of the Newspaper Press
Betsy Erkkila 2014-15 Northwestern University Professor of English AAS-NEH Imagining the Revolution: Literature and Politics in Insurrectionary America
Stephanie Wolff 2013 Norwich, VT artist, visual Jay and Deborah Last research for a suite of artist books and prints focusing thematically on weather and its intersection with human experience, with specific focus on the diaries of anna Blackwood Howell
Christopher Apap 2012-13 Oakland University special lecturer Peterson The Genius of the Place

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