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 Datesort descending Institution Rank Fellowship Awarded Title of Project
Nancy Newman 1997-98 Brown University PhD candidate Peterson Good Music for a Free People: The Germania Musical Society in the United States, 1848-1854
Carol Singley 1997-98 Rutgers University associate professor Peterson Adoption in American Literature and Culture
David Rawson 1997-98 College of William and Mary PhD candidate RA The Print Distribution/Consumer Nexus in Piedmont Virginia, 1760-1810.
Walter Woodward 1997-98 University of Connecticut PhD candidate Peterson The Magic in Colonization: Religion, Science and the Occult in the Creation of New England Culture
Jennifer Hynes 1997-98 West Virginia University visiting instructor Tracy Nineteenth-Century Women and the News: The Case of Elizabeth Stoddard
Kevin Sheets 1997-98 University of Virginia PhD candidate Peterson Latin America, The Dead Language, Schools, and the Culture of the Educated Man
Christopher Cokinos 1998 Manhattan, Kansas creative writer Artist Research American attitudes toward and representations of now-extinct bird species and subspecies
Thomas Dunn 1998 Henniker, New Hampshire playwright Artist Research for a play about Winslow Homer and his early career,1856-1875
Cornelia Nixon 1998 Bloomington, Indiana novelist Artist Research for a novel, Martha's Version
Barbara Weisberg 1998 New York, NY writer and producer Artist Research for a non-fiction children's book about the Fox sisters
Scott Casper 1998-99 University of Nevada, Reno associate professor Peterson First Families: Presidents at Home in the American Imagination, 1789-20
Donald Ratcliffe 1998-99 University of Durham senior lecturer RA Origins of Party Conflict in the US , 1790-1840
Paul Erickson 1998-99 University of Texas, Austin PhD candidate Peterson Welcome to Sodom: The Cultural Work of the American City-Mysteries Novel, 1840-1860
Betsy Homsher 1998-99 UC Santa Barbara PhD candidate Peterson The Diaries of Sally Ripley Stearns
Martin Brückner 1998-99 University of Delaware assistant professor ASECS The Culture of Geographic Letters in Early America
Heather Nathans 1998-99 Tufts University PhD candidate Peterson Avoiding Party Matters: The Boston Theatre Rivalriesof the 1790's
Nancy Hagedorn 1998-99 St John's University assistant professor Peterson Interpreters Among the Iroquois, 1664-1775
Barry Levy 1998-99 University of Massachusetts, Amherst associate professor AAS-NEH The Ordeal of Early American Equality: Orphans, Poor Children, and the Massachusetts Labor Regime, 1630-1820
Colin McCoy 1998-99 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign PhD candidate Peterson Partisans and Pamphleteers: The Literature of Persuasion in Jacksonian America, 1820-1845
Bridget Ford 1998-99 UC Davis PhD candidate Legacy People of Sorrow , Childern of Grace: Race and Religion in the Antebellum West
Helen Deese 1998-99 Tennessee Technological University professor emerita Mellon Postdoctoral The Journals of Caroline Healey Dall
Brian Roberts 1998-99 California State University, Sacramento assistant professor AAS-NEH Psalms, Reels and Glees: Popular Music and American Identity from the Colonial Era through the Civil War
W Lhamon 1998-99 Florida State University George M. Harper professor Peterson Jump Jim Crow: Plays, Lyrics, and Street Prose of the First Atlantic Popular Culture
Ann Fidler 1998-99 Ohio State University assistant professor Botein A Cultural History of the American Law Book, 1700-00
Steven Stoll 1998-99 Yale University assistant professor Peterson Larding the Lean Earth: Agriculture and he Environment in America, 1800-1850
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
Leslie Butler 1998-99 Reed College visiting assistant professor Peterson James Russell Lowell and the Cultural Politics of Antebellum American Nationalism
Philip Gura 1998-99 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill William S. Newman Distinguished Professor Peterson America's Instrument: The 19th Century Banjo
Ren‚e Sentilles 1998-99 Franklin & Marshall College visiting assistant professor Mellon Post-Dissertation Performing Menken: Adah Isaacs Menken's American Odyssey
Louis Masur 1998-99 City College of New York professor Peterson The American Republic in 1831
Mark Valeri 1998-99 Union Theological Seminary ET Thompson Professor ASECS Religion, Moral Discipline and the Market in Early America
Robert Bonner 1998-99 University of Southern Maine assistant professor Tracy Newspapers and the Confederate Sphere
Jay Fliegelman 1998-99 Stanford University professor Mellon Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence Storied Associations: Books from Important American Libraries, 1650-1860, and the Tales they Tell
Lucia Knoles 1998-99 Assumption College associate professor RA A Slippery Self: Self Culture and the Self-made Man in Nineteenth Century American Literature
Konstantin Dierks 1998-99 Brown University PhD candidate Peterson Letter Writing, Gender, and the Middling Sort in America, 1750-1800
Jen Huntley-Smith 1998-99 University of Nevada, Reno PhD candidate Botein The Genius ofCivilization': The Publishing Industry and the Creation of WesternRegional Identity,1848-00
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
Jonathan Cook 1998-99 Peterson The Apocalyptic Imagination in the American Renaissance
Jean O'Brien-Kehoe 1998-99 University of Minnesota associate professor AAS-NEH Changing Identities: native American Peoples in Early New England
James Rixey Ruffin 1998-99 Delaware Ph.D. Candidate Peterson William Bentley and the Politics of Rational Religion, 1783-1800
William Gilmore-Lehne 1998-99 Richard Stockton College of New Jersey associate professor RA A Republic of Knowledge: Communications and the Rise of an Age of Reading in America, 1639-1861
Cassandra Smith 1999 Chicago, IL doll artist Artist Slaves, Free Blacks, Runaways: Dolls of the Antebellum United States
Nicole Cooley 1999 Queens College, CUNY assistant professor Artist The Afflicted Girls: A book of poetry abo theSalem Witch Trials
Jeanne Mackin 1999 Ithaca, New York novelist Artist Adam's Hunger: The Lost Journal of Brillat-Savarin's Travels in the New World
Sarah Messer 1999 Madison, WI creative non-fiction writer/poet Wallace Red House: A non-fiction memoir of a place about one of the oldest continuously lived-in houses in New England
Graham Hodges 1999-00 Colgate University professor Peterson David Ruggles: Black Apostle of Freedom
Timothy Marr 1999-00 Western Connecticut State University assistant professor Mellon Post-Dissertation Fellow Imagining Ishmael: Studies of Islamic Orientalism in America from the Puritans to Melville
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
Helena Ifeka 1999-00 Columbia University PhD candidate Peterson The Parkman Relations
Helen Horowitz 1999-00 Smith College professor Mellon Postdoctoral Research fellow Sexual Representation and Censorship in the United States, 1830-80

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