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 ascending Institution Rank Fellowship Awarded Title of Project
Gregory Nobles 2016-17 Georgia Institute of Technology professor Mellon Distinguished Scholar in Residence Betsey Stockton’s Mission: From Slavery to Freedom, From Princeton to the Pacific
Brendan Gillis 2016-17 Miami University of Ohio visiting assistant professor Hench Conduits of Justice: Magistrates and the British Imperial State, 1732-1834
Krista Elrick 2016 photographer Jay and Deborah Last Retracing Audubon: Contemporary Views
Brighde Mullins 2016 playwright Hearst The life and times of Phyllis Wheatley
Catherine Sasanov 2016 poet Baron Markd Y (Archives and Invocations)
Susan Stinson 2016 novelist Hearst Research for the novel “Tuttle” about the Puritan woman, Elizabeth Tuttle Edwards
Matt Dellinger 2016 nonfiction writer and digital archivist Baron The Brooklyn 14th Regiment
Ben Davidson 2015-16 New York University PhD candidate Schiller Freedom's Generation: Coming of Age in the Era of Emancipation
Kate Silbert 2015-16 Univeristy of Michigan PhD candidate Last 'Committed to Memory': Gender, Literary Engagement, and Commemorative Practice, 1780-1830
Stephen Berry 2015-16 Simmons College associate professor Peterson Importing the Exotic: Early American Maritime Encounters with World Religions
Amy Hughes 2015-16 Brooklyn College (CUNY) associate professor AAS-NEH An Actor's Tale: Theater, Culture, and Everyday Life in Nineteenth-Century America
Brian Carroll 2015-16 Central Washington University assistant professor of history AAS-ASECS Burning the Hearts of the Dead: Medicine, Migration, and New England Vampire Belief, 1782-1819
Rachel Walker 2015-16 University of Maryland PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture A Beautiful Mind: Reading Faces in the Ango-Atlantic World, 1760-1860
Annie Dwyer 2015-16 University of Washington part-time lecturer Lapides Pets and Punishment in American Children's Literature
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
David Blake 2015-16 Stony Brook, NY lecturer Tracy Between Campus and Community: Popular Music in American College Student Life, 1850-1872
Christen Mucher 2015-16 Smith College assistant professor AAS-NEH Before American History
Sharada Orihuela 2015-16 University of Maryland, College Park assistant professor NeMLA Counterfeit Colony: Bootleg Currency and the Revolutionary Market
Jordan Watkins 2015-16 Utah Valley University adjunct Peterson 'Another Attucks': The African-American Response to Dred Scott
Elizabeth Eager 2015-16 Harvard University PhD candidate Drawn to Art Drawing Machines: The Mechanics of Art in the Early Republic
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
Sueanna Smith 2015-16 University of South Carolina PhD candidate Peterson The Cultural Work of the Early American Fraternla Sphere
Nicholas Bonneau 2015-16 University of Notre Dame PhD candidate Peterson Unspeakable Loss: North America's Invisible Throat Distemper Epidemic of 1735-1765
Wendy Roberts 2015-16 SUNY-Albany assistant professor AAS-NEH Redeeming Verse: The Poetics of Revivalism
Gillian Osborne 2015-16 University of California, Berkeley postdoctoral Packer Henry David Thoreau and Antebellum Botany
Ben Wright 2015-16 Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College assistant professor Peterson Antislavery and American Salvation
Tyesha Maddox 2015-16 New York University PhD candidate Peterson From Invisible to Immigrants: Political Activism and the Construction of Caribbean American Identity, 1890-1940
Amy Sopcak-Joseph 2015-16 University of Connecticut PhD candidate Last The Lives and Times of Godey's Lady's Book, 1830-1877
Jim Casey 2015-16 University of Delaware PhD candidate Botein Editing a Revolution in Newspaper Printing, 1847-1849
Whitney Martinko 2015-16 Villanova University assistant professor Hench Post Dissertation Progress through Preservation: History on the American Landscape in an Age of Improvement, 1785-1860
Hunter Price 2015-16 Western Washington University visiting assistant professor Reese The Traveling Connexion: Religion, Capital, and the Origins of the South Middle Class, 1760-1830
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
Clay Zuba 2015-16 University of Delaware PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture Apess' Eulogy, Narrative Visualcy, and the Shpaes of Sovereignty
Don McLaughlin 2015-16 University of Pennsylvania PhD candidate Peterson Touching Phobia: Viral Affect and the Madicalization of Fear in Nineteenth-Century Anglo-American Literature
Whitney Stewart 2015-16 Rice University PhD candidate Center for Historic American Visual Culture Domestic Activism: The Politics of the Black Home in Nineteenth-Century America
William Coleman 2015-16 Washington University in St. Louis Postdoctoral Fellow Last Domestic Bliss: The Artist and the Country House in Nineteenth-Century America
Joseph Rezek 2015-16 Boston University assistant professor Botein Transatlantic Currents, 1820-1860, for The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture
Nicole Belolan 2015-16 University of Delaware PhD candidate Last Navigating the World: The Material Culture of Physical Mobility Impairment in the Early American North, 1700-1861
Colleen Boggs 2015-16 Dartmouth College professor AAS-NEH Civil War Substitutes: How the Military Draft Changed American Literature
Robert Mills 2015-16 Northwestern University PhD candidate Peterson The Pirate and the Sovereign
Christa Vogelius 2015-16 University of Copenhagen assistant professor Center for Historic American Visual Culture Ekphrasis and the Transnational Imagination in Nineteenth-Century America
Seth Cotlar 2015-16 Willamette University professor Last When the Olden Days Were New: A Cultural History of Nostalgia in Modernizing America, 1776-1860
Blevin Shelnutt 2015-16 New York University PhD candidate AHPC New York City's Broadway and Nineteenth-Century Literary Culture
Cassandra Berman 2015-16 Brandeis University PhD candidate Peterson Motherhood, the Law, and the Court of Public Opinion: Contesting Maternity in Nineteenth-Century America
Christine DeLucia 2015-16 Mount Holyoke College assistant professor AAS-NEH The Itineraries: Seasons of History in the Native Northeast and Ezra Stiles' New England
Katherine Mintie 2015-16 University of California, Berkeley PhD candidate Last Legal Lenses: Intellectual Property Laws and American Photography, 1839-1890
Leonard von Morze 2015-16 University of Massachusetts, Boston associate professor Reese Contextualizing Christian Jacob Hutter: German-American Printing and Book Distribution in the Atlantic World
Sara Smith 2015 Greenfield, MA choreographer Baron research for a movement-theatre piece about the life and work of a fictional 19th century geologist and prophet
Jeanne Schinto 2015 Andover, MA non-fiction writer and journalist Baron research for 3-part series about the Walpole Society
Stephanie Carpenter 2015 Hancock, MI fiction writer Hearst Many and Wide Separations: Two Novellas

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