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Present and Former Mellon Post-Dissertation Fellows


Joseph F. Cullon
(assistant professor of history, Dartmouth College)
Dissertation: "Colonial Shipwrights and their World: Men, Women, and Markets in Early New England"



Cindy R. Lobel
(CUNY Graduate Center Ph.D.)
Dissertation: "Consuming Classes: Changing Food Consumption Patterns in New York City, 1780-1860"



Molly A. McCarthy
(Brandeis Ph.D.)
Dissertation: "A Page, A Day: A History of the Diary in America."



Bridget Ford
(University of California, Davis Ph.D.)
Dissertation: "Crossing Over: Religion, Race, and Nation in Civil War America."



David Silverman
(Princeton Ph.D.), assistant professor of history at George Washington University
Dissertation: "Faith and Boundaries: Colonists, Christianity, and Community Among the Wampanoag Indians of Martha's Vineyard, 1600-1871."



Melissa Homestead
(University of Pennsylvania Ph.D.), assistant professor of English at the University of Oklahoma,
Dissertation: "Imperfect Title, Nineteenth-Century American Women Authors and Literary Property."



Timothy W. Marr
(Yale Ph.D.), assistant professor of English, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Dissertation: "Imagining Ishmael: Studies of Islamic Orientalism in America from the Puritans to Melville."



Renée M. Sentilles
(College of William and Mary Ph.D.) asstistant professor of history, Case Western Reserve
Dissertation: "Performing Menken: Adah Isaacs Menken's American Odyssey."



Faith and Boundaries
David J. Silverman, Faith and Boundaries: Colonists, Christianity, and Community among the Wampanoag Indians of Martha's Vineyard, 1600-1871, Cambridge University Press, 2005.

American Women Authors
Melissa J. Homestead, American Women Authors and Literary Property, 1822-1869, Cambridge University Press, 2005.


The first book by an AAS-Mellon Post-Dissertation Scholar, Performing Menken: Ada Isaacs Menken and the Birth of American Celebrity, by Renée M. Sentilles was published by Cambridge University Press in the Spring of 2003.

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