Present and Former Hench Post-Dissertation Fellows
(University of California, Los Angeles in English, 2011)
"Cultures of Criticism in Antebellum America"
Daniel B. Rood
University of California, Irvine Ph.D. in history, 2010)
"Plantation Technocrats: A History of Science and Technology in the Slaveholding Atlantic World, 1830-1860"
(University of California, Santa Barbara Ph.D. in history)
"Riotous Flesh: Confronting Gender and Sexuality through Grahamite Health Reform, 1830-1860"
(assistant professor of history, University of New Hampshire)
Dissertation: "1837: Anatomy of a Panic"
(Ph.D. candidate, University of Pennsylvania)
Dissertation: "Evangelical Gotham: Popular Religious Belief in New York City, 1783-1845"
(Ph.D. candidate, New York University)
Dissertation: "Nature's Currency: The Atlantic Mahogany Trade, 1725-1825"
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
(University of California, Davis Ph.D.)
Dissertation: "Crossing Over: Religion, Race, and Nation in Civil War America"
Dissertation: "Faith and Boundaries: Colonists, Christianity, and Community Among the Wampanoag Indians of Martha's Vineyard, 1600-1871."
(University of Pennsylvania Ph.D.)
Dissertation: "Imperfect Title, Nineteenth-Century American Women Authors and Literary Property"
Timothy W. Marr
Dissertation: "Imagining Ishmael: Studies of Islamic Orientalism in America from the Puritans to Melville"
Renée M. Sentilles
(College of William and Mary Ph.D.)
Dissertation: "Performing Menken: Adah Isaacs Menken's American Odyssey."