Alstott Morgan Fellowship

The Alstott Morgan Fellowship, funded by a generous gift from Richard Parker Morgan and Carolyn Alstott Morgan, supports research on the history of education in nineteenth-century America, drawing on AAS’s unmatched collection of early educational materials, including the Alstott Morgan School Catalogue Collection and the The Student, Teacher, and Trustee Database Project, 1800-1900. This fellowship is awarded to an individual engaged in scholarly research and writing--including doctoral dissertations--in any field of American history and culture through 1900.

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Date Name Affiliation Position
2023-24 Danielle Glassmeyer Bradley University Associate Professor of English Other People's Children
2022-23 Elisabeth Yang Rutgers University Recent PhD, Childhood Studies Constructing Moral Babies: Medical and Pedagogical Discourses on Infancy in America, 1810s-1920s
2020-21 Jess Libow Emory University PhD Candidate in English Political Movement: Ability, Sex, and Reform in the Nineteenth-Century United States
2019-20 Patrick Morgan Duke University PhD Candidate in English Manifesting Vertical Destiny: Geology, Reform, and the Stratified Earth in American Literature, Long Nineteenth Century
2018-19 Adam Laats State University of New York, Binghamton Professor Toe the Line: Joseph Lancaster and the Delusion of Early School Reform
2017-18 Brandon Layton University of California, Davis PhD Candidate Children of Two Fires: Childhood, Diplomacy, and Change among the Choctaws and Chickasaws
2016-17 Mark Boonshoft New York Public Library Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Monarchical Education and the Making of the American Republic, 1730-1812