Lapides Fellowship in Pre-1865 Juvenile Literature and Ephemera

The Lapides Fellowship in Pre-1865 Juvenile Literature and Ephemera supports research on printed and manuscript material produced in America through 1865 for (or by) children and youth. This fellowship will support projects examining the creative, artistic, cultural, technological, or commercial aspects of American juvenile literature and ephemera produced between the Puritan Era and the Civil War. It is open to both postdoctoral scholars and graduate students at work on doctoral dissertations.

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Date Name Affiliation Position
2023-24 Karah M. Mitchell University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill PhD Candidate in English and Comparative Literature Animals and Becoming Human(e) in Nineteenth-Century American Children's Literature
2022-23 K. Elisa Leal Whitworth University Assistant Professor of History "Nurseries of Piety": Sunday Schools and Children’s Religious Culture in the Unites States, 1790-1860
2020-21 Elissa Myers CUNY Graduate Center PhD Candidate in English Crafting Girlhoods
2019-20 Ilana Larkin Northwestern University PhD Candidate in English Hostile Love: Discipline, Nation, and History-Making in American Children’s Literature
2018-19 Ann Daly Brown University PhD Candidate in History Hard Money: The Making of a Specie Currency, 1828-1846
2017-18 JoAnn Conrad California State University, East Bay Adjunct Professor Women's Work: Women Illustrators in Commercial Media during the Golden Age of Illustration
2016-17 Rachel Knecht Brown University PhD Candidate Inventing the Mathematical Economy in Nineteenth-Century America
2015-16 Annie Dwyer University of Washington Part-Time Lecturer Pets and Punishment in American Children's Literature
2014-15 Urvashi Chakravarty University of Hawai'I, Manoa Assistant Professor of English Serving Like a Free Man: Labor, Liberty, and Consent in Early Modern England
2013-14 Margaret Abruzzo University of Alabama Associate Professor Good People and Bad Behavior: Changing Views of Sin and Moral Responsibility