Current Fellows and Their Projects


Mellon Distinguished Scholars

  • Christopher Castiglia, Liberal Arts Research Professor of English, Pennsylvania State University, "The Practices of Hope and other Romantic Dispositions" (January through June 2013)
  • Mary Kelley, Ruth Bordin Collegiate Professor of History, American Culture, and Women’s Studies, University of Michigan, “’What Are You Reading, What Are You Saying?’ American Reading and Writing Practices, 1760-1860” (September 2013 through May 2014)


Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship

  • Sari Altschuler, Assistant Professor of English, University of South Florida, “National Physiology: Literature, Medicine, and the Invention of the American Body, 1789-1860”


AAS-National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships

  • Thomas Augst, Associate Professor of English, New York University, “A Drunkard’s Story: Social Reform and Mass Culture in Nineteenth-Century America”
  • Maria Bollettino, Assistant Professor of History, Framingham State University, “Slavery, War, and Britain’s Atlantic Empire: Black Soldiers, Sailors, and Rebels in the Seven Years’ War”
  • Marina Moskowitz, Reader in History and American Studies, University of Glasgow, “Seed Money: Improvement and Exchange in the Nineteenth-Century American Garden”
  • Jonathan Senchyne, Assistant Professor of Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “Our Paper Allegories: A Sense for the Material Text in Antebellum American Literature”


Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • Nazera S. Wright, Assistant Professor of English, University of Kentucky, “Girlhood in African American Literature, 1827-1949”


American Historical Print Collectors Society Fellowship

  • Shana Klein, Ph.D. Candidate in Art and Art History, University of New Mexico, “The Fruits of Empire: Contextualizing Food in Still-Life Representation, 1850-1900”


AAS-American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellowship

  • Sarah Crabtree, Assistant Professor of History, San Francisco State University, “Walled Gardens: The Society of Friends, Nationalism, and the Common School, 1770-1840”


Stephen Botein Fellowships

  • Lindsay DiCuirci, Assistant Professor of English, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, “History’s Imprint: The Colonial Book and the Writing of American History, 1790-1855”
    Faith Barrett, Associate Professor of English, Lawrence University, “Poems and Parodies: Voice-Effects and the Profession of Poetry in Nineteenth-century America”


Drawn to Art Fellowship

  • Lauren Klein, Assistant Professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, Georgia Institute of Technology, “A Cultural History of Data Visualization, 1786-2013”


Jenny d’Héricourt Fellowship
(jointly sponsored by AAS and the French Association for American Studies)

  • Michaël Roy, Ph.D. Candidate in English, Université Paris 13, “’My Narrative Is Just Published’: The Production, Dissemination, and Reception of Antebellum Slave Narratives”


Christoph Daniel Ebeling Fellowship
(jointly sponsored by AAS and the German Association for American Studies)

  • Heike Jablonski, Ph.D. Candidate, Heidelberg Center for American Studies, University of Heidelberg, “John Foxe in America”


The Lapides Fellowship in Pre-1865 Juvenile Literature and Ephemera

  • Margaret Abruzzo, Associate Professor of History, University of Alabama, “Good People and Bad Behavior: Changing Views of Sin and Moral Responsibility”


Jay and Deborah Last Fellowships

  • Zara Anishanslin, Assistant Professor of History, College of Staten Island/City University of New York, “Rebelling Subjects, Revealing Objects: The Material and Visual Culture of Making and Remembering the American Revolution”
  • Caroline Frank, Visiting Scholar in American Studies, Brown University, “Son of Morning: A Chinese Merchant Visits Early Republican America”
  • Gordon Fraser, Ph.D. Candidate in English, University of Connecticut, “Transamerican Revolutions: Liberal Nationalism and the Nineteenth-Century Politics of Violence”
  • Mary Fuhrer, independent scholar, Boxborough, MA, “Tuberculosis and Popular Culture in New England: 1800-1840”
  • Sarah Gerk, Visiting Teacher of Musicology, Oberlin College, “Irishness in Nineteenth-Century American Music”
  • Sonia Hazard, Ph.D. Candidate in Religion, Duke University, “In and of the Machine: Religion and Visual Technologies in Antebellum America”
  • Robert Lee, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of California, Berkeley, “Louisiana Purchases: The U.S.-Indian Treaty System in the Missouri River Valley, 1804-1851”
  • Christopher Lukasik, Associate Professor of English and American Studies, Purdue University, “The Image in the Text”
  • Brett Mizelle, Professor of History and American Studies, California State University-Long Beach, “Killing Animals in American History”
  • Sarah Weicksel, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Chicago, “The Fabric of War: Clothing, Culture, and Violence in the American Civil War Era”


Legacy Fellowship

  • Adam Thomas, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of California, Irvine, “Racial Ambiguity and Citizenship in the Postemancipation Transatlantic World”


Northeast Modern Language Association Fellowship

  • Megan Walsh, Assistant Professor of English, St. Bonaventure University, and William Huntting Howell, Assistant Professor of English, Boston University, “Broadview Edition of Frank J. Webb’s The Garies and Their Friends”


Barbara L. Packer Fellowship
(established by the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society)

  • Derek Pacheco, Assistant Professor of English and American Studies, Purdue University, “Transcendentalism and Children’s Literature”


Kate B. and Hall J. Peterson Fellowships

  • Emahunn Campbell, Ph.D. Candidate in Afro-American Studies, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, “The Construction of the Black Criminal”
  • Ryan Carr, Ph.D. Candidate in English, Yale University, “Arts and Sciences of American Expression: 1820-1890”
  • Andrew Fagal, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Binghamton University, “The Political Economy of War in the Early American Republic”
  • Brenton Grom, Ph.D. Candidate in Music, Case Western Reserve University, “The Death and Transfiguration of American Psalmody, 1805-1840”
  • Nicholas Guyatt, Assistant Professor of History, University of York (UK), “The Scale of Beings and the Prehistory of ‘Separate but Equal’”
  • Philippa Koch, Ph.D. Candidate in Religion, University of Chicago Divinity School, “Persistent Providence: Religion and Epidemics in Eighteenth-Century America”
  • Greta LaFleur, Assistant Professor of English, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, “American Insides: Popular Narrative and the Historiography of Sexuality, 1674-1815”
  • Marco Marin, Cultore della Materia, University of Trieste, “Political Catechisms for Schools and Children in the United States, 1790-1850”
  • Lincoln Mullen, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Brandeis University, “Varieties of Religious Conversion”
  • Sean Trainor, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Pennsylvania State University, “Men’s Grooming Advertisements and the Making of the White Male Body”


Reese Fellowship

  • Steffi Dippold, Lecturer in English, Stanford University, “Plain as in Primitive”
  • Patricia Pender, Associate Professor of English, University of Newcastle (Australia), “Anne Bradstreet’s Publication History, 1650-1867”


Justin G. Schiller Fellowship

  • Jacob Crane, Ph.D. Candidate in English, Tufts University, “Barbary Captivity, Africa, and American Children’s Literature”


Joyce A. Tracy Fellowship

  • Sarah Salter, Ph.D. Candidate in English, Pennsylvania State University, “Patterns of Recognition and Imagination in Italy and the United States, 1790-1910”


William Randolph Hearst Foundation Fellowships

  • Amina Gautier, Assistant Professor of English, DePaul University, research for a historical novel that explores racial prejudice in the antebellum reform movement
  • Aimee Parkison, Associate Professor of English, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, research for a historical literary novel titled The Dumb Supper, about the lives of four young women in nineteenth-century Concord, Massachusetts, who meet their potential mates at a dinner where no one is allowed to speak


Robert and Charlotte Baron Fellowships

  • Melissa Range, poet and Ph.D. Candidate in English, University of Missouri, conducting research in abolitionist publications for a poetry project currently titled Emancipator.
  • Lynn M. Thomson, theater director and dramaturg, New York City and Professor of Theater, Brooklyn College, research on theatre and American life in and around 1828 for a production of a new play titled The Time Traveler’s Trip to Niagara Falls


Jay and Deborah Last Fellowship

  • Stephanie Wolff, book artist, Norwich, Vermont, research on the twelve diaries of Anna Blackwood Howell (1769-1855) to explore the phenomenon of weather both in historic terms and its place in modern life

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