Directory of Fellows and Research Associates, 1999-Present

The American Antiquarian Society has been awarding visiting research fellowships since 1972-73. These stipend-bearing awards have enabled a diverse group of researchers to spend anywhere from one month to a full year in residence at the Society.

First Name Last Name Cycle Institution Ranksort descending Fellowship Awarded Title of Project
Joshua Brown 2011-12 The Graduate Center, City University of New York executive director Drawn-to-Art Studies in the Visual Culture of the American Civil War
Albrecht Koschnik 2009-10 Library Company of Philadelphia fellow ASECS American Conceptions of Civil Society, 1750-1850
Cam Terwilliger 2011 Somerville, MA fiction writer Baron research for novel, Yet Wilderness Grew in Our Hearts, set in northeastern colonies during the Frech and Indian War
Erin Lyons 2015 Washington, DC fiction writer Hearst research for historical novel about Anne Hutchinson and Massachusetts Bay Colony, from 1630-1638, told from the point of view of a servant girl
Heidi Durrow 2007 Los Angeles, CA fiction writer Baron research for novel about Miss Lala, famous strongwoman, circus aerialist and acrobat of the Victorian era
Aimee Parkison 2013 Charlotte, NC fiction writer Hearst research for historical literary novel titled "The Dumb Supper", set in Concord, MA in the 19th century, exploring the hidden sexual implications in parlor games and holiday courtship rituals of Victorian Americans
Amina Gautier 2013 Chicago, IL fiction writer Hearst research for historical novel titled "Band of Gideon" about 3 black female members of Gideon's Band, a group of Northern idealist, seminary students, school teachers, and abolitionists who traveled south to help the slaves on the South Carolina Sea Island
Stephanie Carpenter 2015 Hancock, MI fiction writer Hearst Many and Wide Separations: Two Novellas
Kimberly Elkins 2007 New York, NY fiction writer Hearst research for novel set from 1829-1876 about the lives of Laura Bridgman, Julia Ward Howe, and Sara Wright
Suzanne Rivecca 2010 San Francisco, CA fiction writer Baron research for a novel about Walt Whitman's sojourn by boat to New Orleans with his teenage brother, Jeff
Laurie Block 2007 Conway, MA filmmaker, documentary Hearst research for documentary about Helen Keller
Lisa Norwood 2001-2 Stanford University graduate student Morgan Grounds for the New Nation: Constructing Sense of Place from 1780-1860
Aaron Marrs 2010-11 U.S. Department of State historian Peterson Moving Forward: A Social History of the Transportation Revolution
Ethan Robey 2002-3 State University of New York at Binghamton independent scholar AHPCS The Art Galleries of Mechanics' Institute Fairs: Liaisons Between Art, Commerce, and Technology in Nineteenth-Century Thought
Lynne Bassett 2004-5 independent scholar Peterson "American Whole-Cloth Quilts: A Study of Regional Innovation, Refinement, and Domestic Production"
Mary Fuhrer 2013-14 independent scholar Center for Historic American Visual Culture Tuberculosis and Popular Culture in New England: 1800-1840
Ellen Gilbert 2003-4 Rutgers University independent scholar Peterson St. Wulstan Society Papers
Kerstin Vogel 2005-6 University of Mainz instructor Ebeling Looking-Glass Legacies—The Writings of William Apess
Peter Reed 2007-8 Florida State University instructor NEMLA "Captivating Performances: Staging Atlantic Underclasses, 1777-1852"
Nicole Waller 2007-8 Johannes Gutenberg-Universität (Mainz) junior professor Ebeling American Encounters with Islam in the Atlantic World
Benjamin Cooper 2011-12 Washington University in St Louis lecturer Peterson Writing American Soldiers: Nineteenth-Century Varieties of Military Experience
Frances Clarke 2012-13 University of Sydney lecturer Center for Historic American Visual Culture Minors in the Military: A History of Child Soldiers from the Revolution to the Civil War
Kathleen Lawrence 2004-5 Boston University lecturer Drawn-to-Art "Margaret Fuller's Aesthetic Transcendentalism"
Lydia Fisher 2005-6 University of Pennsylvania lecturer NEMLA Domesticating the Nation: American Literature, Exceptionalism, and the Science of Cultivation
Karsten Kummer 2002-3 University of Bremen lecturer Ebeling Eighteenth-Century German-American Texts: A Study of Intercultural Negotiations and Relations
Laura Smith 2008-9 University of New Hampshire lecturer Drawn-to-Art "Material Domesticity: Textiles in Elizabeth Stoddard's 'The Morgesons'."
Kevin Muller 2008-9 University of California at Berkeley lecturer Last "An Undergraduate Course on Visual Culture in American Life, 1600-1900"
Joseph Adelman 2011-12 Johns Hopkins University lecturer AAS-NEH Revolutionary Networks: The Business of Printing and the Production of American Politics, 1763-1789
Steffi Dippold 2013-14 Stanford University lecturer Reese Plain as in Primitive
Christopher Castiglia 2012-13 Pennsylvania State University Liberal Arts Research Professor of English Mellon Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence The Practices of Hope and other Romantic Dispositions
Anne Harley 2012 Claremont, CA musician, soprano Hearst research for libretto about Mother Ann Lee, founder of the Shakers, and research of early American music to perform and record
Meganne Fabrega 2014 Portsmouth, NH non-fiction writer Jay and Deborah Last research for book title "Tell Me a Story: Amy Ella Blanchard and Ida Waugh's World of Girls." Book will blend woman's history, art history, LGTB history, biography, and memoir
Mary Beth Ellis 2011 Cincinnati, OH non-fiction writer Jay and Deborah Last research for project involving PBS documentary currently under development by historan and author Richard Brookhiser about theory that Hamilton and other Founding Fathers were "proto-bloggers"
Jeanne Schinto 2015 Andover, MA non-fiction writer and journalist Baron research for 3-part series about the Walpole Society
Debra Gwartney 2008 Eugene, OR non-fitction writer Baron research of book on Narcissa Prentiss Whitman, the first European woman to cross the Rocky Mountains in 1836
Sandra Jackson-Opoku 2008 Chicago, IL novelist Hearst God's Gift to the Natives, novel that explores one musician's enigmatic life and tragic death, while also charting the history and movement of the African diaspora
Holly Wendt 2014 Casper, WY novelist Baron research for novel about Capt Samuel "Black Sam" Bellamy, set between 1714-1716
Carol Flueckiger 2009 Lubbock, TX painter Jay and Deborah Last research for body of paintings about feminism and early American reform practices
Sarah McCoubrey 2007 Fayetteville, NY painter Jay and Deborah Last research to create "Hannah Morse: Landscape Painter", a fictive archive consisting of photographs, artifacts, letter, etc.
Stephanie Solomon 2010 Hermosa Beach, CA performer Jay and Deborah Last research in order to collect visuals for film titled "American Voices: Spirit of Revolution"
Melissa Homestead 2000-1 University of Pennsylvania Ph.D. Hench Imperfect Title, Nineteenth-Century American Women Authors and Literary Property
Cindy Lobel 2004-5 CUNY Graduate Center Ph.D. Hench Consuming Classes: Changing Food Consumption Patterns in New York City, 1780-1860
Timothy Marr 1999-00 Yale Ph.D. Hench Imagining Ishmael: Studies of Islamic Orientalism in America from the Puritans to Melville
Molly McCarthy 2003-4 Brandeis Ph.D. Hench A Page, A Day: A History of the Diary in America
Bridget Ford 2002-3 University of California, Davis Ph.D. Hench Crossing Over: Religion, Race, and Nation in Civil War America
Jennifer Anderson 2004-5 New York University Ph.D. Peterson "Nature's Currency: The Atlantic Mahogany Trade in the 18th Century"
David Silverman 2001-2 Princeton University Ph.D. Hench Faith and Boundaries: Colonists, Christianity, and Community Among the Wampanoag Indians of Martha's Vineyard, 1600-1871
Angela Hudson 2004-5 Yale University Ph.D. candidate Peterson "Indians. Slaves, and Surveyors on the Federal Road, 1790s-1840s"
Alexandra Socarides 2004-5 Rutgers University Ph.D. candidate Botein "Lyric Contexts: Emily Dickinson and the 19th Century Extended Poetic Project"
Katharina Erhard 2004-5 University of Regensburg Ph.D. candidate Ebeling ‘An Empire in Many Respects the Most Interesting in the World’: Choreographies of Empire in Early American Plays

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