Past Fellows

2013–2014

Balch Fellows in Ethnic Studies

  • Kristin Condotta, PhD Candidate in History, Tulane University; Professional “Negotiantes”: Irish Merchant Networks and Atlantic New Orleans, 17701820
  • Elisabeth Piller, PhD Candidate in History, University of Heidelberg; Re-Winning American Hearts and Minds: German Cultural Diplomacy and the United States, 19191932
  • Rachel Wise, PhD Candidate in English, University of Texas at Austin; Losing Appalachia: Rethinking Genre Through Local Color’s Out-of-Place Objects

Albert M. Greenfield Fellow in 20th-Century History

  • Megan Black, PhD Candidate in American Studies, George Washington University; The Global Interior: Imagining Minerals in the Postwar Expansion of American Capitalism

Short-term Fellows Jointly Sponsored by the Library Company and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania
 

LCP Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and HSP Fellows

  • Dr. Margaret Abruzzo, Department of History, University of Alabama; Good People & Bad Behavior: Changing Views of Sin, Evil, and Moral Responsibility
  • Dr. Alison Efford, Department of History, Marquette University; Suicide and the Immigrant Experience, 18801924
  • Christopher Florio, PhD Candidate in History, Princeton University; The Poor Always with You: Impoverishment in the United States, 18351868
  • Thomas Gillan, PhD Candidate in History; College of William and Mary; Intellectual Labor in Early America: The Life of the Mind and the History of the Body
  • Dr. Lauren Klein, School of Media, Literature, and Communications, Georgia Institute of Technology; A Cultural History of Data Visualization, 17862013
  • Dr. Jeffrey Knight, Department of English, University of Washington; English Literary Collections and the Institution of the Library in Early America
  • Dr. Etta Madden, Department of English, Missouri State University; Recovering and Refining Anne Hampton Brewster’s Italian Experiences
  • Dr. Brett Mizelle, Department of History, California State University, Long Beach; Killing Animals in American History
  • Dr. Karen Racine, Department of History, University of Guelph; Joel Poinsett in South America 18101814

HSP McNeil Fellows

  • Dr. Jennifer Brady, Department of History and Literature, Harvard University; Sentimental Reading in the Antebellum United States
  • Laurel Daen, PhD Candidate in History, College of William and Mary; Civic Capacity and the Constitution of Disability in the Early American Republic, 1770–1840
  • Dr. Andrew Heath, Department of History, University of Sheffield; Consolidating Philadelphia: The Reconstruction of an American Metropolis, 1837–77
  • Dr. Kacy Tillman, Department of Literature, University of Tampa; Damned Tories of the Penny Post: Female Loyalist Letter-Journals of the American Revolution

HSP McFarland Fellow

  • Dr. Richard Bell, Department of History, University of Maryland; Slavery’s Black Market: A Microhistory

LCP Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Fellows in African American History

  • Dr. Anna Lawrence, Department of History, Fairfield University; Jarena Lee’s Calling
  • Mary Maillard, Independent Scholar, Vancouver, B.C.; Lulu and Genie: The Letters of Louisa Jacobs to Eugenie Webb, 1879–1911
  • Marie Stango, PhD Candidate in History, University of Michigan; Antislavery and Colonization: African American Women in Nineteenth Century West Africa
  • Katie Johnston, PhD Candidate in History, Columbia University; The Experience of Hot Climates: Health, Race, and the Body in the British Atlantic World

LCP McLean Contributionship Fellow

  • Dr. Will Slauter, Département d’Études des Pays Anglophones, Université Paris 8 - Saint Denis; Who Owns the News? Journalism and Intellectual Property in Historical Perspective

LCP Reese Fellow in American Bibliography

  • Jeffrey Peachey, Book Conservator, New York City; In-boards Bindings and the Beginning of Industrialized Bookbinding in America and England, 1800–1850

LCP Anthony N. B. and Beatrice W. B. Garvan Fellow in American Material Culture

  • Dr. Paul Otto, Professor of History, George Fox University; Beads of Power: Wampum and the Shaping of Early America

LCP American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellow

  • Elizabeth Athens, PhD Candidate in History of Art, Yale University; “Substances in Themselves”: William Bartram’s Material Sources

LCP William H. Helfand Fellow in Early American Medicine, Science, and Society

  • Kathyryn Segesser, PhD Candidate in History, University of Toronto; Disordered Eating in Late Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century America and England

LCP William H. Helfand Fellow in the Visual Culture Program

  • Dr. Christopher Lukasik, Department of English, Purdue University; The Image in the Text

Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Fellows

  • Dr. Matthew Osborn, Department of History, University of Missouri-Kansas City; America’s First Batman: Popular Theatricality in the Dramatic Republic
  • Dr. Jonathan Sassi, Department of History, College of Staten Island, CUNY; The Campaign for Gradual Emancipation in New Jersey

Barra Foundation International Fellows

  • Dr. Nicholas Guyatt, Department of History, University of York; The Scale of Beings and the Prehistory of “Separate but Equal”
  • Austen Saunders, PhD Candidate in Literature, University of Cambridge; American Readers’ Manuscript Marks in the Collections of the Library Company of Philadelphia (c.1640–1830)

2012–2013

Balch Institute Fellows in Ethnic Studies

  • Dr. Dominique Daniel, Kresge Library, Oakland University: Archiving Ethnic History: Ethnic Identities and the Shaping of the Balch Institute Collections
  • Dr. Konstantinos Karpozilos, University of Peloponnese, Greece: "The Great American Family":  "Americanization" and the Shaping of Modern Greece (1944–1959)
  • Dr. Mark Santow,  University of Massachusetts–Dartmouth: Castles Made of Sand? Home Ownership in the Modern US

Albert M. Greenfield Fellow in 20th-Century History

  • Dr. David Hochfelder, University at Albany, SUNY: Creating the Ownership Society: A Social History of Saving and Investing

Short-term Fellows Jointly Sponsored by the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania
 

LCP Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and HSP Fellows

  • Kelly Arehart, PhD Candidate in History, The College of William and Mary; Give up Your Dead: How Business, Technology, and Culture Separated Americans from their Dearly Departed, 1780–1930
  • Dr. Richard Bell, Department of History, University of Maryland; The Blackest Market: Patty Cannon, Kidnapping, and the Domestic Slave Trade
  • Peter Y. Choi, PhD Candidate in History, University of Notre Dame; Beyond the Great Itinerant: George Whitefield and Revivalism after the Revivals
  • Dr. J. Michelle Coghlan, Princeton Writing Program, Princeton University; Culinary Designs: Food Writing and the Making of American Taste
  • William Coleman, PhD Candidate in History, University College London; Sung Down: Music and Political Culture in the United States from the Early Republic to the Civil War Era
  • Michael F. D'Alessandro, PhD Candidate in American Studies, Boston University; Staged Readings: Sensationalism and Audience in Popular American Literature and Theater, 1835–1870
  • Dr. Bert Emerson, Institute of Transdisciplinary Studies, Woodbury University; Local Rules: The Alternative Democracies of Mid-Nineteenth-Century Fictions
  • Nicole Frisone, PhD Candidate in History, University of Minnesota; False Prophecies: Morris Milgram and the Market for Privately Developed, Racially Integrated Housing, 1947–1968
  • Stephanie L. Gamble, PhD Candidate in History, The Johns Hopkins University, Capital Negotiations: Native Diplomats in the American Capital from George Washington to Andrew Jackson
  • Jonathan W. Hall, PhD Candidate in History, University of Montana; Rabid Republic: Dogs and Men in America, 1700–1920
  • Maeve Kane, PhD Candidate in History, Cornell University; They That Made the Men: Clothing, Sovereignty, and Women’s Work in Iroquoia 1600–1850
  • Jessica C. Linker, PhD Candidate in History, University of Connecticut; "It is my wish to behold Ladies among my hearers": Early American Women and Scientific Practice, 1720–1860
  • L. Mairin Odle, PhD Candidate in History, New York University; Stories Written on the Body: Cross-Cultural Markings in the North American Atlantic, 1600–1830
  • Maureen Connors Santelli, PhD Candidate in History, George Mason University; "The Greek Fire":  The Classical Tradition in America and the Greek War for Independence, 1720–1832
  • Sarah Jones Weicksel, PhD Candidate in History, University of Chicago; The Fabric of War: Clothing, Culture, and Violence in the American Civil War Era

HSP Robert L. McNeil Jr. Fellows

  • Shana Klein, PhD Candidate in Art History: University of New Mexico; The Fruits of Empire: Contextualizing Food in Nineteenth-Century American Still-Life Representation
  • Angel-Luke O'Donnell, PhD Candidate in History, University of Liverpool; Tangible Imaginations: Construction of American Identity in Philadelphia, 1764–1776
  • Sean Trainor, PhD Candidate in History and Women’s Studies, Pennsylvania State University; The Culture and Economy of Men’s Grooming in the Nineteenth-Century US
  • Dr. Caroline Wigginton, Department of American Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies, Rutgers University; Epistolary Neighborhoods: Intimacy, Women’s Writing, and Circulation in Eighteenth-Century North America

HSP Esther Ann McFarland, in Memory of Judge William Lewis, Fellow

  • Thomas Sheeler, PhD Candidate in History, University of Delaware: Negotiating Slavery on Mason and Dixon's Line:  Race, Section, and Union in Maryland and Pennsylvania before the Civil War

LCP Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Fellows in African American History

  • Marcus A. Allen, PhD. Candidate in History, Morgan State University; Institutionalizing Black Capitalism:  An Examination of the African-American Depositors at the Savings Bank of Baltimore, 18501900
  • Christopher Bonner, PhD Candidate in History, Yale University; Making Citizenship Meaningful: Language, Power, and Belonging in African American Activism, 18271868
  • Abigail Cooper, PhD Candidate in History, University of Pennsylvania; “Until I reach My Home”: Inside the Refugee Camps of the American Civil War
  • Dr. Brooke N. Newman, Department of History, Virginia Commonwealth University; Island Masters: Gender, Race, and Power in the Eighteenth-Century British Caribbean

LCP McLean Contributionship Fellow

  • Nicole H. Gray, PhD Candidate in English, University of Texas at Austin, Spirited Media: Promiscuous Materialities of Antebellum Reform

LCP Reese Fellow in American Bibliography

  • Dr. Matthew Shaw, Curator of North American History, British Library; Read all About It!: The Invention of Newspapers in Britain and America, 16411865

LCP Anthony N.B. and Beatrice W.B. Garvan Fellow in American Material Culture

  • Sarah Jones Weicksel, PhD Candidate in History, University of Chicago; The Fabric of War: Clothing, Culture, and Violence in the American Civil War Era

LCP American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellow

  • Dr. Zara Anishanslin, Department of History, City University of New York, College of Staten Island; Portrait of a Woman in a Silk Dress: Reframing the Landscape of Empire in the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic World
LCP Fellow in the Program in Early American Medicine, Science, and Society
  • Claire Gherini,PhD Candidate in History, Johns Hopkins University; “Experiment and Good Sense Must Direct You”: Managing Health and Sickness in the Plantation Enlightenment, 17301800

LCP Fellow in the Program in Early American Visual Cultures

  • Allison Lange, PhD. Candidate in History, Brandeis University; Pictures of Change: Transformative Images of Gender and Politics in the Woman Suffrage Movement, 17761920

Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Fellows

  • Dr. Richard Godbeer, Department of History, University of Miami; The Life and Times of Elizabeth and Henry Drinker
  • Dr. Anne Lombard, Department of History, California State University San Marcos; Regulators and Legal Reform in Pennsylvania, 1763–1810

Barra Foundation International Fellows

  • Dr. Frances M. Clarke, Department of History,  University of Sydney; Minors in the Military: A History of Child Soldiers in America from the Revolution to the Civil War
  • Dr. Zhang Tao, American Studies, Research Center, Sichuan International Studies University; Confucius in Early America’s Imagination of China

2011–2012

Balch Institute Fellows in Ethnic Studies

  • Dr. Daniel Amsterdam, Department of History, The Ohio State University: Building a Civil Welfare State: Businessmen's Forgotten Campaign to Remake Industrial America
  • Alecia Barbour, PhD Candidate in Ethnomusicology, SUNY Stony Brook: Music and Remembrance: Listening to US "Internment Camps," 1939–1947

Albert M. Greenfield Fellow in 20th-Century History

  • Vanda Krefft, Independent Scholar: Lone Master of the Movies: A Biography of William Fox, Founder of 20th Century Fox

Short-term Fellows Jointly Sponsored by the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

 

LCP Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and HSP Fellows

  • Dr. Tyler Boulware, Department of History, West Virginia University: Next to Kin: Native Americans and Friendship in Early America
  • Jacob Crane, PhD Candidate in History, Tufts University: Barbary(an) Invasions
  • Trenton Jones, PhD Candidate in History, The Johns Hopkins University: “Deprived of Their Liberty": Prisoners of War and Revolutionary American Military Culture
  • Stephanie Koscak, PhD Candidate in History, Indiana University: Multiplying Pictures for the Public: Reproducing the English Monarchy, ca.1648–1780
  • Timothy Lombardo, PhD Candidate in History, Purdue University: The Development of Blue-Collar Conservatism in Frank Rizzo’s Philadelphia
  • Dr. Lucia McMahon, Department of History, William Paterson University: Life Lessons: A Cultural History of Female Biography in Nineteenth-Century America
  • Dr. Erin Murphy, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville: Herbert Welsh and the Anti-Imperialist Investigations on “Atrocities” in the Philippines, 1899–1910
  • Dr. Heather Nathans, School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, University of Maryland: Hideous Characters and Beautiful Pagans: Performing Jewish Identity on the Antebellum American Stage
  • Dr. Richard Newman, Department of History, Rochester Institute of Technology: All's Fair: Race and Sanitary Reform in the Civil War Era
  • Dr. David Prior, Department of History, University of South Carolina: Paul Du Chaillu, the Exploration of Equatorial West Africa, and the Politics of Race in the Civil War–Era United States
  • Dr. Adam Shapiro, Department of Medical History and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin-Madison: William Paley and the Natural Theology Tradition in America
  • Nicholas Wood, PhD Candidate in History; University of Virginia: Questions of Humanity and Expediency: The Slave Trades and African Colonization in the Early American Republic
  • Mary Catherine Wood, PhD Candidate in Art History, University of Delaware: Benjamin West’s Nelson Memorial: Neoclassical Sculpture and the Atlantic World ca. 1812
  • Benjamin Wright, PhD Candidate in History, Rice University: Early American Clergy and the Transformation of Antislavery: From the Politics of Conversion to the Conversion to Politics, 1770–1830

Esther Ann McFarland, in Memory of Judge William Lewis, Fellow

  • Dr. James J. Gigantino II, Department of History, University of Arkansas: Freedom and Slavery in the Garden of America: African Americans and Abolition in New Jersey, 1775–1861

LCP McLean Contributionship Fellow

  • Sarah Chesney, PhD Candidate in Anthropology, William and Mary; The Flowering Web: Tracing William Hamilton’s Botanical Network in Late-Eighteenth- and Early-Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia

LCP Reese Fellow in American Bibliography

  • LCP Kristen Highland, PhD Candidate in English, New York University; “A Great Emporium”: The Book Store and the Cultural Geography of Antebellum New York City

LCP American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellow

  • Dr. Cynthia Bouton, Department of History, Texas A&M University; Subsistence, Society, and Culture in the Atlantic World in the Eighteenth Century and Age of Revolution
LCP Fellow in the Program in Early American Medicine, Science, and Society
  • Susan Brandt, PhD Candidate in History, Temple University; Gifted Women and Skilled Practitioners: Gender and Healing Authority in the Mid-Atlantic Region, 17401830

LCP Fellow in the Program in Early American Visual Cultures

  • Catherine Walsh, PhD Candidate in Art History, University of Delaware; Tell Me a Story: Narrative and Orality in Nineteenth-Century American Visual Culture

Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Fellows

  • Paul Polgar, PhD Candidate in History, The City University of New York Graduate Center: To Be Free and Equal? Antislavery Reform in America, 1783–1833
  • Dr. Ashli White, Department of History, University of Miami: Object Lessons of the Revolutionary Atlantic

Barra Foundation International Fellows

  • Dr. Gesa Mackenthun, Department of American Studies, Rostock University, Germany: Mesoamerican Antiquities and the Transnational Birth of Archaeology
  • Dr. David Lambert, Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London: Mobility, Race and Power in the Caribbean, ca.1780–ca.1880

2010–2011

Balch Institute Fellows in Ethnic Studies

  • Corey Davis, PhD Candidate in History, University of Illinois at Chicago: The Mind of the Merchant Class: The National Board of Trade and the Making of a National Political Economy in the Late Nineteenth Century
     
  • Anne Parsons, PhD Candidate in History, University of Illinois at Chicago: Our Brothers' Keepers: Mental Asylums, Prisons, and the Institutionalization of Twentieth-Century America

Short-term Fellows Jointly Sponsored by the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania
 

LCP Andrew W. Mellon and HSP Fellows

  • Tim Cassedy, PhD Candidate in English, New York University: The Character of Communication, 17901810
     
  • Dr. Julia Chybowski, Music Department, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh: Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield and Philadelphia Musical Culture
     
  • Dr. Vivian Bruce Conger, Department of History, Ithaca College: The World of Deborah Read Franklin: A Transgenerational Exploration of Gender in Revolutionary and Early Republic Philadelphia
     
  • Julie Davidow, PhD Candidate in History, University of Pennsylvania: “Citizens in the Making”: Black Philadelphians and the Republican Party, 18651915
     
  • Nora Doyle, PhD Candidate in History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: “A Higher Place on the Scale of Being”: Experience and Representation of the Maternal Body in America, 17501865
     
  • Katherine Gerbner, PhD Candidate in History of American Civilization, Harvard University: Christian Slavery: A Protestant Dilemma
     
  • Simon Gilhooley, PhD Candidate in Government, Cornell University: The Textuality of the Constitution and the Origins of Original Intent
     
  • Glenda Goodman, PhD Candidate in Historical Musicology, Harvard University: Songs Crossing the Atlantic: American Identity, Citizenship, and the Making of Musical Hybrids
     
  • Dr. Amy Hughes, Department of Theater, Brooklyn College: Sensation, Spectacle, and Reform in the Mid-Nineteenth-Century American Theater
     
  • Dustin Kennedy, PhD Candidate in English, Pennsylvania State University: Nationalism and the Revolutionary Fiction of George Lippard
     
  • Julia Miller, Independent Book Conservator, Ann Arbor, Michigan: A Descriptive Study of American Scaleboard Bindings from the Early Colonial Period through 1850
     
  • Dolores Pfeuffer-Scherer, PhD Candidate in History, Temple University: The Franklin Women: Kinship, Gender Roles, and Public Culture in Philadelphia and Beyond, 17201900
     
  • Katie Pfohl, PhD Candidate in History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University: Abstraction’s Islamic Antecedents: American Modernism and Islamic Art, 18301930
     
  • Dr. Lloyd Pratt, Departments of English and African and African American Studies, Michigan State University: The Freedoms of a Stranger: African American Literature around 1845
     
  • Rusty Roberson, PhD Candidate in History, University of Edinburgh: Scottish Imperialism in the Colonial American Borderlands

LCP Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Fellows in African American History

  • Dr. Ric N. Caric, Department of Government and Regional Analysis, Morehead State University; Occupied by Blackness: Early Blackface Minstrelsy in Philadelphia
  • Dr. James W. Cook, Department of History, University of Michigan; The Lost Black Generation: African American Performers and the Making of Global Mass Culture
  • Dr. Peter Reed, Department of English, University of Mississippi; Dancing on the Volcano: The Haitian Revolution and American Performance Cultures, 17901865
  • Dr. Terri Snyder, American Studies, California State University, Fullerton; Suicide, Slavery and the Rise of Abolitionism in North America 

LCP McLean Contributionship Fellow

  • Dr. Timothy Helwig, Department of English and Journalism, Western Illinois University; From Serialization to Publication: The Uncanny Migration of Nativism in the Late Writings of George Lippard

LCP Reese Fellows in American Bibliography

  • Kenneth Carpenter, Harvard University Library (retired); Disseminating Economic Literature before 1850
  • Lindsay DiCuirci, PhD Candidate in English, Ohio State University; History’s Imprint: The Colonial Book and the Writing of American History, 17901855
LCP American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellow
  • Molly O’Hagan Hardy, PhD Candidate in English, University of Texas at Austin; Imperial Authorship and Eighteenth-Century Transatlantic Literary Production
LCP Fellow in the Program in Early American Medicine, Science, and Society
  • Sari Altschuler, PhD Candidate in English, Graduate Center, City University of New York; National Physiology: A Medico-Literary Exploration of the American Body and Body Politic between 1789 and 1860
LCP Fellow in the Program in Early American Visual Cultures
  • Dr. Sarah Kate Gillespie, Department of Fine and Performing Arts, York College, City University of New York; “One Thing New Under the Sun”: The Cross-Currents of Art and Science in the American Daguerreotype, 18391850

Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Fellows

  • Dr. Katherine Carté Engel, Department of History, Texas A&M University; Breaking Ties: International Protestantism in the Era of the American Revolution
     
  • Megan Walsh, PhD Candidate in English, Temple University; A Nation in Sight: Literature, Visual Technology, and Print Culture in the Early American Republic

Barra Foundation International Fellows

  • Dr. John Richard Oldfield, Department of History, University of Southampton: International Abolitionism in the Age of Revolution, 17871815
     
  • Dr. David Worrall, Department of English, Nottingham Trent University: British Theatre in Colonial and New Republic America; with Particular Reference to British Military Theatricals and the Mischianza, Philadelphia, 1778

2009–2010

Balch Institute Fellows in Ethnic Studies

  • Dr. Simone Cinotto, University of Turin, Italy: Public Housing and Cultural Pluralism in Italian Harlem, 19371941
     
  • Dr. Dolores Janiewski, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand: Philadelphia and the Construction of a Reactionary Culture, 18781918

Short-term Fellows Jointly Sponsored by the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania
 

LCP Andrew W. Mellon Foundations and HSP Fellows

  • Maria Bollettino, PhD Candidate in History, University of Texas at Austin: Slavery, War, and Empire: The Meaning of the Seven Years’ War for the African Atlantic World
     
  • Christian DuComb, PhD Candidate in Theatre, Speech, and Dance, Brown University: Cultures of Print and Performance in Early Philadelphia
     
  • Dr. Kyle Farley, Department of History, Yale University: History and Memory in Philadelphia
     
  • Cassandra Good, PhD Candidate in History, University of Pennsylvania: "A Golden Mean": Heterosocial Friendship and the Formation of Political Culture in America, 17701830
     
  • Michael Goode, PhD Candidate in History, University of Illinois at Chicago: In the Kingdom but Not of It: The Quaker Peace Testimony and Atlantic Pennsylvania, 16811720
     
  • Alea Henle, PhD Candidate in History, University of Connecticut: Preserving the Past, Making History: Historical Societies, Editors, and Collectors in the Early Republic
     
  • Laura Keim, Curator of Collections and Interpretation, Stenton: Beyond “the Faithful Colored Caretaker”: Creating a Deeper Understanding of Servants and Enslaved Peoples at Stenton
     
  • Sara Lampert, PhD Candidate in History, University of Michigan: Taking to the Stage in Nineteenth-Century America
     
  • Dr. Andrew Murphy, Department of Political Science, Rutgers University: Liberty, Toleration, and Law: The Political Thought of William Penn
     
  • Jonathan Nash, PhD Candidate in History, State University of New York at Albany: An Incarcerated Republic: Prisoners, Reformers, and the Penitentiary in the Early United States
  • Dr. Kristin Schwain, Department of Art History and Archaeology, University of Missouri-Columbia: Consuming Art: The Protestant Patrons of Henry Ossawa Tanner’s Biblical Paintings
     
  • Matthew Spooner, PhD Candidate in History, Columbia University: To Abolish the Black Man: The American Idea of Colonization, 17761860

LCP Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Fellows in African American History

  • Ronald Johnson, PhD Candidate in History, Purdue University; In Close Alliance; How the Early American Republic and Revolutionary Saint-Domingue Made Their Way in a Hostile Atlantic World
  • Dr. Alice Taylor, Department of History, University of Western Ontario; Selling Abolitionism: The Commercial, Material and Social World of the Boston Antislavery Fair, 18341858
  • Dr. Beverly Tomek, Department of History, Wharton County Junior College; Pennsylvania Hall: The Lynching of a Building
  • Andrew Diemer, PhD Candidate in History, Temple University; Black Nativism: African American Politics and Nationalism in Antebellum Baltimore and Philadelphia, 18171863

LCP McLean Contributionship Fellow

  • Stephen Hague, PhD Candidate in History, Linacre College, Oxford; “A Modern-Built House . . . fit for a Gentleman’: Elites, Material culture and SocialStrategy in the British North Atlantic World, 16801760

LCP Reese Fellow in American Bibliography

  • Alison Klaum, PhD Candidate in English, University of Delaware; Pressing Flowers; Florigraphy and Botanical Representation in Late-Eighteenth and Early-Nineteenth Century American Literature and Culture

LCP American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellow

  • Dr. Vincent Carretta, Department of English, University of Maryland; ‘Genius in Bondage’: A Cultural Biography of Phillis Wheatley

LCP Fellow in the Program in Early American Medicine, Science, and Society

  • Dr. Timothy Verhoeven, Department of Historical Studies, University of Melbourne; Natural or unnatural? Popular Medicine, Anti-Catholicism and the Problem of Celibacy in Nineteenth-Century America

LCP Fellow in the Program in Early American Visual Cultures

  • Dr. Anne Verplanck; The Graphic Arts in Philadelphia, 17801880

Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Fellows

  • Dr. Jane Calvert, Department of History, University of Kentucky: The Political Writings of John Dickinson
     
  • Dr. Matthew Hale, Department of History, Goucher College: The French Revolution and American National Identity

Barra Foundation International Fellows

  • Daniel Peart, PhD Candidate in History, University College, London: Popular Engagement with Politics in the United States during the Early 1820s
     
  • Dr. Gregory Smithers, School of Divinity, History & Philosophy, University of Aberdeen: Orphans of Freedom: African American Children and "Colored Orphanages," 18301930s

2008–2009

Balch Institute Fellows

  • Gregory Kupsky, PhD Candidate, Ohio State University: German America and National Socialism, 19331945
     
  • Alyssa Ribeiro, PhD Candidate, University of Pittsburgh: City of Brotherly Love? Intergroup Relations between Blacks and Latinos in Philadelphia, 1940s1980s
     
  • Joan Fragaszy Troyano, PhD Candidate, George Washington University: Presenting and Representing Ethnicity in the 1970s

Short-term Fellows Jointly Sponsored by the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania


LCP Andrew W. Mellon Foundations and HSP Fellows

  • Dr. Lara Cohen, Department of English, Wayne State University: Counterfeit Presentments: Fraud and the Production of Nineteenth-Century American Literature
     
  • Dr. Seth Cotlar, Department of History, Willamette University: The Cultural History of Nostalgia in Modernizing America, 17761860
     
  • Joanna Frang, PhD Candidate in American History, Brandeis University: Becoming American on the Grand Tour, 17501830
     
  • Marcus Gallo, PhD Candidate in History, University of California, Davis: Imaginary Lines, Real Power: Surveyors and Patronage Networks along the Mid-Atlantic Borderlands, 17401810
     
  • Anthony Galluzzo, PhD Candidate in English, University of California, Los Angeles: Revolutionary Republic of Letters: Anglo-American Radical Literature in the 1790s
     
  • Dr. Kristina Huff, Department of English, University of Delaware: Printing Friendship and Buying Feeling: Exchange and Gift Books in the Antebellum United States
     
  • Spencer D. C. Keralis, PhD Candidate in English and American Literature, New York University: Children of Wrath: Violence and Youth in Young America, 16921865
     
  • Marcia D. Nichols, PhD Candidate in English, University of South Carolina: “Let Them See How Curiously They’re Made”: Constructing Female Sexuality in Anglo-Atlantic Midwifery Texts, 16901800
     
  • Dawn E. Peterson, PhD Candidate in American Studies, New York University: Unusual Sympathies: Race, Family, and Servitude in Jacksonian Politics
     
  • Dr. Jodi Schorb, Department of English, University of Florida: Incomplete Sentences: The Role of Literacy in Pennsylvania Prison Reform, 17871850
     
  • Dr. Wolfgang Splitter, Center for United States Studies, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg: The Correspondence of Heinrich Melchior Mühlenberg, 17531787
     
  • Troy Joseph Tomlin, PhD Candidate in History, University of Missouri: Popular Theology in Popular Print: Almanacs and American Religious Life, 17301820
     
  • Damon Yarnell, PhD Candidate in History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania: Behind the Line: Purchasing Agents, Inter-firm Control, and the Origin of Mass Production, 18801927

LCP Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Fellows in African American History

  • Corey Brooks, PhD Candidate in History, University of California, Berkeley; Building an Antislavery House: Political Abolitionists and Congress, 18351861
  • Dr. Martyn J. Powell, Department of History, University of Wales Aberystwyth; The White Slave Trade: Print Culture and Irish Emigration to American in the Late 18th Century
  • Derrick R. Spires, PhD Candidate in English, Vanderbilt University; Reimagining a “Beautiful but Baneful Object”: Black Writers’ Theories of Citizenship and Nation in the Antebellum United States
  • Kaye Wise Whitehead, PhD Candidate in Language, Literacy, and Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Washing Her Bowl: Using Diary Entries to Reconstruct the Life of a 19th-Century Free Black Woman

LCP McLean Contributionship Fellow

  • Dr. Karen A. Weyler, Department of English, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; The Imprimatur of Citizenship: Print and Public Identity in British North America and the Early Republic

LCP Reese Fellow in American Bibliography

  • Jennifer McGovern, PhD Candidate in English, University of Iowa; Captive Audiences: (Re)Visions of Indian Captivity Narratives in the Literary Marketplace

LCP American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellow

  • Laura Keenan Spero, PhD Candidate in History, University of Pennsylvania; “Stout, Bold, Cunning and the Greatest Travellers in America”: The Colonial Shawnee Diaspora

LCP Fellow in the Program in Early American Medicine, Science, and Society

  • Dr. Elizabeth Kelly Gray, Department of History, Towson University; Opium in Early America

LCP Fellow in the Program in Early American Visual Cultures

  • Christopher Hunter, PhD Candidate in English, University of Pennsylvania; A New and More Perfect Edition: The 19th-Century Creation of Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography

Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Fellows

  • Caitlin A. Fitz, PhD Candidate in History, Yale University: Agents of American Revolutions: Latin American Rebels in Philadelphia, 18081826
     
  • Dr. Rodney Hessinger, Department of History, Hiram College: Sexual Scandal and Sectarian Conflict in the Second Great Awakening

Barra Foundation International Fellows

  • Dr. Holger Hoock, Department of Cultural History, University of Liverpool: A Social and Cultural Study of Violence and Terror in the War of American Independence
     
  • Dr. Ben Marsh, Department of History, University of Stirling: Sericulture in the Atlantic World, ca. 1500ca. 1800

2007–2008

Balch Institute Fellows in Ethnic Studies

  • Dr. Kimberly Sims, Department of History, American University: Blacks, Italians, and the Politics of New York City Crime, 19001945
     
  • Carisa A. Worden, PhD Candidate in American Studies, New York University: "One Vast Brothel": Sexuality and Servitude from Chattel Slavery to the "Black Side of White Slavery"
     
  • Katherine L. Turner, PhD Candidate in History, University of Delaware: Cooking and Eating Among Working-Class Americans, 18801930

Short-term Fellows Jointly Sponsored by the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania


LCP Andrew W. Mellon Foundations and HSP Fellows

  • Edward Andrews, PhD Candidate in History, University of New Hampshire: Prodigal Sons: Indigenous Missionaries in the British Atlantic, 16401790
     
  • Marie Basile, PhD Candidate in History, University of California, Davis: Churches Revised: Ethnic Communities and the First Great Awakening in Philadelphia
     
  • Dr. Michael Les Benedict, Department of History, Ohio State University: "The Favored Hour": Constitutional Politics in the Era of Reconstruction
     
  • Catherine Cangany, PhD Candidate in History, University of Michigan: Frontier Seaport: Detroit's Transformation into an Atlantic Entrepot, 17501825
     
  • John Davies, PhD Candidate in History, University of Delaware: Class, Culture, and Color: The Impact of Black Saint Dominguans on Free African-American Communities in the Early Republic
     
  • Dr. Janet Dean, Department of English and Cultural Studies, Bryant University: Complex Marriage and Plain Talk: Free Love, Free Speech, and Sex Radicalism in the Nineteenth-Century United States
     
  • Dr. Jeannine De Lombard, Department of English, University of Toronto: Ebony Idols: Fugitive Slaves in Britain
     
  • Yvonne Fabella, PhD Candidate in History, University of Pennsylvania: Jealous Creoles and "Priestesses of Venus": Gender, Race and the Negotiation of Identity in Colonial Saint Domingue, 17631789
     
  •  Shona Johnston, PhD Candidate in History, Georgetown University: The Catholic Anglo-Atlantic in the Seventeenth Century
     
  • Dr. Daniel Mandell, Department of History, Truman State University: "All Men Are Created Equal": The Evolution of the Concept of Equality in America, 17901860
     
  • Dr. Justine Murison, Department of English, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign:  States of Mind: The Politics of Psychology in American Literature, 17801860
     
  • Andrew Newman, PhD Candidate in English, State University of New York at Stony Brook: Language, Literacy and Native Land: Encountering the Delawares
     
  • Dr. Sue Peabody, Department of History, Washington State University:  Free Soil in the Atlantic World: Philadelphia Connections
     
  • Douglas Shadle, PhD Candidate in Music, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill:  Bringing Music to a Nation: Philadelphia's Musical Fund Society and Its Patrons, 18201846
     
  • Smadar Shtuhl, PhD Candidate in History, Temple University: For the Love of One's Country: The Construction of a Gendered Memory, 18601914
     
  • Todd Thompson, PhD Candidate in English, University of Illinois at Chicago: American Satire and Political Change from Franklin to Lincoln
     
  • Emily Westkaemper, PhD Candidate in History, Rutgers University:  Martha Washington Goes Shopping: Mass Culture's Gendering of History, 19101950

LCP McLean Contributionship Fellow

  • Joseph Adelman, PhD Candidate in History, Johns Hopkins University; The Business of Politics: Printers and the Emergence of Political Communications Networks, 17651776
LCP Reese Fellow in American Bibliography
  • Dr. Michael Winship, Department of English, University of Texas at Austin; A History of the Book in America: The Industrial Book, 18401880
LCP American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellow
  • Matthew Garrett, PhD Candidate in English, Stanford University; Episodic Poetics in the Early Republic, 17871837
LCP Fellow in the Program in Early American Medicine, Science, and Society
  • Courtney Fullilove, PhD Candidate in History, Columbia University; "Chemical Compositions" in American Patent Practice, 17871862
LCP Fellow in the Program in Early American Visual Cultures
  • Dalila Scruggs, PhD candidate in History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University; The Love of Liberty Has Brought Us Here: The American Colonization Society and the Imaging of African-American Settlers in Liberia, West Africa

Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Fellows

  • Dr. Nicole Eustace, Department of History, New York University: War Ardor: Sex and Sentiment in the War of 1812
     
  • Dr. Sean Harvey, Department of History, College of William and Mary:  American Languages: Natives and Philology, Nation and Empire, 17831857

Barra Foundation International Fellows

  • Dr. Matthew Pethers, King’s College London: Revolutionary Politics and the American Theater, 17501800
     
  • Dr. Maurizio Valsania, Department of History, University of Torino:  The Curse of History: Leader's Distrust of American History, 17831828

2006–2007

Balch Institute Fellows in Ethnic Studies

  • Rae Bielakowski, PhD Candidate, Loyola University, Chicago: "The Mystical Body": Negotiating Ethnicity and Race
     
  • Dr. Russell A. Kazal, University of Toronto at Scarborough: The Lost World of Pennsylvania Pluralism: Immigrants, Local Intellectuals, and the Regional Roots of Multiculturalism, 18801970
     
  • Cristina Stanciu, PhD Candidate, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign: The Makings and Unmakings of Americans: Indians and Immigrants in American Literature and Culture, 18801924

Short-term Fellows Jointly Sponsored by the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania


LCP Andrew W. Mellon Foundations and HSP Fellows

  • Dr. Anne Baker, Department of English, North Carolina State University: A Cultural Biography of Susanna Rowson
     
  • Jacqueline Cahif, PhD Candidate in History, University of Glasgow: Prostitution in Early Philadelphia
     
  • Jasmine Nichole Cobb, PhD Candidate in Communication and Culture, Annenberg School, University of Pennsylvania: Activist Movement among African American Women
     
  • Dr. John Cross, Department of Art, Media, and Design, London Metropolitan University: American Furniture Makers and their Influence on Colonial Jamaica
     
  • Dr. Carol Faulkner, Department of History, SUNY Geneseo: Lucretia Mott and Radical Abolition in Philadelphia
     
  • Simon Finger, PhD Candidate in History, Princeton University: Epidemic Constitutions: Public Health and Political Culture in the Port of Philadelphia, 17401800
     
  • Sara Babcox First, PhD Candidate in History, University of Michigan: Mechanics of Renown; or, the Rise of a Celebrity Culture in Early America
     
  • Dr. Susanna W. Gold, Tyler School of Art, Temple University: The Performance of Memory: Art, War, and Nation at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition
     
  • Saadia Lawton, PhD Candidate in Art History, University of Wisconsin: Contested Meanings: The Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British-American Responses to the Kneeling Slave Image
     
  • Stephanie Gray Mayer, PhD Candidate in Art History, Boston University: The Art of The Gift: Sully, Mount, Huntington and the Antebellum Gift Book Industry
     
  • Katherine E. Paugh, PhD Candidate in History, University of Pennsylvania: "The Strongest Interest in Preventing this Diminution": Rationalizing Reproduction in the British West Indies, 17601833
     
  • Yvette Piggush, PhD Candidate in English, University of Chicago: Governing Imagination: American Social Romanticism 1790-1840
     
  • Kimberly Sambol-Tosco, PhD Candidate in History, University of Pennsylvania: Relational Politics: Gender, the Household, and African-American Public Culture in the North, 1780-1860
     
  • Thomas Saxton, PhD Candidate in History, Lehigh University: Living in Two Worlds: The Durability of Transatlantic Family Ties in the Delaware Valley
     
  • Stephanie Schnorbus, PhD Candidate in History, University of Southern California: For Secular or Religious Use?: The Changing Nature and Purpose of Elementary EducationPennsylvania, 16811834
     
  • Lynda K. Yankaskas, PhD Candidate in History, Brandeis University: Borrowing Culture: Social Libraries and the Shaping of American Civic Life, 17311851

LCP McLean Contributionship Fellow

  • Joshua Beatty, PhD Candidate in History, College of William and Mary; Performances of Authority: A Cultural History of the Stamp Act Crisis
LCP Reese Fellow in American Bibliography
  • Johanna Archbold, PhD Candidate in History, Centre for Irish-Scottish Studies, Trinity College, Dublin; The Development of the Monthly Magazine in Ireland, Scotland and America, 17701830
LCP American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellow
  • Dr. Daniel Hulsebosch, New York University School of Law; Writs to Rights: The Transformation of the Anglo-American Common Law in the Age of Revolution
LCP Fellow in the Program in Early American Medicine, Science, and Society
  • Dr. Tanya R. Sheehan, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University; Portrait Photography as Social Medicine in Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia

Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Fellows

  • Dr. Friederike Baer, Honors College, University of Georgia: The Trial of Frederick Eberle: Language, National Identity, and Patriotism in Pennsylvania's German Community, 17801820
     
  • Dr. Peter C. Messer, Department of History, Mississippi State University: Revolution by Committee: Religion, the Law, and Public Ceremony in the Birth of American Politics

Barra Foundation International Fellows

  • Dr. Lucy Frank, Department of English, Warwick University: Suturing the Nation: The Politics of Mourning in Postbellum America (18611886)
     
  • Dr. Francois Weil, Director, Centre d'études nord-américaines, Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales: Family Trees: A Cultural History of Genealogy in America

2005–2006

Balch Institute Fellows in Ethnic Studies

  • Ikuko Asaka, PhD Candidate, Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison: Transnational Formations of Race, Gender, and Identities among Black Canadian Emigrationists, 18301869
     
  • Dr. Kathleen DeHaan, Department of Communication, Charleston College: Letters of Transit: Immigrants Write Their Diasporas
     
  • Dr. Rodrigo Lazo, Department of English, University of California, Irvine: Latin American Writers in Philadelphia, 18101830

Short-term Fellows Jointly Sponsored by the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania


LCP Andrew W. Mellon Foundations and HSP Fellows

  • Chiara Cillerai, PhD Candidate in English, Rutgers University: Cosmopolitanism and National Identity in Early American Writings
     
  • Kenneth Cohen, PhD Candidate in History, University of Delaware: Cultural Business: The Making and Meaning of Leisure in Early America, 17501840
     
  • Sarah Crabtree, PhD Candidate in History, University of Minnesota: A Nation of God: The Transatlantic Quaker Ministry in an Age of Revolution
     
  • Caroline Frank, PhD Candidate in History, Brown University: China as Object and Idea in the Making of an American Identity, 16801820
     
  • Dr. Eric Gardner, Department of English, Saginaw Valley State University: Early African American Fortune-Telling
     
  • David Head, PhD Candidate in History, State University of New York, Buffalo: Pirates, Privateers, and Peaceful Trade: Commercial Legitimacy in the Early American Republic, 18151830
     
  • Liz K. Hutter, PhD Candidate in English, University of Minnesota: Drowning: Cultural Currents of Submersion and Buoyancy in the Nineteenth Century
     
  • Shawn Kimmel, PhD Candidate in American Culture, University of Michigan: From “Medical Police” to Public Hygiene in Early Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia
     
  • Jennifer Manion, PhD Candidate in History, Rutgers University: Prison Reform and the Criminal Identity in Early Pennsylvania, 17761835
     
  • Angela Murphy, PhD Candidate in History, University of Houston: Abolition, Irish Freedom, and Immigrant Citizenship: American Slavery and the Rise and Fall of the American Associations for Irish Repeal
     
  • Katie Oxx, PhD Candidate in Religion, Claremont Graduate University: “Considerate Portions”: The Complex Religious Ecology of Early National Philadelphia, 18271844
     
  • Christopher Phillips, PhD Candidate in English, Stanford University: Cultural Uses of Epic in the United States, 17851876
     
  • Trisha Posey, PhD Candidate in History, University of Maryland: Poverty Encounters: Unitarians, the Poor, and Poor Relief in Antebellum Boston and Philadelphia
     
  • Dr. Judith A. Ridner, Department of History, Muhlenberg College: Remembering Actions Most Cruel and Barbarous: Connecting Memories of Violence in Ireland and America
     
  • Kyle Roberts, PhD Candidate in History, University of Pennsylvania: Reading the Evangelical Subject: Periodicals, Memoirs, and the Shaping of Popular Religious Belief in Early Nineteenth-Century New York City
     
  • Dr. Marcia C. Robinson, Department of Religion, Syracuse University: Frances Watkins Harper: Black Abolitionist Among the Women of Maine, 18541856
     
  • Dr. Martha Elena Rojas, Department of English, University of Rhode Island: Diplomatic Letters: The Conduct and Culture of Foreign Affairs in the Early Republic
     
  • Jennifer E. Schaaf, PhD Candidate in History, University of Pennsylvania: Gender, Benevolent Devotionalism, and the Quest for Respectability among Philadelphia Catholics, 18201870
     
  • Dr. Kirsten Sword, Department of History, Indiana University: Wives Not Slaves: Dependence, Authority, and Justice in Early America

LCP Reese Fellow in American Bibliography

  • Dr. Kevin J. Hayes, English Department, University of Central Oklahoma; Reconstructing the Library of Benjamin Franklin
LCP American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellow
  • Dr. Kate Haulman, History Department, University of Alabama; Political Modes: The Politics of Fashion in Eighteenth-Century America

LCP Fellow in the Program in Early American Medicine, Science, and Society

  • Deborah Levine, PhD candidate in History of Science, Harvard University; Diet and Nutrition in America: Information Transmission and the Invention of an American Body

Barra Foundation International Fellows

  • Dr. Kate Davies, Department of English, University of York: Women, Letters, and the Atlantic World, 17601840
     
  • Dr. Simon Newman, Department of History, University of Glasgow: The Transformation of Working Life and Culture in the British Atlantic World, 16001800