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Balch Fellows in Ethnic Studies

  • Samuel King, PhD Candidate in History, University of South Carolina, Exclusive Dining: Immigration and Restaurants during the Era of Chinese Exclusion, 1882–1943
  • Brianna Nofil, PhD Candidate in History, Columbia University, Gender, Community Policing, and Crime Control in Late Twentieth-Century America

Albert M. Greenfield Fellow in 20th-Century History

  • Angela Stiefbold, PhD Candidate in History, University of Cincinnati, Rural Character and Rural Economy: Bucks County, PA, 1930–1990

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

LCP Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellows and HSP Fellows

  • Dr. Jeffrey Blankenship, Department of Art and Architecture, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Modern Landscapes: Landscape Architecture and Technological Innovation, 1760–1960
  • Dr. Lynn Brooks, Department of Theatre, Dance, & Film, Franklin and Marshall College, Black and Blanc on Stage in Antebellum Philadelphia (1820–1861)
  • Verdie Culbreath, PhD Candidate in English, Cornell University, Of Able Body and Sound Mind: Dissociative Affects and American Identities in Civil War Literature
  • Natalia Doan, PhD Candidate in Philosophy, University of Oxford, The 1860 Japanese Embassy and the Opening of American Civilization: “Female Diplomacy” and the Rupturing of American Hierarchies of Power
  • Dr. Erin Downey, Department of Art History, Swarthmore College, Visualizing Knowledge: Athanasius Kircher, Northern European Printmakers, and the Global Jesuit Book Industry
  • Dr. J. Matthew Gallman, Department of History, University of Florida, Loyal Dissenters, Angry Copperheads, and Violent Resisters
  • Monica Hahn, PhD Candidate in Art History, Tyler School of Art, Go-Between Portraits and the Imperial Imagination circa 1800
  • Dr. Rhys Jones, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge, Temporal Claustrophobia at the Continental Congress, 1773–1776
  • Dr. Sandro Jung, Department of Literary Studies, Ghent University, Towards a History of Transatlantic Literary Book Illustration, 1770–1820
  • Mark Kelley, PhD Candidate in Literature, University of California San Diego, Pirates of Sympathy: Oceanic Inheritances in Antebellum Domestic Fiction and Culture
  • Dr. Kathryn Gin Lum, Department of Religious Studies, Stanford University, The Heathen World and America’s Humanitarian Impulse
  • Dr. Scott Martin, Department of History, Bowling Green University, The Psychoactive Civil War: Alcohol and Drugs in the American Civil War and Its Aftermath
  • Dr. Laura Miller, Department of English and Philosophy, University of West Georgia, Reading British Science in Early American Libraries
  • Dr. Michele Navakas, Department of English, Miami University of Ohio, Coral in Early American Literature, Science, and Culture
  • Rose Roberto, PhD Candidate in Typography and Graphic Communication, University of Reading, Democratizing Knowledge: The Lippincott Editions of Chambers’ Encyclopaedia

HSP McNeil Fellows

  • Dr. Jean Franzino, Department of English, Beloit College, Dis-Union: Disability Cultures and the American Civil War
  • Dr. Helen Hunt, Department of English, Tennessee Technological University, Provoking Pleasure: Erotic Dominance and Submission in Early American Fiction
  • Zachary Isenhower, PhD Candidate in History, Louisiana State University, At the Edge of Humanity: American Indian Legal Identity and the Development of American Citizenship
  • Spencer Wigmore, PhD Candidate in Art History, University of Delaware, Albert Bierstadt and the Speculative Terrain of American Landscape Painting, 1863–1888

HSP McFarland Fellow

  • Lewis Eliot, PhD Candidate in History, University of South Carolina, Abolitionism, Enslavement, and the Stateless Atlantic World, 1830–1868

HSP Dilworth Fellow

  • Shira Lurie, PhD Candidate in History, University of Virginia, Politics at the Poles: Liberty Poles and the Popular Struggle for the New Republic

Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Fellows

  • Dr. Peter Messer, Department of History, Mississippi State University, Feeling Nature: Epistemologies of Natural History in the Early American Republic
  • Dr. Kristin O’Brassill-Kulfan, Department of History, Rutgers University New Brunswick, Illicit Mobility: Vagrancy, Poverty, and Movement in the Early American Republic

LCP McLean Contributionship Fellow

  • Dr. Heather Morrison, Department of History, SUNY New Paltz, Philadelphia and the Holy Roman Emperor's Plant Collectors

LCP Reese Fellow in American Bibliography

  • Dr. Steven Bullock, Humanities & Arts Department, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Weems’s Washington:  A Biography of Parson Weems’s “Life of George Washington”

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

  • Dr. Steffi Dippold, Department of English, Kansas State University, Plain as in Primitive: The Figure of the Native in Early America

LCP American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellow

  • Ross Nedervelt, PhD Candidate in History, Florida International University, The Border-Seas of a New British Empire: The British Atlantic Islands in the Age of the American Revolution

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

  • Rebecca Rosen, PhD Candidate in English, Princeton University, Making the Body Speak: Anatomy, Autopsy, and Testimony in Early America, 1639–1790

LCP Fellow in the Visual Culture Program

  • Dr. Allison Stagg, Department of American Art, Freie Universität Berlin, The Market for Caricature Prints in Philadelphia, 1790–1830

LCP Deutsch Fellow in Women’s History

  • Dr. Charlene Boyer Lewis, Department of History, Kalamazoo College, The Traitor’s Wife: Peggy Shippen Arnold and Revolutionary America