Current Fellows


Balch Fellows in Ethnic Studies

  • Dr. Hidetaka Hirota, Columbia University: An Anti-Alien Tradition: The History of American Nativism
  • Julia Lange, PhD Candidate in American Studies, University of Hamburg: Contested Histories: German-American Politics of Memory and the Holocaust
  • Kristina Poznan, PhD Candidate in History, College of William and Mary: Becoming Immigrant Nation-Builders: The Development of Austria-Hungary’s National Projects in the United States, 1880–1920s

Albert M. Greenfield Fellow in 20th-Century History

  • Victor Yang, PhD Candidate in Philosophy, St. John’s College, University of Oxford: Browning the Rainbow of AIDS Activism: Race and Political Representation in Philadelphia’s AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP)

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


LCP Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and HSP Fellows

  • Thomas Doran, PhD Candidate in English, University of California, Santa Barbara, Vulgar Ethology: A Prehistory of Animal Protection in American Natural History
  • Dr. Laura Edwards, Department of History, Duke University, Only the Clothes on Her Back: Women, Textiles, and National Development in the United States
  • John Ingram, PhD in Modern History, King’s College London, Civic Improvements in Philadelphia and London: Municipal Patriotism and Reform in Britain and America, 1870–1925
  • Brenden Kennedy, PhD Candidate in American History, University of Florida, The Yazoo Land Sales: Slavery, Speculation, and Capitalism in the Early American Republic
  • Leila Mansouri, PhD Candidate in English Literature, University of California, Berkeley, Constituent Characters: American Land, American Literature, American Representation
  • Alan Noonan, PhD in History, University College Cork, “No Irish Need Apply”: Molly Maguirism and Labor Unrest in Pennsylvania in the Late Nineteenth Century
  • Amy Sopcak-Joseph, PhD Candidate in History, University of Connecticut, The Lives and Times of Godey’s Lady’s Book, 1830–1877
  • John Suval, PhD Candidate in History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dangerous Ground: Squatters, Statesmen, and the Rupture of American Democracy, 1830–1860
  • Hazel Wilkinson, PhD Candidate in English Language and Literature, University College London, Benjamin Franklin at Wild Court, 1725–1726

HSP McNeil Fellows

  • Dr. Bronwen Everill, Department of History, King’s College London, African Trade and Ethical Consumption in the Atlantic World, 1760–1840
  • Alexander Mazzaferro, PhD Candidate in English, Rutgers University, Political Innovation and Atlantic Political Science
  • Dr. Susan Oliver, Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, University of Essex, Transatlantic Periodicals and the Visual Image: Lithography and Photography, 1828–1860
  • Dr. Jordan Stein, Department of English, Fordham University, The Myth of the Woman Novel Reader

HSP McFarland Fellow

  • Nathan Jérémie-Brink, PhD Candidate in History, Loyola University Chicago, “Gratuitous Distribution”: Distributing African American Antislavery Texts, 1773–1845

LCP McLean Contributionship Fellow

  • Shuichi Wanibuchi, PhD Candidate in History, Harvard University, A Colony by Design: Space, Nature, and the Transformation of Landscape in the Delaware Valley

LCP Reese Fellow in American Bibliography

  • Jeffrey Makala, PhD Candidate in American Literature, University of South Carolina, Unmovable Type: Towards a History of Stereotyping and Electrotyping in Nineteenth-Century America

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

  • Dr. Maria Zytaruk, Department of English, University of Calgary, Non-Book Objects in the Library Company of Philadelphia (c. 1731–1850)

LCP American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellow

  • Katlyn Carter, PhD Candidate in History, Princeton University, Practicing Representative Politics in the Revolutionary Atlantic World: Publicity, Accountability, and the Making of Representative Democracy

LCP Fellow in Early American Medicine, Science, and Society

  • Jessica 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

LCP Fellow in the Visual Culture Program

  • Dr. Dominque Zino, Fordham University, Glimpses of Picturesque Time: Pictures, Progress, and the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition

LCP Deutsch Fellow in Women’s History

  • Dr. Julia Delacroix, PhD in English Literature, The University of Texas at Austin, The Storm That Shakes the World: Women’s Elegies in Revolutionary America

Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Fellows

  • Mark Boonshoft, PhD Candidate in History, Ohio State University, Education, Civil Society, and State Formation from the Great Awakening to the Early Republic
  • Nora Slonimsky, PhD Candidate in History, CUNY, The Engine of Free Expression” [?]: The Political Development of Copyright in the Colonial British Atlantic and Early National United States

Barra Foundation International Fellows

  • Dr. Volker Depkat, Department of English and American Studies, University of Regensburg, The Visualization of Legitimacy in Founding Situations: A Transatlantic Approach to Political Visual Cultures
  • Brett Goodin, PhD Candidate in History, Australian National University, Victims of American Independence: A Collective Biography of Barbary Captives and American Nation-building, 1770–1840