2011-2012 Fellows


Long-Term Awards

Peter Stallybrass, Professor, University of Pennsylvania
What is a Book?

Frances Dolan, Professor, University of California, Davis
True Relations:  Reading, Literature, and Evidence in Seventeenth-Century England

Ramón Gutiérrez, Professor, University of Chicago
The Social Origins of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement

Robert Westman, Professor, University of California, San Diego
Prognostication in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Harry Stout, Professor, Yale University
Religion, War, and the Meaning of America

Heidi Brayman Hackel, Associate Professor, University of California, Riverside
“Dumb Eloquence”: Deafness, Muteness, and Gesture in Early Modern England

Kariann Yokota, Assistant Professor, Yale University
Pacific Overtures: America and the Trans-Pacific World of Goods

Lisa Cody, Associate Professor, Claremont McKenna College
Divided We Stand: Divorce, Female Independence, and the British Atlantic World in the Age of American Revolution

William West, Associate Professor, Northwestern University
Understanding and Confusion in the Elizabethan Theaters

Carla Zecher, Director, Center for Renaissance Studies, The Newberry Library
Things Heard in Distant Lands: Descriptions of Music in French and English Travel Accounts, 1550-1700

Heather Keenleyside, Assistant Professor, University of Chicago
Animals and Other People: Forms of Life in Eighteenth-Century Literature

Abigail Swingen, Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University
Competing Visions of Empire: The Politics of Labor and the Origins of the British Empire, 1650-1720

Elizabeth Allen, Associate Professor, University of California, Irvine
Uncertain Refuge: Ideas of Sanctuary in Medieval English Texts

Sarah Easterby-Smith, Postdoctoral Fellow, European University Institute
Remapping Enlightenment: Botany in Cultural and Global Context, c.1700-c.1815

Neil Safier, Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia
Amassing Amazonia: Technologies of Registration and Collection in the South American Tropics, 1783-1792

Charlene Villaseñor Black, Associate Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
Transforming Saints: Women, Art, and Conversion in Spain and Mexico, 1521-1800

Weijing Lu, Associate Professor, University of California, San Diego
Marriage and Intimacy in Late Imperial China


Patrick McCray, Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara
When the Computer Met the Telescope: Astronomy’s Changing Technical Practice, 1950-1975

Greg Hise, Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Property Rights and Civil Rights: Loren Miller’s Quest for Open Housing

Tom Sitton, Curator Emeritus, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
The Origins of Los Angeles County Government as a Force in Urban Development, 1850-1950


Short-Term Awards

Catherine Abou-Nemeh, PhD candidate, Princeton University
Navigating Chaos and Uncertainty: Eclectic Natural Philosophers and Probable Systems of Physics, 1650-1750
Two months

David Adams, Professor Emeritus, Cleveland State University
The Territory of Childhood: Coming of Age in a Cultural Borderland, 1890-1990
Three months

Sarah Amato, Sessional Lecturer, University of Toronto
Curiosity Killed the Cat: Animals in Nineteenth-Century British Material and Consumer Culture
One month

Anna Arabindan-Kesson, PhD candidate, Yale University
Threads of Empire: Art and the Cotton Trade in the Indian and Atlantic Ocean Worlds, 1780-1900
Three months

Marcelo Aranda, PhD candidate, Stanford University
Pruning the Last Branch of the Ignatian Tree: The Correspondence of Jose de Galvez and the Expulsion of the Jesuits from New Spain and Baja California
Two months

Robert Arbour, PhD candidate, Indiana University
Sentimental War: Poetry and the American Civil War
One month

Adam Arenson, Assistant Professor, University of Texas, El Paso
Privately Sponsored Public History: Howard Ahmanson, the Millard Sheets Studio, and the Art and Architecture of the Home Savings Banks
Four months

Adriano Aymonino, Research Scholar, Getty Research Institute
Aristocratic Splendour: The Patronage, Collections, and Cultural World of the First Duke and Duchess of Northumberland in Georgian Britain
One month

Julius Bailey, Associate Professor, University of Redlands
Searching for Zion: The Western Expansion of the African Methodist Episcopal Church
Two months

Gretchen Bakke, Assistant Research Professor, Carleton University
American Power: Electricity and its Discontents
One month
Alecia Barbour, PhD candidate, Stony Brook University
Music and Remembrance: Listening to U.S. “Internment Camps,” 1939-1947
One month

Richmond Barbour, Professor, Oregon State University
The Annotated Hakluyt, Volume 5: Pre Sixteenth-Century and Early Levant Trade
Two months

Hugh Belsey, Senior Research Fellow, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
Catalogue of Portraits by Thomas Gainsborough
One month

Catherine Benton, Associate Professor, Lake Forest College
Being Hindu in America: Christopher Isherwood and His Teacher Swami Prabhavananda
Two months

Susanna Berger, PhD candidate, Pembroke College, Cambridge
The Art of Philosophy in Early Modern Europe
One month

Ryan Bibler, PhD candidate, University of Virginia
Contingent Constitutions: The Extension and Evolution of English Legal Forms in the Atlantic World, 1580-1680
One month

Justin Biel, PhD candidate, University of Minnesota
“A well-timed toleration in matters of religion”: Recasting Government, Reframing Religiosity in Ireland, India, and Britain, 1774-1840
One month

Scott Black, Associate Professor, University of Utah
The Progress of Romance in Eighteenth-Century Britain
Two months

Thomas Boothby, Professor, Pennsylvania State University
Procedures and Practices of U.S. Structural Engineers: 1870-1910
Two months

Jeffrey Bortz, Professor, Appalachian State University
Gangsters, Workers, and Citizens in Mexico’s Labor Regime, 1905-1959
Two months

Terry Bouton, Associate Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Foreign Founders: How European Financiers Contained American Democracy
One month

John Bowles, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
New Negro on the Pacific Rim: Sargent Johnson’s Afro-Asian Sculptures and the Cultural Politics of the Harlem Renaissance
One month

Andrew Boyle, Stipendiary Lecturer, Brasenose College, Oxford
Samuel Daniel’s Collection of the History of England (1618)
Two months

O M Brack, Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University
Completion of Volume XX, the Final Volume in the Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel Johnson
Two months

Mary Breen, PhD candidate, Linacre College, Oxford
The Making and Unmaking of a Private Woman of Letters: Irish Print Culture in the Eighteenth Century
One month

Elma Brenner, Research Fellow, University of Cambridge
Gender, Healing, and the Body in Late Medieval England
One month

Virginia Brilliant, Associate Curator, Ringling Museum of Art
John Ringling as Collector
One month

Michael Burden, Dean, New College, Oxford
The Italian Opera Aria on the London Stage 1705-1801
Two months

Edward Cahill, Assistant Professor, Fordham University
Colonial Rising: Narratives of Upward Mobility in British America
One month

Nathalie Caron, Professor, Université Paris—Est Créteil
The Significance and Limits of the French Radical Enlightenment on American Free Thought in the Early Years of the Republic
One month

Louis Cellauro, Research Associate, LARHRA
Thomas Jefferson, Palladio, and English Neo-Palladianism
One month

Esther Chadwick, PhD candidate, Yale University
The Radical Print
Three months

Elizabeth Chang, Assistant Professor, University of Missouri, Columbia
Novel Cultivations: Victorian Fin-de-Siecle Fiction and the Environment of Empire
One month

Constance Chen, Associate Professor, Loyola Marymount University
Constructing East Asia: Ethnic Identities, Transnational Encounters, and the Politics of Art in Modern America
One month

Peter Choi, PhD candidate, University of Notre Dame
Beyond the Grand Itinerant: George Whitefield in Transatlantic Context
One month

Zirwat Chowdhury, PhD candidate, Northwestern University
Anglo-Indian Encounters: British Art and Architecture, 1780-1836
Three months

Patricia Cleary, Professor, California State University, Long Beach
The Destruction of the Big Mound: Memory, Civic Culture, and the Indigenous Past in Nineteenth-Century St. Louis
One month

Ashley Cohen, PhD candidate, University of Pennsylvania
Lady Nugent’s India Journal: A Critical Edition
One month

William Coleman, PhD candidate, University of California, Berkeley
Constable, Cole, and the Country House: The Domesticated Landscape in Anglo-American Art, 1800-1850
Two months

Brenda Collins, Research Officer, Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum
The Development of the Seventeenth-Century Irish Estates of the Conway and Rawdon Families
One month

Karoline Cook, Postdoctoral Fellow, John Carter Brown Library
Forbidden Crossings: Muslims and Moriscos in Spanish America, 1492-1650
Two months

Sorana Corneanu, Lecturer, University of Bucharest
Francis Bacon and the Early Modern Reconsideration of the Intellectual Virtues
One month

Mark Crosby, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Queen’s University, Belfast
A Gothic Education: William Blake’s Apprenticeship
Two months

Matthew Crow, PhD candidate, University of California, Los Angeles
In the Course of Human Events: Jefferson and the Constitution of History
One month

 Lois Cucullu, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota
“I am a camera”: The Adolescent Gaze of Christopher Isherwood’s Boy Love and “Singular” Man
One month

Huw David, PhD candidate, Lincoln College, Oxford
Trade, Politics, and the Unfinished Business of American Independence, 1783-1795
One month

Stuart Davis, Professor, Indiana University
Francis Lieber and Early American Linguistics
One month

Abel Debritto, Independent scholar
A Charles Bukowski Bibliography, 1940-1994
One month

Eva Del Soldato, Fellow, Villa I Tatti-Harvard Center for Renaissance Studies
Ancient Masks, Modern Ideas: Plato and Aristotle in Early Modern Europe
One month

Volker Depkat, Professor, Universitat Regensburg
The Visualization of Legitimacy in Transition Periods: A Transatlantic Approach to Political Visual Cultures
Two months

Allison Deutermann, Assistant Professor, Baruch College, CUNY
“Audiences to this Act”: Hearing, Taste, and Theatrical Form in Early Modern England
One month

Thomas Dorrance, PhD candidate, University of Illinois, Chicago
Old Friends and New Deals: Reconfiguring Local Politics in 1930s Chicago and Los Angeles
One month

Elizabeth Eger, Senior Lecturer, King’s College London
Critical Biography of Elizabeth Montagu
Five months

Stephen Eisenman, Professor, Northwestern University
Blake’s Books: Revolution in Word and Image, 1788-Now
One month

Gilbert Estrada, PhD candidate, University of Southern California
“Inadequately Planned” L.A.: Planning for Environmental Health in America’s Mobile and Most Polluted Metropolis, 1959 to the Present
One month

 Hannah Farber, PhD candidate, University of California, Berkeley
“I Like Enterprize”: The Rise of the American Maritime Insurance Industry and the Culture of Commercial Rivalry in the Early Republic
One month

William Ferguson, PhD candidate, Trinity Hall, Cambridge
The Scottish Influence on Irish Politics and Religion, 1660-1707
Two months

Sara Fingal, PhD candidate, Brown University
Turning the Tide: Conflict, Leisure, and Access along California and Mexico’s Coastline, 1920s-1980s
One month

Amy Fisher, Independent scholar
Current Affairs: Physical and Chemical Studies of Electricity (1800-1839)
Two months

Lorien Foote, Associate Professor, University of Central Arkansas
Home So Far Away: Southern Civilians and the Escape Journeys of Fugitive Federals during the Civil War
Two months

Amy Froide, Associate Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
The Silent Partners of Britain’s Financial Revolution: Women as Public Investors, 1688-1760
One month

Humberto Garcia, Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University
Romanticism De-Oriented: Indo-Muslim Travelers and English Literary Culture, 1760-1820
One month

David Gehring, Lecturer, University of Wisconsin, Madison
International Protestantism Unties the “Catholique Knotte”: Anglo-German Relations under Elizabeth I
One month

Claire Gherini, PhD candidate, Johns Hopkins University
“That Great Experiment”: Plantation America and the Remaking of Medicine in the Anglophone Atlantic 1730-1800
Two months

David Glassberg, Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Reinterpreting Our Heritage: Toward a New History of the National Park Service
One month

Adam Gordon, PhD candidate, University of California, Los Angeles
Cultures of Criticism in Antebellum America
Two months

Aaron Graham, PhD candidate, New College, Oxford
Culture, Credit, and State Formation in Early Modern Britain: James Brydges and the Public Service, 1690-1720
One month

Felicity Green, Junior Research Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge
The Household in Early Modern Thought
Two months

Crystal Hall, Assistant Professor, University of Kansas
Starry Knights: Galileo’s Literary Heroes
One month

Jonathan Hancock, PhD candidate, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Shocks to the Natural Order: Indians, Settlers, Slaves, and the Earthquakes of 1811-12
One month

Mark Hanna, Assistant Professor, University of California, San Diego
The Pirates’ Nest: Piracy and the Formalization of the First British Empire
Two months

Jonathan Harris, PhD candidate, New College, Oxford
Reading Royal Propaganda: Marginalia and Tudor Polemic
One month

Martin Heale, Senior Lecturer, University of Liverpool
The Abbot in Late Medieval and Reformation England
One month

Christina Heatherton, PhD candidate, University of Southern California
Rising Tides of Color: The Mexican Revolution and Convergence Spaces of Radical Internationalism
One month

Rachel Herrmann, PhD candidate, University of Texas, Austin
Food and War: Indians, Slaves, and the American Revolution
One month

Stephen Hilyard, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Empire Described: Stereoscopic Studies of Bonsai at the Huntington Botanical Gardens
One month

Peter Holliday, Professor, California State University, Long Beach
Classical Echoes in Southern California Architecture
One month

Jean Howard, Professor, Columbia University
As You Like It: A Bedford Contextual Edition
Three months

Rob Iliffe, Professor, University of Sussex
Priest of Nature: The Political Theology of Isaac Newton
Three months

Donald Jackson, Professor, Lafayette College
Heavy Ground: William Mulholland and the St. Francis Dam Disaster
One month

Matthew Jenkinson, Head of History & English, New College, Oxford
Regicide and the Regicides in Britain and America, 1660-1776
One month

Susan Juster, Professor, University of Michigan
What’s “Sacred” about Violence in Early America?
Two months

Mark Kanazawa, Professor, Carleton College
Golden Rules: Mining and Water Rights in the California Gold Rush
One month

Brendan Kane, Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut
Knowledge and Legitimacy in Early Modern England and Ireland
One month

Maeve Kane, PhD candidate, Cornell University
Clothing Communities: The Changing Material Culture of Iroquoia 1600-1850
One month

Olga Karaskova, PhD candidate, Université de Lille—3
A Taste for Color: Antoine Verard and His Painted Prints
Two months

Ian Kelly, Independent scholar
William Shakespeare: The Actor
One month

Rachel Klein, Associate Professor, University of California, San Diego
Culture Wars: Art, Authority, and the Transformation of Culture in Nineteenth-Century New York
Three months

Stephanie Koscak, PhD candidate, Indiana University
Multiplying Pictures for the Public: Reproducing the English Monarchy, c.1649-1780
Two months

Gary Kurutz, Principal Librarian, Special Collections, California State Library
The Klondike and Alaska Gold Rushes—A Descriptive Bibliography
One month

Kris Lane, Professor, College of William & Mary
Worth a Potosí: Silver, Colonial Markets, and Transpacific Trade, c.1570-1640
Four months

David Lawrence, Postdoctoral Fellow, Glendon College, York University
Urban Militarism and Civic Military Performance in Provincial English Towns, 1620-1642
One month

Rebecca Lemon, Associate Professor, University of Southern California
Addiction in Early Modern England
Two months

Melissa Lo, PhD candidate, Harvard University
Representing, Not Resembling: Transformations of Cartesian Physics, 1637-1690
Three months

Elizabeth Lyman, Assistant Professor, Harvard University
A History of Stage Directions
One month

Juliette Maiorana, PhD candidate, University of California, San Diego
Mixed American Families: Mining Monopolies, U.S. Engineers, y Mexicanas en la frontera, 1890-1965
One month

Judith Maltby, Chaplain & Fellow, Corpus Christi College, Oxford
Prayer Book Protestants in the English Revolution
One month

Jennifer Mandel, Instructor, University of New England
“Black Beverly Hills”: The Struggle for Housing Equality in Modern Los Angeles
One month

Jeanne McDougall, PhD candidate, University of Southern California
“Fit to be sung in streets”: The Mobilizing Power of Political Song in Pre-Revolutionary British Colonial America, 1750-1776
Two months

Siobhan McElduff, Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia
Outside the Charmed Circle: Classics and the Labouring Classes in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries in Britain and Ireland
One month

Xianping Meng, PhD candidate, Peking University
The British Significance in George Inness’s Art
One month

John Milsom, Adjunct Professor, Liverpool Hope University
A “Best Text” Edition of Thomas Morley’s A Plaine and Easie Introduction to Practicall Musicke (1597)
One month

Miranda Mollendorf, PhD candidate, Harvard University
The World in a Book: Robert John Thornton’s Temple of Flora (1799-1812)
Two months

Angel Moral, Professor, Madrid Complutense University
Historical Sources for the Study of Spanish California
One month

Paul Musselwhite, PhD candidate, College of William & Mary
Towns in Mind: Urban Plans, Political Culture, and Empire in the Colonial Chesapeake, 1607-1722
Two months

Cory Nelson, PhD candidate, Brandeis University
“Not Only Ourselves”: Creative Networks in Contemporary American Theater
One month

Susanna Newbury, PhD candidate, Yale University
A Contest of Dull Adjectives: Art, Urbanism, and the Image of Sprawl, 1960-1980
One month

Andrew Offenburger, PhD candidate, Yale University
When the American West Turned South: Capitalist Colonialism in the U.S.-Mexican Borderlands, 1853-1920
One month

John Oldfield, Professor, University of Southampton
Transatlantic Abolitionism in the Age of Revolution, 1787-1815
One month

Lisa Onaga, PhD candidate, Cornell University
Silkworm Cultures: A History of Reproductive Knowledge in Japan
One month

D. Alan Orr, Faculty, Maryland Institute College of Art
Kingdom, Colony, and Empire in Early Modern Ireland, 1603-1641
One month

Jessie Ann Owens, Professor, University of California, Davis
A “Best Text” Edition of Thomas Morley’s A Plaine and Easie Introduction to Practicall Musicke (1597)
One month

Julie Park, Assistant Professor, Vassar College
Interior Designs: Homemaking and Imagination in Eighteenth-Century England
One month

Sarah Parker, PhD candidate, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Contrary Signs: Categorizing Illness in Early Modern Literature
Two months

Emmanuelle Perez, PhD candidate, EHESS—Paris
Between the United States of Mexico and the United States of America: Californios and Politics, 1810-1879
One month
Nicole Pohl, Reader in English, Oxford Brookes University
The Collected Letters of Sarah Scott
One month

Todd Porterfield, Professor, Université de Montréal
The Kiss of James Gillray
One month

Jessica Ratcliff, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Illinois, Urbana
Archiving the Globe: Information Infrastructures of Colonial and Imperial Science
Three months

Roger Richardson, Professor Emeritus, University of Winchester
Elite Household Ordinances in Seventeenth- and Early Eighteenth-Century England
One month

Benedict Robinson, Associate Professor, Stony Brook University
Feeling Words: An Early Modern Philology of the Affections
Three months

Joann Ross, PhD candidate, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
The Private Becomes Very Public: Evaluating the Marital Rape Exception in America
One month

Funke Sangodeyi, PhD candidate, Harvard University
The Body as Ecosystem: Good Germs and American Bodies, 1940s -1990s
One month

Debapriya Sarkar, PhD candidate, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Possible Knowledge: Forms of Literary and Scientific Thought in Early Modern England
Two months

Sascha Scott, Assistant Professor, Syracuse University
Painting the Pueblo: Art and the Politics of Preservation, 1915-1930
Two months

Heather Shannon, PhD candidate, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Primitive Camera: Adam Clark Vroman and the American Southwest, 1895-1904
Two months

Grace Shen, Assistant Professor, York University
Going Global: Raphael Pumpelly, Bailey Willis, and Geological Fieldwork in Modern China
Two months

Stefanie Sobelle, Assistant Professor, Gettysburg College
The Architectural Novel
One month

Tracey Sowerby, Lecturer, St. Hilda’s College, Oxford
Tudor Diplomatic Culture
One month

Michele Speitz, PhD candidate, University of Colorado, Boulder
Technologies of the Sublime
One month

Matthew Spooner, PhD candidate, Columbia University
Origins of the Old South: The Reconstruction of Southern Slavery, 1778-1808
One month

Rachel St. John, Associate Professor, Harvard University
The Imagined States of America: Nation Building in Nineteenth-Century North America
One month

Allison Stagg, Independent scholar
The Art of Wit: Political Caricature in the United States, 1780-1830
One month

Chris Stamatakis, Junior Research Fellow in English, Lincoln College
“Denizened Wit”: Mid-Tudor Translations of Italian Poetry in Manuscript and Print
One month

Carlene Stephens, Curator, National Museum of American History
20th-Century Time and Frequency Standards: Mount Wilson and Mount Palomar Observatories
Two months

Mei-Ying Sung, Assistant Professor, Taipei National University
Cataloguing the Woodblock Collection of James Tarbotton Armstrong
Two months

David Taylor, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto
Theatre and Caricature in Georgian Britain
Three months

John Thomas, PhD candidate, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Bodies of Christ: The Novelization of the Word in American Christianity
Two months

Satoko Tokunaga, Assistant Professor, Keio University
Rubrication of English Incunabula: Handwritten Apparatus for Reading
Two months

Tristan Tomlinson, PhD candidate, Stony Brook University
The Ills of Empire: Managing Health and Populations in the British Atlantic World, 1707-1834
One month

Scott Trudell, PhD candidate, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Literary Song: Verse and Acoustic Performance in Early Modern England
One month

Noa Turel, PhD candidate, University of California, Santa Barbara
Living Pictures
One month

James Vaughn, Assistant Professor, University of Texas, Austin
The Politics of Empire: The Death of Whig Britain and the Birth of British India
Two months

Sam White, Assistant Professor, Oberlin College
Early Colonial Winters and the World of the Little Ice Age, 1607-1609
Three months

Douglas Wilson, Professor Emeritus & Co-Director, Lincoln Studies Center, Knox College
Lincoln and Shakespeare
One month

Nicholas Wood, PhD candidate, University of Virginia
Questions of Humanity and Expediency: The Slave Trades and African Colonization in the Early American Republic
One month

Koji Yamamoto, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, University of St. Andrews
Gamble, Investment, or Public Service? The First Duke of Chandos during the South Sea Bubble, 1719-1721
One month

Sarah Yeomans, Director of Educational Programs, Biblical Archaeology Society
A Medical History: From Hippocrates to Da Vinci
One month

Natale Zappia, Assistant Professor, Whittier College
Food Frontiers: How Native Consumers, Producers, and Pathways Forged Early America
One month

Henry Zepeda, PhD candidate, University of Oklahoma
The Medieval Latin Transmission of the Menelaus Theorem
Two months

Adam Zucker, Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Shakespeare’s Idiots
Two months

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