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2010-2011 Fellows

 


Long-Term Awards


R. STANTON AVERY DISTINGUISHED FELLOW
Kenneth Warren, Professor, University of Chicago
Rethinking African American Literature at the Nadir

FLETCHER JONES FOUNDATION DISTINGUISHED FELLOW
David Cannadine, Senior Research Scholar, Council of the Humanities, Princeton University
Common Humanity?

Linda Colley, Professor, Princeton University
A History of 18th-Century Britain

LOS ANGELES TIMES DISTINGUISHED FELLOW
Helen Horowitz, Professor, Smith College
A Case of the Nerves: “Nervousness” in 19th-Century America
 
DIBNER DISTINGUISHED FELLOW
IN THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Bruce Moran, Professor, University of Nevada, Reno
The Practices of Early Modern Chymistry

ROGERS DISTINGUISHED FELLOW IN 19th-CENTURY AMERICAN HISTORY
David Blight, Professor, Yale University
Frederick Douglass: A Life

MELLON FELLOW
Ted McCormick, Assistant Professor, Concordia University
The Idea of Population in the British Enlightenment

DANA AND DAVID DORNSIFE FELLOW
Jeannine DeLombard, Associate Professor, University of Toronto
Ebony Idols: Famous Fugitive Slaves in Britain on the Eve of the American Civil War

NEH FELLOWS
Mary Fuller, Associate Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Geographic Information in the Age of Drake

Steven Hackel, Associate Professor, University of California, Riverside
Junipero Serra: California’s Founding Father

Marcy Norton, Associate Professor, George Washington University
People and Animals in the Early Modern World

BARBARA THOM POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS
Erika Boeckeler, Assistant Professor, Northeastern University
Playful Letters: The Dramatization of the Alphabet in the Renaissance

Jennifer Greenhill, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Champaign
Playing it Straight: Art and Humor in the U.S. between the Civil War and the World’s Columbian Exposition

FLETCHER JONES FOUNDATION FELLOW
Susanah Shaw Romney, Independent scholar
Intimate Ground: Personal Interactions and Imperial Geographies in the Early Modern Colonies of the Cape, Java, and the Mid-Atlantic Coast

LOS ANGELES TIMES FELLOW
Sean Wilentz, Professor, Princeton University
A Defense of American Politics: Jackson, Lincoln, Grant

DIBNER RESEARCH FELLOWS
IN THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Emily Berquist, Assistant Professor, California State University, Long Beach
The Science of Empire: A Bishop’s Utopia in Colonial Peru

Margaret Garber, Associate Professor, California State University, Fullerton
The Alchemical Academy: Medicine, Alchemy, and Society in the Holy Roman Empire (1650-1730)

ACLS/BURKHARDT FELLOWS
Lauren Derby, Associate Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
Boca del chivo: Demonic Animals and the Poetics of Deforestation in the Haitian-Dominican Borderlands

Tara Nummedal, Associate Professor, Brown University
The Lion’s Blood: Alchemy, Apocalypse, and Gender in Reformation Europe

OCCIDENTAL/BILLINGTON VISITING PROFESSOR IN U.S. HISTORY
Daniel Horowitz, Professor, Smith College
California Consumer Culture in Post World War II United States

ELEANOR SEARLE VISITING PROFESSOR IN THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE
AT CALTECH AND THE HUNTINGTON

John Heilbron, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley
Galileo and Paolo Sarpi

HAYNES FOUNDATION FELLOWS
Becky Nicolaides, Research Scholar, Center for the Study of Women, University of California, Los Angeles
On the Ground in Suburbia: A Chronicle of Social and Civic Transformation in Los Angeles since 1945

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

SCHOLARS IN RESIDENCE
Daniel Richter, Professor, University of Pennsylvania, and Director, McNeil Center for Early American Studies
The Lords Proprietors: Feudal Dreams in 17th-Century North America

Martha Sandweiss, Professor, Princeton University
Family Stories: Photography and 1860s America

USC POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS
Matt Hersch    
History of Southern California Aerospace (NSF/Hearst/ICW)

Vera Keller
The Wish List: Collecting the Future in the Early Modern Past (EMSI)

Lindsay O’Neill
Speaking Letters: Epistolary Networks, Communication, and Community in the Wider British World, 1660-1760 (IBIS)

 


Short-Term Awards


Ikuko Asaka, PhD candidate, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Race across Empire and Republic: Escaped Slaves and Racial, National, and Gender Formations in Atlantic Context, 1830s-1870s
One month

Melissa Bailes, PhD candidate, University of Illinois, Urbana
Questioning Nature: Natural History and British Women Writers, 1750-1830
One month

Lydia Barnett, PhD candidate, Stanford University
The Living Rock: Natural, Human, and Sacred Histories of the Earth, 1680-1750
One month

Richard Bell, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College Park
We Shall Be No More: Suicide and Power in the Newly United States
Three months

Amy Blakeway, PhD candidate, University of Cambridge
“News from Scotland”: Scotland and the Scots in English Print, 1570-1603
Two months

Hester Blum, Associate Professor, Penn State University
Arctic and Antarctic Circles: The Print Culture of Polar Exploration
Two months

Debra Blumenthal, Associate Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara
Comares: Midwives, Wet Nurses, and the Construction of Maternity in Late Medieval Spain
Three months

Danielle Bobker, Assistant Professor, Concordia University
Liminal Intimacies: Closets, Carriages, and the British Social Imagination, 1650-1770
Two months

Julia Boffey, Professor, Queen Mary University of London
Written and in Print: Books in London, c. 1475-1530
Two months

Jeffrey Bortz, Professor, Appalachian State University
Gangsters, Workers, and Citizens in Mexico’s Labor Regime, 1923-1959
One month

Richard Bourke, Senior Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London
Empire and Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke
Two months

Alexander Boxer, PhD candidate, Tel-Aviv University
Trithemius and the Early Modern Tradition of Cryptography
Four months
O M Brack, Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University
The Works of Samuel Johnson, Vol. XX
Two months

Pamela Brown, Associate Professor, University of Connecticut
Extravagant Stranger: The Foreign Actress in Shakespearean Drama
Two months

William Brucher, PhD candidate, Brown University
On the Edge of the Pacific Rim: Capitalism, Work, and Community on the Los Angeles Waterfront
Two months

Rebecca Bullard, Junior Research Fellow, Merton College, Oxford
Women and Publication, 1640-1740
One month

Tanya Caldwell, Associate Professor, Georgia State University
“Wings to Soar”: Hannah Crowley (1743-1809)
One month

Maggie Cao, PhD candidate, Harvard University
Landscape Interrupted: The Emergence of Zoological Agency in 19th-Century American Art
Two months

Celine Carayon, PhD candidate, College of William and Mary
“Not able to be expressed with tongue”: Nonverbal Communication, Performance, and Acculturation in French America (1500-1701)
Two months

William Cavert, PhD candidate, Northwestern University
Producing Pollution: Coal, Smoke, and Society in Early Modern London
One month

Ruramisai Charumbira, Assistant Professor, University of Texas, Austin
Strangled by the Struggle? Nehanda and the Gendered Politics of History and Memory in the Making of Zimbabwe
Two months

Daniel Cheely, PhD candidate, University of Pennsylvania
Opening Marwood’s Book: Catholics and Their Bibles in Early Modern Europe
One month

Jason Cohen, Assistant Professor, Berea College
The Matter of Judgment in Francis Bacon’s Natural Philosophy
One month

John Collins, PhD candidate, University of Virginia
Martial Law in England and its Empire, 1550-1700
Two months
 
Eric Connon, PhD candidate, Central Michigan University
Spies, Secrets, and Slaves: The Espionage Campaigns of 19th-Century Anti-Slave Trade Operations
One month

Joshua Cracraft, PhD candidate, Brandeis University
The Native Problem: Sovereignty, Race, and Empire in the Anglo-American World, 1820-1880
One month

Alex Csiszar, PhD candidate, Harvard University
Search and Classify: Cataloguing Scientific Knowledge circa 1900
Five months

Lawrence Culver, Assistant Professor, Utah State University
Manifest Disaster: Climate and the Making of America
Three months

Richard Cust, Professor, University of Birmingham
Charles I and the Defence of Honour
One month

Matthew Davies, Director, Centre for Metropolitan History, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Medieval London Portrayed: Literature and Civic Culture 1400-1700
One month

Steffi Dippold, PhD candidate, Stanford University
Plain as in Primitive: The Figure of the Native in Early American Language of Dissent
One month

Stephanie Downes, PhD candidate, University of Sydney
French Connections in Manuscript and Print: Lyricism and Didacticism in MSS HM 140 and 144
One month

Jim Downs, Assistant Professor, Connecticut College
Sick from Freedom: The Deadly Consequences of Emancipation
Three months

Paul Durica, PhD candidate, University of Chicago
Flux Americana: Tramps, Tramping, and the Problem of Mobility in American Literature, 1878-1939
One month

Justin duRivage, PhD candidate, Yale University
“An event of little more than local importance”? Rethinking the American Revolution and the British Empire, 1750-1785
Two months

A.S.G. Edwards, Professor, De Montfort University
Poetic Manuscripts in England in the First Age of Print, c. 1476-c. 1560
One month

Joanna Elrick, PhD candidate, Vanderbilt University
Black Religions with White Faces: The Creolization of Religious Belief and Cultural Practice in Colonial Brazil and Cuba, 1600-1800
One month

David Flaherty, PhD candidate, University of Virginia
The British Board of Trade, Visions of Empire, and the Aggressive Imperial Project for the North American Frontier, 1713-1783
One month

Stephanie Frank, PhD candidate, University of Southern California
Building Hollywood: The Film Industry, Metropolitan Los Angeles, and Identity of Place, 1920-1965
Two months

Meredith Gamer, PhD candidate, Yale University
Criminal and Martyr: Art and Religion in Britain’s Early Modern 18th Century
One month

Bernard Geoghegan, PhD candidate, Northwestern University
John Pierce: Architect of “Theaters of Information”
One month

Jamie Gianoutsos, PhD candidate, Johns Hopkins University
Brutus and Essex: Justifications of Resistance and Republicanism through Historical Exempla in Late Elizabethan England
One month

Virginia Gilmartin, Lecturer, Rutgers University
Henry Adams and the Forms of Historical Explanation
Three months

Glenda Goodman, PhD candidate, Harvard University
Songs Crossing the Atlantic: The Making of Musical Hybrids
Two months

Adam Gordon, PhD candidate, University of California, Los Angeles
Cultures of Criticism in Antebellum America
One month

Rebecca Gordon, Lecturer, University of Aberdeen
Constructing Selves: An Investigation of the Development of Selves through the Creative Layers of Selected Works of Christopher Isherwood
Two months
 
Jonathan Gray, Assistant Professor, Virginia Theological Seminary
So Help Me God: Oaths and the English Reformation
One month

Bryan Green, PhD candidate, University of California, Los Angeles
Pedagogy and Colonization on the Mission Frontier: Reduccion in the Jesuit Missions of Lower California
One month

Eva Griffith, Research Associate, University of Durham
The AHRC/OUP Complete Works of James Shirley
One month

Matthew Growhoski, PhD candidate, Princeton University
“A Fable like a Historie”: John Barclay and the Politics of Literature in Early Stuart Britain, 1603-1642
Two months

Gabrielle Harlan, PhD candidate, University of Virginia
Women and the Pueblo Revival Style: Displaying Race and Gender in the American Southwest, 1904-1934
Two months

Emma Hart, Lecturer, University of St. Andrews
Mapping the Market: Spaces of Consumption in Early America
Three months

Alison Harvey, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Nevada, Reno
Irish Realism in the Free State: Neutrality, Surveillance, and Literary Form in Elizabeth Bowen’s Wartime Writings
One month

Luc Herman, Professor, University of Antwerp
Historicizing Pynchon: The Stephen M. Tomaske Memorial Collection at the Huntington Library
One month

R.A. Houston, Professor, University of St. Andrews
Letters in Lordship: Estate Records and Relations between Tenants and Landowners in Rural Britain and Ireland, c. 1600-1850
One month

John Huffman, PhD candidate, Harvard University
Americans on Paper: Documents and Identity in the Early United States
Two months

Kuang-chi Hung, PhD candidate, Harvard University
Bridging the Disjuncture: The Botanical Exchanges between East Asia and North America in the Early 20th Century
Four months

Katherine Isard, PhD candidate, Columbia University
Architectural Commonplaces: Books, Reading, and Building Practice in the Early Modern Period
One month

Brian Jones, PhD candidate, University of Texas, Austin
The Pilot’s Tale: Natural Histories of the Open Sea, 1500-1650
Two months

Norman Jones, Professor, Utah State University
Governing Virtues: Elizabeth, Burghley, and the Management of Elizabethan England
One month

Natalie Joy, Visiting Lecturer, Georgia State University
“The Wronged Red Man”: Indian Removal and the Problem of Slavery
One month

Rei Kanemura, PhD candidate, University of Cambridge
Francis Bacon’s Henry VII and “History of the Time”
Two months

Sean Keilen, Associate Professor, College of William and Mary
Circle of Affection: Imitation and Tradition in Renaissance Poetry
Two months

Ruth Kenny, Independent scholar
The Craze for Pastel: The Rise and Fall of a Medium, 1650-1800
One month

Paulina Kewes, Tutorial Fellow and CUF Lecturer, Jesus College, Oxford
Drama, History, and Politics in Elizabethan England
One month

Sarah Keyes, PhD candidate, University of Southern California
Circling Back: Migration to the Pacific and the Reconfiguration of America, 1820-1900
Two months

Jessica Kim, PhD candidate, University of Southern California
Oilmen and Cactus Rustlers: Los Angeles and the Building of a Regional Empire, 1890-1930
Three months

Maryanne Kowaleski, Professor, Fordham University
The Coastal Properties of Battle Abbey in the Middle Ages
Two months

Patric Kuh, Restaurant critic, Los Angeles Magazine
The Artisan’s Hand: How America Rediscovered its Culinary Traditions
Two months

Margaret Laster, PhD candidate, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Collecting and Patronage in Gilded Age New York and Newport: Catharine Lorillard Wolfe (1828-1887)
One month

Elizabeth Lee, Assistant Professor, Dickinson College
Therapeutic Culture: Health and Illness in Turn of the Century American Art
One month

Rhodri Lewis, Fellow and Tutor in English, St. Hugh’s College, Oxford
Editing Francis Bacon’s Early Philosophical Writings
One month

Julian Lim, PhD candidate, Cornell University
Black, Brown, and Yellow: Porous Borders and Multiracial Intersections in the U.S-Mexico Borderlands
Three months

Christopher Loar, Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis
Political Fetishism: Magic, Technology, and Sovereignty in British Fiction, 1650-1750
Two months

Jennifer Locke, PhD candidate, University of California, Irvine
Novel Possibilities: Constructing Women’s Futures through Fiction, 1697-1799
Two months

Jason Martinek, Assistant Professor, New Jersey City University
William Morris and the Rise of American Socialism, 1891-1900
One month

Whitney Martinko, PhD candidate, University of Virginia
Progress through Preservation: History on the American Landscape in an Age of Progress, 1790-1860
One month

Nicole Maskiell, PhD candidate, Cornell University
“A kind of extravasat Blood”: Slavery among Elites in Colonial Massachusetts and New York
One month

Richard McCoy, Professor, Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York
Faith in Shakespeare: Theology and Performance
Two months

Mary Helen McMurran, Assistant Professor, University of Western Ontario
Paganism and Sacralization in the 18th Century
Two months

 
Lindsay Moore, PhD candidate, George Washington University
Women, Power, and Litigation in the English Atlantic World, 1630-1700
One month

Elaine Nelson, PhD candidate, University of New Mexico
Race, Environment, and Tourism in the American West
One month

Mark Noble, Assistant Professor, Georgia State University
The American Atom: Materiality and Poetic Vocation from Whitman to Stevens
One month

Glenda Norquay, Chair, Scottish Literary Studies, Liverpool John Moores University
Scholarly edition of Robert Louis Stevenson’s St. Ives
One month

Veronica O’Mara, Senior Lecturer, University of Hull
Critical Edition of Thomas Wimbledon’s Paul’s Cross Sermon of c. 1387
One month

Richard Oosterhoff, PhD candidate, University of Notre Dame
Lefevre e’Etaples, His Pupils, and the Ends of Mathematics: Teaching Mathematics and Philosophy in Renaissance Paris
Two months

Lena Orlin, Professor, Georgetown University
Last Wills and Second-Best Beds
One month

Eric Otremba, PhD candidate, University of Minnesota
Enlightened Institutions: Science, Sugar, and Plantation Slavery in the Atlantic World, 1640-1787
One month

Glyn Parry, Senior Lecturer, Victoria University
Shakespeare and Religion, 1580-1592
Two months

Emma Peacocke, PhD candidate, Carleton University
The Romantic Public and the Emergent Museum
Two months

Sarah Pearsall, Senior Lecturer, Oxford Brookes University
Beyond One Man and One Woman: A History of American Polygamy
Three months

Haley Pollack, PhD candidate, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Theaters of Memory: Place, Space, and Remembrance on the San Francisco Bay
One month

Mu-chou Poo, Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong
A Comparative Study of European Perceptions of Middle East and Far East in the 17th and 18th Centuries
Two months

Lindsay Reckson, PhD candidate, Princeton University
Realist Ecstasy: The Afterlife of Enthusiasm in American Literature
Three months

Jany Remy, PhD candidate, University of California, Irvine
Practiced Healing: Medicine in the American West, 1861-1896
One month

Justin Roberts, Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University
Sunup to Sundown: The Improvement Ethos and the Working World of Slaves in the British Atlantic, c. 1750-1810
Two months

Robert Chao Romero, Assistant Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
Mendez v. Westminster: The Untold Story of Mexican Educational Segregation
Two months

Matthew Roth, Director of Archives, Automobile Club of Southern California
Concrete Utopia: The Development of Roads and Freeways in Los Angeles
Five months

Jennifer Saltzstein, Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma
Voices of Authority: The Refrain and the Rise of the Vernacular in Late Medieval French Music and Poetry
Two months

Elena Schneider, PhD candidate, Princeton University
The Limits of Loyalty: Slavery, Commerce, and British Occupation in 18th-Century Cuba
Two months

Susan Schulten, Associate Professor, University of Denver
A Nation in Time and Space
One month

Fred Schurink, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Newcastle University
Renaissance Translations of Plutarch’s Essays and Lives: A New Edition
One month
 
Suzanne Schwarz, Professor, Liverpool Hope University
Commerce, Civilization, and Christianity: Sierra Leone and the Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade
One month

 
Amy Scott, Curator of Visual Arts, Autry National Center
Common Ground: Perception and Landscape in a Shared West
Two months

Stephanie Seery-Murphy, Lecturer, California State University, Sacramento
Queen Henrietta Maria during the Fronde: The Evidence of the Mazarinades
One month

Kenneth Sheppard, PhD candidate, Johns Hopkins University
The Hinge of Faith and Religion: Arguing about Atheism in 17th-Century England
One month

Andrew Shryock, PhD candidate, Boston University
The Librettist’s Role in Handel’s Dramatic Works
One month

Aaron Slater, PhD candidate, New York University
Imperial Innovations: Political Culture, the Common Good, and the State at the Dawn of the British Empire, 1603-1660
Two months

Daniel Smith, PhD candidate, University College London
The Conway Papers
One month

Rachel St. John, Associate Professor, Harvard University
The Imagined States of America: Nation-Building in 19th-Century North America
Two months

Thomas Stammers, Junior Research Fellow, University of Cambridge
Collecting and Re-Collecting the Old Regime in France, Britain, and America, 1789-1880
Three months

Cameron Strang, PhD candidate, University of Texas, Austin
Entangled Knowledge, Expanding Nation: Local Science and the United States Empire in the Southeast Borderlands, 1763-1840
One month

Alexandre Tessier, PhD candidate, University of Paris-Sorbonne
Further Research on Williamson’s Correspondents
One month

Leslie Theibert, PhD candidate, Yale University
Empires of the Caribbean
One month

Trygve Throntveit, Lecturer, Harvard University
A League for the Layperson: Popular Internationalism in California during the Treaty Fight, 1918-22
One month

Michael Ursell, PhD candidate, University of California, Santa Cruz
Of Breath and Blood: Inspiration, Book-Making, and the Early Modern Lyric
One month

Daniel Usner, Professor, Vanderbilt University
Crafting a Traditional Community in Progressive America: Chitimacha Indian Basketry, 1880-1940
One month

Joanne van der Woude, Assistant Professor, Harvard University
American Aeneids: Conquest and Conversion in Poetry from the Americas
Five months

David Vaux, Medical Tutor and Reader in Cell Biology, Lincoln College
19th-Century Descriptions of Observations on Nuclear Movement in Living Organisms
One month

Peter Villella, Lecturer, University of California, Los Angeles
Northern Expansion and “Indianesque” Patriotism in Late Colonial Mexico
Three months

Christine Walker, PhD candidate, University of Michigan
Initiating Disorder: Women, Gender, and the Creation of the British Empire in Jamaica and South Carolina, 1688-1750
One month

Katherine Wheeler, Assistant Professor, University of Miami
The Redemption of the Renaissance: The Writing of the History of Renaissance Architecture in Great Britain, 1850-1914
Two months

Elspeth Whitney, Associate Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Masculinity, Effeminacy, and the Theory of Complexions in Late Medieval England
One month

Jonathan Wilson, Postdoctoral Scholar, California Institute of Technology
Reconstructing the Physiology of Living and Extinct Plants
One month

Kathleen Wilson, Professor, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Strolling Players of Empire: Theatre, Culture, and Modernity in the British Provinces  
One month

Katherine Zieman, Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame
Richard Rolle and His Readers: Defining the Literary in the 15th Century
One month

 

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