Previously awarded fellowships:   2019–20   |   2018–19   |   2017–18   |   2016–17   |   2015–16   |   2014–15   |   2013–14

2020–21 Awarded Fellowships

Long-Term Awards

Wendy Wall, Professor, Northwestern UniversityR. STANTON AVERY DISTINGUISHED FELLOW

Wendy Wall, Professor, Northwestern University

Topic: Revolution, Resurrection, and Dissolution: Hester Pulter and the Reimagined Early Modern World

Wendy Wall is Avalon Professor of the Humanities and the Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence at Northwestern University. A specialist in early modern English literature and culture, she teaches and researches topics such as gender studies, authorship, media studies (print, manuscript, and digital texts), food studies, women’s writing, global Shakespeare, theater, and poetry. Co-creator and general editor (with Leah Knight at Brock University) of the open access, critical edition, The Pulter Project: Poet in the Making, Professor Wall is author of The Imprint of Gender: Authorship and Publication in the English Renaissance (1993); Staging Domesticity: Household Work and English Identity in Early Modern Drama (2002); and Recipes for Thought: Knowledge and Taste in the Early Modern English Kitchen (2015), as well as numerous articles on topics ranging from national identity, to book history, to Jell-O. She is avidly involved in the public humanities, and has worked in conjunction with the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the Newberry Library, The Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project (teaching at Stateville Correctional Center), the Northwestern Prison Education Program, the Shakespeare Slam, and the Chicago Humanities Festival. In addition to serving as president and as a trustee for the Shakespeare Association of America, Professor Wall has chaired the Northwestern English Department, directed the Kaplan Institute for the Humanities at Northwestern, and co-edited the journal, Renaissance Drama.


David Shields, Professor, University of South Carolina ROBERT C. RITCHIE DISTINGUISHED FELLOW

David Shields, Professor, University of South Carolina

Topic: The Life of Napoleon Sarony (1821-1896): The Greatest Portrait Photographer of the American 19th Century

David S. Shields is the Carolina Distinguished Professor in the Department of English at the University of South Carolina and the Chair of the Carolina Gold Rice Foundation. Trained at the College of William and Mary A.B., Trinity College University of Dublin and the University of Chicago (M.A., Ph.D.), he taught at Vassar College and The Citadel. His first monographs, Oracles of Empire and Civil Tongues and Polite Letters, were historicist surveys of the discourses and discursive institutions of British American conversation, manuscript communication, and print literature. He contributed extensively to A History of the Book in America and edited the journal Early American Literature from 1999 to 2003. He also served as president of the Society of Early Americanists from 1999-2001. His studies of American performing arts photography gave rise to the research website Broadway Photographs, the standard resource for information on the photographers who photographed the American Stage. His book Still: American Silent Motion Picture Photography won the Browne Award for “Best Single Work in American Cultural History” for 2013. Southern Provisions, on the rise, fall and restoration of southern food, earned the Ruth Fertel Keeper of the Flame Award of the Southern Foodways Alliance in 2016. The Culinarians, a collection of American chefs’ lives from 1793-1919, was a finalist for the 2018 James Beard Book Award for Food History.


Robert Bonner, Professor, Dartmouth CollegeROGERS DISTINGUISHED FELLOW IN 19th-CENTURY AMERICAN HISTORY

Robert Bonner, Professor, Dartmouth College

Topic: The Maritime Menace of the Southern Confederacy

Robert Bonner is Kathe Tappe Vernon Professor in Biography at Dartmouth College, where he served as Chair of the History Department from 2014 to 2020. A nineteenth-century Americanist, he has written three books on the politics of slavery, war, and emancipation. A biography titled, Master of Lost Causes: Alexander Stephens and the Confederate Legacy is nearing publication. He has held long-term fellowships at the American Antiquarian Society and at the Humanities Center at the University of Connecticut. As the 2020-21 Rogers Fellow, he will be tracking Confederate privateers, commerce raiders, blockade runners, and slavers across international waters, continuing Huntington research begun as the 2019 Marty and Bruce Coffey Fellow. After graduating from Princeton University, Bonner earned his doctorate at Yale as a student of David Brion Davis.


Carla Bittel, Associate Professor, Loyola Marymount UniversityDIBNER RESEARCH FELLOW IN THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Carla Bittel, Associate Professor, Loyola Marymount University

Topic: A Most Useful and Peculiar Science: Phrenology in Practice in the Nineteenth Century

Carla Bittel is Associate Professor of History at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and specializes in the history of science, technology and medicine in the nineteenth century. At The Huntington, she will be focusing on her current book project, A Most Useful and Peculiar Science: Phrenology in Practice in the Nineteenth Century, which re-examines phrenology by concentrating on its users, who applied, adapted and contested it as a source of knowledge on the mind. Bittel is the author of Mary Putnam Jacobi and the Politics of Medicine in Nineteenth-Century America and is co-editor (with Elaine Leong and Christine von Oertzen) of the volume, Working with Paper: Gendered Practices in the History of Knowledge.


Layne Karafantis, Fellow, University of Southern CaliforniaDIBNER RESEARCH FELLOW IN THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Layne Karafantis, Fellow, University of Southern California

Topic: Human-Machine Engineering in a Safety-Critical World

Layne Karafantis is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Southern California, where she conducts research for the Aerospace History Project and performs outreach in the Los Angeles Basin, educating the public about the longstanding influence of the aerospace industry on southern California. Karafantis formerly served as the chief historian at NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, and as the curator of the modern military aviation collection at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. She received her PhD from The Johns Hopkins University in the history of science and technology, specializing in aerospace history, urban history, and the history of twentieth-century American technology. As a Dibner Research Fellow at The Huntington, Karafantis researches the professionalization of human factors engineering in Cold War America. This examination builds upon her award-winning “Artifacts of Deterrence: Command and Control in the Age of Nuclear Annihilation,” in which Layne examined the design of midcentury command and control rooms, and argued that these spaces were constructed using existing strategies from human factors engineering, while simultaneously developing novel approaches.


Priscilla Leiva, Assistant Professor, Loyola Marymount UniversityDANA AND DAVID DORNSIFE FELLOW

Priscilla Leiva, Assistant Professor, Loyola Marymount University

Topic: Fighting for the City: Race and Civic Identity in Postwar Los Angeles

Priscilla Leiva is an Assistant Professor of Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies at Loyola Marymount University. She received her Ph.D. in American Studies and Ethnicity from the University of Southern California. Her research interests include relational ethnic studies, urban history and sports history, particularly as it relates to placemaking and community formation. She is currently working on a book manuscript that examines how stadiums have produced and sustained racial meanings that shape the city and belonging. She is also the co-founder of Chavez Ravine: An Unfinished Story, an oral history and archival collaboration that documents a long history of displacement and its aftermath in Los Angeles. Her public humanities work includes collaborations with the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Boyle Heights Museum.


Randy Browne, Associate Professor, Xavier UniversityFLETCHER JONES FOUNDATION FELLOW

Randy Browne, Associate Professor, Xavier University

Topic: Slave Drivers: Negotiating Power on Caribbean Plantations

Randy M. Browne, a historian of Atlantic slavery who specializes in the British Caribbean, is an associate professor of history at Xavier University. His first book, Surviving Slavery in the British Caribbean (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017) won the biennial Elsa Goveia Book Prize from the Association of Caribbean Historians. Browne’s scholarship has been supported by grants and fellowships from the Library Company of Philadelphia, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the U.S. Department of Education. His articles have appeared in the William and Mary Quarterly, the New West Indian Guide, and Slavery & Abolition. While at The Huntington, he will be working on his current book project, Devil’s Bargain: Slave Drivers in the British Caribbean.


James Davey, Lecturer, University of ExeterKEMBLE FELLOW IN MARITIME HISTORY

James Davey, Lecturer, University of Exeter

Topic: Sailors, Resistance, and the British State: The Royal Navy and the Age of Revolution

James Davey is Lecturer in Naval and Maritime History at the University of Exeter. His specialism is the history of Britain and its maritime world, focusing particularly on the Royal Navy in eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries. His research looks beyond the traditional remit of maritime history to analyze the political, social and cultural forces which created the navy, and which were in turn shaped by its activities. His recent publications include: In Nelson’s Wake: The Navy and the Napoleonic Wars (Yale University Press, 2015); Tudor and Stuart Seafarers: The Emergence of a Maritime Nation (Bloomsbury, 2018); and a co-edited volume, A New Naval History (Manchester University Press, 2019). At The Huntington, James will be working on his current research project that explores the ways in which radical politics impacted on sailors and the state during the ‘Age of Revolution’.


Molly Farrell, Associate Professor, Ohio State UniversityLOS ANGELES TIMES FELLOW

Molly Farrell, Associate Professor, Ohio State University

Topic: New World Calculation: The Making of Numbers in Colonial America

Molly Farrell is Associate Professor of English at the Ohio State University, and her research and teaching focuses on early American literature, the history of science, early modern affects, and gender studies. She is currently at work on a book entitled New World Calculation: The Making of Numbers in Colonial America, which explores the possibilities that arise by embracing mathematics as a form of humanist inquiry. By investigating the multiple histories of colonial numeracy, or the teaching and learning of numerical knowledge, the book argues that colonialism shaped broader understandings of the numbers themselves. Her first book, Counting Bodies: Population in Colonial American Writing, was published by Oxford University Press in 2016 and released in paperback in 2019; and her articles are published or forthcoming in American Quarterly, American Literature, Early American Literature, ELH, and The Cambridge Companion to Early American Literature. Previously, her research has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Huntington Library, and the American Antiquarian Society.


Tillmann Taape, Lecturer, Columbia UniversityMOLINA FELLOW IN THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE & ALLIED SCIENCES

Tillmann Taape, Lecturer, Columbia University

Topic: Distillation: Craft Knowledge, Medicine, and Chemistry in Early Modern Europe

Tillmann Taape is a historian of science and medicine with an interest in vernacular cultures of knowledge and print in the early modern period. He is a lecturer in history at Columbia University, postdoctoral scholar at the Making and Knowing Project, and co-editor of the Project’s recently-published digital critical edition, Secrets of Craft and Nature in Renaissance France: A Digital Critical Edition and English Translation of BnF Ms. Fr. 640. At The Huntington, Tillmann will explore distillation as a key early modern technology that united alchemical, artisanal, and medical concerns.


Lynn Festa, Professor, Rutgers, The State University of New JerseyNATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES FELLOW

Lynn Festa, Professor, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Topic: Humanity in the Making: Literature, Action, and Accountability in the Age of Enlightenment

Lynn Festa is Professor of English at Rutgers University, specializing in eighteenth-century literature and culture, with an emphasis on the role played by literature and literary form in the elaboration of categories of human difference in Britain, France and their colonies. Her first book, Sentimental Figures of Empire in Eighteenth-Century Britain and France (Johns Hopkins, 2006), examined how the culture of sensibility welded the affective response to other people to broader structures of classification in order to both include and exclude individuals from the class of humanity. Her second book, Fiction Without Humanity: Person, Animal, Thing in Early Enlightenment Literature and Culture (Penn, 2019), drew on riddles, fables, novels, scientific instruments, and trompe l’oeil painting to analyze the shifting terms in which human difference from animals, things, and machines was expressed. With Daniel Carey, she edited The Postcolonial Enlightenment: Eighteenth-Century Colonialism and Postcolonial Theory (Oxford, 2009) and she has published articles on a wide array of topics, including slavery, human rights, it-narratives, wigs, cosmetics, and a 1796 tax on dogs. Her work has been supported by fellowships from the National Humanities Center, the ACLS, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. At The Huntington, she will study the way Enlightenment definitions of humanity were derived from mechanical, scientific and artistic practices that designated the capacities humans possessed and the instrumental uses to which they might be rightfully put.


Natalia Molina, Professor, University of Southern California NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES FELLOW

Natalia Molina, Professor, University of Southern California

Topic: The Silent Hands that Shaped The Huntington: A History of its Mexican Workers

Natalia Molina is a Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. Her work sits at the intersections of race, culture, immigration, and citizenship with the goal of helping us understand everyday issues in the world today. She is the author of two award-winning books, How Race Is Made in America and Fit to Be Citizens?: Public Health and Race in Los Angeles, 1879-1940. She is also the lead editor of the recently published, Relational Formations of Race: Theory, Method and Practice. She is currently at work finishing Place-makers: The Story of an Ethnic Mexican Community in 20th Century Los Angeles, which views local restaurants as urban institutions and their owners and employees as “place-makers.” During her tenure at The Huntington, she will work on her new book, The Silent Hands that Shaped The Huntington: A History of Its Mexican Workers.


Aaron Cayer, Assistant Professor, University of New MexicoBARBARA THOM POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

Aaron Cayer, Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico

Topic: Extraordinary Practices: Architecture at the Dawn of Neoliberalism

Aaron Cayer is an Assistant Professor of Architecture History at the University of New Mexico. Prior to New Mexico, he taught architecture history and theory at Cal Poly Pomona, and he was a Senior Research Associate at cityLAB, an urban research center within UCLA’s Department of Architecture and Urban Design, from 2012-2017. He received his Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of California, Los Angeles, as well as undergraduate and graduate degrees in architecture from Norwich University in Vermont. He co-founded the Los Angeles and New Mexico chapters of The Architecture Lobby in 2016 and 2018 respectively, and he currently serves as the Lobby’s National Content Coordinator. His current research focuses on the histories and theories of postwar corporate architecture practices as they overlap with those of labor, capitalism, and urban political economies, and he is finishing his first book, titled Extraordinary Practices: Architecture at the Dawn of Neoliberalism.


Nora Slonimsky, Assistant Professor, Iona CollegeBARBARA THOM POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

Nora Slonimsky, Assistant Professor, Iona College

Topic: The Engine of Free Expression: Copyrighting the State in Early America

Dr. Nora Slonimsky is the Gardiner Assistant Professor of History at Iona College, where she also serves as Director of the Institute for Thomas Paine Studies (ITPS). She received her Ph.D. in history in the spring of 2017 from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). Nora’s research focuses on the intersection of intellectual property, commerce, and politics in colonial, revolutionary, and early national America. She is currently working on her first book, The Engine of Free Expression: Copyrighting The State in Early America, which is forthcoming with the University of Pennsylvania Press and won the Society for the History of the Early American Republic (SHEAR) prize for best manuscript. This project, as well as other research in the Digital Humanities, has been supported by the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, the Library Company of Philadelphia, the New-York Historical Society, and the America Antiquarian Society, among others. Nora also serves as the Social Media Editor for the Journal of the Early Republic, the Book Reviews editor for SHARP News, and teaches courses ranging from the Age of Revolutions to copyright and innovation in US history that have digital and public history components. You can follow her on Twitter @NoraSlonimsky or check out her website, www.hamiltonsolo.com.


Alex Solomon, Lecturer, Rutgers, The State University of New JerseyBARBARA THOM POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

Alex Solomon, Lecturer, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Topic: Trials and Mazes: Probable Fictions and Dubious Experiments in the Long Eighteenth Century

Alex Solomon teaches in the English Department at Rutgers University, where he received his PhD in 2017. His work concerns the relationship between scientific practice and literature in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. At The Huntington, he will be working on his book, Trials and Mazes: Probable Fictions and Dubious Experiments in the Long Eighteenth Century, a study of the role of fiction in the articulation of concepts central to modern experimental practice, such as observation, isolation, and repetition.


Dana Murillo, Associate Professor, University of California, San DiegoACLS/BURKHARDT FELLOW

Dana Velasco Murillo, Associate Professor, University of California, San Diego

Topic: The Chichimeca Arc: War, Peace, and Resettlement in America’s First Borderlands, 1546-1616

Dana Velasco Murillo is Associate Professor of History at the University of California, San Diego. She received her PhD from UCLA in 2009. She is a social and ethnohistorian of early modern Latin America. Her research focuses on recovering the histories of the non-elite groups of colonial Mexico’s northern silver mining district, especially native peoples and women. She is the author of Urban Indians in a Silver City: Zacatecas, Mexico, 1546-1810 (Stanford University Press, 2016). Her current book project, The Chichimeca Arc: War, Peace, and Resettlement in America’s First Borderlands, 1546-1616, centers nomadic indigenous peoples in the development and consolidation of New Spain’s sixteenth-century empire. In addition to the American Council Learned Societies Frederick Burkhardt Fellowship, Chichimeca Arc has received funding support from a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend (2020), an Anneliese Maie Humboldt Yale History Network Travel Grant (2020), and an American Philosophical Society Franklin Research Grant (2019). She also co-edited City Indians in Spain’s American Empire: Urban Indigenous Society in Colonial Mesoamerica and Andean South America, 1600-1830 (Sussex Academic Press, 2012). Her work has appeared, among other venues, in The Hispanic American Historical Review and Ethnohistory.


Hanna Rose Shell, Associate Professor, University of Colorado at BoulderELEANOR SEARLE VISITING PROFESSOR IN HISTORY AT CALTECH AND THE HUNTINGTON

Hanna Rose Shell, Associate Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder

Topic: Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds: High Altitude Observatory

Hanna Rose Shell is a historian and theorist of technology, the environmental sciences, and the media arts, as well as an arts practitioner. Textiles, photography, and other forms of material culture are at once subjects and frameworks for her work. She is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Art & Art History, and the Department of Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts, at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she is a faculty affiliate in the Department of History. She has held the Leo Marx Career Development Chair at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she taught between 2008 and 2018, prior to which she was a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. Shell is the author of two monographs and an edited volume, articles in the journals Configurations, Journal of Visual Culture, History and Technology, Cabinet, Natural History, and Smithsonian Magazine. She joined the editorial board of Technology and Culture, as founder of its “Beyond Words” series in 2014. Her book Hide and Seek: Camouflage, Photography and the Media of Reconnaissance (New York: Zone Books, 2012) has since its publication in 2012 been adapted and incorporated into exhibitions and artworks worldwide. Her book Shoddy: From Devil’s Dust to the Renaissance of Rags (University of Chicago Press, 2020) has its origins in a series of films she produced starting in 2004. Shell is currently working on two major projects, one a work of film and creative nonfiction based on her 2020 publication in Technology and Culture titled “Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds.” The other is a follow-up book to Shoddy and other hidden worlds of textile intrigue, along with an associated oral history project and exhibition.


Sophia Kalantzakos, Professor, New York University Abu DhabiFELLOW IN THE ROGERS/RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AT CALTECH AND THE HUNTINGTON (RIHST@CH)

Sophia Kalantzakos, Professor, New York University Abu Dhabi

Topic: Discursive Dimensions of China’s “Ecological Civilization”

Sophia Kalantzakos is Global Distinguished Professor in Environmental Studies and Public Policy at New York University and a long-term affiliate at NYU Abu Dhabi. She is the author of China and the Geopolitics of Rare Earths (Oxford University Press, 2018), The EU, US, and China Tackling Climate Change: Policies and Alliances for the Anthropocene (Routledge, 2017) and co-editor with N. Farantouris of Energy and Environmental Transformations in a Globalizing World: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue (Nomiki Vivliothiki, 2015.) Her interdisciplinary research focuses on environmental governance, energy, public policy and geopolitics, especially resource competition and climate change as threats that are reshaping power politics across the globe. During the academic year 2019-2020 Kalantzakos was a Fung Global Fellow in residence at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies. During her time as a Fung Fellow, she worked on a book project, Europe and China: Face-off in the Horn of Africa, that examines how China’s rise, its vision for the Belt and Road Initiative, shifting power relations, and the land and maritime “unification” of Eurasia and Africa have begun to reshape global institutions, norms, and governance structures. Her new project, Discursive Dimensions of China’s “Ecological Civilization,” will explore the language, norms, and cultural values that are shaping notions of China’s “ecological civilization.” In addition, during her time at Caltech and The Huntington, she will be organizing an Institute in the summer of 2021 on critical minerals.


Lesley Butler, Professor, Dartmouth CollegeOCCIDENTAL/BILLINGTON VISITING PROFESSOR IN U.S. HISTORY

Leslie Butler, Professor, Dartmouth College

Topic: Democracy and The Woman Question in Nineteenth-Century America

Leslie Butler is an associate professor of history at Dartmouth College. She received a BA from the University of Rochester and a PhD from Yale University and has taught at Reed College and Michigan State University. Her research focuses on nineteenth-century American intellectual and cultural history, with a particular emphasis on ideas about liberalism and democracy. She is the author of Critical Americans: Victorian Intellectuals and Transatlantic Liberal Reform (University of North Carolina Press, 2007). A 2016-17 fellowship from the National Endowment of the Humanities supported her current research, which will result in a book entitled Democracy and ’the Woman Question’ in Nineteenth-Century America.

Short-Term Awards

Eun-Joo Ahn, Doctoral Candidate, University of California Santa Barbara
Astronomy on Mount Wilson: A Californian Speculation
Two months

Catherine Arnold, Assistant Professor, University of Memphis
Affairs of Humanity: Humanitarian Intervention between Reformation and Enlightenment
Two months

Lucy Arnold, Lecturer, University of Worcester
Little Strangers: The Spectral Child in the Contemporary Literary Imagination
One month

Maile Arvin, Assistant Professor, University of Utah
Colonial Corrections: Institutionalizing the Territory of Hawai’i’s Children
One month

Elizabeth Athens, Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut
Everywhere the Image of Life: William Hogarth, Natural History, and the Vital Image
Two months

Amanda Atkinson, Doctoral Candidate, Southern Methodist University
The Poetics of Error in Seventeenth-Century Literature
One month

Stephen Barber, Professor, Kingston University
Muybridge’s Photographic Travels and Projections: Transformations of Space and Corporeality
Two months

Patrick Barker, Doctoral Candidate, Yale University
Slavery and its Shadow: Insurgency, Fugitivity, and Resilience in the Southern Caribbean’s Age of Sugar, 1763-1850
One month

Stephen Bending, Professor, University of Southampton
Pleasure Gardens and the Problems of Pleasure in Britain, France, and North America, 1650-1830
Two months

Michael Bennett, Doctoral Candidate, University of Sheffield
Merchant Capital and the Origins of the Barbados Sugar Boom, 1627-1672
Two months

Rachel Bolten, Doctoral Candidate, Stanford University
To Describe America, 1835-1967
Two months

Hannah Boston, Independent Scholar
Lordship and Locality: The North Midlands, c.1066-c.1216
One month

Andrew Bozio, Assistant Professor, Skidmore College
William Percy and the Drama of the English Atlantic  
One month

Nicole Breault, Doctoral Candidate, University of Connecticut
The Night Watch of Boston: Law and Governance in Eighteenth-Century British America
Two months

James Breen, Doctoral Candidate, University of Notre Dame
Capitalism & The Nativist Imagination: How Anti-Catholicism Shaped Economic Reform in Gilded Age America
One month

Simon Brown, Doctoral Candidate, University of California, Berkeley
Useful Subjects: Practical Divinity and Useful Knowledge from Reformation to Enlightenment
One month

Zoya Brumberg, Doctoral Candidate, University of Texas at Austin
Building the Dream: California Vernacular Architecture and Imaginaries of Empire
Two months

Hillary Burlock, Doctoral Candidate, Queen Mary University of London
Politics and Pirouettes: The Intersection of Politics and Social Dance in Late Georgian Britain
One month

Alessandro Cabiati, Adjunct Faculty, King’s College London
(Mono)mania and Method: The Literature of Obsession, 1820-1870
Three months

Angela Calcaterra, Associate Professor, University of North Texas
Bearing Arms: Indigenous Object-Orientations and U.S. Gun Violence, 1200 to Today
One month

Richard Calis, Doctoral Candidate, Princeton University
Mining Matters: Agricola’s De Re Metallica (1556) between Alchemy, Humanism, and Science
Three months

André Carrington, Associate Professor, Drexel University
Audiofuturism: The Transatlantic Circuit of Science Fiction Radio Drama
One month

Giovanni Marcello Ceccarelli, Professor, University of Parma
“Economics Anonymous”: Minor Theologians in the Making of Late Medieval Economy
Two months

Chloe Chapin, Doctoral Candidate, Harvard University
Full Dress: Uniformity, Masculinity, and Power in Antebellum America
Two months

Jessica Clark, Associate Professor, Brock University
Scents of Change: Experiencing Modernity in Britain, 1880-1930
Three months

Rhiannon Clarricoates, Fellow, University of Lincoln
Investigations into a Newly Discovered Scheme of Baroque Wall Paintings at Stowe House, England
Two months

John Coffey, Professor, University of Leicester
British Abolitionism, William Wilberforce, and the Zachary Macaulay Papers
One month

Travis Cook, Doctoral Candidate, Arizona State University
Second Stone Age: Sustainability, Cement Transitions, and the Rise of the Concrete West, 1790s-1906
One month

Emily Cornish, Doctoral Candidate, University of Michigan
'The Splendid Flash': Chiefly Women and Photography in Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Hawai’i and New Zealand
One month

Thomas Crow, Professor, New York University
Southwestern American Antiquity and its Modern Afterlife
One month

Pardis Dabashi, Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Reno
Moving Images: Film and the Affective World of the Modernist Novel
One month

Angelina Del Balzo, Assistant Professor, Bilkent University
From Foreign Shores: Eighteenth-Century Adaptation and Empire
Two months

Emma Depledge, Assistant Professor, University of Neuchâteln
Bibliographical Puzzles: A Descriptive Bibliography of Julius Caesar Quartos
Two months

Daniel Derrin, Fellow, Durham University
Humor in Renaissance Culture: 1500-1660
One month

Samuel Diener, Doctoral Candidate, Harvard University
The Maritime Travel-Book and the Collective Imagination
Two months

Scott Doebler, Doctoral Candidate, Pennsylvania State University
Connected Forests: Spanish, English, and Maya Commodity Ecologies in Southern Yucatan and Northern Guatemala, 1524-1717
One month

Conor Donnan, Doctoral Candidate, University of Pennsylvania
An ‘Empire of Liberty?’: Irish Immigrants, Native Americans, and American Imperialism in the Trans-Mississippi West Between 1841 and 1924
One month

Christian DuComb, Associate Professor, Colgate University
Sound in California's Theater and Performance History: Listening for the Golden State
One month

Alley Edlebi, Doctoral Candidate, Cornell University
The Idea of Earth: Matter, Art, Modernity
One month

Laura Flannigan, Doctoral Candidate, University of Cambridge
Justice in Requests, 1485-1535
One month

Jeremy Fradkin, Fellow, McGill University
The Refugee in Early Modern British Thought
Two months

Christine Garnier, Doctoral Candidate, Harvard University
Amalgamating the West during the American Silver Age (1848-1893)
One month

Leslie Geddes, Assistant Professor, Tulane University
Weapons of Atlas: The Art & Science of Early Modern Cartography (1580-1650)
Two months

Rachel Gevlin, Doctoral Candidate, Duke University
Divorcing the Rake: Male Chastity and the Rise of the Novel, 1753-1857
One month

Mathias Grote, Assistant Professor, Humboldt University of Berlin
The Offprint: Tracing a Lost Genre of Scientific Communication
One month

Holly Gruntner, Doctoral Candidate, College of William and Mary
"Some people of skil and curiosity": Botanical Knowledge and Labor in Early American Gardens, 1650-1830
Two months

Evan Gurney, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina Asheville
Vagrant Poetics: Itinerant Figures in Early Modern Verse
One month

Aaron Hall, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Claiming the Founding: Slavery and Constitutional History in Antebellum America
One month

Cathryn Halverson, Assistant Professor, Minot State University
Juanita Harrison’s “Great, Wide, Beautiful World”: A Cultural Biography, 1887-196
One month

Vivien Hamilton, Associate Professor, Harvey Mudd Colleg
Mechanical Womb and Artificial Mother: Designing the Infant Incubator 1880-1940
One month

Sharon Harris, Assistant Professor, Brigham Young University
Domesticating the English Masque, 1600-1700
One month

Daisy Hay, Associate Professor, University of Exeter
The Representation of Relationships in the Archive: Amelia Opie, Maria Edgeworth, Anna Barbauld
One month

Ian Haywood, Professor, University of Roehampton
The Making of History
One month

Katie Hemphill, Assistant Professor, University of Arizona
'To Reform Society': The Edmunds-Tucker Act and the Policing of Sexuality in Territorial Arizona and New Mexico
One month

Derrick Higginbotham, Associate Professor, University of Hawai’i at Manoa
Winners and Wasters: Economic Narratives and the Theater in England, c. 1350-c. 1650
One month

Jean Ho, Doctoral Candidate, University of Southern California
Chinese American Life at the Turn of the Century and the Founding of LA's New Chinatown
Two months

Joanna Hofer-Robinson, Lecturer, University College Cork
Dickens and Demolition
One month

Ezra Horbury, Fellow, University College London
Bishops' Bible Paratexts
Two months

Yijie Huang, Doctoral Candidate, University of Cambridge
Taking the Pulse in Early Modern English Medicine, 1650-1700
Two months

Trina Hyun, Doctoral Candidate, Yale University
“Buzz”: Sounds of the Divine and the Dirty in Early Modern Devotion
One month

Douglas Jones, Doctoral Candidate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Cult of the Yankee Mining Engineer: Engineering Nature, Race, and Labor in the United States and South Africa, 1860-1910
One month

Elin Jones, Lecturer, University of Exeter
All at Sea: A Human Geography of the Royal Naval Ship, 1756-1815
Two months

Emrys Jones, Lecturer, King’s College London
The Levee: A Cultural History
One month

Hannah Jung, Doctoral Candidate, Brandeis University
Polygamy and Police Power
One month

Susan Juster, Professor, University of Michigan
A Common Grave: A Material History of Catholics in English America
Two months

Frederik Kohlert, Lecturer, University of East Anglia
Drawing Race: Caricatures and Stereotypes of Race in Comics and Cartoon Art
One month

Margaret Kuo, Professor, Cal State University, Long Beach
Asian American Women and the Law: Defining Gender, Race, and Culture in Modern U.S. History
One month

Alison Laurence, Lecturer, Stanford University
Afterlives of Extinction: Oil Cultures and the Politics of Display in the Modern United States
One month

Amy Lidster, Fellow, King’s College London
Theatre as Propaganda: John Philip Kemble and the Politics of Staging Shakespeare and Collecting Theatrical Ephemera during Wartime
One month

Grace Lillard, Doctoral Candidate, Washington University in St. Louis
The Feminist Politics of Popular Genre: Narrative Resistance in Twentieth-Century British Fiction
One month

Nicole Lobdell, Assistant Professor, DePauw University
Bithia Mary Croker: On the Road to Mandalay
One month

Maura Lucking, Doctoral Candidate, University of California, Los Angeles
American Artisan: Design and Race-Making in Industrial Education, 1866-1924
Two months

Harriet Lyon, Fellow, University of Cambridge
Religious Nostalgia in Early Modern England and Colonial North America
Two months

Pamela Mackenzie, Doctoral Candidate, University of British Columbia
Microscope/Macrocosm: Early Modern Technology, Visualization and Representations of Nature
Three months

Lillian Makeda, Independent Scholar
The Octagon: A Symbol of Native American Identity in Diné Architecture9
One month

Patrícia Martins Marcos, Doctoral Candidate, University of California, San Diego
Political Medicine
Three months

Morgan McCullough, Doctoral Candidate, College of William and Mary
Material Bodies: Race, Gender, and Women in the Early American South
One month

Shannon McHugh, Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Boston
Rewriting the History of Gender: An Overlooked Italian Manuscript at The Huntington
Two months

Jennifer McLaren, Independent Scholar
John Black: Irish Planters and Merchants in the British Caribbean
One month

James Miller, Associate Professor, Western University
The Straight Way Lost: Isherwood's Queering of Dante's Inferno, with Gerald Heard, Edward James, and Francis Turville-Petre as the Three Sodomites
Three months

Rebecca Mitchell, Reader, University of Birmingham
Exploring the Age of Fads in the Jay T. Last Collection
Three months

Maria Montenegro, Doctoral Candidate, University of California, Los Angeles
Unsettling Evidence: An Anticolonial Archival Approach/Reproach to Federal Recognition
One month

Matthew Mulcahy, Professor, Loyola University Maryland
'That Fatal Spott': The Rise and Fall of Port Royal, Jamaica
One month

AJ Murphy, Visiting Scholar, Dartmouth College
Pentagon Capitalism: Management Expertise in the Cold War U.S. Military
Five months

Kiana Murphy, Doctoral Candidate, University of Pennsylvania
Speculative Black Girl Ethics: Reading Practices, Visual Culture, and the Urgency of the Present
Five months

Yxta Murray, Professor, Loyola Marymount University
dry/wet: A Southern California Pastoral
Three months

Jordan Mylet, Doctoral Candidate, University of California, San Diego
“Dope Hope”: The Synanon Foundation and Popular Struggles over Drug Rehabilitation, 1945-1980
Three months

Mathelinda Nabugodi, Fellow, University of Cambridge
Translation and Composition in Percy Bysshe Shelley's Poetic Practice
One month

Hayley O’Malley, Doctoral Candidate, University of Michigan
Dreams of a Black Cinema: The Filmic Turn in African American Literary Production
One month

David O’Shaughnessy, Associate Professor, Trinity College Dublin
The Collected Works of Oliver Goldsmith: Theatre
One month

Susan Phillips, Professor, Pitzer College
Messengers of Railroad Earth: Hobo Expression, Labor, and Infrastructure in California and the West, 1877-1940
One month

Sarah Pickman, Doctoral Candidate, Yale University
The Right Stuff: Objects and the Making of Extreme Environments, 1820-1950
One month

Rosalee Pipitone, Doctoral Candidate, University of York
Tixall Reading Lives
One month

Eoin Price, Assistant Professor, Swansea University
Shakespeare's Successors
One month

Viviana Quintero Marquez, Doctoral Candidate, Vanderbilt University
"El Africa" in America: Black Life, Rebellion, and Economic Revival in the Atlantic World of Cartagena de Indias, 1720-1810
Five months

Shweta Raghu, Doctoral Candidate, Yale University
Coastal Vision and the Negotiated Arts of Coromandel, 1610-1798
One month

Namratha Rao, Lecturer, University of Oxford
Early Modern Literary Sympathies: Magic, Materiality, Morality
Two months

Courtney Rawlings, Doctoral Candidate, Emory University
The Architecture of Red Los Angeles: Building Low-Cost Housing Communities for a Postwar Future, 1942-1955
Five months

Kyle Repella, Doctoral Candidate, University of Pennsylvania
Human Capital: Strategies of Slaving in the Greater Delaware Valley, 1600-1750
One month

Gary Rivett, Lecturer, York St John University
A Social History of Information, Surveillance and Religious Reform During the English Revolution
One month

Cody Rossler, Doctoral Candidate, SUNY Stony Brook
Race Science on Tour: Instructing Publics in Provincial Britain, 1830-1870
Two months

Lois Rosson, Doctoral Candidate, University of California, Berkeley
The Rock and Ball School: How the Artist’s Impression Helped Make Sense of American Space Science in the Twentieth Century
Two months

Brinda Sarathy, Professor, Pitzer College
Laid to Waste: The Stringfellow Acid Pits and Making of Place in Southern California
Three months

Julia Sarreal, Associate Professor, Arizona State University
Yerba Mate: Making the Foreign into Argentine
Two months

Michael Schreiber, Independent Scholar
I Am a Camera: The Life and Art of Don Bachardy
One month

Rebecca Senior, Fellow, University of Nottingham
"Ceaseless and Patient Researches": Katharine Esdaile and the Historiography of Sculpture in Twentieth-Century Britain
Two months

Stephanie Shirilan, Associate Professor, Syracuse University
Towards a History of the Breath and Respiratory Medicine in Early Modern England
One month

Elyse Singer, Doctoral Candidate, The Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York
Shakespeare in the Asylum: Theatrical Performances in Nineteenth-Century Psychiatric Hospitals
Two months

Sabrina Smith, Assistant Professor, University of California, Merced
Colonial Crossroads: Intercolonial Exchanges Between African Descended People in Mexico and Central America
One month

Calvin Snyder, Doctoral Candidate, Brandeis University
Shadows of the State: A History of the Los Angeles Underworld, 1848-1950
One month

Jean François Staszak, Professor, Geneva University
Theming China Urban: Architectural and Botanical Simulacra of China in the U.S.A.
Three months

Colleen Stockmann, Doctoral Candidate, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Weeds and Wildflowers: Drawing, Nature, and Abolition in Mid-Nineteenth-Century American Art
One month

Laurence Sullivan, Doctoral Candidate, Northumbria University
Fashion Victims?: Women Mimicking, Moulding, and Managing Fashionable Disease in Eighteenth-Century Britain
One month

Anke te Heesen, Professor, Humboldt University of Berlin
The Offprint: Tracing a Lost Genre of Scientific Communication
One month

Brianna Thompson, Doctoral Candidate, Cornell University
‘She could teach me through the kinship of her pain’: Erotic Pedagogy in American Women’s Fiction
One month

Tamara Plakins Thornton, Professor, State University of New York at Buffalo
Globes and the Global Imagination in America: A Study in People, Ideas, and Objects
One month

Dale Townshend, Professor, Manchester Metropolitan University
Matthew Gregory Lewis in the Larpent Collection
One month

Vivian Underhill, Doctoral Candidate, University of California, Santa Cruz
Fracking, Groundwater, and Standards of Evidence in California's San Joaquin Valley
Three months

Claire Urbanski, Doctoral Candidate, University of California, Santa Cruz
A Spiritual Genocide: Grave Theft and Desecrations of the Sacred as United States Settler Colonial Occupation
Three months

Natale Vacalebre, Doctoral Candidate, University of Pennsylvania
A Book for All Seasons: Reading Habits and Material Reception of Dante's 'Divina Commedia' in Early Modern Italy
One month

Amanda Vickery, Professor, Queen Mary University of London
The Rise of The West End: London, the Season and Shopping
One month

Isabel Wade, Doctoral Candidate, University of Southern California
Glossy Buildings, Planned Images: Architectural Photography across Contested Spaces in Los Angeles, 1940-1980
Three months

Marcus Waithe, Associate Professor, University of Cambridge
Pocket Cathedrals: William Morris and the Craft of the Printed Book
One month

Rachel Walker, Assistant Professor, University of Hartford
Beauty and the Brain: The Science of the Mind in Early America
Three months

Richard Ward, Lecturer, University of Exeter
Character and the Criminal in Nineteenth-Century England
One month

Eleri Watson, Doctoral Candidate, University of Oxford
Fag Hags: Allies, Breeders and Idols
One month

Laurel Waycott, Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University
The Pattern Seekers: The Science of Discernment, 1850-1920
One month

Sarah Weston, Doctoral Candidate, Yale University
The Brazen Quadrant: William Blake and Mathematical Form
One month

Sarah Wilhoit, Doctoral Candidate, University of Arizona
Feminist Science Fictions as Revisionist Future Histories
One month

Kristy Wright, Doctoral Candidate, University of York
St Stephen’s College and the Palace of Westminster, 1601-1794: Politics, Patronage and Space
Two months

Hannah Yip, Doctoral Candidate, University of Birmingham
Clergymen and their Literary Avocations in Post-Reformation England
One month

Colin Young, Doctoral Candidate, Yale University
Desert Places: The Visual Culture of the Prairies and Pampas across the Nineteenth Century
One month

Alan Jutzi Fellows

Cam Terwilliger, Adjunct Faculty, New York University
Yet Wilderness Grew in My Heart: A Novel of New York, New France, and Iroquoia
One month

Chet Van Duzer, Independent Scholar
Frames that Speak: Cartouches on Early Modern Maps
One month

Thomas W. Wilkins Fellows

Amrita Dhar, Assistant Professor, Ohio State University
Regarding Sight and Blindness in Early Modern Literature
Three months

Megan Herrold, Lecturer, University of Southern California
Froward Women: Fictions of Gendered Personhood and Queer Social Order in Early Modern England
Two months

Mary Robertson Fellow in Tudor Studies

Catherine Richardson, Professor, University of Kent
TBD

Fellowship in the Materiality of Print Culture

Paulina Banas, Fellow, Maryland Institute College of Art
Between Artists, Publishers, and Printmakers: Art, Technology and the Marketing of Islamic Egypt in Nineteenth-Century Illustrated Books
One month

Joint Fellows

American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies
Ünver Rüstem, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Ambassadors, Merchants, and Travelers: Eighteenth-Century Britons and Networks of Ottoman Self-Fashioning
One month

Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Julia Sarreal, Associate Professor, Arizona State University
Yerba Mate: Empire, Nation and Contested Ideas about Identity
One month

Florida Atlantic University
Elizabeth Schmidt, Doctoral Candidate, University of California Santa Barbara 
Food Anxieties and the Making and Unmaking of Colonial Identities in the Eighteenth Century British Atlantic
One month

Makiki Reuvers, Doctoral Candidate, University of Pennsylvania
Bodies of Empire: The Political, Religious, and Corporeal Makings of Subjecthood in Seventeenth-Century New England
One month

North American Conference on British Studies
Rachel Podd, Doctoral Candidate, Fordham University
Medieval Conceptions of Health and Illness: Regimen Sanitatis and Medical Recipes at The Huntington Library
One month

Renaissance Society of America
Rebecca Olson, Associate Professor, Oregon State University
Readers Once Removed: Reimagining the Audience of Early English Print
One month

Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
Annalisa Volpone, Associate Professor, University of Perugia
‘In what furnace was thy brain?’: A Study on William Blake’s Medico-Cultural Imagery
One month

Shakespeare Association of America
Andrea Crow, Assistant Professor, Boston College
Austerity Measures: The Poetics of Hunger in Early Modern English Literature
One month

Western History Association – Martin Ridge
Yvette Saavedra, Assistant Professor, University of Oregon, Eugene
Living la Mala Vida: Transgressive Femininities, Morality, and Nationalism in Mexican California, 1810-1850
One month

Corpus Christi College Exchange Fellows

From Corpus Christi:
Robert Laurella, Doctoral Candidate, University of Oxford
Wilkie Collins and the Politics of Adaptation on the Victorian Stage

To Corpus Christi:
Meagan Allen, Doctoral Candidate, Indiana University Bloomington
Roger Bacon’s Medical Alchemy: Occult Remedies and the Quest to Prolong Life

Durham University Exchange Fellows

From Durham:
Richard Huzzey, Associate Professor, Durham University
Abolitionism, Moral Values, and the Manufacture of Popular Protest

To Durham:
J. Christopher Warner, Professor, Le Moyne College
John Fowler, Printer in Exile during the English College of Douai’s First Decade

Jesus College Oxford Exchange Fellows

From Jesus:
Felicity Brown, Doctoral Candidate, University of Oxford
Arthurian Drama: 1486-1612

To Jesus:
Stacie Vos, Doctoral Candidate, University of California San Diego
Englishing the Virgin: The Poet-Priest and the Reader-Disciple 1385-1557

Linacre College Exchange Fellows

From Linacre:
Philip Beeley, Adjunct Fellow, University of Oxford
Creating a Historical Narrative: The Role of Correspondence in the Newton-Leibniz Priority Dispute

To Linacre:
Katherine Rush, Adjunct Faculty, California Baptist University
Imagining Medieval Love: Representations of Sacred and Secular Love in the Breviari d’Amor and Roman de la Rose

Lincoln College Exchange Fellows

From Lincoln:
Henry Woudhuysen, Rector, University of Oxford
‘Almost Identical’: Copying Books in England, 1600–1900

To Lincoln:
Nuno Castel-Branco, Doctoral Candidate, Johns Hopkins University
Nicolaus Steno and the New Sciences in the Seventeenth Century

New College Exchange Fellows

From New:
Ben Gilding, Research Fellow, University of Oxford
Charles Jenkinson and the Eighteenth-Century Crises of Empire

To New:
Cody Rossler, Doctoral Candidate, SUNY Stony Brook
Race Science on Tour: Instructing Publics in Provincial Britain, 1830-1870

Trinity College Dublin Exchange Fellows

From Trinity College Dublin:
Audrey Covert, Doctoral Candidate, Trinity College Dublin
Female Agency and Sexual Immorality in England and France, c. 1300-1500

To Trinity College Dublin:
Stephen O’Neill, Fellow, University of Notre Dame
The Country and the City in the Irish Novel, 1922-1951

Trinity Hall Cambridge Exchange Fellows

From Trinity Hall:
Adam Lebovitz, Research Fellow, Cambridge University
Colossus: Constitutional Theory in America and France, 1776-1799

To Trinity Hall:
Jennifer Fuller, Assistant Professor, Jackson State University
How Science Became Literate: Nineteenth-Century Fiction and the Popular Imagination

Travel Grants to the United Kingdom

Emily Berquist, Professor, California State University Long Beach
The Atlantic Slave Trade and the Rise and Fall of the Spanish Empire

Emily Cornish, Doctoral Candidate, University of Michigan Ann Arbor
‘The Splendid Flash’: Chiefly Women and Photography in Nineteenth and Early Twentieth-Century Hawai’i and New Zealand

John Donoghue, Associate Professor, Loyola University of Chicago
Crisis in the Caribbean: Piracy, Slave Revolts, and the Political Economy of Colonialism

Rebecca Nesvet, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin Green Bay
The Rymers of London: Kinship Coterie Writing, Romantic Radicalism, and Victorian Popular Fiction

Eleanore Neumann, Doctoral Candidate, University of Virginia
The Global Landscapes of Maria Graham (1785-1842)

Shweta Raghu, Doctoral Candidate, Yale University
Coastal Vision and the Negotiated Arts of Coromandel, 1610-1798

Meghan Woolley, Doctoral Candidate, Duke University
The Heart of the Court: The Role of Emotions in Shaping English Law, 1154-1272

AHRC-Huntington Fellows

Christopher Archibald, Doctoral Candidate, University of Oxford
Catholic Literary Culture, 1640-1660: Politics, Community, and Identity
Three months

Lise Groenvold, Doctoral Candidate, Birkbeck College
Author and Illness Activist: Hilary Mantel's Endometriosis Advocacy Work from the 1980s to the Present Day
Three months

Georgia Ingles, Doctoral Candidate, University of York
The Sidney 'Psalmes' and Early Modern Devotional Culture
Three months

Chloe Osborne, Doctoral Candidate, Royal Holloway, University of London
Pacific Writing 1888-1911: Manuscripts and Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson (and family) and Jack London
Four months

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