The Library Company of Philadelphia 2013-2014 Research Fellows

 

Long-Term Fellows

 

National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellows


Dr. Peter Jaros, Department of English, Franklin and Marshall College; Incorporate Things: Persons and Corporations in Antebellum American Literature and Law.

 

Dr. Britt Rusert, Department of Afro-American Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Radical Empiricism: Fugitive Science and the Struggle for Emancipation in the Long Nineteenth Century.

 

Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Dissertation Fellows


Arika Easley, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Rutgers University; The Indian Image in the Black Mind: The Representation of Native Americans in Antebellum African American Public Culture.

 

Katie Hemphill, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Johns Hopkins University; Bawdy City: Commercial Sex in Nineteenth-Century Baltimore.


Program in Early American Economy and Society Post-Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Daniel Peart, Department of History, Queen Mary University of London; Democracy in Action? The Making of United States Tariff Policy, 1816-1861.

 

Dr. Danielle Skeehan, Department of History, Northeastern University; Creole Domesticity: Women, Commerce, and Kinship in Early Atlantic Writing.

 

Program in Early American Economy and Society Dissertation Fellows

Nicholas Crawford, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Harvard University; Feeding Slavery: Scarcity, Subsistence, and the Political Economy of the British Caribbean, 1783-1833.

 

Toni Pitock, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Delaware; Commerce and Connection: Jewish Merchants, Philadelphia, and the Atlantic World, 1738-1822.

 

 

Short-Term Fellows


Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Fellows in African American History

Dr. Anna Lawrence, Department of History, Fairfield University; Jarena Lee’s Calling.

 

Mary Maillard, Independent Scholar, Vancouver, B.C.; Lulu and Genie: The Letters of Louisa Jacobs to Eugenie Webb, 1879-1911.

 

Marie Stango, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Michigan; Antislavery and Colonization: African American Women in Nineteenth Century West Africa.

 

Katie Johnston, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Columbia University; The Experience of Hot Climates: Health, Race and the Body in the British Atlantic World.

 

Program in Early American Economy and Society Fellows

Michael Blaakman, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Yale University; Speculation Nation: Land Speculators and Land Mania in Post-Revolutionary America.

 

Mara Caden, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Yale University; Making Imperial Capitalism: The Politics of Manufacturing in the British Empire, 1696-1740.

 

Tyson Reeder, Ph.D. Candidate in History, UC Davis; Interests Soundly Calculated: Philadelphia and Baltimore Merchants in the Luso-Atlantic, 1760-1824.

 

Katherine Smoak, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Johns Hopkins University; Circulating Counterfeits: Making Money and its Meanings in the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic.

 

McLean Contributionship Fellow

Dr. Will Slauter, Ph.D. Département d’Etudes des Pays Anglophones, Université Paris 8 - Saint Denis; Who Owns the News? Journalism and Intellectual Property in Historical Perspective.

 

Reese Fellow in American Bibliography

 

Jeffrey Peachey, Book Conservator, New York City; In-boards Bindings and the Beginning of Industrialized Bookbinding in America and England, 1800-1850.

 

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

 

Dr. Paul Otto, Professor of History, George Fox University; Beads of Power: Wampum and the Shaping of Early America.

 

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellow

 

Elizabeth Athens, Ph.D. Candidate in History of Art, Yale University; “Substances in Themselves”: William Bartram’s Material Sources.

 

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


Kathyryn Segesser, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Toronto; Disordered Eating in Late Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century America and England.

 

Fellow in the Program in Early American Visual Cultures

Dr. Christopher Lukasik, Department of English, Purdue University; The Image in the Text.

 

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

 

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellows

Dr. Margaret Abruzzo, Department of History, University of Alabama; Good People & Bad Behavior: Changing Views of Sin, Evil, and Moral Responsibility.

 

Dr. Alison Efford, Department of History, Marquette University; Suicide and the Immigrant Experience, 1880-1924.

 

Christopher Florio, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Princeton University; The Poor Always with You: Impoverishment in the United States, 1835-1868.

 

Thomas Gillan, Ph.D. Candidate in History; College of William and Mary; Intellectual Labor in Early America: The Life of the Mind and the History of the Body.

 

Dr. Lauren Klein, School of Media, Literature, and Communications, Georgia Institute of Technology; A Cultural History of Data Visualization, 1786 – 2013.

 

Dr. Jeffrey Knight, Department of English, University of Washington; English Literary Collections and the Institution of the Library in Early America.

 

Dr. Etta Madden, Department of English, Missouri State University; Recovering and Refining Anne Hampton Brewster's Italian Experiences.

 

Dr. Brett Mizelle, Department of History, California State Long Beach; Killing Animals in American History.

 

Dr. Karen Racine, Department of History, University of Guelph; Joel Poinsett in South America 1810-1814.

 

Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Fellows

 

Dr. Matthew Osborn, Department of History, University of Missouri-Kansas City; America’s First Batman: Popular Theatricality in the Dramatic Republic.

 

Dr. Jonathan Sassi, Department of History, College of Staten Island, CUNY; The Campaign for Gradual Emancipation in New Jersey.

 

Barra Foundation International Fellows

 

Dr. Nicholas Guyatt, Department of History, University of York; The Scale of Beings and the Prehistory of 'Separate but Equal.'

 

Austen Saunders, Ph.D. Candidate in Literature, University of Cambridge; American Readers’ Manuscript Marks in the Collections of the Library Company of Philadelphia (c.1640-1830).

 

Historical Society of Pennsylvania Short-term Fellows

 

McFarland Fellow

 

Dr. Richard Bell, Department of History, University of Maryland; Slavery's Black Market: A Microhistory.

 

McNeil Fellows

 

Dr. Jennifer Brady, Department of History and Literature, Harvard University; Sentimental Reading in the Antebellum United States.

 

Laurel Daen, Ph.D. Candidate in History, College of William and Mary; Civic Capacity and the Constitution of Disability in the Early American Republic, 1770-1840.

 

Dr. Andrew Heath, Department of History, University of Sheffield; Consolidating Philadelphia: The Reconstruction of an American Metropolis, 1837-77.

 

Dr. Kacy Tillman, Department of Literature, University of Tampa; Damned Tories of the Penny Post: Female Loyalist Letter-Journals of the American Revolution.

 

Balch Fellows in Ethnic Studies

 

Kristin Condotta, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Tulane University; Professional "Negotiantes": Irish Merchant Networks and Atlantic New Orleans, 1770-1820.

 

Elisabeth Piller, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Heidelberg; Re-Winning American Hearts and Minds - German Cultural Diplomacy and the United States, 1919 to 1932.

 

Rachel Wise, Ph.D. Candidate in English, University of Texas at Austin; Losing Appalachia: Rethinking Genre Through Local Color’s Out-of-Place Objects.

 

Greenfield Fellow in 20th-Century History

 

Megan Black, Ph.D. Candidate in American Studies, George Washington University; The Global Interior: Imagining Minerals in the Postwar Expansion of American Capitalism.

 

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Mellon Long-term Dissertation Fellows in Early American Literature and Material Texts, Jointly Sponsored with the McNeil Center for Early American Studies

 

John Garcia, Ph.D. Candidate in Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley; Biography, Book History, and American Nationalism 1800-1855.

 

Lindsay Van Tine, Ph.D. Candidate in Department of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University; Translated Conquests: Spanish New World History in U.S. Literature, 1823-1854.