Andrew W. Mellon Fellows through 2008-2009

2008-2009

Evan Cordulack
College of William and Mary
"Constructing Saigon: Space, Cultures, and the American War in Vietnam"

Hidetaka Hirota
Boston College
"Nativism, Citizenship, and Civil Liberties: Immigration Control and the Deportation of Paupers in Mass., 1846-1878"

Deborah Kent
Hillsdale College
"Substituting Science for the brooding omnipresence in the sky? The Role of Expert Witnesses in Late 19th Century American Courtrooms"

Noam Maggor
Harvard University
"Producing the Zone of Emergence: The Lower Middle Class and Boston's Politics of Property, 1865-1917"

Jennifer Egloff
NYU
"Popular Numeracy in Early Modern England and British North America"

Courtney Fullilove
Columbia University
"A Case in the Patent Office: Properties of Knowledge in the Early American Republic"

Cathryn Halverson
Kobe City University of Foreign Studies
"Ellery Sedgwick, the Atlantic, and Faraway Women"

Dael Norwood
Princeton University
"An Empire of Liberty on the Seas: The Old China Trade & American National Development in a Global Context, 1784-1860"

Wendy Wong
Temple University
"Diplomatic Subtleties & Frank Overtures: Publicity, Diplomacy, and Neutrality in the Early American Republic, 1793-1801"

2007-2008

Edward Andrews
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of New Hampshire
“Prodigal Sons: Indigenous Missionaries in the British Atlantic, 1640-1790”

Michael Les Benedict
Emeritus Professor, Department of History, Ohio State University
“The Favored Hour’: Constitutional Politics in the Era of Reconstruction”

Gregory A. Donofrio
Ph.D. Candidate and Visiting Lecturer, Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University
"The Container and the Contained: Preserving the Historic Uses of Historic Food Markets”

Holly Kent
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Lehigh University
“All Reform Depends Upon You’: Femininity, Authority, and the Politics of Authorship, 1821-1861”

Christine LaHue
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Ohio State University
“The Resurrection of John Wise”

Katherine Rieder
Ph.D. Candidate, History of American Civilization, Harvard University
“The Remainder of Our Effects We Must Leave Behind’: American Loyalists and the Meaning of Things”

Timothy M. Roberts
Assistant Professor of History, Bilkent University (Turkey)
“The American Opium Trade & Christian Missions in the Near East”

Rachel Tamar Van
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Columbia University
“Free Trade and Family Values: Kinship Networks and the Culture of Early American Capitalism, 1782-1891”

Bryan Waterman
Assistant Professor, Department of English, New York University
“Looking for Elizabeth Whitman; Connecticut Salons, National Newsprint, Regional Folklore”

2006-2007

Gabriel Abend
Ph.D. Candidate, Northwestern University
"A Social History of 'Business Ethics' and 'Social Responsibility' (1865-1934)."

Dr. Elizabeth MacDonald Bischof
Post Doctoral Fellow, Boston College
"Friendship, Collaboration and Clubbing: A community of artists and writers in turn-of-the-century Boston."

Kelly K. Erby
Ph.D. Candidate, Emory University
"Public Dining and Antebellum Class Consciousness."

Marti Jaye Frank
Ph.D. Candidate, Harvard University
"Carrying the Mills: New England Textile Mills and the Adoption of the Steam Engine, 1827-1905."

Professor Heather S. Nathans
Department of Theatre, University of Maryland
"Slavery and Sentiment on the American Stage, 1787-1861: Lifting the Veil of Black"

Ja'Nean Palacios
Ph.D. Candidate, University of California-Santa Barbara
"Emancipation, Anxiety and Race: Black Mental Health During the Time of Reconstruction."

Professor Aaron Sachs
Cornell University
"Wild Arcadia: Radical Landscapes of Nineteenth-Century America."

Benjamin Soskis
Ph.D. Candidate, Columbia University
"The Problem of Charity in Industrial America."

Catherine L. Thompson
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Connecticut
"From Autonomy to Dependency?: Patient-Physician Relations, 1750-1850."

2005-2006

Joshua Beatty
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, College of William and Mary
"Performances of Authority: A Cultural History of the Stamp Act Crisis."

Sarah Crabtree
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of Minnesota
"A Nation of God: the Transatlantic Quaker Ministry in the Age of Revolution"

Russell Duncan
Professor of American History, University of Copenhagen
"Destroying Babylon: James Montgomery and the Expansion of Freedom During the Civil War Era"

Jeffrey A. Fortin
Ph.D. Candidate, History Department, University of New Hampshire
"Little Short of National Murder: Removal, Exile and the Making of Diasporas in the Atlantic World, 1745-1865."

Kathleen E. LeMieux
Director, Project Gould 2003
"PROJECT GOULD 2003 (Navigating the Transatlantic Matrix with Alice Bache Gould, 1868-1953)."

Will Mackintosh
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of Michigan
"A Restless Nation: Mobility, Cosmopolitanism, and Class in the United States, 1790-1865."
Christopher McKnight Nichols
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of Virginia
"From Empire to Isolation: Isolation and Internationalism in American Thought, 1890-1925."

Derek Pacheco
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of English, University of California, Los Angeles
"One Great Moral Enterprise": Literature and Education.

2004-2005

Richard J. Bell
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University
"Humane Societies and the Cultural Significance of Suicide in America, 1760-1830"

Daniel Cavicchi
Professor, Department of History, Rhode Island School of Design
"A History of Music Listening in the United States."

Jason M. Colby
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Cornell University
"Jim Crow Empire: Race and U.S. Colonialism in the Caribbean Basin, 1870-1940."

Robb Keith Haberman
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of Connecticut
"Expectations of Failure" or "a Network of Benefits: Magazine Production and the Economics of the Print Trade in Post-Revolutionary America."

Kathleen Lawrence
Ph.D., Lecturer, Department of American Studies, Boston University
"Margaret Fuller's Aesthetic Transcendentalism and its Legacy."

Amanda Bowie Moniz
PhD Candidate, Department of History, The University of Michigan
"Labours in the Cause of Humanity in Every Part of the Globe: Transatlantic Philanthropic Collaboration and the Cosmopolitan Ideal, 1760-1815."

John C. Orr
Professor, Department of English & Foreign Languages, The University of Portland
"Henry Adams and the Discourse of Eugenics."

Padraig Griffin Riley
PhD candidate, Department of History, UC Berkeley
"The Origins of Doughface: The Northern Jeffersonians in the Early American Republic."

Kelly A. Ryan
PhD Candidate, Department of History, University of Maryland, College Park
"Regulating Passion: Sexuality and Citizenship in the Early Republic."

2003-2004

Kristin Bayer
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, New York University
"Substance and Symbol: China and the Global Opium Trade of the 19th Century"

Jason Eden
Ph.D. Candidate in American History, University of Minnesota
"Beyond Survival: New England Indians in Bermuda and Southeastern Massachusetts, 1620-1750"

Aki Kalliomäki
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of California, Santa Cruz
"'The Most God-provoking Democrats on This Side of Hell' - The United Irishmen in the Early American Republic"

Paul C. Kemeny
Assistant Professor, Religion and Philosophy Department, Grove City College
"The First Moral Majority: The New England Watch and Ward Society and Moral Reform Politics in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth-Century America"

Peter Leavenworth
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of New Hampshire
"Taste and Cultural Hierarchy in American Popular Music, 1770-1825"

Charlene Mires
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Villanova University
"Capitals of the World: Urban Identity, Boosterism, and City Planning in the Twentieth Century"

Robert Strong
Ph.D. Candidate, Creative Writing and Literary Studies, University of Denver
"American Common Prayers"

John Wood Sweet
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"American Dreams: Communities of Interpretation in the Atlantic World, 1620-1850"

2002-2003

Rachel Chernos Lin
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Brown University
"The Rhode Island Slave Traders and their Communities, 1750-1807"

Frances Clarke
Department of History, Johns Hopkins University
"Sentimental Bonds: Suffering, Sacrifice and Benevolence in the Civil War North"

Frank A. Guridy
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of Michigan
"Transnational Connections: Cuba and the United States Through the Lens of E. Atkins & Co., 1898-1920"

M. H. Hoeflich
Professor of Law, School of Law, University of Kansas
"The Business of the Law in Antebellum America"

Phyllis Whitman Hunter
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of North Carolina Greensboro
"Geographies of Capitalism: Imagining 'the Orient' in Early America"

Catherine Lanford
Ph.D. Candidate, History of Art, Yale University
"Silver in Antebellum Boston"

Douglas Mann
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of Georgia
"Becoming Creole: Material Life and Society in Eighteenth-Century Kingston, Jamaica"

Julia Ott
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Yale University
"Selling Confidence: Credit, Character, and the Origins of American Market Culture"

Michael J. Rawson
Ph.D. Candidate, American History, University of Wisconsin - Madison
"Nature and the City: Class, Power, and the Creation of Metropolitan Boston, 1820-1920"

2001-2002

Joseph S. Bonica
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Rutgers University
"The Politics of Private Experience in Nineteenth-Century America"

James Delbourgo
Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, Columbia University
"Political Electricity: Experimentalism, Enthusiasm and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century British America"

Johannes Dillinger
Visiting Fellow, Georgetown University
"Communalism and Communal Representation in Comparative Perspective"

John Howe
Professor, Emeritus, University of Minnesota
"The Social Politics of Verbal Discourse in Revolutionary America"

Kent A. McConnell
Ph.D. candidate, Department of Religious Studies, University of Virginia
"'There Must Be Tears in the Houses': A Search for Religious Meaning from the Carnage of the American Civil War"

Michael A. McDonnell
Lecturer, Department of American Studies, University of Wales
"The Ideology of Disaffection in Revolutionary New England"

Karen O'Brien
Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, Northwestern University
"Making the Personal Political: Religion, Obligation, and Identity in the American Revolution"

Jean-Pierre Sawaya
Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, Laval University
"The Seven Nations of Canada, 1778-1814: a colonial confederacy"

Chernoh M. Sesay, Jr.
Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, Northwestern University
"'all things are frail and changeable': The Worlds of Prince Hall and the Development of Black Atlantic Identities, 1740-1830"

2000-2001

Thomas E. Conroy
Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst
"Before 'Bulfinch's Boston': Building, Builders, and the Politics of Style in Boston, 1750-1801"

Holly M. A. Heinzer
Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, Yale University
"On the Move: The Means and Meanings of Travel in Northeastern America, 1750-1850"

Thea K. Hunter
Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, Columbia University
"Publishing Freedom, Winning Arguments: Somersett, Natural Rights and Massachusetts Freedom Suits 1772-1836"

Timothy W. Jensen
Ph.D. Candidate, American History, University of Oregon
"The Wares: Three Generations of American Unitarians"

Thierry Lalande
Visiting Fellow, Department of the History of Science, Harvard University Teaching and Lecturing on Natural Philosophy in 18th-century Boston and Cambridge

Joshua M. Smith
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of Maine
"The Rogues of Quoddy: Smuggling in the Maine-New Brunswick Borderlands, 1783-1820"

Tamara Plakins Thornton
Associate Professor, Department of History, SUNY—Buffalo
"The Bowditches: The Practice of Science and the Business of Class in Nineteenth-Century America"

Rohit Daniel Wadhwani
Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania
"Creating the Citizen Saver: Household Economy, Financial Institutions, and the State in the Northeastern US, 1830-1930"

Christopher J. Young
Ph.D. candidate, American History, University of Illinois at Chicago
"The Dimensions of Public Opinion in Post-Revolutionary American Politics"

1999-2000

Terry Catapano
The Papers of Thomas A. Edison
"Cotton Mather's Magnalia Christi Americana: A Bibliographical and Textual Study."

Shannon E. Duffy
Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, University of Maryland, College Park
"A Flair for Controversy: Five Generations of the Hutchinson Family in Massachusetts, 1629-1774."

Kristian Matthew Marks
Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, The Ohio State University
"'Like Thunder and Lightning:' British Force Projection in the West Indies, 1739-1800."

Samuel J. Martland
Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, University of Chicago at Urbana-Champaign
"Gateway to the Pacific: International Trade and Urban Modernization in Valparaiso, Chile, 1820-1914."

Sarah Messer
Assistant Professor, Creative Writing Department, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Memoir: "The Red House."

Burke Miller
Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, Miami University
"The World of William Burke in the Early American Republic."

J. Richard Olivas
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of History, University of California Riverside
"The Virtual Boston Project."

Andrew K. Sandoval-Strausz
Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, University of Chicago
"Constructing a New American Forum: Cosmopolitanism, Liberalism, and Public Accommodation, 1760-1830."

Karen Marie Woods
Ph.D. candidate, Department of English, University of Minnesota
"'A Slave Story I Began and Abandoned': Catharine Maria Sedgwick's Abolitionist Fiction"

1998-1999

Leslie Butler
Visiting Assistant Professor of History, Reed College
"The Mugwump Dilemma: Democracy and Cultural Authority in Victorian America."

Alison Games
Assistant Professor of History, Georgetown University
"Agents of Empire: English Cosmopolitans in an Age of Expansion, 1558-1660."

Mark Herlihy
Ph.D. candidate, Department of American Civilization, Brown University
"Leisure, Space, and Collective Memory in Boston, 1890-1980."

R. Rudy Higgens-Evenson
Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, University of Oregon
"Roads to the Modern State: Fiscal Policy in New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, California, Oregon, and Nevada."

Sarah Kidd
Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, University of Missouri
"Crisis of the Marketplace: The Panic of 1819 and the Culture of the Early Republic."

Timothy P. McCarthy
Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, Columbia University
"An Abolitionist America: Antislavery Culture and the Making of a Nation."

Nancy E. Packer
Ph.D. candidate, History of American Civilization, University of Delaware
"'Altho' the Seas Divide': Perceptions of a Trans-Atlantic Landscape among Americans in Britain, 1760-1810."

Andrew M. Taylor
Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge
"From Individualism to Communalism: Caroline Dall and the Decline of American Romanticism."

Emily B. Todd
Ph.D. candidate, Department of English, University of Minnesota
"Sir Walter Scott and 19th-Century Boston Literary Culture."

Douglas Wilson Saunders
Director, International Center for Jefferson Studies
"Thomas Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia."

1997-1998

Susanna Lynn Blumenthal
Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, Yale University
"Law and the Modern Mind: The Problem of Consciousness in American Legal Culture, 1800-1930."

Mary Kupiec Cayton
Associate Professor of History and American Studies, Miami University
"Orthodoxy in New England Revived: Evangelical Congregationalism and the Cultural Origins of the Benevolent Empire, 1785-1833."

Carolyn Eastman
Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, Johns Hopkins University
"Oratory, Print, and the Development of the American Audience, ca. 1780-1850."

Janet Greenlees
Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, University of York
"The Impact of a Female Labor Force on 19th-Century Capitalist Industry in New England and England: A Comparative Study."

Lauranett Lorraine Lee
Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, University of Virginia
"'Getting a Right Smart Education': Community and Change in the Reconstruction South."

Michael Millender
Assistant Professor of History and Law, University of Florida
"Transformation of American Trial Procedure, 1800-1850."

Heather Shawn Nathans
Ph.D. candidate, Program in Theater History, Tufts University
"Post-Revolutionary Theater as Cultural Artifact in Boston and Philadelphia."

Daniel Winer
Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, University of Delaware
"The Development and Meaning of Firefighting, 17th-19th Centuries."

Kariann Akemi Yokota
Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, UCLA
"From an Unstable Beginning: American Post-Colonial Identity."

1996-1997

Juniper Ellis
Ph.D. candidate, Vanderbilt University
"American Literatures of the South Pacific."

Sara Errington
Ph.D. candidate, Brown University
"The Politics of Providence: Religious Interpretation of Remarkable Natural Events in America, 1720-1820."

Anthony A. Iacarino
Ph.D. candidate, University of California, Los Angeles
"The Northern Antislavery Challenge and the Problem of Slavery in Early National Virginia, 1776-1832."

Karen L. Kilcup
Lecturer in American Studies, University of Hull, England
"'I am neither Painter nor Poet': The Diaries of Lorenza Stevens Berbineau, Beacon Hill Domestic."

Ben Mutschler
Ph.D. candidate, Columbia University
"Cultures of Sickness, Cultures of Health: The American Experience with Illness, 1690-1820."

Joseph T. Rainer
Ph.D. candidate, College of William and Mary
"Early-19th-Century Peddlers of New England."

Kevin Brooks Sheets
Ph.D. candidate, University of Virginia
"Latinity and American Culture."

Carl Smith
Professor, Northwestern University
"Water and Cities in Antebellum America."

Peter Way
Reader in American History, University of Sussex, England
"Artisans of War: The British Army and Regular Soldiers in North America during the French and Indian War."

Rachel Wheeler
Ph.D. candidate, Yale University
"Forgotten Conversations: The Indian-European Negotiation of Religion in the 18th-Century Northeast"