Past Fellows: 2005-2006

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellows

Chiara Cillerai, Ph.D. Candidate in English, Rutgers University: Cosmopolitanism and National Identity in Early American Writings

Kenneth Cohen, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Delaware: Cultural Business: The Making and Meaning of Leisure in Early America, 1750-1840

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

Caroline Frank, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Brown University: China as Object and Idea in the Making of an American Identity, 1680-1820

Dr. Eric Gardner, Department of English, Saginaw Valley State University: Early African American Fortune-Telling

David Head, Ph.D. Candidate in History, State University of New York, Buffalo: Pirates, Privateers, and Peaceful Trade: Commercial Legitimacy in the Early American Republic, 1815-1830

Liz K. Hutter, Ph.D. Candidate in English, University of Minnesota: Drowning: Cultural Currents of Submersion and Buoyancy in the Nineteenth Century

Shawn Kimmel, Ph.D. Candidate in American Culture, University of Michigan: From “Medical Police” to Public Hygiene in Early Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia

Jennifer Manion, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Rutgers University: Prison Reform and the Criminal Identity in Early Pennsylvania: 1776-1835

Angela Murphy, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Houston: Abolition, Irish Freedom, and Immigrant Citizenship: American Slavery and the Rise and Fall of the American Associations for Irish Repeal

Katie Oxx, Ph.D. Candidate in Religion, Claremont Graduate University: “Considerate Portions”: The Complex Religious Ecology of Early National Philadelphia, 1827-1844

Christopher Phillips, Ph.D. Candidate in English, Stanford University: Cultural Uses of Epic in the United States, 1785-1876

Trisha Posey, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Maryland: Poverty Encounters: Unitarians, the Poor and Poor Relief in Antebellum Boston and Philadelphia

Dr. Judith A. Ridner, Department of History, Muhlenberg College: Remembering Actions Most Cruel and Barbarous: Connecting Memories of Violence in Ireland and America

Kyle Roberts, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Pennsylvania: Reading the Evangelical Subject: Periodicals, Memoirs, and the Shaping of Popular Religious Belief in Early Nineteenth-Century New York City

Dr. Marcia C. Robinson, Department of Religion, Syracuse University: Frances Watkins Harper: Black Abolitionist Among the Women of Maine, 1854-1856

Dr. Martha Elena Rojas, Department of English, University of Rhode Island: Diplomatic Letters: The Conduct and Culture of Foreign Affairs in the Early Republic

Jennifer E. Schaaf, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Pennsylvania: Gender, Benevolent Devotionalism, and the Quest for Respectability Among Philadelphia Catholics, 1820-1870

Dr. Kirsten Sword, Department of History, Indiana University: Wives Not Slaves: Dependence, Authority, and Justice in Early America

Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Fellows

Dr. Peter Kastor, Department of History, Washington University, St. Louis: An Accurate Empire: Describing America, 1776-1840

Dr. Kirsten Wood, Department of History, Florida International University: At the Crossroads: Taverns and the Making of America, 1765-1865

Barra Foundation International Fellows

Dr. Kate Davies, Department of English, University of York: Women, Letters, and the Atlantic World, 1760-1840

Dr. Simon Newman, Department of History, University of Glasgow: The Transformation of Working Life and Culture in the British Atlantic World, 1600-1800

The Library Company of Philadelphia 2005-2006 Research Fellows

NEH Post-Doctoral Fellows

Dr. Sally E. Hadden, Department of History, Florida State University: Legal Cultures in Eighteenth-Century Philadelphia

Dr. Wayne Bodle, Department of History, Indiana University of Pennsylvania: The Fabricated Region: Making the Middle Colonies of British North America

Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Dissertation Fellows

William J. Campbell, Ph.D. Candidate in History, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario: Convergence of Interests in a Post-War Era: Agents, Indians, Speculators and the 1768 Treaty of Fort Stanwix

Jessica Roney, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Johns Hopkins University: “Promoting a Nearer Connection”: Forms of Friendship in Philadelphia, 1730-1780

McLean Contributionship Fellow

Benjamin Ponder, Ph.D. Candidate in Communication Studies, Northwestern University: “Common Sense”: Thomas Paine’s Rhetorical Revolution

Reese Fellow in American Bibliography

Nicholas Wrightson, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Oxford University: The Role of the British and American Book Trades in the Development of Transatlantic Networks of Intellectual Exchange, 1730-1765

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellow

Dr. Konstantin Dierks, Department of History, Indiana University: The Cultural Reach of Letter Writing in Anglophone Print Culture of the Eighteenth Century

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

Dr. Lisa M. Hermsen, College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology: Manic America: A Rhetorical and Cultural History

The Library Company of Philadelphia Program in Early American Economy & Society Research Fellows

Resident Post-doctoral Fellows

Dr. Rohit T. Aggarwala, Department of History, Columbia University: Seat of Empire: New York, Philadelphia, and the Emergence of an American Metropolis, 1776-1837

Dr. Francois Furstenberg, Department of History, University of Montreal: French Émigrés in Philadelphia: The French Atlantic World and the Political, Geographical, and Economic Development of the Early U.S. Republic, 1789-1803

Resident Dissertation Fellow

James Fichter, Ph.D. candidate in History, Harvard University: The American East Indies, 1773-1815

Short-Term Fellows

Dr. Konstantin Dierks, Indiana University, Bloomington: The Service Economy of Letter Writing in Eighteenth-Century Philadelphia

Dr. Regina Grafe, Oxford University, UK: Fiscal Re-Distribution in the Spanish Empire

Dr. Emma Hart, St. Andrews University, UK: The Meanings of the Market: A Cultural History of Consumer Behavior in Early America, 1607-1776

Peter Maw, Ph.D. candidate in History, University of Manchester, UK: The Organizing and Financing of Anglo-American trade from 1783 to 1825

Dr. Marina Moskowitz, University of Glasgow, UK: Seed Money: The economies of Horticulture in Nineteenth-Century America

Dr. Michael Winship, University of Texas at Austin: The Industrial Book, 1840-1880