The Library Company of Philadelphia 2010-2011 Research Fellows

Long-Term Fellows

National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellows

Dr. Hester Blum, Department of English, Pennsylvania State University; Arctic and Antarctic Circles: The Print Culture of Polar Exploration

Dr. David J. Silverman, Department of History, George Washington University; Firearms and the Transformation of Native America

Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Dissertation Fellows

Adam Gordon, Ph.D. Candidate in English, University of California at Los Angeles; Cultures of Criticism in Antebellum America

Spencer Snow, Ph.D. Candidate in English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Reading the Map: the Nationalization of Geographic Space, Reading Publics, and the Shaping of Nineteenth Century American Identity

Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Fellows in African American History

Dr. Ric N. Caric, Department of Government and Regional Analysis, Morehead State University; Occupied by Blackness: Early Blackface Minstrelsy in Philadelphia

Dr. James W. Cook, Department of History, University of Michigan; The Lost Black Generation: African American Performers and the Making of Global Mass Culture

Dr. Peter Reed, Department of English, University of Mississippi; Dancing on the Volcano: The Haitian Revolution and American Performance Cultures, 1790-1865

Dr. Terri Snyder, American Studies, California State University, Fullerton; Suicide, Slavery and the Rise of Abolitionism in North America  
Short-Term Fellows

McLean Contributionship Fellow

Dr. Timothy Helwig, Department of English and Journalism, Western Illinois University; From Serialization to Publication: The Uncanny Migration of Nativism in the Late Writings of George Lippard

Reese Fellows in American Bibliography

Kenneth Carpenter, Harvard University Library (retired); Disseminating Economic Literature before 1850

Lindsay DiCuirci, Ph.D. Candidate in English, Ohio State University; History’s Imprint: The Colonial Book and the Writing of American History, 1790-1855

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellow

Molly O’Hagan Hardy, Ph.D. Candidate in English, University of Texas at Austin; Imperial Authorship and Eighteenth-Century Transatlantic Literary Production

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

Sari Altschuler, Ph.D. Candidate in English, Graduate Center, City University of New York; National Physiology: A Medico-Literary Exploration of the American Body and Body Politic between 1789 and 1860

Fellow in the Program in Early American Visual Cultures

Dr. Sarah Kate Gillespie, Department of Fine and Performing Arts, York College, City University of New York; “One Thing New Under the Sun”: The Cross-Currents of Art and Science in the American Daguerreotype, 1839-1850

Senior Research Associates

Dr. Richard Altenbaugh, College of Education, Slippery Rock University; Stumbling towards a State System of Public Education: Pennsylvania’s Common-School Reform.

Dr. Lori Ginzberg, Department of History and Women’s Studies, Pennsylvania State University; Women’s History and the Narrative of American Democracy

Program in Early American Economy and Society Fellows

PEAES Long-term Dissertation Fellows

Katherine Arner, Ph.D. Candidate, Institute for the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Making Yellow Fever American: Disease Knowledge and the Geopolitics of Disease in the Atlantic World, 1793-1822

Melissah Pawlikowski, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Ohio State University; In the Land of Liberty: The Squatter Exodus into the Ohio Valley, 1760 to 1800

PEAES Short-Term Fellows

Aaron Marrs, U.S. Department of State, Office of the Historian “Moving Forward: A Social History of the Transportation Revolution”

Dr. Simon Middleton, Department of History, University of Sheffield; Cultures of Credit in Eighteenth-Century America

Dael Norwood, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Princeton University; Politicizing America’s Trade with Asia in the Early Republic

Caitlin Rosenthal, Ph.D. Candidate in the History of American Civilization, Harvard University; Accounting for Control: Bookkeeping in Early Nineteenth-Century America

Fellowships Jointly Sponsored with the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellows

Tim Cassedy, Ph.D. Candidate in English, New York University; The Character of Communication, 1790-1810

Dr. Julia Chybowski, Music Department, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh; Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield and Philadelphia Musical Culture

Dr. Vivian Bruce Conger, Department of History, Ithaca College; The World of Deborah Read Franklin: A Transgenerational Exploration of Gender in Revolutionary and Early Republic Philadelphia. 

Julie Davidow, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Pennsylvania; “Citizens in the Making”: Black Philadelphians and the Republican Party, 1865-1915

Nora Doyle, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; “A Higher Place on the Scale of Being”: Experience and Representation of the Maternal Body in America, 1750-1865

Katharine Gerbner, Ph.D. Candidate in History of American Civilization, Harvard University; Christian Slavery: A Protestant Dilemma

Simon Gilhooley, Ph.D. Candidate in Government, Cornell University; The Textuality of the Constitution and the Origins of Original Intent

Glenda Goodman, Ph.D. Candidate in Historical Musicology, Harvard University; Songs Crossing the Atlantic: American Identity, Citizenship, and the Making of Musical Hybrids

Dr. Amy Hughes, Department of Theater, Brooklyn College; Sensation, Spectacle, and Reform in the Mid-Nineteenth Century American Theater

Dustin Kennedy, Ph.D. Candidate in English, Pennsylvania State University; Nationalism and the Revolutionary Fiction of George Lippard

Julia Miller, Independent Book Conservator, Ann Arbor, Michigan; A Descriptive Study of American Scaleboard Bindings from the Early Colonial Period through 1850

Dolores Pfeuffer-Scherer, PhD. Candidate in History, Temple University; The Franklin Women: Kinship, Gender Roles, and Public Culture in Philadelphia and Beyond, 1720-1900

Katie Pfohl, Ph.D. Candidate in History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University; Abstraction’s Islamic Antecedents: American Modernism and Islamic Art, 1830-1930

Dr. Lloyd Pratt, Departments of English and African and African American Studies, Michigan State University; The Freedoms of a Stranger: African American Literature around 1845

Rusty Roberson, PhD. Candidate in History, University of Edinburgh; Scottish Imperialism in the Colonial American Borderlands

Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Fellows

Dr. Katherine Carté Engel, Department of History, Texas A&M University; Breaking Ties: International Protestantism in the Era of the American Revolution

Megan Walsh, Ph.D. Candidate in English, Temple University; A Nation in Sight: Literature, Visual Technology, and Print Culture in the Early American Republic

Barra Foundation International Fellows

Dr. John Richard Oldfield, Department of History, University of Southampton; International Abolitionism in the Age of Revolution, 1787-1815

Dr. David Worrall, Department of English, Nottingham Trent University; British Theatre in Colonial and New Republic America; with Particular Reference to British Military Theatricals and the Mischianza, Philadelphia, 1778

Fellowships Jointly Sponsored with the McNeil Center for Early American Studies

Mellon Dissertation Fellows in Early American Literature
and Material Texts, July 2010 – July 2011

Katherine Gaudet, Ph.D. Candidate in English, University of Chicago; Fear of Fiction: Novels and their Antagonists in Eighteenth-Century America

Alea Henle, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Connecticut; Preserving the Past, Making History: Historical Societies and Editors in the Early Republic