The Library Company of Philadelphia 2013-2014 Research 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.
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
Dr. Richard Bell, Department of History, University of Maryland; Slavery’s Black Market: A Microhistory.
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.
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.