Past Fellows: 2003-2004
The Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania Jointly Sponsored Research Fellows
Richard J. Bell, Ph.D. candidate in History, Harvard University: The Cultural Significance of Suicide in America, 1760-1830.
Keith Tony Beutler, Ph.D. candidate in History, Washington University: The Death of the Parents: Loss of the United States Founding Generation and Historicized Epistemologies of Memory, 1790-1840.
Matthew J. Clavin, Ph.D. candidate in History, American University: Men of Color, to Arms! Remembering Toussaint Louverture and Haitian Revolution in the American Civil War.
Catharine Dann, Ph.D. candidate in History, William and Mary: Building and Planting: The Social Landscape of Philadelphia 1681-1750.
Sarah A. Gordon, Ph.D. candidate in Art History, Northwestern University: Human Bodies in Eadweard Muybridge’s Animal Locomotion.
Dr. Barbara Groseclose, Professor of History of Art, Ohio State University: Ottoman Elements in Colonial Art: The Visual Culture of Trade.
Dr. Kali Nicole Gross, Assistant Professor of History, Ursinus College: Colored Amazons: Crime, Violence, and Black Women in the City of Brotherly Love, 1880-1910.
Dr. Sally E. Hadden, Assistant Professor of History and Law, Florida State University: Legal Cultures in Early American Cities: Boston, Philadelphia, and Charleston.
Amy H. Henderson, Ph.D. candidate in Art History, University of Delaware: Furnishing the Republic Court: The Building and Decorating of Philadelphia Homes, 1790-1800.
Dr. Martha S. Jones, Assistant Professor of History and Afroamerican and African Studies, University of Michigan: “All Bound Up Together”: The Woman Question in African-American Public Culture, 1830-1900.
Dr. Catherine E. Kelly, Associate Professor of History, University of Oklahoma: Visual Culture in the Early American Republic.
Kenneth J. Miller, Ph.D. candidate in History, University of California, Davis: “Dangerous Guests”: Enemy Prisoners, Revolutionary Communities, and American National Identity, 1760-1800.
Dr. Heather Shawn Nathans, Assistant Professor of Theatre, University of Maryland: Lifting the Veil of Black: Sentiment and Slavery on the American Stage, 1787-1861.
Karen Nipps, Senior Rare Book Cataloger, Houghton Library, Harvard University: Lydia Bailey, Philadelphia Printer, 1808-1861.
James A. Schafer, Jr., Ph.D. candidate in the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University: Waiting for Patients: Markets, Communities, and the Practice of General Medicine in Philadelphia, 1900-1940.
Dr. Arwin D. Smallwood, Associate Professor of History and Director, African American Studies Program, Bradley University: The Tuscarora: A History of the Sixth Iroquois Nation.
Beverly Tomek, Ph.D. candidate in History, University of Houston: Abolitionists and Colonizationists: Crosscurrents in Pennsylvania’s Anti-Slavery Movement.
Leonard von Morzé, Ph.D. candidate in English, University of California, Berkeley: The French Atlantic: Mobility, Servitude, and the Social Bond in the Early American Republic.
Geoffrey David Zylstra, Ph.D. candidate in History, Case Western Reserve University: The Industrialization of Space in Philadelphia’s Early Suburbs.
Dr. Maria Zytaruk, Department of English, University of Toronto: Trading Curiosities: Transatlantic Natural History Exchanges.
The Library Company portion of the preceding jointly-sponsored fellowships is funded by an endowment provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Barra Foundation International Fellows
Dr. David Murray, Professor of American Studies, University of Nottingham: Body and Soul: Native and African American Representations.
Dr. Muriel Schmid, Theologian, Switzerland: History of Prison Reform in America: Special Emphasis on Eastern State Penitentiary.
The Library Company of Philadelphia 2003-2004 Named Research Fellowships
McLean Contributionship Fellow
Dr. Cameron C. Nickels, Professor of English, James Madison University: Civil War Humor.
Reese Fellow in American Bibliography
Dr. Melissa J. Homestead, Assistant Professor of English, University of Oklahoma: American Gift Books as a Venue for Authorial Professionalism in Antebellum America.
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellow
Benjamin L. Carp, Ph.D. candidate in History, University of Virginia: Cityscapes and Revolution: Political Mobilization and Urban Spaces in North America, 1740-1783.
Fellow in the Program in Early American Medicine, Science and Society
Jim Downs, Jr., Ph.D. candidate in History, Columbia University: Diagnosing Reconstruction: Contagion, Freedom, and the Medical Division of the Freedmen’s Bureau.
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania Including the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies 2003-2004 Balch Fellows
Jennifer Reed Fry, Ph.D. candidate in History, Temple University: “Our girls can match ’em every time”: The Political Activities of African American Women in Philadelphia, 1918-1941.
Dr. Melissa R. Klapper, Assistant Professor of History, Rowan University: Small Strangers: Immigrant Children in America, 1880-1925.
Program in Early American Economy & Society 2003-2004 Fellows
Resident & Post-Doctoral Fellow
Dr. Brian Schoen, University of Virginia: The Fragile Economic Fabric of Union: The Cotton South, Federal Union, and the Atlantic World Economy, 1787-1860. (spring)
Dr. Richard Chew, Visiting Assistant Professor in History, Bucknell University: Interests at Odds with Empire: Currency, the Coastal Trade, and the Making of American Nationhood.(spring)
Resident Dissertation Fellow
Linzy Brekke, Ph.D. candidate in History, Harvard University: The Scourge of Fashion: Clothing and Cultural Anxiety in the Economy of the New Nation, 1783-1800. (fall)
James Alexander Dun, Ph.D. candidate in History, Princeton University: Dangerous Neighbors: Slavery, Race, and St. Domingue in the Early American Republic, 1789-1800. (fall)
Dr. Sherry Johnson, Florida International University: Mercantilism Meets Mother Nature: Climate, Colonialism, and Economic Change in Cuba, 1763-1783.
Christian Koot, Ph.D. candidate in History, The University of Delaware: In Pursuit of Profit: Persistent Dutch Influence in the Inter-Imperial Trade of New York and the Lesser Antilles, 1621-1689.
Dr. Kim Gruenwald, Assistant Professor of History, Kent State University: Claiming a Continental Empire: Philadelphia Merchants and the Trans-Appalachian Frontier.
Richard Demirjian, Ph.D. candidate in American History, The University of Delaware: ‘To All the Great Interests’: Political Economy and the Road to a Monroe Doctrine, 1783-1823.