The Library Company of Philadelphia 2014-2015 Research Fellows

Long-Term Fellows

National Endowment for the Humanities Post-Doctoral Fellows

Dr. Randy M. Browne, Department of History, Xavier University, Surviving Slavery: Politics, Power, and Authority in the British Caribbean, 1807–1834

Dr. Benjamin Fagan, Department of English, University of Arkansas, The Black Newspaper and the Chosen Nation

Dr. Brian Luskey, Department of History, West Virginia University, Rich Man’s War, Poor Man’s Fight: The Cultural Economy of the American Civil War 

Dr. Nicholas P. Wood, Department of History, University of Virginia, Considerations of Humanity and Expediency: The Slave Trades and African Colonization in the Early National Antislavery Movement

Mellon Scholars Program in African American History Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr. Kabria Baumgartner, Department of History, College of Wooster, In Pursuit of Knowledge: African American Women and Educational Activism in America’s Republic

Dr. Aston Gonzalez, Department of History, University of Michigan, Designing Humanity: African American Activist Art, 1830-1880

Mellon Scholars Program in African American History Dissertation Fellows

Emahunn Campbell, Ph.D. Candidate in Afro-American Studies, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, The Imagination and Construction of the Black Criminal in American Literature, 1741-1910

Emily Owens, Ph.D. Candidate in African and African American Studies, Harvard University, Fantasies of Consent: Black Women’s Sexual Labor in 19th c. New Orleans 

Program in Early American Economy and Society Post-Doctoral Fellows

Dr. Manuel Covo, Department of History, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Trade, Empire, and Revolutions in the Atlantic World Saint-Domingue, between the Metropole and the United States (1778-1804)

Dr. Brian Luskey, Department of History, West Virginia University, Rich Man’s War, Poor Man’s  Fight: The Cultural Economy of the American Civil War

Program in Early American Economy and Society Dissertation Fellows

Benjamin Hicklin, Ph.D. Candidate in History, The University of Michigan, ‘Neither a Borrower nor a Lender Be? ’: Experiencing Credit and Debt in the English Atlantic, 1660-1750

Elizabeth Jones-Minsinger, Ph.D. Candidate in History of American Civilization, University of Delaware, Women’s Consumption in Early America

Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Dissertation Fellows

Jessica Linker, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Connecticut, ‘It is my wish to behold Ladies among my hearers’: Early American Women and Scientific Practice, 1720-1860

Rachel Walker, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Maryland, A Beautiful Mind: Physiognomy and Female Intellect, 1750-1850.

Library Company Short-Term Fellows

Mellon Scholars Program in African American History

Westenley Alcenat, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Columbia University, Escape to Zion: Black Emigration and the Elusive Quest for Citizenship, 1816-1868

Dr. Frederick Knight, Department of History, Morehouse College, Black Elders in Early America

Tiffany Player, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Washington University in St. Louis, Black Women and the Politics of Slavery from the Antebellum through the Great Depression

Dr. Selena Sanderfer, Department of History, Western Kentucky University, Tennessee’s Postwar Black Emigration Movements, 1868-1888 

Program in Early American Economy and Society Short-Term Fellows

Jonathan Barth, Ph.D. Candidate in History, George Mason University, Money, Mercantilism and Empire in the Early English Atlantic, 1607-1697

Zachary Dorner, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Brown University, Expert Individuals and Networked Pharmaceuticals: The Making of Britain’s Global Empire in the Eighteenth Century

Jordan Smith, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Brown University, The Invention of Rum

David Thomson, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Georgia, Bonds of War: Capital and Citizenship in the Civil War Era

McLean Contributionship Fellow

Shuichi Wanibuchi, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Harvard University, A Colony by Design: Space, Nature, and the Transformation of Landscape in the Delaware Valley

Reese Fellow in American Bibliography

Jeffrey Makala, Ph.D. Candidate in American Literature, University of South Carolina, Unmovable Type: Towards a History of Stereotyping and Electrotyping in Nineteenth-Century America

Anthony N.B. and Beatrice W.B. Garvan Fellow in American Material Culture

Dr. Maria Zytaruk, Department of English, University of Calgary, Non-Book Objects in the Library Company of Philadelphia (c. 1731-1850) 

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellow

Katlyn Carter, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Princeton University, Practicing Representative Politics in the Revolutionary Atlantic World: Publicity, Accountability, and the Making of Representative Democracy

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

Jessica Linker, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Connecticut, ‘It is my wish to behold Ladies among my hearers’: Early American Women and Scientific Practice, 1720-1860

Fellow in the Visual Culture Program

Dr. Dominque Zino, Adjunct Professor, Fordham University, Glimpses of Picturesque Time: Pictures, Progress, and the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition

Deutsch Fellow in Women’s History

Dr. Julia Delacroix, Debby Ellis Writing Center, Southwestern University, The Storm That Shakes the World: Women’s Elegies in Revolutionary America

Short-term Fellows Jointly Sponsored by the Library Company and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellows

Thomas Doran, Ph.D. Candidate in English, University of California, Santa Barbara, Vulgar Ethology: A Prehistory of Animal Protection in American Natural History

Dr. Laura Edwards, Department of History, Duke University, Only the Clothes on Her Back: Women, Textiles, and National Development in the United States

John Ingram, Ph.D. Candidate in Modern History, King’s College London, Civic
Improvements in Philadelphia and London: Municipal Patriotism and Reform in Britain andAmerica, 1870–1925

Brenden Kennedy, Ph.D. Candidate in American History, University of Florida, The Yazoo Land Sales: Slavery, Speculation, and Capitalism in the Early American Republic

Leila Mansouri, Ph.D. Candidate in English Literature, University of California, Berkeley, Constituent Characters: American Land, American Literature, American Representation

Dr. Alan Noonan, Department of History, University College Cork, “No Irish Need Apply”: Molly Maguirism and labor unrest in Pennsylvania in the late nineteenth century

Amy Sopcak-Joseph, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Connecticut, The Lives and Times of Godey’s Lady’s Book, 1830-1877

John Suval, Ph.D. Candidate in History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dangerous Ground: Squatters, Statesmen, and the Rupture of American Democracy, 1830-1860

Hazel Wilkinson, Ph.D. Candidate in English Language and Literature, University College Cork, Edmund Spenser and the Eighteenth-Century Book Trade, 1715–1805

Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Fellows

Mark Boonschoft, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Ohio State University, Education, Civil Society, and State Formation from the Great Awakening to the Early Republic

Nora Slonimsky, Ph.D. Candidate in History, CUNY, The Engine of Free Expression” [?]: The Political Development of Copyright in the Colonial British Atlantic and Early National United States

Barra Foundation International Fellows

Volker Depkat, Department of English and American Studies, University of Regensburg, The Visualization of Legitimacy in Founding Situations: A Transatlantic Approach to Political Visual Cultures

Brett Goodin, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Australian National University, Victims of American Independence: A Collective Biography of Barbary Captives and American Nation-building, 1770-1840

Historical Society of Pennsylvania Short-term Fellows

McFarland Fellow

Nathan Jérémie-Brink, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Loyola University Chicago,“Gratuitous Distribution”: Distributing African American Antislavery Texts, 1773-1845.

McNeil Fellows

Dr. Bronwen Everill,Department of History, King’s College London, African Trade and Ethical Consumption in the Atlantic World, 1760-1840.

Alexander Mazzaferro,Ph.D. Candidate in English, Rutgers University,Political Innovation and Atlantic Political Science.

Dr. Susan Oliver, Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, University of Essex;Transatlantic Periodicals and the Visual Image: Lithography and Photography, 1828-1860.

Dr. Jordan Stein, Department of English, Fordham University,The Myth of the Woman Novel Reader.  

Balch Fellows in Ethnic Studies

Dr. Hidetaka Hirota, Society of Fellows in the Humanities, Columbia University, An Anti-Alien Tradition: The History of American Nativism.

Julia Lange, Ph.D. Candidate in American Studies, University of Hamburg; Contested Histories: German-American Politics of Memory and the Holocaust.

Kristina Poznan, Ph.D. Candidate in History, College of William and Mary, Becoming Immigrant Nation-Builders: The Development of Austria-Hungary’s National Projects in the United States, 1880-1920s.

Greenfield Fellow in 20th-Century History

Victor Yang, Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science, St. John’s College, Browning the Rainbow of AIDS Activism:  Race and Political Representation in Philadelphia’s AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP).

Mellon Long-term Dissertation Fellows in Early American Literature and Material Texts, Jointly Sponsored with the McNeil Center for Early American Studies

Kristina Garvin, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Ohio State University,  Past and Future States: The Cultural Work of the Serial in U.S. Literature, 1786–1815

Sonia Hazard, Ph.D. Candidate in Religion, Duke University, Unruly Agencies: The American Tract Society, Religious Choice, and the Materiality of Print, 1825–1865