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2016-2017 fellows and projects

  • Lauren Angel, Hot Bodies, Cold War: America Abroad in Person and Performance
  • Rosemary Candelario, Identification in Process: Asian American Dance Theater and Asian New Dance Coalition
  • William L. Coleman, Painting Houses: The Domestic Landscape of the Hudson River School 
  • Paul Conway, Nineteenth Century Photographically Illustrated Books and the Potential of the eBook
  • Amanda Caroline de Oliveira Pereira, The After-life of Slavery in Latin America 
  • Marlo D. David, Experimental Aesthetics: Recovering the Work of Bill Gunn
  • Lauren Duval, Landscapes of Allegiance: Space, Gender, and Military Occupation in the American Revolution
  • Christin Essin, Working Backstage
  • Chantal Frankenbach, Isadora Duncan, Adolf Furtwängler, and German Hellenism
  • Sarah Gardner, Reading During Wartime
  • John J. Garcia, The Making of an Anthology: E.A. Duyckinck's Cyclopedia of American Literature (1855)
  • Christopher Gillett, Catholicism and the Making of Revolutionay Ideologies in the British Atlantic, 1630-1673
  • Jorge L. Giovannetti, Afro-Caribbean Diaspora, Labor, and the Transnational Experience
  • Susannah Jacob, Let Me be Clear
  • John Koegel, The People’s Palace of Entertainment and Americanization: Music and Spectacle at the New York Hippodrome 
  • Aditi Mehta, The Politics of Community-Based Media in the Post-Disaster City
  • Alexandra Montgomery    , Projecting Power in the Dawnland: Colonization Schemes, Imperial Failure, and Competing Visions of the Gulf of Maine World, 1710-1800
  • Angela Moore, Democracy in the Federal Theater: Recovering Hallie Flanagan the Theorist
  • Margaret Pearce, Revealing the invisible: Thematic map techniques in the nineteenth century
  • Jesus Ruiz, Subjects of the King: Bourbon Royalism and the Origins of the Haitian Revolution, 1763-1804. 
  • Leonora Saavedra, The edition of Carlos Chávez's Aztec ballets
  • Leslie A. Schwalm, Racial Knowledge and America's Civil War
  • Emma Stone Mackinnon, An American Dilemma Writ Large: Gunnar Myrdal and the Midcentury Politics of Human Rights
  • David Stromberg, The Satan of Our Time: The Essays of Isaac Bashevis Singer
  • Timothy Whelan, The Correspondence of Mary Hays and her Dissenting Circle, 1792-1843 
  • Mechella Yezernitskaya, War and the Early Russian Avant-Garde, 1900-1917
  • Dan Zborover, From Starr to Cortés: Southern Mexican Ethnographic and Historical Sources at the NYPL

 

 

2015-2016 fellows and projects

  • Jennifer Aubrecht, University of California - Riverside, "Finding Yoga in Dance Archives"
  • Lawrence Bauer, University of Chicago, "Raising Small Citizens: Democracy and the Political Socialization of American Children, 1865-1917"
  • Richard Brown, Occidental College, "John Cage and Avant-Garde Cinema"
  • Finbarr Curtis, Georgia Southern University, "The Economy of American Religious Freedom"
  • Greg Dart, University College London, Complete Works of Charles and Mary Lamb
  • Mara Dauphin, George Washington University, "She's a He: Lynne Carter and the Mid-Century Politics of Femininity"
  • Christina Davidson, Duke University, "Converting Spanish Hispaniola: The AME Church in 20th Century Dominican Republic"
  • Nese Devenot, University of Puget Sound, "Timothy Leary’s “Set and Setting”: Psychedelic Research and Self-Programming"
  • Emily Gale, University of California - Merced, "Sounding Citizenship in Mitch Miller's Sing Along with Mitch"
  • Midori Green, "A Heavy Debt to Pay Women: Female Entrepreneurs’ Role in the Adoption of the Typewriter by Nineteenth-Century Business"
  • Sonia Hazard, Duke University, "The American Tract Society and the Materiality of Print in Antebellum America"
  • Megan Jackson, University of Arizona, "Running Bodies: A Contemporary Art History"
  • Jeannie Kenmotsu, University of Pennsylvania, "Translations in Print:Full-Color Books in Japan, c. 1750-1770"
  • Joshua Kryah, Southern Illinois University, Journey out of Essex
  • Luke Mielke, Macalester College, "Black labor movement history: Cassius, Allen and Johnson"
  • Monica White Ndounou, Tufts University, "Acting Your Color: The Power and Paradox of Acting for Black Americans"
  • Youn-Joo Park, University of Missouri - Columbia, "Behind the Foreign Desk at The New York Times: Communications of Foreign Correspondents with the Home Office"
  • Brent Salter, Yale University, Agent (Author)ity: The American Play Company, Copyright and the Demise of the American Playwright
  • Christel ​​Schmidt, A Biography of Minnie Maddern Fiske (1864-1932)
  • Mark Schoenfield, Vanderbilt, "The Palimpsest of Justice: Law, Narrative, and the Romantic Self"
  • Jenny Scholick, University of California-Los Angeles, "Choreographing New York"
  • Jonathan Senchyne, University of Wisconsin-Madison, "The Bibliographic Thought of Henry Harrisse"
  • David Roth Singerman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Purity and Power in the American Sugar Empire: Science, Labor, and Capital, 1860-1930"
  • Mary Wernecke, University of Texas - Austin, "Soviet Photography in America: An Introduction to the New York Public Library’s Slavic, East European and Baltic Collection"
  • Gregory Witkowski, Indiana University, "Answering the Call: Nonprofits after the 9/11 Attacks"
  • Shi Xia, New College of Florida, "Reconfiguring Traditions: Gender, Philanthropy, and Public Life in Early Twentieth-Century China"

2014-2015 fellows and projects

  • Kate Addleman-Frankel, University of Toronto, "Héliogravure and the Art of Reproduction, 1825–1869.”
  • Adam Coombs, Indiana University, "Aesthetics of Black Entrepreneurship in 20th Century US Culture."
  • Ninoska M’bewe Escobar, University of Texas-Austin, "Wrought with Light and Dreams: Auto/Body/Graphy and the Persistence of Pearl Primus."
  • Susanna W. Gold, Temple University, "The Color of My Father: Trans-racial Identification in American Visual Culture."
  • Joseph Christian Greer, University of Amsterdam, “The PC is the LSD of the 1990s”: The Role of Timothy Leary’s Technophilic Esotericism in Cyberpunk Literature.
  • Hilary Havens, University of Tennessee “From Manuscript to Print: Revising the Eighteenth-Century Novel.”
  • Yasmine Marie Jahanmir, University of California-Santa Barbara, “Bathing Beauties”: Gender, Nationalism, and Parody in Theatrical and Competitive Synchronized Swimming.
  • Nicole M. Leopoldie, University of Texas at Arlington and Université Paris- Diderot, “The Franco-American Love Affair: Transnational Marriage and Cultural Infatuation in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century.”
  • Alfred L. Martin, University of Texas-Austin, "Celluloid Motown: Motown Productions, The Wiz and the Recuperation of Authentic Blackness."
  • Megan Metcalf, University of California-Los Angeles, “Dancing is a Process that Never Stops: Merce Cunningham’s Choreography of Spectatorship in the Contemporary Art Museum.”
  • Tammy-Cherelle Owens, University of Minnesota "Making Black Girls Real: The invention of Black Girlhood in the U.S., 1861-1963."
  • Stephanie Christine Porras, Tulane University “Maarten de Vos: a Renaissance life in between.”
  • Barbora Příhodová, Masaryk University “Transatlantic Influences in Performing Arts: Richard Rychtarik's Stage Design.”
  • Mary Simonson, Colgate University, “‘Expressing the Invisible’: Rethinking Sound in Maya Deren’s Films.”
  • Summar C. Sparks, The University of North Carolina-Greensboro, “Unbound Regionalism: Nineteenth-Century Southern Editors and American Nationalism.”
  • Jessica Stair, University of California, Berkeley, California, “Indigenous Literacy and Systems of Remembrance in the Techialoyan Manuscripts of Seventeenth-Century New Spain.”
  • David Kelley Thomson, University of Georgia, “Bonds of War: Capital and Citizenship in the Civil War Era.”
  • Megan Threlkeld, Denison University, “Women and World Citizenship Before 1945.”
  • Peter Wood, University of Pittsburgh, "Mammon’s Revenge: the Living Theatre at the Intersection of Art, Commerce, & Law."
  • Marc Wortman, independent, “1941: Waking to War: Uncensored, The Writer’s Anti-War Bureau and Its Role in the Prewar Isolationist Campaign.”
  • Natale A. Zappia, Whittier College, "Food Frontiers: Indigenous and Euro-American Ecologies in the Early American West."

2013-2014 fellows and projects

  • Aaron Bryant, "A Different Lens: Alternative Views of the Civil Rights Movement and the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign"
  • Marvin Chochotte, “Behind the Dark Shades of State Terror": Tonton Makouts, Peasants, Labor, Development Agencies, and the Longevity of the Duvalier Dictatorship, 1957-1986
  • Jesse Noah Feiman, "Adam von Bartsch (1757-1821): Genius, History, and Nation in the Scholarship of Prints"
  • Stephanie Frakes, "Louis Moreau Gottschalk’s Autobiography Notes of a Pianist (1881): New Notes, New Interpretations"
  • Susan Greenberg, "Macmillan: The New York Story"
  • Noam Maggor, "Brahmin Capitalism: Gentlemanly Bankers, Urban Populists, and the Making of the Modern American Economy"
  • Joellen A. Meglin, "Ruth Page and The Merry Widow: A Woman’s Wit and Will"
  • Yael Merkin, "We Were Much Afraid of Our Voices for a Long Time": Women and Power in Gilded Age New York
  • Jennifer-Scott Mobley, "Enter Fat Actress: Female Bodies on the American Stage"
  • Amy Noel, “To Bring Liberty to the North”: The Invasion of Canada and the Coming of American Independence, 1774-1776
  • Ellen M. Peck, "Rida Johnson Young: First Lady of Broadway"
  • Christopher Phelps, "The Strike: A History of Ideas"
  • Roy Scranton, "Making War in the American Century: World War II and American Literature"
  • Peter Simons, "Global Heartland: Shaping the Postwar World on the North American Prairie"
  • Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff, "Sophie Tucker and the Art of Invention"
  • Andrew M. Stauffer, "The Making of Lord Byron’s Hours of Idleness"
  • Carrie A. Streeter, "Movement Cures: Therapeutic Movement in American Pursuits of Health, 1840-1940"
  • Nicholas Underwood, "Staging a New Community: Jewish Immigrant Culture and the Fight Against Fascism in Interwar France, 1922-1939"
  • Maggie Yancey, "Death in the Bottle: Alcohol and the Civil War Era"

2012-2013 fellows and projects

  • David Brenner, “The Film Schindler’s List vis-a-vis the Earliest Significant Collection of Holocaust Survivor Testimonies”
  • Joshua Britton, “Building Brooklyn: Elites, Space and City-Building in the Nineteenth Century.”
  • Gary Dyer, “Lord Byron on Trial.”
  • Andrew Falk, “Shadow Diplomats: Constructing a Humanitarian Network during the Refugee Crisis of the 1930s and 1940s.”
  • Chris Goertzen, George P. Knauff’s “Virginia Reels” and the History of American Fiddle Repertoires and Styles.
  • Gary Guadagnolo, “Creating a Tatar Capital: National, Cultural, and Linguistic Space in Kazan, 1920-1940.”
  • Susan Harlan, “Objects of War: Militarism, Memory, and the Making of the Early Modern English Subject.”
  • Holger Hoock, “Scars of Independence: Practices and Representations of Violence in the American Revolutionary War.”
  • Monica Huerta, “The Evidence of Things Unseen: Law, Photography, and Subjectivity in Nineteenth Century America.”
  • Tanya Camela Logan, “Sartorial Second Skins: Black Men, Masculinity, and Agency in Dress.”
  • Jessica Linker, “It is my wish to behold Ladies among my hearers”: Early American Women and Scientific Practice, 1720-1860.
  • Hassan Melehy, “Jack Kerouac, Quebec in New England, and the Poetics of Exile.”
  • Nicholas Mitchell, “Disciplinary Matters: Black Studies, Women’s Studies and the Neoliberal University.”
  • William Piper, “Pictures at Work: African American Studio Photographers and the Business of Everyday Life, 1900-1968.”
  • Adam Roberts, “Keeping Score: A Handbook of Musical Insights for Musical Theatre Artists.”
  • William Slauter, “Who Owns the News? Journalism and Intellectual Property in Historical Perspective. “
  • Erin Zavitz, “Revolutionary Memories: Commemorating and Celebrating the Haitian Revolution, 1804 -2004.”

2011-2012 fellows and projects

  • Luther Adams, "Black and Blue: Toward a History of Police Brutality"
  • Yelena Biberman, "Understanding Pakistan's Foreign Policy, 1947-2001"
  • Andy Boyle, "Samuel Daniel’s Collection of the History of England"
  • Michael Brown, "Experts, Eggheads, and Elites: Debating the Role of Intellectuals in American Political Culture, 1952-2008"
  • Eric Bulson, "Little Magazine, World Form"
  • Marco Carynnyk, "Ukrainians, Jews, and Poles, 1939–1941"
  • Armando Chavez-Rivera, "The Formation of the Cuban Nation in the Nineteenth Century: a View from New York"
  • Carol Lea Clark, "The Palestine Expedition: America’s Forgotten Mission to Ottoman Palestine"
  • Ari Cushner, "Holding the Center: Cold War Liberalism and the Development of the American Century, 1945-1968"
  • Diana Dinerman, "Pluralism in Motion: American Nationalism and the Lester Horton Dance Theater, 1930-1960"
  • Michael Gutierrez, "Two Thieves Escaping through the Bowery (a novel)"
  • Anne Hammond, "Genevieve Taggard: A Study of Her New England Poems,1935-1948"
  • Carol Hess, "Historiographer of the Airwaves: Gilbert Chase and Latin American Music at the Height of the Good Neighbor Period"
  • Amanda Higgins, "Instruments of Righteousness: The Intersections of Black Power, Anti-Vietnam War, and Welfare Rights Activism"
  • David Levitus, "Metropolitan Progressives: Building a Social Democratic Base Across Greater Los Angeles and New York, 1930-1960"
  • Paula Maggio, "Bloomsbury at War: Pacifism and the Bloomsbury Group 1914-1945"
  • Julia Mansfield, "Yellow Fever’s Paradox in the Age of Reason: American Studies on Epidemic Disease in the Early Republic"
  • Thomas McLean, "Citizens of the World: A Critical Biography of the Porter Family"
  • Rachel Parikh, "The Development of Illustrated Books of Divination in Persia"
  • Anne-Marie Reynolds, "The Life and Work of Cy Coleman"
  • Raymond Parrott, "Resisting the Wind of Change:The International Politics of Portuguese Decolonization, 1961-1974"
  • Jack Selzer, "Kenneth Burke in the University: Dramatism and Logology after 1940"
  • Tanya Sheehan, "Blacks and Whites: Race and Photographic Humor"
  • Mihoko Suzuki, "Antigone’s Example: Gender and the Politics of Civil War in Early Modern England and France"
  • Wayne Wiegand, "This Hallowed Place:’ A People’s History of the American Public Library"

2010-2011 fellows and projects

Dorot Division

  • Tamaar Ehs, Rachel Gordon, Caroline Luce, John Sewell, Asaf Yedidya

Manuscripts and Archives Division

  • Thomas Campanella, Ivan Gonzalez, Rachel Hermann, Marc-William Palen, Steven Carl Smith

Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle

  • Caroline Franklin, Devoney Looser, Dr. M.O. Grenby, Timothy Webb

Wallach Division of Art, Prints, and Photographs

  • Elisabeth Fraser, Carl Fuldner, Mazie Harris, Elizabeth McGoey, Weston Naef, Lisa Pon, Allison Stagg

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