Past Fellows

Post-Doctoral Fellows, 1999-2019:

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  • John Wood Sweet, Barra Postdoctoral Fellow, 1999-2000:  History, Catholic University of America, "Bodies Politic: Colonialism, Race, and the Emergence of the American North. Rhode island, 1723-1831"

  • Brendan McConville, Barra Postdoctoral Fellow, 2000-2001: History, State University of New York, "The King's Three Faces: The Transformation of Royal Political Culture in America, 1688-1783"

  • Thomas Slaughter, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2000-2001: History, Rutgers University, "Visionary Quest: Lewis and Clark’s Search for the Known"

  • Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy, Barra Postdoctoral Fellow, 2001-2002: History, University Of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, "The Men Who Lost America"

  • Sean Xavier Goudie, Barra Postdoctoral Fellow, 2002-2003: English, Vanderbilt University, "Creole America: the West Indies amd the Formation of U.S. Literature and Culture"

  • Kathleen DuVal, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, 2001-2003: PhD, History, University of California, Davis, "'Faithful Nations' and 'Ruthless Savages': The Rise and Fall of Indian Diplomacy in the Arkansas River Valley, 1673-1828"

  • Andrew Lewis, Barra Postdoctoral Fellow, 2003-2004: History, American University, "The Curious and the Learned: Natural History in the Early American Republic”

  • David Stewart, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, 2002-2004: English, National Central University, Taiwan, "Recreating Men: Ethnographies of Reading and Disorder in Antebellum America"

  • Benjamin Irvin,Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, 2003-2005: PhD, History, Brandeis University, “Representative Men: Personal and National Identity in the Continental Congress”

  • Katherine Carté Engel, Barra Postdoctoral Fellow, 2004-2005: History, Texas A & M University, “Of Heaven and Earth: Religion and Economic Activity among Bethlehem's Moravians, 1741-1800”

  • John Lauritz Larson, Barra Postdoctoral Fellow, 2004-2005: History, Purdue University, “Profligate Mother: Nature, History, and the Rise of a Capitalist Ethos in America”

  • Christopher Iannini, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, 2004-2006: PhD, English, City University of New York, "Fatal Revolutions: U.S. Natural Histories of the Greater Caribbean, 1707-1856"

  • April Lee Hatfield, History, Barra Postdoctoral Fellow, 2005-2006: Texas A&M University, "Anglo-Spanish Relations in the Caribbean and Southeastern North America , 1584- 1748"

  • Christopher Hodson, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, 2005-2007: PhD, History, Northwestern University, "Refugees: Acadians and the Social History of Empire, 1755-1785"

  • Catherine E. Kelly, Barra Postdoctoral Fellow, 2006-2007: History, University of Oklahoma, "Things Useful and Ornamental: The Aesthetics of Everyday Life in the Early Republic"

  • William Huntting Howell , Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, 2006-2008: PhD, English, Northwestern, “Imitation, Emulation and Early American Culture”

  • Geoffrey Plank, Barra Postdoctoral Fellow, 2007-2008: History, University of Cincinnati , "Peace in the British Empire: John Woolman, Imperialism, and the Peaceable Kingdom"

  • Christina Snyder, Barra Postdoctoral Fellow, 2007-2009: History, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, "Captives of the Dark and Bloody Ground: Identity, Race, and Power in the Contested American South"

  • Brian Connolly, Barra Postdoctoral Fellow, 2008-2010: History, Rutgers University, "Domestic Intercourse: Incest in the United States, 1780-1871"

  • Joseph Rezek, Barra Postdoctoral Fellow, 2009-2011: English, University of California, Los Angeles, "Tales from Elsewhere: Fiction at a Proximate Distance in the Anglophone Atlantic, 1800-1850"

  • Caitlin Fitz, Barra Postdoctoral Fellow, 2010-2011: History, Yale University, "Our Sister Republics: The United in an Age of American Revolutions"

  • Jessica Roney, Barra Postdoctoral Fellow, 2011-2012: History, The Johns Hopkins University, "Revolution by Association: Philadelphia and the American Founding"

  • Christopher Parsons, Barra Postdoctoral Fellow, 2011-2013: History, University of Toronto, "Plants and Peoples: French and Indigenous Botanical Knowledges in Colonial North America, 1600-1760"

  • Adam Lewis, Barra Postdoctoral Fellow, 2012-2014: History, University of California, San Diego, "Naturalizing Empire: Citizenship, Sovereignty, and Antebellum American Literature"

  • Denise Noelani Arista, Sawyer Postdoctoral Fellow, 2013-2014: History, Brandeis University, "Histories of Unequal Measure: Euro-American Encounters with Hawaiian Governance and Law, 1796-1827"

  • Ashley Cohen, Barra Postdoctoral Fellow, 2013-2014: English, University of Pennsylvania, "The Global Indies: India, the Americas, and the Imaginative Geography of the British Empire, 1763-1869"

  • Lyra Monteiro, Sawyer Postdoctoral Fellow, 2013-2014: Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University, "Ancient Histories of Race in the Early United States (1770-1861)"

  • Sarah L.H. Gronningsater, Barra Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014-2016: Assistant Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania, "Delivering Freedom: Gradual Emancipation, Black Legal Culture, and the Origins of Sectional Crisis in New York, 1759–1870"

  • David Silverman, Barra Sabbatical Fellow, 2014-2015: Professor of History, George Washington University, "Thundersticks:  Firearms and the Transformation of Native America"

  • Elizabeth Ellis, Barra Postdoctoral Fellow, 2015-2017: Assistant Professor of History, New York University, "The Many Ties of the Petites Nations: Relationships, Power, and Diplomacy in the Lower Mississippi Valley 1685–1785"

  • Dee E. Andrews, Barra Sabbatical Fellow, 2015-2016: Professor of History, California State University East Bay, "Thomas Clarkson, Author, and the Age of Abolition"

  • Christopher Heaney, Barra Postdoctoral Fellow, 2016-2018, Assistant Professor of History, Penn State University, "The Pre-Columbian Exchange: The Circulation and Study of the Ancient Peruvian Dead in the Atlantic World and America"

  • Emma Hart, Barra Sabbatical Fellow, 2016-2017: School of History, University of St Andrews, "Trading Spaces: The Early Modern Market Place and the Creation of the American Economy"

  • Nancy O. Gallman, Barra Postdoctoral Fellow, 2017-2019, Assistant Professor of History, Lewis & Clark College, "American Constitutions: Life, Liberty, and Property in Spanish East Florida"

  • Jeremy B. Zallen, Barra Sabbatical Fellow, 2017-2018: Assistant Professor of History, Lafayette College, "American Lucifers: Makers and Masters of the Means of Light, 1750–1900"

  • Steven Thomas, Barra Sabbatical Fellow, 2018-2019 Associate Professor of English, Wagner College, "Multiethnic Ethiopia and American Literary History"

  • Casey Schmitt, Barra Postdoctoral Fellow, 2018-2020: Associate Professor of History, Cornell University, "The Predatory Sea: Human Trafficking, Colonization, and Trade in the greater Caribbean, 1530-1690"

  • Zara Anishanslin, Barra Sabbatical Fellow, 2019-2020: Associate Professor of History and Art History, University of Delaware, "London Patriots: Transatlantic Politics, Material Culture, and the American Revolution"

  • Michael L. Dickinson, Barra Sabbatical Fellow, 2019-2020: Assistant Professor of African American History, Virginia Commonwealth University, "Almost Dead: Captivity and Social Rebirth in the Urban Black Atlantic, 1680-1807"


Dissertation Fellows 1978-2018


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  • Thomas Doerflinger (History) Harvard: A Vigorous Spirit of Enterprise: Merchants and Economic Development in Revolutionary Philadelphia (University of North Carolina Press, 1986)

  • Ned Landsman (History) Pennsylvania: Scotland and Its First American Colony, 1683-1765 (Princeton University Press, 1985)

  • Kenneth Morgan (History) Oxford University: Bristol and the Atlantic Trade in the Eighteenth Century (Cambridge University Press, 1993)

  • Thomas Purvis (History) Johns Hopkins: Proprietors, Patronage, and paper Money.- Legislative Politics in New Jersey, 1703-1776 (Rutgers University Press, 1986)

  • Sharon Salinger (History) UCLA: "To Serve Well and Faithfully"- Labor andIndentured Servants in Pennsylvania, 1682-1800 (Cambridge University Press, 1987)


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  • Maurice Bric (History) Johns Hopkins: "Ireland, Irishmen, and the Broadening, of the Late-Eighteenth Century Philadelphia Polity" (Ph.D. thesis, 1991)

  • Neil Fitzgerald (English) Brown: "Wieland's Crime: A Source and Analogue Study of the Foremost Novel of the Father of American Literature" (Ph.D. thesis, 1980)

  • Elizabeth Gray Kogen Spera (American Civilization) Pennsylvania: "Building for Business: the Impact of Commerce on the City, Plan and Architecture of the City-N of Philadelphia, 1750-1800" (Ph.D. thesis. 1980)

  • Marvlynn Salmon (History) Bryn Mawr: Women and the Law of Property In Early America (University, of North Carolina Press, 1986)

  • Billy Smith (History) UCLA: "The Lower Sort"- Philadelphiaís Laboring People, 1750-1800"(Cornell University, Press, 1990).

  • Jean Soderlund (History,) Temple University: Quakers and Slavery.- A Divided Spirit (Princeton University Press, 1985)


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  • David Dauer (History) Johns Hopkins: "Colonial Philadelphia's Hinterland Economy"

  • Jack Michel (History) Chicago: "In a Manner and Fashion Suitable to Their Degree"-A Preliminary Investigation of the Material Culture of early Rural Pennsylvania (Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation, 1981)

  • Marilyn Westerkamp (American Civilization) Pennsylvania: Triumph of the Laity: Scotch-Irish Piety and the Great Awakening, 1625-1760 (Oxford University Press, 1988)

  • Marianne Wokeck (History) Temple: "'A Tide of Allen Tongues': The Flow and Ebb of German Immigration to Pennsylvania, 1683-1776" (Ph.D. thesis, 1982 - revised version to be published by Penn State Press, 1997/8)


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  • Joseph Casino (History) Michigan: "The Military Campaign for Philadelphia, 1777-1778"

  • Lucy Kerman (History) Berkeley: "Americanization: The History of an Idea, 1700-1860" (Ph.D. thesis, 1983)

  • Marcus Rediker (History) Pennsylvania: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Merchant Seamen, Pirates, and the Anglo-American Maritime World, 1750-1800 (Cambridge University Press, 1987)


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  • Dee Andrews (History) Pennsylvania: "Popular Religion and the Revolution in the Middle Atlantic Ports: The Rise of the Methodists, 1770-1800" (Ph.D. thesis, 1986)

  • Mary Schweitzer (History) Johns Hopkins: Custom and Contract.- Household, Government, and the Economy in Colonial Pennsylvania (Columbia University Press, 1987)


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  • Elizabeth Fischer [Gray] (History) Harvard: "A God of Order: Power and Authority in the German Lutheran Congregations of Pennsylvania, 1723-1776" (Ph.D. thesis, 1990)

  • Christopher Looby(English) Columbia: Voicing America: Language, Literary Form, and the Origins of the United States (University of Chicago Press, 1996).

  • Michael Meranze (History) Berkeley: Laboratories of Virtue.- Punishment, Revolution, and Authority in Philadelphia, 1760-1835 (University of North Carolina Press, 1996).

  • Linda Salvucci (History) Princeton: "Development and Decline: The Port of Philadelphia and Spanish Imperial Markets" (Ph.D. thesis, 1985)


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  • William Offutt (History) Johns Hopkins: Of 'Good Law "and "Good Men" Law and Society in the Delaware Valley, 1680-1710 (University of Illinois Press, 1995)

  • Lisa Wilson (History) Temple: Life after Death: Widows in Pennsylvania, 1750-1800 (Temple University Press, 1992)


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  • Gregory Dowd (History) Princeton: A Spirited Resistance.- The Native American Struggle for Unity, 1745-1815 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992)

  • Susan Mackiewicz (Material Culture) Delaware: "Philadelphia Flourishing: The Material World of Philadelphians, 1682-1760" (Ph.D. thesis, 1988)


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  • Charles Bergencren (Folklore) Pennsylvania: "The Cycle of Transformation in the Houses of Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania" (Ph.D. thesis, 1988)

  • Trevor Burnard (History) Johns Hopkins: "A Colonial Elite: Wealthy Marylanders, 1691-1776" (Ph.D. thesis, 1988)

  • Judith Hunter (History) Yale: "Before Pluralism: The Political Culture of Nativism in Antebellum Philadelphia" (Ph.D. thesis, 1991)

  • Ric Northrup [Caric] (Political Science) North Carolina: "Decomposition and Reconstitution: A Theoretical and Historical Study of Philadelphia Artisans, 1785-1820" (Ph.D. thesis, 1989)

  • Nancy Rosenberg (History) Michigan: "The Sub-textual Religion: Quakers, the Book, and Public Education in Philadelphia, 1682-1800" (Ph.D. thesis, 1991)


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  • Anita Tien (History) Berkeley,: "'To Enjoy Their Customs': The Cultural Adaptation of Dutch and German Families in the Middle Colonies, 1660-1832" (Ph.D. thesis, 1990)

  • Jack Warren (History) Brown: "The Rise and Fall of Federalism in Philadelphia, 1787-1805"


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  • Bruce Dorsey (History) Brown: "City of Brotherly Love: Religious Benevolence, Gender, and Reform in Pennsylvania, 1780-1844" (Ph.D. thesis, 1993)

  • J. David Lehman (History) UCLA: "Explaining Hard Times: Political Economy and the Panic of 1819 in Philadelphia" (Ph.D. thesis, 1992)


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  • Aaron Fogleman (History) Michigan: Hopeful Journeys: German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America, 1717-1775 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1996)

  • Margaret Haviland (History) Pennsylvania: "In the World, But Not of the World: The Humanitarian Activities of the Philadelphia Quakers, 1740-1820" (Ph.D. thesis, 1992)

  • Rebecca Larson (History) Harvard: "'Public Friends,' Quaker Women and Traveling Ministers, 1700-1775" (Ph.D. thesis, 1993)

  • Rosalind Remer (History) UCLA: Printers and Men of Capital.- Philadelphia Book Publishers in the New Republic (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1996)

  • Joseph Torsella (History) Oxford: "Pro Imperio: The Mind of the British Army, 1775-1783"


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  • David Brigham (American Civilization) Pennsylvania: "A World in Miniature: Charles Willson Peale's Philadelphia Museum and its Audience, 1786-1827" (Ph.D. thesis, 1992)

  • Kenneth Haltman (History of Art, Yale): "Figures in a Western Landscape: Reading the Art of Titian Ramsey Peale from the Long Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, 1819-1820" (Ph.D. thesis, 1992)

  • Susan Branson (History) Northern Illinois: "Politics and Gender: The Political Consciousness of Philadelphia Women in the 1790s" (Ph.D. thesis, 1992)

  • Janet Lindman (History) Minnesota: "A World of Baptists: Gender, Race, and Religious Community in Pennsylvania and Virginia, 1689-1825" (Ph.D. thesis, 1994)

  • Brendan McConville (History) Brown: "'Those Daring Disturbers of the Public Peace': Agrarian Unrest and the Struggle for Political Legitimacy in New Jersey, 1701-1776" (Ph.D. thesis, 1992 - revised version to be published by Cornell University Press, 1997)

  • Simon Newman (History) Princeton: "American Popular Culture in the Age of the French Revolution" (Ph.D. thesis, 1991 - revised version to be published by University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997)

  • Thomas Wermuth (History) SUNY Binghamton: "Yeomen Farmers, Merchant Capitalists, and the Transition to Capitalism in the Hudson River Valley: Ulster County, New York, 1760-1840" (Ph.D. thesis, 1991)


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  • Adam Lynde (History) Temple: "The British Army in North America, 1755-1783: Defeat as a Consequence of the British Constitution" (Ph.D. thesis, 1992)

  • Jacquelyn Miller (History) Rutgers: "The Body Politic: Disease and Political Culture in the Age of the American Revolution"

  • James Williams (History) Vanderbilt: "Cultural Mingling and Religious Diversity among Indians in the Early Middle Colonies" (Ph.D. thesis, 1993)

  • Karin Wulf (History) Johns Hopkins: "A Marginal Independence: Unmarried Women in Colonial Philadelphia" (Ph.D. thesis, 1994)


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  • Rose Beiler (History) Pennsylvania: "The Transatlantic World of Caspar Wistar: From Germany to America in the Eighteenth Century" (Ph.D. thesis, 1994)

  • Thane Bryant (History) Rutgers: "Down and Out in the ëBest Poor Man's Country ': The Poor in Southeastern Pennsylvania, 1790-1840"

  • John Majewski (History and Economics) UCLA: "Commerce and Community: Economic Culture and Internal Improvements in Pennsylvania and Virginia, 1790-1860" (Ph.D. thesis, 1994)

  • Deborah Prosser (American Civilization) Pennsylvania: "'An Exceedingly Good Likeness'? Portraits and Society in the Colonies, 1700-1776"

  • Judith Ridner (History William and Mary: "'A Handsomely Improved Place': Economic, Social, and Gender Role Development in a Backcountry, Town, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1750-1810" (Ph.D., thesis, 1994)


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  • Gregory Knouff (History) Rutgers: "The Soldiers' Revolution: The Experiences of Pennsylvania Enlisted Men, 1775-1783" (Ph.D. thesis, 1996)

  • Cathleen McDonnell (History) NYU: "Holy Lives and Happy Deaths: Popular Religious Reading in the Early Republic"

  • Jane Merritt (History) Washington: "Kinship, Community, and Practicing Culture: Indians and the Colonial Encounter in Pennsylvania, 1700-1763" (Ph.D. thesis, 1995)

  • James Pearson (History) UCLA: "The New York City Debtors' Prison, 1758-1830"

  • Camilla Townsend (History) Rutgers: "Doing a Day's Business in a New Nation: A Comparative Study of Two Port Towns [Baltimore, Maryland and Guayaquil, Ecuador] in the Early Republican Period" (Ph.D. thesis 1996)


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  • George Boudreau (History) Indiana: "'The Surest Foundation of Happiness': Education and Society, in Franklin's Philadelphia"

  • Gabrielle Lanier (Material Culture) Delaware and Winterthur: "A Region of Regions: Local and Regional Culture in the Delaware Valley, 1780-1830"

  • Susan Stabile (English) Delaware: "A Philadelphia Women's Literary Circle, 1760-1820" (Ph.D. thesis, 1996)

  • Cynthia Van Zandt (History) Connecticut: "Mapping Possibilities: Cultural and Economic Construction of Realities in Early Colonial America"


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  • Valentyn Byvanck (History) NYU: "The Culture of Nationalism in the Early Republic"

  • Thomas Humphrey (History) Northern Illinois: "Agrarian Rioting in Backcountry New York: Tenants, Landlords and Revolution in the Hudson Valley, 1750-1800" (Ph.D. thesis, 1996)

  • Maurice Jackson (History) Georgetown: "'Ethiopia Shall Soon Stretch Out Her Hands Unto God': Anthonv Benezei and the Atlantic Antislavery Revolution"

  • Judith Van Buskirk (History) NYU: "A Social History of New York City during the British Occupation, 1776-1783" (Ph.D. thesis, 1997)


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  • Konstantin Dierks (History) Brown: "The Personal Letter in Revolutionary America, 1750-1800"

  • Brad Hume (History and Philosophy of Science) Indiana: "The Varied, the Average, the Type: Fracturing and Factoring the Human Subject in the Nineteenth Century"

  • Patricia Keller (Material Culture) Delaware and Winterthur: "Quilts from Home"

  • Albrecht Koschnik (History) Virginia: "The Reshaping of the Philadelphia Policy: The Role of Voluntary Associations, 1790-1815"


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  • Seth Cotlar (History) Northwestern University: "In Paine's Absence: The Europeanization of American Political Thought, 1787-1803"

  • Rodney Hessinger (History) Temple University: "Seduced, Abandoned, and Reborn: Sexual and Social Stress and the Role of Youth in Defining Bourgeois America, 1780-1850"

  • Heather Shawn Nathans (Theatre History) Tufts University: "The Rise of the Post Revolutionary Theater in Boston and Philadelphia"

  • Elizabeth Lewis Pardoe (History) Princeton University: "Refugees and Revolutionaries: Defining Pluralism in Early America"

  • Karim Tiro (History) University of Pennsylvania: "The People of the Standing Stone: the Oneida Indian Nation from Revolution through Removal, 1768-1850"


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  • Carolyn Eastman (History) Johns Hopkins University, "'To Communicate Knowledge in a Proper and Agreeable Dress': Oratory, Print, and the Development of the American Audience, 1780-1830"

  • John Fea (History) State University of New York at Stonybrook, "Rural Religion: Protestant and Moral Order in Southern New Jersey,1664-1800"

  • Douglas Hamilton (History) Aberdeen University, "Scotland, the Caribbean and the Atlantic World, 1750-1820" (Manchester University Press, 2005)

  • Trish Loughran (English) University of Chicago, "Virtual Nation: Local and National Cultures of Print, 1776-1850"

  • Kariann Yokota (History) University of California Los Angeles, "From An Insecure Beginning: National Identity and The Practice of Everyday Life in Post-Colonial America, 1776-1830"


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  • Paul Erickson (American Studies) University of Texas at Austin, "Welcome to Sodom: The Cultural Work of the City-Mysteries Novel in Antebellum America"

  • Evan Haefeli (History) Princeton University, "The Origins of American Religious Freedom: Churches and Politics in the Middle Colonies, 1609-1720"

  • Brooke Brianne Hunter (History) University of Delaware, "The Threshold of Exchange: Flour, Trade, and Community in the Delaware River Valley, 1750-1820"

  • Eric Slauter (English) Stanford University, "The State as a Work of Art: Politics and Cultural Origins of the Constitution"

  • Kirk Davis Swinehart (American Studies) Yale University, "Indians in the House: Landscape and Community in William Johnson's New World"


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  • Julia Boss (History) Yale University, "Relating New France: Building Catholic Community in North America"

  • Nicole Eustace (History) University of Pennsylvania, "'Passion is the Gale': Emotion and Power on the Eve of the American Revolution"

  • Matthew Rainbow Hale (American Studies) Brandeis University, "The Making of the American Nation, 1789-1815"

  • Ann Kirshner (History) University of Delaware, "'God Visited My Slumber': The Intersection of Dreams, Religion, and Society in America, 1740-1830"

  • Randolph Scully (History) University of Pennsylvania, "A Gospel Fellowship: Baptist Community and Culture in Southeastern Virginia, 1770-1840"

  • John Smolenski (History) University of Pennsylvania, "Friends and Strangers: Religion, Diversity, and the Ordering of Public Life in Colonial Pennsylvania, 1681-1765"

  • Colleen Terrell (English) University of Pennsylvania, "The Machinery of Nationalism: Mechanism and Ideology in the Early Republic"


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  • Hester Blum (English) University of Pennsylvania, "The View from the Mast-Head: Antebellum American Sea Narratives and the Maritime Imagination"

  • Vincent Brown (History) Duke University, "Slavery and the Spirits of the Dead: Mortuary Politics in Jamaica, 1740-1834"

  • Michelle L. Craig (History) University of Michigan, "From Cultivation to Cup: Coffee Trade and Consumption in the British Atlantic Empire, 1750-1833"

  • James Delbourgo (History) Columbia University, "Political Electricity: Experimentalism, Enthusiasm and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century British America"

  • Jean Feerick (English) University of Pennsylvania, "Reproducing Race: Early Modern Bodies and the Construction of National Difference"

  • Sandra Hall (History) University of California, Riverside, "'Virtue Inculcated in a Book': Gender, Class, and the Evolution of the Early American Reading Public"

  • Birte Pfleger (History) University of California, Irvine, "The Creation of a Gendered Middle Ground in Penn's Woods: Public Discourse, Community and Diversity in Colonial Pennsylvania, 1739-1776"

  • Martha Rojas (English) Stanford University, "Diplomatic Letters: The Conduct and Culture of Foreign Affairs in the Early Republic"


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  • Deborah J. Allen (English) Rutgers University, "To Measure and Describe 'the Whole Globe of the Earth': Geographical Writing and
    Imperial Enterprise in the Atlantic World, 1660-1815"

  • Carl Robert Keyes (History) Johns Hopkins University, "Advertising and the Commercial Community in Eighteenth-Century Philadelphia"

  • Peter J. Brownlee (American Studies) George Washington University, "The Economy of the Eyes: Vision and the Cultural Production of Market Revolution, 1828-1855"

  • Joshua Greenberg (History) American University, "Advocating ‘the Man’: Masculinity, Organized Labor, and the Market Revolution in New York, 1800-1840"

  • Hana Layson (English) University of Chicago, "Injured Innocence: Sexual Injury, Sentimentality, and Citizenship in the Early Republic"

  • Michael Mackintosh (History) Temple University, "The Nature of Contact: Natives, Newcomers, and the Natural World in Pennsylvania, 1638-1765"

  • Martha Schoolman (English) University of Pennsylvania, "American Abolutionist Geographies"

  • Ashli White (History) Columbia University, "'A Flood of Impure Lava': Saint Dominguan Refugees in the United States, 1791-1820"


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  • Denver Brunsman (History) Princeton University, "The Evil Necessity: British Naval Impressment and Its Transatlantic Opponents, 1688-1815"

  • William Carter (History) Princeton University, "The Imperial Iroquois: From Aggressive Matrilineages to an Empire of Goods, AD 900-1800"

  • Kyle Farley (History) University of Pennsylvania, "'In the Beginning . . . ': The Transforming History of the Foundings of Massachusetts Bay and Pennsylvania”

  • Jennifer Lawrence Janofsky (History) Temple University, "'There is no hope for the likes of me': Eastern State Penitentiary, 1829-1856"

  • Peter Leavenworth (History) University of New Hampshire, "Taste and Cultural Hierarchy in American Popular Music, 1770-1825"

  • Brian Luskey (History) Emory University, "The Marginal Men: Clerks and Society in the Northeastern United States, 1790-1860"

  • Robyn Davis McMillin (History) University of Oklahoma, "'The first now pretty well over': Cultivation of the Scientific Arts in Eighteenth-Century America”

  • Kenneth Shelton (History) Boston College, "A Godly Uniformity: Religion and Empire, 1620-1716"


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  • Julie Kim (English) Duke University,"Consumer Anthropology: New World Foods and Identities in Eighteenth-Century British Empire"

  • Christian J. Koot (History) University of Delaware, “In Pursuit of Profit: Persistent Dutch Influence on the Inter-Imperial Trade of New York and the English Leeward Islands, 1621-1689”

  • Jennifer Manion (History) Rutgers University, "Women's Crime and Penal Reform in Early Pennsylvania, 1776-1835"

  • Cyrus Mulready (English) University of Pennsylvania, "Romancing the Globe: Romance, English Expansion, and the Early Modern Stage"

  • Matthew Osborn (History) University of California, Davis, "The Anatomy of Intemperance: Alcohol and the Diseased Imagination in Philadelphia, 1784-1850"

  • Sarah Rivett (English) University of Chicago, "Evidence of Grace: The Science of the Soul in Colonial New England"

  • Aaron Wunsch (Architectural History) University of California, Berkeley, "The Everyday Picturesque: Land Division and Landscape Architecture in Metropolitan Philadelphia, 1830-1880"


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  • Monique Allewaert (English) Duke University, "Race Revolution in the Plantation-Zone"

  • Tara Bynum (English) The Johns Hopkins University,  "How Did We Say 'Yes' to Enslavement? Self-Discipline, Love, and Conversion"

  • Richard J. Bell (History) Harvard University, "The Cultural Significance of Suicide in America"

  • Kristen Block (History) Rutgers University, "Faith and Fortune: Religious Identity and the Politics of Profit in the Seventeenth-Century West Indies"

  • Michael S. Carter (History) University of Southern California, "Mathew Carey and the Public Emergence of Roman Catholicism in the United States, 1789-1839"

  • Amy Hudson Henderson (Art History) University of Delaware, "Furnishing the Republican Court: Building and Decorating Philadelphia Homes, 1790-1800"

  • Daniel Krebs (History) Emory University, "Approaching the Enemy: German Prisoners of War in the American War of Independence, 1776-1783"

  • Justine S. Murison (English) University of Pennsylvania, "States of Mind: The Politics of Psychology in American Literature, 1780-1860"

  • Jeroen van den Hurk (Art History) University of Delaware, "Imagining New Netherland: Origins and Survival of Netherlandic Architecture in Old New York, 1614-1776"


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  • Yvonne Fabella (History) State University of New York, Stony Brook, "‘Priestesses of Venus’: Gender, Race, and Identity Formation in Pre-Revolutionary Saint Domingue (1763-1789)"

  • Charles R. Foy (History) Rutgers University, "Ports of Slavery, Ports of Freedom: How Slaves used Northern Seaports’ Maritime Industry to Escape and Create Trans-Atlantic Identities, 1713-1783"

  • Noah L. Gelfand (History) New York University, "A People Within and Without: International Jewish Commerce and Community in the Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Dutch Atlantic World"

  • Candice L. Harrison (History) Emory University, "The Contest of Exchange: Place, Power and Politics in Philadelphia’s Public Markets, 1770-1859"

  • Heather Miyano Kopelson (History) University of Iowa, "Performing Faith: Religious Practice and Identity in the Puritan Atlantic, 1660-1720"

  • Katherine Paugh (History) University of Pennsylvania, "‘The Strongest Interest in Preventing this Diminution’: Rationalizing Reproduction in the British West Indies, 1760-1833"

  • Yvette Piggush (English) University of Chicago, "Governing Imagination: American Social Romanticism, 1790-1840"

  • Jennifer E. Schaaf (History) University of Pennsylvania, "Unveiling Catholics: Gender, Benevolent Devotionalism, and the Quest for Respectability among Philadelphia Catholics, 1800-1880"

  • Joanne van der Woude(English) University of Virginia, "Towards a Transatlantic Aesthetic: Immigration, Translation, and Mourning in the Seventeenth Century"

  • Lynda Yankaskas (History) Brandeis University, "Borrowing Culture: Social Libraries and the Shaping of American Civic Life, 1731-1851"


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  • Zara Anishanslin Bernhardt (History of American Civilization) University of Delaware, "Silk in the Age of Homespun: American Portraits, Spitalfields Silks, and Material Expressions of Eighteenth-Century American Identity"

  • Joanna Cohen (History) University of Pennsylvania, "Millions of Luxurious Citizens: Consumption and Citizenship in New York and Philadelphia, 1815-1876"

  • Kenneth Cohen (History), "'To Give Good Sport': The Economic Culture of Sporting Leisure in Early America, 1750-1850"

  • Simon Finger (History) Princeton University, "Epidemic Constitutions: Public Health and Political Culture in the Port of Philadelphia, 1740-1800"

  • Matthew Garrett (English) Stanford University, "Episodic Poetics in the Early Republic: The Politics of Writing in Parts, 1787-1830"

  • Robb Haberman (History) University of Connecticut, "At the Intersections of Cultural Life: Magazines and Literary Networks in Post-Revolutionary America, 1783-1800"

  • Adam Jortner (History) University of Virginia, "A Poltical History of American Miracles, 1780-1863"

  • Brian Murphy (History) University of Virginia, "The Politics Corporations Make: Interests, Institutions, and the Formation of States and Parties in New York"

  • Patrick Spero (History) University of Pennsylvania, "From Contested Land to Commonwealth: The Transformation of Pennsylvania, 1730-1800"


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  • Michele Currie Navakas (English) University of California, Irvine, "Founding Florida: Language and Geography at the Edge of America"

  • Sarah Dennis (English) University of Illinois, "Prose for Art's Sake: Creating and Documenting an American Aesthetic, 1810-1860"

  • Jeffrey Edwards (English) University of Pennsylvania, "Privileged Sensibilities: Sensibility and the Articulation of Race in the Early U.S. Republic"

  • Shona Johnston (History) Georgetown University, "Papists in a Protestant World: The Catholic Anglo-Atlantic in the Seventeenth Century"

  • Marie Basile McDaniel (History) University of California, Irvine, "Churches Revised: Ethnic Communities and the First Great Awakening"

  • Justin Pope (History) George Washington University, "Whispers and Waves: Insurrection, Conspiracy, and the Search for Salvation in the British Atlantic, 1729-1742"

  • Jason Sharples (History) Princeton University, "The Flames of Insurrection: Fear and Power in Early American Slave Societies, 1670-1780"

  • Laura Keenan Spero (History) University of Pennsylvania, "'Stout, Bold, Cunning and the greatest Travellers in America': The Colonial Shawnee Diaspora"

  • Megan Walsh (English) Temple University, "Inconspicuous Consumption: Objects, Publics, and Visible Identity in Early American Literature, 1770-1800"


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  • Virginie Adane (History) Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), "Women in a multicultural colonial society-New Netherland, New York (ca. 1630-ca. 1730)"

  • Benjamin Bankhurst (History) King's College London, "Habitations of Cruelty: America, Irish Presbyterians, and the Seven Years' War, 1754-1764"

  • Irene Cheng (Architecture History) Columbia University, "Forms of Function: Self-Culture, Geometry, and Octagon Architecture in Antebellum America"

  • Paul Conrad (History) University of Texas, Austin, "Captive Fates: Displaced Apache Indians in the Southwest Borderlands, Mexico, and Cuba"

  • Carrie Hyde (English) Rutgers University, "Alienable Rights: Negative Figures of U.S. Citizenship, 1790-1868"

  • Laura Johnson (History of American Civilization) University of Delaware, "Cloth as metaphor in the early American Atlantic World, 1550-1750"

  • Philip Mead (History) Harvard University, "Melancholy Landscapes: Warfare amd Written Expression in Revolutionary America"

  • Marcia Nichols (English) University of South Carolina, "'And let them see how curiously they're made': Constructing Female Sexuality in Anglo-Atlantic Midwifery Texts, 1690-1810"

  • Nathan Perl-Rosenthal (History) Columbia University, "Corresponding Republics"

  • Dawn Peterson (American Studies) New York University, "Unusual Sympathies: Race, Family, and Servitude in Jacksonian politics"

  • Joshua Ratner (English) University of Pennsylvania, "American Paratexts"

  • Wendy Roberts (English) Northwestern University, "Do You Hear What I Hear? Revival Poetry and the Formation of the Evangelical Ear in Eighteenth-Century America"

  • Elena Schneider (History) Princeton University, "The Occupation of Havana: War, Trade, and Slavery in Eighteenth-century Cuba"


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  • Cheryl Collins (History) University of Virginia, "Sister States, Coalition Commonwealths: The American Interstate System, 1775-1790"

  • Felicity Donohoe (History) University of Glasgow, "Native North American Women, White Men, and Ritual Violence in the Eighteenth Century"

  • Robert Gamble (American Studies) Johns Hopkins University, "A Secondhand Republic: The Informal Economy in the Antebellum Mid-Atlantic"

  • Katherine Gaudet (English) University of Chicago, "Fear of Fiction: Novels and Their Antagonists in Eighteenth-Century America"

  • Simon Gilhooley (Government) Cornell University, "The Textuality of the Constitution and the Origins of Original Intent"

  • Michael Goode (History) University of Illinois at Chicago, "In the Kingdom but Not Of It: The Quaker Peace Testimony and Atlantic Pennsylvania, 1681-1720"

  • Alea Henle (History) University of Connecticut, "Preserving the Past, Making History: Historical Societies and Editors in the Early Republic"

  • Nicole Ivy (African American Studies) Yale University, "Materia Medica: Black Women, White Doctors, and Spectacular Gynecology in the Nineteenth-Century U.S."

  • Matthew Karp (History) University of Pennsylvania, "'This Vast Southern Empire': The South and the Foreign Policy of Slavery, 1833-1865"

  • Whitney Martinko (History) University of Virginia, "Progress through Preservation: History on the American Landscape in an Age of Improvement"

  • Jayne Ptolemy (African American Studies) Yale University, "'To extend the empire of civilization and knowledge': Philadelphian Quakers and the Frontier in the Benevolent Imagination"


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  • Sari Altschuler (English) CUNY Graduate School, "National Physiology: Literature, Medicine, and the Invention of the American Body, 1789-1860"

  • Jennifer Elliott (History of Art and Architecture) University of Virginia, "The Neoclassical Backcountry: Architecture, Material Culture, and Hybrid Identities in the American South, 1780-1830"

  • Glenda Goodman (Historical Musicology) Harvard University, "Music and American Identities in the Atlantic World"

  • Rachel Herrmann (History) University of Texas, Austin, "Food and War: Indians, Slaves, and the American Revolution"

  • Patricia Lott (African-American Studies) Northwestern University, "Disremembered and Unaccounted for: The Public Collective Memory of Northern Slavery, 1820-1861"

  • Nenette Luarca-Shoaf (Art History) University of Delaware, "The Mississippi River in Antebellum Visual Culture"

  • Mark Mattes (American Studies) University of Iowa, "Material Letters: Media History and the Politics of Epistolary Practice, 1780-1845"

  • Dael Norwood (History) Princeton University, "Trading in Liberty: The Politics of the American China Trade, c. 1784-1862"

  • Seth Perry (History of Christianity) University of Chicago Divinity School, "'A Valuable Book': Bibles and Religious Authority in Early-National America"

  • Edward Pompeian (History) The College of William and Mary, "Spirited Enterprises: The U.S., Venezuela, and the Independence of Spanish America, c. 1784-1862"

  • Aaron Tobiason (Theatre and Performance Studies) University of Maryland, College Park, "'An Extraordinary Power': Journalists, Playwrights, and the Politics of the Early American Stage"

  • Nicholas Wood (History) University of Virginia, "Questions of Humanity and Expediency: The Slave Trades and African Colonization in the Early American Republic"


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  • Susan Hanket Brandt (History) Temple University, "Gifted Women and Skilled Practioners: Gender and Healing Authority in the Delaware Valley, 1740-1830"

  • Sarah Chesney (Anthropology) College of William and Mary, "The Fruit of Their Labors: Exploring William Hamilton's Greenhouse and the Rise of American Botany in early Federal Philadelphia"

  • Andrew J. B. Fagal (History) Binghamton University, "The Political Economy of War in the Early Republic, 1783-1821"

  • Hannah Farber (History) University of California, Berkeley, "American Marine Insurance in the Napoleonic Era: Commerce, the Republic, and the Oceans"

  • Craig Hollander (History) Johns Hopkins University, "Against a Sea of Troubles: Ideology, Politics, and the Suppression of America's Illegal Slave Trade in the Early Republic"

  • Kathleen Howard (American Literature) Rutgers University, "A Language 'Burning and God-Given': The Creative Form of Religious Writing"

  • Jessica Hower (History) Georgetown University, "Tudor Imperialism: Exploration, Expansion, and Experimentation in Sixteenth-Century British Atlantic World"

  • Benjamin Reed (History) University of North Carolina, "Oration History in Mexico City, 1659-1821: A Political Culture of Religious Identity"

  • Sarah Schuetze (English) University of Kentucky, "More Than Death: Fear of Illness in American Literature, 1775-1876"

  • Samantha Seeley (History) New York University, "Freedom, Race, and Forced Migration in the Early American Republic"

  • Steven Smith (History) University of Missouri, "A World the Printers Made: Print Culture in New York, 1783-1830"

  • Emma Stapely (English) University of Pennsylvania, "Insurgent Remains: Afterlives of the American Revolution 1770-1820"

  • Cameron Strang (History) University of Texas, "Entangled Knowledge, Expanding Nation: Local Science and the United States Empire in the Southeast Borderlands, 1763-1842"

  • Tristan Tomlinson (History) Stony Brook University, "The Ills of Empire: Managing Health and Populations across the British Atlantic Worls, 1707-1834"


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  • Michael Blaakman (History) Yale University, "Speculation Nation: Land Speculators and Land Mania in Post-Revolutionary America"

  • Benjamin Breen (History) University of Texas at Austin, "Tropical Transplantations: Drugs, Nature and Globalization in the Portuguese and British Empires,  1640-1755"

  • Sara Damiano (History) Johns Hopkins University, "Gender and the Culture of Credit in New England, 1730-1790"

  • John Dixon (History of American Civilization) Harvard University, "Found at Sea: Mapping Ships’ Locations on the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic"

  • Lynn Feeley (English) Duke University, "Ground Plans:  Ecological Viewpoints in the Antebellum United States"

  • John Garcia (Rhetoric) University of California, Berkeley, "Biography, Book History, and American Nationalism, 1800-1855"

  • Claire Gherini (History) Johns Hopkins University, "'Experiment and Good Sense Must Direct You': Managing Health and Sickness in the British Plantation Enlightenment, 1740-1815"

  • Matthew Goldmark (Hispanic Studies) University of Pennsylvania, "Future Perfect:  Kinship, History, and the Colonial Queer in Latin America"

  • Katie Hemphill (History) Johns Hopkins University, "Bawdy City: Commercial Sex in Nineteenth-Century Baltimore"

  • Brenna O’Rourke Holland (History) Temple University, "Free Market Family: Gender, Capitalism, and the Life of Stephen Girard"

  • Donald Johnson (History) Northwestern University, "Occupied America: Everyday Experience and the Failure of Imperial Authority in Revolutionary Cities under British Rule, 1774-1783"

  • Philippa Koch (American Religious History) University of Chicago Divinity School, "Persistent Providence: Religion and Epidemics in Eighteenth-Century America"

  • Peter Kotowski (History) Loyola University Chicago, "'The Best Poor Man’s Country?' Indentured Servitude in Pennsylvania, 1681-1776"

  • Mairin Odle (History) New York University, "Stories Written on the Body: Cross-Cultural Markings in the North American Atlantic, 1600-1830"

  • Sarah Rodriguez (History) University of Pennsylvania, "Children of the Great Mexican Family:’Anglo-American Immigration to Mexico and the Making of Texas, 1810-1861"

  • Sean Trainor (History & Women’s Studies) Penn State University, "Hair: A History of Men's Grooming in the United States, 1789-1865"

  • Lindsay Van Tine (English & Comparative Literature) Columbia University, "Translated Conquests: Spanish New World History in U.S. Literature, 1823-1854"

  • Charles Wallace (History) College of William and Mary, "In the Chieftains’ Shadows:  The Deep South Confronts its Ancient Indian Past, 1790-1865"




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  • Christine Croxall (History) University of Delaware, “Holy Waters: Religious Conflicts and Commitments in the Mississippi River Valley, 1780–1830”

  • Demetri D. Debe (History) University of Minnesota, “Necessary Connections: Building Black Mobility in the Public Markets of the Greater Caribbean, 1660–1815”

  • Jamie Forde (Anthropology) University of Colorado, “The Conquest of the Hill of the Sun: Indigenous Domestic Life at Colonial Achiutla, Oaxaca, Mexico”

  • Kristina Garvin (English) Ohio State University, “Past and Future States: The Cultural Work of the Serial in U.S. Literature, 1786–1815”

  • Brendan Gillis (History) Indiana University, “Conduits of Justice: Magistrates and the British Imperial State, 1732–1834”

  • Sonia Hazard (Religion) Duke University, “Unruly Agencies: The American Tract Society, Religious Choice, and the Materiality of Print, 1825–1865”

  • Benjamin Hicklin (History) University of Michigan, “‘Neither a Borrower nor a Lender Be’?: Experiencing Credit and Debt in the English Atlantic, 1660–1750”

  • James Hill (History) College of William and Mary, “Muskogee Internationalism in an Age of Revolution, 1763–1818”

  • Justene Hill (History) Princeton University, “Felonious Transactions: Slave Economies and Localized Law in South Carolina, 1787-1860”

  • Jessica C. Linker (History) University of Connecticut, “‘It is My Wish to Behold Ladies among My Hearers’: Early American Women and Scientific Practice, 1720–1860”

  • Emily Merrill (History) University of Pennsylvania, “Judging Empire: British Military Courts and the Politics of the Body”

  • Max Mishler (History) New York University, “Boundaries of Freedom: Abolition, Punishment, and the Atlantic Origins of Mass Incarceration”

  • Alan Niles (English) University of Pennsylvania, “Memory, Mourning, and Writing Materials: Forming Memorial Literatures in the Anglophone Atlantic, ca. 1500–1700”

  • Carolyn Roberts (African and African American Studies) Harvard University, “Surgeon, Fetish Woman, Apothecary, Slave: Transatlantic Medical Cultures, Economies, and Laborers in the British Slave Trade, 1680–1807”

  • Rachel Trocchio (English) University of California, Berkeley, “The Puritan Sublime”



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  • Jessica Blake (History) University of California, Davis, “Caribbean Taste, Production, and Regionalism in Early Republic New Orleans”

  • Daniel Couch (English) UCLA, “The Imperfect Form: Literary Fragments and Politics in the Early Republic”

  • Lori Daggar (History) University of Pennsylvania, “Cultivating Empire: Native Nations, Quaker Missionaries, and the Negotiation of American Imperialism, 1754–1846”

  • Elizabeth Eager (Architecture) Harvard University, “Drawing Machines: The Mechanics of Art in the Early Republic”

  • Rachel Engl (History) Lehigh University, “America's First Band of Brothers: Friendship, Camaraderie, and Collusion within the Continental Army during the Revolutionary Era”

  • Alexandra Finley (History) College of William and Mary, “Blood Money: Sex, Family, and Finance in the Antebellum Slave Trade”

  • Nicholas Gliserman (History) University of Southern California, “Landscapes of Conflict: Cartography and Empire in Northeastern America, 1685–1713”

  • Andrew Inchiosa (English) University of Chicago, “Found among the Papers of the Early Republic”

  • Christopher Jones (History) College of William and Mary, “Religion and Revolution in the Atlantic World: Methodism in North America and the Caribbean”

  • Lauren Kimball (English) Rutgers University, “Re-versing the American Renaissance”

  • Alex Manevitz (History) New York University, “The Rise and Fall of Seneca Village and the Politics of Free Space in Antebellum New York City”

  • Don James McLaughlin (English) University of Pennsylvania, “Touching Phobia: Viral Affect and the Medicalization of Fear in Anglo-American Literature, 1786–1885”

  • Tommy Richards (History) Temple University, “The Texas Moment: Breakaway Republics and Contested Sovereignty in North America, 1836–1846”

  • Tony Perry (American Studies) University of Maryland, “‘To Go to Nature's Manufactory’: The Ecology of Slavery in Antebellum Baltimore County, Maryland”

  • Gabriel Rocha (History) New York University, “Sustaining Conquest: Island Colonies in the Atlantic Commons, 1480–1620”

  • Laura Soderberg (English) University of Pennsylvania, “Vicious Infants: Antisocial Childhoods and the Politics of Population in the Antebellum United States”

  • Rachel Walker (History) University of Maryland, “A Beautiful Mind: Reading Faces in the Anglo-Atlantic World, 1760–1860”



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  • Megan Bailey (Anthropology) University of Maryland, “Landscapes of Tension: Negotiation of Everyday Life on a Maryland Plantation”

  • Nicholas Bonneau (History) University of Notre Dame, “Unspeakable Loss, Distempered Awakenings: North America's Invisible Throat Distemper Epidemic of 1735–1765”

  • Jane Dinwoodie (History) Oxford University, “Beyond Removal: Indians, States, and Sovereignties in the American South, c.1812–1860”

  • Lauren Duval (History) American University, “Landscapes of Allegiance: Space, Gender, and Military Occupation in the American Revolution”

  • Eric Herschthal (History) Columbia University, “The Science of Antislavery: The Role of Science in the Early Antislavery Movement, 1770–1830”

  • Melissa Morris (History) Columbia University, “Cultivating Colonies: Tobacco and the Upstart Empires, 1580–1660”

  • Alexander Ponsen (History) University of Pennsylvania, “Conflict and Coexistence on the Edge of Empire: The Limits of Sovereignty in the Iberian Imperial World, 1570–1650”

  • Christy Pottroff (English) Fordham University, “The Mail Gaze: Early American Literature, Letters, and the Post Office”

  • Alyssa Zuercher Reichardt (History) Yale University, “War for the Interior: Imperial Conflict and the Formation of North American and Transatlantic Communications Infrastructure, 1730–1774”

  • Rebecca Rosen (English) Princeton University, “Making the Body Speak: Anatomy, Autopsy and Testimony in Early America, 1639–1790”

  • Nora Slonimsky (History) Graduate Center, CUNY, “‘The Engine of Free Expression’?: The Political Development of Copyright in the Colonial British Atlantic and Early National United States”

  • Katherine Smoak (History) Johns Hopkins University, “Circulating Counterfeits: Making Money and its Meanings in the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic”

  • Whitney Stewart (History) Rice University, “The Racialized Politics of Privacy: Meaning and Materiality in the Nineteenth-Century Black Home”

  • Yevan Terrien (History) University of Pittsburgh, “Exiles and Fugitives: Mobility, Labor, and Power in French Louisiana, ca. 1700–1780”



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  • Emilie Connolly (History) New York University, “Indian Trust Funds and the Routes of American Capitalism, 1795–1865”

  • Andrew J. Dial (English) McGill University, “The ‘La Valette Affair’: Jesuits and Money in the French Atlantic”

  • Nicole K. Dressler (History) Northern Illinois University, “The ‘Vile Commodity’: Criminal Servitude, Authority, and the Rise of Humanitarianism in the Anglo-American World, 1718–1820”

  • Andrew Ferris (English) Princeton University, “Colonial Histories in ‘Indian Country’: Anglo-American Historical Writing in the Seventeenth Century”

  • Aaron Roy Hall (History) University of California, Berkeley “Slavery and the Constitutional Sublime: Claiming the Founding in Antebellum America”

  • Elaine LaFay (History and Sociology of Science) University of Pennsylvania, “Atmospheric Bodies: Medicine, Meteorology, and the Cultivation of Climate in the Antebellum Gulf South”

  • Alicia Maggard (History) Brown University, “One Nation, under Steam: Technopolitics, Steam Navigation, and the Rise of American Industrial Power”

  • Alexandra L. Montgomery (History) University of Pennsylvania, “Projecting Power in the Dawnland: Colonization Schemes, Imperial Failure, and
    Competing Visions of the Gulf of Maine World, 1710–1800”

  • Hayley Negrin (History) New York University, “Possessing Native Women and Children: Slavery, Gender and English Colonialism in the Early American South 1670–1772”

  • Jordan Buchanan Smith (History) Georgetown University, “The Invention of Rum”

  • Samantha M. Sommers (English) University of California, Los Angeles, “Reading in Books: Theories of Reading from Nineteenth-Century American

  • Andrew Zonderman (History) Emory University, “Embracing Empire: Eighteenth-Century German Migrants and the Development
    of the British Imperial System”


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  • Emilie Connolly (History) New York University, “Indian Trust Funds and the Routes of American Capitalism, 1795–1865”

  • Andrew J. Dial (English) McGill University, “The ‘La Valette Affair’: Jesuits and Money in the French Atlantic”

  • Nicole K. Dressler (History) Northern Illinois University, “The ‘Vile Commodity’: Criminal Servitude, Authority, and the Rise of Humanitarianism in the Anglo-American World, 1718–1820”

  • Andrew Ferris (English) Princeton University, “Colonial Histories in ‘Indian Country’: Anglo-American Historical Writing in the Seventeenth Century”

  • Aaron Roy Hall (History) University of California, Berkeley “Slavery and the Constitutional Sublime: Claiming the Founding in Antebellum America”

  • Elaine LaFay (History and Sociology of Science) University of Pennsylvania, “Atmospheric Bodies: Medicine, Meteorology, and the Cultivation of Climate in the Antebellum Gulf South”

  • Alicia Maggard (History) Brown University, “One Nation, under Steam: Technopolitics, Steam Navigation, and the Rise of American Industrial Power”

  • Alexandra L. Montgomery (History) University of Pennsylvania, “Projecting Power in the Dawnland: Colonization Schemes, Imperial Failure, and Competing Visions of the Gulf of Maine World, 1710–1800”

  • Hayley Negrin (History) New York University, “Possessing Native Women and Children: Slavery, Gender and English Colonialism in the Early American South 1670–1772”

  • Jordan Buchanan Smith (History) Georgetown University, “The Invention of Rum”

  • Samantha M. Sommers (English) University of California, Los Angeles, “Reading in Books: Theories of Reading from Nineteenth-Century American Fiction”

  • Andrew Zonderman (History) Emory University, “Embracing Empire: Eighteenth-Century German Migrants and the Development of the British Imperial System”

  • Emilie Connolly (History) New York University, “Indian Trust Funds and the Routes of American Capitalism, 1795–1865”

  • Andrew J. Dial (English) McGill University, “The ‘La Valette Affair’: Jesuits and Money in the French Atlantic”

  • Nicole K. Dressler (History) Northern Illinois University, “The ‘Vile Commodity’: Criminal Servitude, Authority, and the Rise of Humanitarianism in the Anglo-American World, 1718–1820”

  • Andrew Ferris (English) Princeton University, “Colonial Histories in ‘Indian Country’: Anglo-American Historical Writing in the Seventeenth Century”

  • Aaron Roy Hall (History) University of California, Berkeley “Slavery and the Constitutional Sublime: Claiming the Founding in Antebellum America”

  • Elaine LaFay (History and Sociology of Science) University of Pennsylvania, “Atmospheric Bodies: Medicine, Meteorology, and the Cultivation of Climate in the Antebellum Gulf South

  • Alicia Maggard (History) Brown University, “One Nation, under Steam: Technopolitics, Steam Navigation, and the Rise of American Industrial Power”

  • Alexandra L. Montgomery (History) University of Pennsylvania, “Projecting Power in the Dawnland: Colonization Schemes, Imperial Failure, and Competing Visions of the Gulf of Maine World, 1710–1800”

  • Hayley Negrin (History) New York University, “Possessing Native Women and Children: Slavery, Gender and English Colonialism in the Early American South 1670–1772”

  • Jordan Buchanan Smith (History) Georgetown University, “The Invention of Rum”

  • Samantha M. Sommers (English) University of California, Los Angeles, “Reading in Books: Theories of Reading from Nineteenth-Century American Fiction

  • Andrew Zonderman (History) Emory University, “Embracing Empire: Eighteenth-Century German Migrants and the Development of the British Imperial System”


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  • Ajay Batra (English) University of Pennsylvania, “The Making of Abolition in the Archives of Atlantic Slavery, 1785–1865”

  • Lila Chambers (History) New York University, “Liquid Capital: Alcohol and the Rise of Slavery in the British Atlantic, 1640–1736”

  • Sherri Cummings (History) Brown University, “In Search of Equiano’s Sister: Thoughts of Slavery, Freedom and Black Girlhood in the Early Modern British Atlantic”

  • Timothy Fosbury (English) University of California, Los Angeles, “Persistent Futures of Bermudas Past: Genres of Geography and Race in Early America”

  • Kellen Heniford (History) Columbia University, “Slavery is Slavery: Early American Mythmaking and the Invention of the Free State”

  • Nicole Mahoney (History) University of Maryland, “Liberty, Gentility, and Dangerous Liaisons: French Culture and Polite Society in Early National America”

  • Elise Mitchell (History) New York University, “Smallpox and Slavery: Morbidity, Medical Intervention, and Enslaved People’s Lives in the Greater Caribbean”

  • Peter Olsen-Harbich (History) College of William and Mary, “A Meaningful Subjection: Coercive Inequality and Indigenous Political Economy in the Colonial Northeastern Woodlands”

  • Ittai Orr (American Studies) Yale University, “American Intelligences: Literature and the Science of the Mind, 1780–1860”

  • Kyle Repella (History) University of Pennsylvania, “Human Capital: Strategies of Slaving in the Greater Delaware Valley, 1620–1760”

  • Simeon Simeonov (History) Brown University, “Empire of Consuls: Consulship, Sovereignty, and Empire in the Revolutionary Atlantic (1778–1848)”

  • Sarah Templier (History) The Johns Hopkins University, “The Power of Consumer Desire: Textiles and Clothes in French and British North America, 1713–1760”