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Awarded Fellowships

Previously awarded fellowships: 2022–23 | 2021–22 | 2020–21 | 2019–20 | 2018–19 | 2017–18 | 2016–17 | 2015–16 | 2014–15

2023–24 Awarded Fellowships

Long-Term Awards


David Roediger, Professor, History, University of Kansas

Topic: Casting Friday: Robinson Crusoe and the Making of Race

David Roediger is Foundation Distinguished Professor of American Studies at University of Kansas. He writes and teaches about race and labor in the US, mostly in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His current project researches how Friday in Robinson Crusoe was portrayed and seen racially, sometimes as Indigenous, sometimes as Black, and sometimes in blackface from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. His most recent book is The Sinking Middle Class (Haymarket, 2022) and his most cited, The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class (Verso, 1991). Roediger has served as president of the American Studies Association and the Working Class Studies Association.


Jennifer Jahner, Professor, English, Caltech

Topic: Arts of Conjecture: The Medieval Origins of Modern Prediction

Jennifer Jahner is Professor of English at Caltech, where her scholarship focuses on the fields of medieval rhetoric, law, and natural philosophy. She is especially interested in the histories that connect earlier understandings of evidence and proof with modern theories of rights and reliability. Her first book, Literature and Law in the Era of Magna Carta (Oxford University Press, 2019), traced the poetic underpinnings of English legal thought as it took statutory form. At the Huntington, she will be working on her next project, Arts of Conjecture: The Medieval Origins of Modern Prediction, which examines the long history of forecasting the future, from divination to data science. She is co-editor, with Emily Steiner and Elizabeth Tyler, of Medieval Historical Writing: Britain and Ireland, 500–1500 (Cambridge University Press, 2019), and, with Ingrid Nelson, of Gender, Poetry, and the Form of Thought: Essays in Honor of Elizabeth A. Robertson (Lehigh University Press, 2022). In addition to law and literature, she teaches and writes on book history and histories of gender and sexuality. Her work has been supported by various funding bodies, including the Graves Award in the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies.


Peter Mancall, Professor, History, University of Southern California

Topic: The Poisoning: A War Crime in Early Virginia and the Origins of English America

Peter C. Mancall is Distinguished Professor of History, Anthropology, and Economics and the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities at the University of Southern California, and the Linda and Harlan Martens Director of the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute. His seven books include Fatal Journey: The Final Expedition of Henry Hudson—A Tale of Mutiny and Murder in the Arctic (Basic Books, 2009), Nature and Culture in the Early Modern Atlantic (Penn, 2018), and The Trials of Thomas Morton: An Anglican Lawyer, His Puritan Foes, and the Battle for a New England (Yale, 2019). He is currently finishing a book called “American Origins,” which will be volume one of the Oxford History of the United States. In 2012 he gave the Mellon Distinguished Lectures in the Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania and in 2019-2020 he was the Harmsworth Professor of American History at Oxford University.


Thavolia Glymph, Professor, History, Duke University

Topic: Playing ‘Dixie’ in Egypt: Civil War Veterans in the Egyptian Army and Transnational Transcripts of Race, Nation, Empire, and Citizenship, 1869-1882

Thavolia Glymph is Peabody Family Distinguished Professor of History, Professor of Law, and Faculty Research Scholar in the Population Research Institute at Duke University. She is a historian of the United States whose research focuses on slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction. She is the author of Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household (Cambridge University Press, 2008), co-winner of the 2009 Philip Taft Book Prize and a finalist for the Frederick Douglass Prize and The Women's Fight: The Civil War's Battles for Home, Freedom, and Nation (University of North Carolina Press, 2020) winner of the Albert J. Beveridge Award and the Joan Kelly Memorial Prize from the American Historical Association; the Civil War and Reconstruction Book Award, Mary Nickliss Prize, and Darlene Clark Hine Award from the Organization of American Historians; the Tom Watson Brown Book Award; the John Nau Prize; and the Julia Cherry Spruill Prize, and a finalist for the 2021 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize. She is co-editor of two volumes of Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867 and currently completing two book manuscripts, “African American Women and Children Refugees in the Civil War” and “Playing Dixie in Egypt: Civil War Veterans in the Egyptian Army and Transnational Transcripts of Race, Nation, Empire and Citizenship, 1869-1882.” She is an Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer, a member of the Society of American Historians, past president of the Southern Historical Association, and president-elect of the American Historical Association.


Gordon Chang, Professor, History, Stanford University

Topic: Histories of Anti-Asian American Violence

Gordon H. Chang is a professor of history at Stanford University and the Olive H. Palmer Professor in Humanities. He served as the University’s Senior Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education from 2019-2022. He is a former director of the Center for East Asian Studies and of the Program in Asian American Studies. He is the Stanford Alumni Association Bass Fellow in Undergraduate Education. In 2019, he published Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic History of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt – the Chinese edition is, Chenmo de gangding, Cultural Development Press, Beijing: 2021) and, as co-editor, The Chinese and the Iron Road: Building the Transcontinental. His other books include Friends and Enemies: The United States, China, and the Soviet Union, 1948-1972; Morning Glory, Evening Shadow: Yamato Ichihashi and His Internment Writings, 1942-1945; and Fateful Ties: A History of America’s Preoccupation with China, which studies the long arc of America-China relations from American colonial days to the present. He edited Asian American Politics: Perspectives, Experiences, Prospects, and he worked with Judy Yung and Him Mark Lai on the volume, Chinese American Voices: From the Gold Rush to the Present. He was the senior editor of the pioneering study, Asian American Art: A History, 1850-1970. He teaches courses in American history, trans-Pacific history, U.S-China relations, and Asian American history. He is a fourth-generation Californian, having grown up in the East Bay. His degrees are from Princeton and Stanford University. He has been a fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation, American Council of Learned Societies, and a three-time fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center. He is a member of the Society of American Historians. Members of the U.S. Congress and of the California State Legislature have honored him with recognitions for his efforts to recover the history of Chinese railroad workers. At The Huntington, he will study the history of anti-Asian violence in America.


Gabriela Soto Laveaga, Professor, History, Harvard University

Topic: Troubles Below the Waterline: Contaminated Groundwater, Indigenous Struggles, and Hunger Solutions from Mexico’s Yaqui Valley, 1950-2015

Gabriela Soto Laveaga is Professor of the History of Science and Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico at Harvard University. Her current research interests interrogate knowledge production and circulation between Mexico and India; medical professionals and social movements; and science and development projects in the twentieth century. Her first book Jungle Laboratories: Mexican Peasants, National Projects and the Making of the Pill won the Robert K. Merton Best Book prize in Science, Knowledge, and Technology Studies from the American Sociological Association. In Jungle Laboratories she explored how the first viable commercial oral contraceptive, and three hundred other patent medications, were produced using wild yams picked by Mexican peasants who delivered the tubers to representatives of international pharmaceutical companies. The book is an examination of both the global quest for plants that heal and the local impact of this commercial search as well as an exploration of where science can be performed and by whom. She is completing two book manuscripts: one on doctors as agents of social unrest and her third book examines agricultural science exchange between India and Mexico. She is a current editor of The Bulletin of the History of Medicine, and has held numerous grants, including those from the Ford, Mellon, Fulbright, DAAD, Santander, and Gerda Henkel Foundations. She was awarded the 2019 Everett Mendelsohn Excellence in Graduate Mentoring Award and was a member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton for the academic year 2019-2020.


Lois Rosson, Historian, History, Berggruen Institute

Topic: Scientific Realism and American Astrofutures: Octavia Butler and the Space Environment

Lois Rosson received her Ph.D. in History from UC Berkeley in 2022, after working at NASA's Ames research center for two years. She has held fellowships at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, the Berggruen Institute, and the University of Southern California. She is currently working on a book manuscript about the pictorial legibility of outer space over the course of the Cold War.


Hannah Anderson, Fellow, History, University of Toronto

Topic: Lived Botany: Settlers and Natural History in the Early British Atlantic

Hannah Anderson is a historian of early America. She investigates the intersecting histories of science, gender, and environments. She holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, Dr. Anderson was the University College Fellow in Early American History at the University of Toronto. Her work has been supported by many institutions, including the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, the American Philosophical Society, the Consortium for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the John Carter Brown Library, the Library Company of Philadelphia, the American Antiquarian Society, and the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium. Dr. Anderson also has a background in public history. Her book manuscript, Lived Botany: Settlers and Natural History in the Early British Atlantic, examines colonial settlers’ logics and practices of plant identification, description, and analysis. These practices shaped efforts to settle and harness the resources of North American colonies while also generating problems of classification and typology that influenced the development of the science of natural history.


Sean Silver, Associate Professor, English, Rutgers

Topic: The Motley Emblem: Tristram Shandy and the Empire of Color

Sean Silver is associate professor of English at Rutgers University. He has held positions at UCLA, the University of Michigan, and Universität Basel, the last two with tenure. His first book, The Mind Is a Collection, is the exhibit catalogue of a born-digital museum of eighteenth-century cognitive models. Visit at mindisacollection.org; admission is always free. He has articles forthcoming in ELH, Novel, and Critical Inquiry, each of which differently traces the eighteenth-century tradition of complex systems analysis. While at The Huntington, he will be working on a project called The Motley Emblem. Beginning with a historical reconstruction of its iconic marbled page, this project begins by positioning Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy (1759-68) in the global networks of manufacture and technical innovation that made that book possible. His immediate ambition is a reading of Sterne's book, which places it in the messy, contingent world of its production. But his wider goal is to align three historical "rise" theses: the rise of the British native design tradition, including the rise of the novel, the modernization of commercial and industrial chemistry, and the emergence of the British Empire. He aims to make sense of empire not through its economic impact or is demographic effects, nor even its public arts like history painting or grand histories, but in the complex experience of making and reading a book. Some discussion of technical aspects of this project is available at motleyemblem.org.


Bernadette Pérez, Assistant Professor, History, University of California - Berkeley

Topic: The Violence of American Sugar

Bernadette Pérez is an assistant professor of U.S. history at UC Berkeley. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Prior to joining the faculty at Berkeley, she was the Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in Race and Ethnicity Studies at the Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts. She specializes in the history of Latinx and Indigenous peoples and situates her work at the intersection of multiple subfields, from race and environment to labor, migration, and colonialism. She is currently completing her first book, The Violence of American Sugar, a labor and environmental history of Colorado’s sugar industry. The book centers environmental injustice in movements for land, sovereignty, and rights in Indigenous, Mexican, Japanese, and white American communities in the twentieth-century U.S. West and illuminates why agricultural workers never saw collective justice in Colorado.


Hilary Buxton, Assistant Professor, History, Kenyon College

Topic: Disabled Empire: Race, Care and the First World War in Imperial Britain

Hilary Buxton is an Assistant Professor of History at Kenyon College. She is a historian of modern imperial Britain, focusing on histories of colonial intimacy and the production of knowledge. At the Huntington, she is working on the completion of her book manuscript, Disabled Empire: Race, Care, and the First World War in Imperial Britain. The project examines the experiences of wounded and disabled British colonial servicemen, their relationship with caregivers and the imperial state, and the lasting medical inequities produced out of this transcolonial encounter. Her articles have appeared in Past & Present and the British Journal for the History of Science. She earned her PhD in History at Rutgers University, and was a Past & Present Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Historical Research at the University of London before joining Kenyon.


Hayley Cotter, Lecturer, English, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Topic: From Shipboard to Book Board: A Material History of Early Modern Maritime Law

Hayley Cotter is a lecturer in the English Department and Writing Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is a scholar of early modern literature and culture, with a particular interest in the maritime law of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Her current project, which combines cultural history, legal history, and history of the book, traces the laws and customs of the early modern sea between 1483 and 1681. She is the recipient of a 2023 research fellowship from the Herzog August Bibliothek. Her articles have appeared (or will appear) in Renaissance Quarterly, Spenser Studies, The Journal of Early Modern Studies, and The Elgar Concise Encyclopedia of Law and Literature. She is currently editing a collection of essays with Tracey Miller-Tomlinson, How to Be an Early Modernist.


Honor Sachs, Associate Professor, History, University of Colorado at Boulder

Topic: The Book of Judith: A Story of Law, Family, and Mixed-Race Ancestry in Slavery and Freedom

Honor Sachs, an Associate Professor of History at the University of Colorado Boulder, is a historian of early America whose research focuses on slavery, law, and family. She is the author of Home Rule: Households, Manhood, and National Expansion on the Eighteenth-Century Kentucky Frontier (Yale University Press, 2015). She is currently writing a multigenerational history of an enslaved family that sued for freedom claiming Indigenous ancestry. Currently titled, "The Book of Judith: A Story of Law, Family, and Mixed-Race Ancestry in Slavery and Freedom," the book reconstructs the legal and personal stories of family that claimed descent from an Apalachee woman taken captive in Florida and trafficked to South Carolina and Virginia. Generations of this family sued for freedom in jurisdictions throughout Virginia, Kentucky Tennessee, and Mississippi, cultivating their legal strategies and sharing genealogical knowledge through family and community networks across the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.


Shannon McHugh, Associate Professor, Romance Languages & Literatures, University of Massachusetts Boston

Topic: Women’s Reproductive Lives in Renaissance French and Italian Lyric Poetry

Shannon McHugh is Associate Professor of French and Italian at University of Massachusetts Boston. Her research focuses on early modern literature and gender, with emphases including lyric poetry, the Counter-Reformation, and the history of participatory fan culture. Her new book, Petrarch and the Making of Gender in Renaissance Italy (Amsterdam University Press, 2023), examines how men and women of the Italian Renaissance used poetry to construct new, fluid, and sometimes radical gendered possibilities. She has co-edited the volumes Vittoria Colonna: Poetry, Religion, Art, Impact (with Virginia Cox, 2021) and Innovation in the Italian Counter-Reformation (with Anna Wainwright, 2020) and co-translated Writings on the Sisters of San Luca and Their Miraculous Madonna (with Danielle Callegari, 2015). Her Huntington project studies the history of women’s reproductive bodies by comparing early modern medical texts’ depictions of childbearing, pregnancy loss, birth, and nursing with those found in poetry by men and women from Italy and France.

Erika Perez NEH FELLOW

Erika Pérez, Associate Professor, History, University of Arizona

Topic: Knowing Her Place: Gender Regimes, Sexual Cultures, and Regulation in Nineteenth-Century California

Erika Pérez is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Arizona where she teaches U.S. women’s history, Mexican American history, North American borderlands, and U.S. sports history. She is currently working on her second book project, tentatively titled Knowing Her Place: Gender Regimes, Sexual Cultures, and Regulation in Nineteenth-Century California. In it, she examines evolving sexual and gender regimes in the aftermath of the U.S.-Mexico War. She looks at diverse ethnic and racial groups and how they contested and shaped gender and sexual ideals and popular discourse. Her research focuses on vice and underground economies, courtship and premarital sex, child brides and elopements, seduction and breach of marriage, age of consent law, the sensationalistic press and popular culture, and moral reform. Pérez is the author of Colonial Intimacies: Interethnic Kinship, Sexuality, and Marriage in Southern California, 1769-1885 (University of Oklahoma Press, 2018). She has published articles in the Pacific Historical Review, California History, and Early American Studies.

Abigail Swingen NEH FELLOW

Abigail Swingen, Associate Professor, History, Texas Tech University

Topic: The Financial Revolution and the Politics of Moral Crisis in Early Modern Britain

Abigail Swingen is an Associate Professor of history at Texas Tech University. Her research interests include the origins of the British empire, ideas of political economy, and the cultural and political consequences of economic change. Her first book, Competing Visions of Empire: Labor, Slavery, and the Origins of the British Atlantic Empire (Yale University Press, 2015), explores how English politics and ideas of political economy influenced the development of African slavery and other forms of coerced labor in England's West Indies colonies during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Her current book, “The Financial Revolution and the Politics of Moral Crisis in Early Modern Britain” focuses on moments of political and cultural crisis from the mid-1600s to the mid-1700s to explore how and why a revolution in finance occurred and how contemporaries understood and responded to it. It will argue that changes associated with Britain’s Financial Revolution must be understood as integrally connected to violence in terms of the growth of the fiscal-military state, Britain’s imperial conquests and participation in the transatlantic slave trade, as well as in relation to political and social upheaval and popular politics. This project has received financial support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipend Program, the Huntington Library UK Travel Grant, as well as an NEH Award for Faculty at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (2024-25). She has previously had fellowships at the Huntington Library and the Beinecke Library at Yale, and serves as a general editor for the Politics, Society and Culture in Early Modern Britain Series at Manchester University Press.


Jennifer Saracino, Assistant Professor, History of Art/Architecture, University of Arizona

Topic: The Uppsala Map (c. 1541): Indigenous Visions of Mexico-Tenochtitlan

Dr. Jennifer Saracino is an assistant professor of Art History at the University of Arizona. Her research focuses on Indigenous cartographic traditions of Central Mexico, cross-cultural interactions between mendicant friars and Indigenous communities, and the impact of these exchanges on the visual culture of early colonial Mexico. Her works also investigates Nahua relationships to the natural and built environment as reflected in the visual culture of early colonial Mexico. Her work has appeared in the journals Imago Mundi and Artl@s Bulletin as well as the edited volume Mapping Nature Across the Americas (University of Chicago, 2020) and the forthcoming Collective Creativity and Artistic Agency in Colonial Latin America (University of Florida, 2022.) Her current book project focuses on the Uppsala Map of Mexico-Tenochtitlan, the earliest known map of Mexico City painted by Indigenous artists after Spanish Conquest. Her research and scholarship have been supported with fellowships from the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection, the Newberry Library, the American Society for Environmental History, and the John Carter Brown Library. Dr. Saracino received her joint PhD in Art History and Latin American studies from Tulane University.


Jessica Beckman, Assistant Professor, English, Dartmouth College

Topic: The Kinetic Text: A Poetics of Movement in the Age of Print

Jessica Beckman is an Assistant Professor of English at Dartmouth College, specializing in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century poetics and material texts. At the Huntington, she will focus on revising her first book manuscript, entitled The Kinetic Text, which offers a new account of early modern poetics that incorporates the tactile, spatial, and discontinuous ways that early readers engaged their books. The project not only explores how these readers embraced the expressive potential of early print, but also how emerging forms such as the sonnet sequence and the prose fiction demanded dynamic and variable reading to produce poetic effects. Her research has appeared or is forthcoming in The Spenser Review, Spenser Studies, and Exemplaria, and has been supported by grants and fellowships from the Leslie Center for the Humanities, the Huntington Library, and the Stanford Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis, among other institutions. Her next project, Unstable Character in the English Renaissance, explores the materiality of literary character before the rise of narrative realism.


Kristina Borrman, Assistant Professor, School of Design and Construction, Washington State University

Topic: Banking by Design: Paul Revere Williams and the Architectures of Financial Activism

Kristina Borrman is the Assistant Professor of Social Justice in the Built Environment at the School of Design and Construction at Washington State University. Broadly speaking, Borrman’s scholarship focuses on the relationship between the built environment and the instantiation of social identity in the modern world. By approaching 20th-century world history within the context of architecture, she examines everyday life—the ethics of ordinary choices— to reveal ways in which race, class, and space are mutually constitutive. At the Huntington, she will research her book manuscript. “Banking by Design: Paul Revere Williams and the Architectures of Financial Activism” explores the legacy of Williams and Black-owned banks in Los Angeles, where they not only countered the discriminatory practice of redlining but also established tourist attractions in bank lobbies and cafeterias that celebrated Black wealth and heritage. This study of Paul Revere Williams reveals for the first time how the architect pursued financial equity during his long career, providing insight into one architect’s fight against redlining. The story of Williams helps us better understand the growth of Black wealth in Los Angeles where people fought for their right to the city by challenging the mainstream financial infrastructure that unevenly distributed capital and business opportunities.


Savannah Esquivel, Assistant Professor, Art History, University of California - Riverside

Topic: The Sights and Sounds of the Colonial Mexican Monastery

Savannah Esquivel is the 2023-2024 Fletcher Jones Foundation Fellow in The Huntington-UC Program for the Advancement of the Humanities, an innovative partnership designed to advance the humanities at public universities. She specializes in the art and material culture of the Hispanic Americas, with a particular emphasis on Mexico. Her research focuses on the artistic and sociopolitical interventions made by Nahua communities within Catholic built spaces in colonial Mexico. Current article-length projects investigate the soundscape of Franciscan convent churches, landscape mural painting, and the ecological impacts of settler-colonialism in the Puebla-Tlaxcala Valley, and discourses of Indigenous presence and absence in Spanish colonial sources and art historical methodologies. She is at work on a book-length project, tentatively titled Indigenous Insiders: The Sights, Sounds, and Stewards of Mexico’s Colonial Convents, which examines how Indigenous communities used Franciscan convents— their imagery, sounds, spaces, and institutional structure—to challenge settler-colonialism in colonial Mexico. Esquivel is a Faculty Affiliate of the UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.

Short-Term Awards

Damon Akins, Professor, Guilford College
Las Californias: A History, 1832–1854
One month

Myles Ali, Assistant Professor, University of California – Merced
Coastal and Riverine Marronage in West Africa: Enslaved Labor, Maritime Desertion, and the Making of Free Communities in the Waterscapes of Colonial Sierra Leone
Two months

Amanda Arceneaux, PhD Candidate, Brown University
To Know an Herbe: Early Modern Scientific Knowledge Production through Vernacular Manuscript Herbals, 1570-1750
Three months

Megan Baker, PhD Candidate, University of Delaware
Crayon Rebellion: The Material Politics of North American Pastels, 1758-1814
Two months

Stephen Barber, Professor, Kingston University
Eadweard Muybridge: Photographic Experiments in Urban Space
Three months

Andreas Bassett, PhD Candidate, University of Washington
The Purchase of Playbooks: Shopping for Drama and Book Buying in Early Modern England
One month

Deja Beamon, Assistant Professor, University of Missouri – Kansas City
Evoking Earthseed: a Future Informed Present
One month

Julia Bernier, Assistant Professor, Washington & Jefferson College
All on Board: Slavery and Shipping on the Brig Orleans
One month

Roya Biggie, Assistant Professor, Knox College
Sympathetic Ecologies in Early Modern English Tragedies
Two months

Crystal Biggin, Fellow, University of Leicester
Charlotte Lennox’s Novel Criticism and Debates about Shakespeare in the 1750s and 1760s
Three months

James Bland, PhD Candidate, University of Oklahoma
Enlightenment in the Shadows: Spaniards, Natives and the Borderlands of Experience
One month

Joe Borsato, PhD Candidate, Queen’s University at Kingston
Occupying the Indigenous Atlantic: Law, Land, Nature, and Property in the Making of the English Empire, 1575-1625
One month

Crystal Brandenburgh, PhD Candidate, Carnegie Mellon University
Planning for Peace: Carrie Chapman Catt, the National Committee on the Cause and Cure of War, and Women’s Organizing after Suffrage
One month

Brandi Brimmer, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel hill
The Other Frederick Douglass: A Black Freedom Fighter in the Post-Reconstruction South
Two months

Bay ByrneSim, PhD Candidate, Harvard University
Resist: Transnational Activism in Print and Photography, 1930–1945
Two months

Katherine Calvin, Assistant Professor, Kenyon College
Antiquarian Speculations: Art, Credit, and Collecting between Europe and the Ottoman Empire, 1660-1830
Three months

Steven Casement, PhD Candidate, Pennsylvania State University
Anglo-Spanish Polemics, the Diplomatic Environment, and Early Modern Alliance-Building: Anglo-Spanish Relations During the Restoration, 1660-1685
One month

Lily Chadwick, PhD Candidate, Durham University
Transatlantic Friends: Gender, Authority, and Regionalism in the Early Modern British Atlantic
One month

Alexander Chaparro-Silva, PhD Candidate, University of Texas – Austin
Writing the Other America: Democracy, Race, and Print Culture in the Americas, 1830-1898
Three months

Alexis Chema, Assistant Professor, University of Chicago
Extravaganza: Popular Romanticism and Public Address
Two months

Andrew Chen, Assistant Professor, Texas State University
Renaissance Allegory: The European Symbolic Image and its Global Context, 1450–1600
One month

Jennifer Chen, Author
Underground Chinatowns
Two months

Michele Cloonan, Professor Emeritus, Simmons College
Becoming Alice P. Millard
One month

James Cobb, Assistant Professor, United States Naval Academy
Black Ontology: Contemporary Black Fiction and the Problem of Metaphysics
One month

Milo Crimi, Adjunct Faculty, Occidental College
Destroying the Modes of Signifying: Anti-Modism in Late Medieval Philosophy of Language
Two months

Celine Dauverd, Associate Professor, University of Colorado – Boulder
All the Kings of the Mediterranean: The Papacy and the Conquest of North Africa, 1450-1620
Two months

Shaibal Dev Roy, PhD Candidate, University of Southern California
Radical Transits, Anti-Imperial Networks: South Asian-American Encounters-Literature and Print
Two months

Eva Diaz, Associate Professor, Pratt Institute
A Riot of Perfume: The Biopolitics of the Senses
Two months

Nora Doaiji, PhD Candidate, Harvard University
Roads of Arabia, Men of the Desert: A Global History of Central Arabia, 1871-1972
One month

Paige Donaghy, PhD Candidate, University of Queensland
After Birth: A History of the Placenta in European Medicine, 1600-1750
Five months

Sarah Donovan, PhD Candidate, College of William & Mary
Transplanted Whiteboys and Sons of Paxton: Patterns of Extralegal Violence in the British Atlantic World
Three months

Susan Eberhard, PhD Candidate, University of California – Berkeley
Transforming the Matter of Indemnity: Silver in Nineteenth Century China
One month

Elizabeth Fair, PhD Candidate, University of California – Berkeley
The Walls Speak: Migration and Memory in Chinese American Architecture and Ornament
Four months

Lara Farina, Professor, West Virginia University
Tactile Readings
Two months

Brendon Floyd, PhD Candidate, University of Missouri – Columbia
On Strange Tides: Irish Radicalism in the Revolutionary Atlantic, 1793-1816
Four months

Jacqueline Francis, Professor, California College of the Arts
The Reception to Modernist Abstraction in Southern California at Mid-Century
One month

Emily Francomano, Professor, Georgetown University
The Troublesome Exemplar: Fiction and the Debate on Women in the Fifteenth Century
One month

Sonja Gandert, PhD Candidate, The Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York
La Resolana: Chicano Artistic Imaginaries of Place, Race, and Activism in New Mexico and Texas, 1969–1985
One month

Lacy Gillette, Adjunct Faculty, Florida State University
People Watching in Paper Worlds: Jost Amman and Picturing the “Type” in the Sixteenth-Century Illustrated Book
One month

Pauline Goul, Assistant Professor, University of Chicago
Un/published Visions of Sustainability: Indigenous Ideas, Spanish Sources
One month

Matthew Grace, PhD Candidate, University of Virginia
New Masters in the Old Dominion: Finance, Industry, and Slavery in Antebellum Virginia, 1790-1860
Two months

Adriana Green, PhD Candidate, University of California – Berkeley
Geographies of the Future: Space, Time, and Race in the US Political Imaginary
Two months

Lynne Greenberg, Associate Professor, Hunter College of the City University of New York
Masculine Births: Milton, Women, and the Law
One month

Romeo Guzman, Assistant Professor, Claremont Graduate University
Orphans of the Nation: Mexican Americans and Transnational Citizenship in Greater Mexico, 1920s to 1940s
One month

Sharon Harris, Assistant Professor, Brigham Young University
Domesticating the English Masque, 1600-1700
One month

Karen Harvey, Professor, University of Birmingham
Social Bodies in the Leigh Family Correspondence, 1684 and 1788
One month

Megan Heffernan, Associate Professor, DePaul University
Resilient Books: Archival Science in an Age of Precarity
Two months

Eric Herschthal, Assistant Professor, University of Utah
Carbon Conscripts: Slavery and the Origins of Climate Change
One month

Alani Hicks-Bartlett, Assistant Professor, Brown University
French and Francophone Studies and Comparative Literature
Two months

Marlis Hinckley, PhD Candidate, Johns Hopkins University
Plant Knowledge and Gardens in Spain and New Spain, 1550-1600
Two months

Katherine Hobbs, PhD Candidate, University of California – Berkeley
Gothic Politics: Romance, Rights, and the Woman Question, 1830-1900
Two months

Cassidy Holahan, PhD Candidate, University of Pennsylvania
Dramatizing the Novel: Transmedial Exchange in the Long Eighteenth Century
Two months

Anita Huizar-Hernandez, Associate Professor, Arizona State University
From Cristero to Chicano: Mexican Catholic Nationalism and the Making of Latina/o Print Culture
Two months

Paul Hutchinson, PhD Candidate, University of Bristol
‘Every Damn one of ’em’s got a Little Piece of Land in his Head’: Masculinity and Ecological Crisis in the Dust Bowl
Three months

Richard Ibarra, Lecturer, California State University – San Marcos
Letrado Identity & Networks in Proofs of Blood Purity
Three months

Elena Janney, PhD Candidate, Harvard University
The Drake Manuscript: Offshore Views of the Sixteenth-Century Caribbean
One month

Nicole Theresa King, PhD Candidate, University of California – San Diego
Florence Yoch and the Making of Southern California’s Landscape Imaginary
Four months

Rachael King, Associate Professor, University of California – Santa Barbara
Reuniting Ballitore: Connecting USCB’s Ballitore Collection with the Huntington’s Richard Shackleton Correspondence
One month

John Koegel, Professor, California State University – Fullerton
Lynden E. Behymer’s Promotion of Latin American and Latinx Musicians and Performers
One month

Josh Lappen, PhD Candidate, Oxford University
Cultures of Power: Electrification, Politics, and Invisibility in the 20th Century Southwest
Five months

Aubrey Lauersdorf, Assistant Professor, Auburn University Main Campus
Apalachee Coast: Indigenous Power in the Colonial Gulf South
One month

Alexandra Lawrie, Lecturer, University of Edinburgh
‘Everything is off the record’: Eve Babitz and 1970s California
One month

Amanda Lee, Assistant Professor, Utah State University
Print Culture and Indigenous Knowledge: A Material Study of Religious-Order and Mission-Press Indigenous Language Books
One month

Yu Li, Associate Professor, Loyola Marymount University
Reframing Chineseness: The Chop Suey Letterform in American Linguistic Landscapes
Two months

Di Luo, Assistant Professor, University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa
The Diasporic State: Cross-Border Information Flows in Wartime China, 1937–1945
One month

Kathleen Lynch, Retired, Folger Shakespeare Library
Being Godly, Becoming Visible Saints in Restoration London
One month

Dewar MacLeod, Professor, William Paterson University of New Jersey
Making the Fifties: Forging the Vital Center in Postwar America, 1945-1950
Two months

Pamela Madsen, Professor, California State University – Fullerton
Why Women Went West: The Impetus and Evolution of Creative Thought in Women Artists of the West-Mary Hunter Austin
Two months

Kevan Malone, PhD Candidate, University of California – San Diego
Borderline Unsustainable: San Diego, Tijuana, and the Diplomacy of Urban Planning, 1919-1999
One month

Adelaide Mandeville, PhD Candidate, Harvard University
Changes in the Sky: The Rise and Fall of Weather Control in the Twentieth-Century U.S.
Two months

Charmian Mansell, Adjunct Faculty, University of Cambridge
People on the Move in Early Modern England
Two months

Nicole Marcel, PhD Candidate, Temple University
Ordering, Reordering, and Disordering the Land: Visual and Material Strategies of Resistance and Repossession in Contemporary Caribbean Art
Two months

Kathryn Marshalek, PhD Candidate, Vanderbilt University
Dynastic Politics and Religious Difference: English Catholics and the Crisis of the 1620s
One month

Pablo Martinez, PhD Candidate, University of Texas – El Paso
The Encounter of Both Worlds: A Case for Hybridity
Three months

Pablo Maurette, Assistant Professor, Florida State University
Significant Others: Monstrosity and Ethnic Trouble in Early Modern Transatlantic Culture
Three months

Kelly McCay, PhD Candidate, Harvard University
The Making of Shorthand Manuals in Early Modern England
Three months

Madeline McMahon, Fellow, University of Texas – Austin
Reading Canon Law in the Early Modern World (1550 – 1800)
One month

Nathalie Miraval, PhD Candidate, Yale University
Shaping God: Afro-Catholic Expressive Cultures in the Early Modern Spanish Empire
Two months

Mateo Montoya, PhD Candidate, Harvard University
Sciences of Godly Government: Jesuit Reductions among the Guaraní in Río de la Plata 1609-1795
One month

Breanna Moore, PhD Candidate, University of Pennsylvania
“Whose Loss?”: Reparations, Indemnities, and Sovereignty During the Era of Slave Trade Abolition in the Atlantic World
Three months

Jacob Myers, PhD Candidate, University of Pennsylvania
Noxious Foes: Figuring Vermin in the Natural Histories of the British Caribbean
One month

Christoph Nitschke, Lecturer, University of Stuttgart
Boom and Bust Diplomacy: The Financial Reconstruction of the United States, 1862-1878
One month

Sehyun Oh, PhD Candidate, Columbia University
The Seattle Camera Club: Picturing the American Landscape, the Pacific Bioregion, and the Japanese Diaspora, c. 1920-40
Three months

Kendra Parker, Associate Professor, Georgia Southern University
Understanding Octavia E. Butler
One month

Bennett Parten, Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University
Somewhere Toward Freedom: Sherman’s March and the History of Emancipation
Three months

Jason Pearl, Associate Professor, Florida International University
Aerial Vistas: The Advent of Flight and the View from Above
One month

Jennifer Peterson, Professor, Woodbury University
Cinema's Ecological Past: American Film History, the Popular Outdoors, and Nature Conservation, 1919-1950
Three months

Kristen Phipps, PhD Candidate, University of Nevada – Las Vegas
Desert Slavery: How the Old Spanish Trail Sustained Captivity and Coerced Labor in the North American West
One month

Wanda Pillow, Professor, University of Utah
Troubling Intimacies: Sacajawea & York as American Subjects 1804-2000
Two months

Jake Poller, Fellow, Queen Mary University of London
Christopher Isherwood: A Critical Life
One month

Tammy Proctor, Professor, Utah State University
From Waterloo to Brexit: The British in Continental Europe
One month

Jennifer Rabedeau, PhD Candidate, Cornell University
The British Eye: Ornament, Nation & Empire in Victorian Britain
One month

Austin Raetz, PhD Candidate, Cornell University
Ungovernable Bodies: Male-to-Male Sexual Violence in English Courts, c. 1600-1800
Two months

Nancy Rao, Professor, Rutgers University
Chinese Opera Theater in 19th-Century California
One month

Jason Reblando, Assistant Professor, Illinois State University
Archival Research of Photographs of the American colonial Period in the Philippines
One month

Christofer Rodelo, Assistant Professor, University of California – Irvine
Exhibiting Black and Brown: Race, Spectacle, and the Archive of Latinx Performance
One month

Celia Rodriguez Tejuca, PhD Candidate, Johns Hopkins University
From the Ground Up: Picturing Scientific Knowledge in the Late-Eighteenth-Century Spanish Americas
Three months

Emily Schollenberger, PhD Candidate, Temple University
Shifting Sediments: Photography, Memory, and Imperial Landscape
Two months

Jane Schultz, Professor, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis
Lead, Blood, and Ink: Civil War Surgeons, Literacy, and Professional Advancement
Two months

Sarah Scott, Professor, Manhattan College
The Moral Philosophy of Frances Power Cobbe (1822–1904)
One month

David Scott-Macnab, Professor, Northwest University
The Master of Game
One month

Sheila Scoville, PhD Candidate, Florida State University
Visualizing Relations in their Time-Place: The Ecocultural Landscapes of Maguey
One month

Gerald Jae Sevillano, PhD Candidate, George Washington University
Ang Sarap, Sarap! Filipinx American Culinary Imaginaries and Diasporic Gastropoetics
Two months

Chelsea Silva, Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University
Bedwritten: Middle English Medicine and the Ailing Author
Three months

Honora Spicer, PhD Candidate, Harvard University
POST BOND: One Square Mile in El Paso, TX
Two months

Chris Suh, Assistant Professor, Emory University
Diaspora Politics in the Age of Decolonization: Korean Americans and the Two Koreas, 1945-1953
One month

Katie Taylor, PhD Candidate, Liverpool John Moores University
Segregating the Outdoors: African American Childhood in Literatures of the Environment
Two months

Mi’Jan Celie Tho-Biaz, Curator, New York University
Kindred: BIPOC Culture Bearers and World Builders Look to the Archives of Octavia E. Butler
Two months

Spencer Tricker, Assistant Professor, Clark University
Imminent Communities: Liberal Cosmopolitanism and Empire in Transpacific Literature
One month

Simone Waller, Assistant Professor, Reed College
Talk of State: Publicizing Political Debate in Sixteenth-Century Dialogues and Drama
Three months

Molly Warsh, Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh
Servants of the Seasons: Itinerant Labor in the Global Early Americas
Four months

Isabella Weiss, PhD Candidate, Rutgers University
The Cultural Ecology of Meadows and the Margins of Fifteenth Century Illuminated Manuscripts
One month

Juliet Wiersema, Associate Professor, University of Texas – San Antonio
Ports of Plunder and Islands of Entanglement: William Hacke’s English “Pirate Maps” of the Spanish South Sea
Two months

Charnan Williams, Fellow, Cornell University
Building Castles in the Air: Arduous Labor in the Mines of Gold Rush California
Three months

Heather Williams, Professor, Pomona College
Stumbling Giant: Southern California Edison's Nuclear Nadir at San Onofre
Three months

Rachel Winchcombe, Assistant Professor, University of Manchester
Environment, Emotion, and Diet in the Early Anglo-American Colonies, 1570-1700
One month

Vivian Yan, Fellow, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Impossible Citizens: The Making of a Chinese American Politics
Three months

Duygu Yildirim, Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee – Knoxville
Uncertain Knowledge: The Making of Slow Science between the Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe
Two months

Helena Yoo Roth, PhD Candidate, CUNY Graduate Center
American Timelines: Imperial Communications, Colonial Time-Consciousness, and the Coming of the American Revolution

Adriana Zenteno Hopp, PhD Candidate, Harvard University
Shifting Pasts, Alternative Futures: The Making of Identities in the Colonial Andes
One month

Alex Zivkovic, PhD Candidate, Columbia University
Ambient Empire: Ecologies, Colonies, and Nature Vivante in Modern Paris, 1860-1940
One month


Sondeep Kandola, Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University
The Censorship of Oscar Wilde
One month

Petra Kuppers, Professor, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
Crip/Mad Performances: Asylum Dances, Archive Dances
One month


Maddison Colvin, Independent Scholar
Peripheral Garden
Two months

Travel Grants

Claire Clement, Independent Scholar
Processing Piety: Gender, Work, and Material Culture at Syon Abbey, 1415-1539

Rachel Gevlin, Assistant Professor, Birmingham Southern College
Divorcing the Rake: Male Restraint and the Development of the Novel, 1753-1857

Elena Janney, PhD Candidate, Harvard University
The Drake Manuscript: Offshore Views of the Sixteenth-Century Caribbean

Pablo García Piñar, Lecturer, University of Chicago
Unacceptable Bodies: A Critical Disability Study of the Habsburg Administration’s Recruiting Practices

Celia Rodriguez Tejuca, PhD Candidate, Johns Hopkins University
From the Ground Up: Picturing Scientific Knowledge in the Late Eighteenth-Century Spanish Americas

Morgan Wilson, PhD Candidate, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Tigers on the Thames: Korean Objects and London’s Public Museums, 1885-1919

Exchange Fellows

Corpus Christi College Exchange Fellows

From Corpus Christi:
Yannik Herbert, PhD Candidate, Corpus Christi College
The Emergence of Public Transportation Systems and their Cultural Influence on Early Modern Britain

To Corpus Christi:
Amanda Arceneaux, PhD Candidate, Brown University
To Know an Herbe: Early Modern Scientific Knowledge Production through Vernacular Manuscript Herbals, 1570-1750

Durham University Exchange Fellows

From Durham:
Stephen Taylor, Professor, Durham University
Revolution and the Creation of Anglicanism, c. 1625-c. 1760

To Durham:
Meg Roland, Professor, Linn-Benton Community College
Wynkyn de Worde: Printing New Cartographic Spaces

Jesus College Oxford Exchange Fellows

From Jesus:
Dan O’Driscoll, PhD Student, Jesus College
Crime and Imperial Governance in Latin America

University of Manchester

From Manchester:
Francisco Eissa-Barroso, Lecturer, University of Manchester
‘Written with my left hand’: Experiences of visible, physical disability in the Early Modern Spanish world.

Luis Castellví Laukamp, Lecturer, University of Manchester
The Philippines in the Making: Spanish Transpacific Chronicles (1590-1621)

To Manchester:
Grace Rexroth, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder
Imprinted Memories

Linacre College Exchange Fellows

From Linacre:
Vibe Nielsen, Fellow, Linacre College
Public Presentations of Plants: Communicating Collection Histories at The Huntington Botanical Gardens

To Linacre:
Caroline Lion, Independent Scholar, The New Swan Theater
Reading Shakespeare in Theological Frameworks: Prospero the Perplexed

Lincoln College Oxford Exchange Fellows

From Lincoln:
Sarah Cusk, Antiquarian Cataloger, Oxford University
Incunabula in The Huntington’s Collections

To Lincoln:
Edith Gonzalez, Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo – SUNY
Beyond the Codrington Papers

New College Oxford Exchange Fellows

From New:
Daniel Fried, PhD Candidate, New College
John Milton (1608-74) and the Uses of Ancient Learning

To New:
Emily Schollenberger, PhD Candidate, Temple University
Shifting Sediments: Photography, Memory, and Imperial Landscape

Trinity College Dublin Exchange Fellows

From Trinity College Dublin:
Holly Ritchie, PhD Candidate, Trinity College Dublin
Saviours and Enslavers: The Irish in the Catholic Atlantic 1703-1791

To Trinity College Dublin:
Judith Stapleton, PhD Candidate, Yale University
Picturing J. M. Synge: Visual Art and the Irish Literary Revival

Trinity Hall Cambridge Exchange Fellows

From Trinity Hall:
Anneke de Bont, PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge
The Christian Epistemic Image in Northern European Print, c. 1550-1700

To Trinity Hall:
Breanna Moore, PhD Candidate, University of Pennsylvania
“Whose Loss?”: Reparations, Indemnities, and Sovereignty During the Era of Slave Trade Abolition in the Atlantic World

Joint Fellows

American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies

Annette Hulbert, Assistant Professor, Willamette University
Writing the Weather in Wheatley Peters’s Voyages

Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Brandi Adams, Assistant Professor, Arizona State University
Representations of Books and Readers in Early Modern English Drama

Shakespeare Association of America

Wendy Beth Hyman, Professor, Oberlin College
Shakespeare and the Ingenious Machine

AHRC Fellows

Scarlett Butler, PhD Candidate, University of Edinburgh
The Impact of Early Colonialism on Perceptions of Body Size and Beauty
Two months

Sean Cham, PhD Candidate, Birkbeck, University of London
Legacies of the British Empire in London’s National Gallery, 1824-1874
Two months

Jake Elliott, PhD Candidate, University of Roehampton
William Blake and London: The Artist Visualizing Jerusalem
Three months

Catarina Fontoura, PhD Candidate, Falmouth University
Picturing Colorado: Uncovering Marginal and Hidden River Histories in the Otis Marston Collection
Three months

Silvia Maria Marchiori, PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge
Early modern surgical instruments and the material Renaissance of ancient medicine
Two months

Samantha Nelson, PhD Candidate, Manchester Metropolitan University
Women, Warfare, and Tudor Regimes (c. 1485-1603)
Two months

Anna Pravdica, PhD Candidate, University of Warwick
The Everyday Significance and Cultural Representation of Sincerity and Deceit in British Legal Records and Cheap Print, 1640-1770
Three months

Dylan Price, PhD Candidate, University of Oxford
Indigeneity in the Travel Photographs of Lady Annie Brassey
Three months

Jacob Ridley, PhD Candidate, University of Oxford
Personification Drama from Manuscript to Print, 1538-1607
Two months

Lydia Smith, PhD Candidate, King’s College London
Exploring Spectacles and Performance in the Stowe, Lucas, and Chandos Papers
Three months