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Fellowships 2015

December 21, 2015 | By NEH Staff

Peter J. Ahrensdorf
Davidson College
Davidson, NC
Political Theory
Homer and the History of Political Philosophy: Encounters with Plato, Machiavelli, Nietzsche, and the Bible

Eugene Michael Avrutin
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL
European History
The Velizh Affair: Jews and Christians in a 19th-Century Russian Border Town

Yaron Ayalon
Ball State University
Muncie, IN
Near and Middle Eastern History
Autonomous and Integrated: Jewish Life in the Ottoman Empire

Steven Anthony Barnes
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Russian History
Gulag Wives: Women, Family, and Survival in Stalin's Terror

Hugh Howard Benson
University of Oklahoma, Norman
Norman, OK
History of Philosophy
Plato's Maieutic Method: Inquiry in Plato's "Theaetetus"

Andrea Florence Bohlman
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
European History
Fragile Sound, Silent History: Music and Unofficial Media in Communist Poland

Denise Ileana Bossy
University of North Florida
Jacksonville, FL
Native American Studies
A History of the Yamasee Indians: Ethnogenesis, Strategic Diaspora, and Resurgence

Charlotte Brooks
CUNY Research Foundation, Bernard Baruch College
New York, NY
U.S. History
Immigrants from America: The Chinese American Second Generation in China, 1900-1949

Jennifer Louise Burns
Stanford University
Stanford, CA
U.S. History
An Intellectual Biography of American Economist Milton Friedman (1912-2006)

Leslie Butler
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
U.S. History
American Democracy and the Woman Question, 1830-1880

Eric Calderwood
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL
Spanish Literature
The Memory of Al-Andalus and Spanish Colonialism in Morocco, 1859-1956

Margot Canaday
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
U.S. History
LGBT Workers in the Shadow of Civil Rights, 1945-2000

Michael David Carrasco
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
Latin American Languages
From the Stone Painter's Brush: An Anthology, Commentary, and Analysis of Classic Maya Literature, AD 250-900

Victor M. Caston
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
History of Philosophy
The Stoics on Mental Representation and Content

Michael D. Chasar
Willamette University
Salem, OR
American Literature
Beyond the Book: Poetry and New Media in Modern America

Andrew Barclay Chittick
Eckerd College
St. Petersburg, FL
East Asian History
The Jiankang Empire in Chinese and World History, 200-600 CE

Cynthia Anne Connolly
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Children, Drug Therapy, and Pharmaceuticals in the United States, 1906-1979

Lisa H. Cooper
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Madison, WI
British Literature
Ars Vivendi: The Poetics of Practicality in Late Medieval England

Jacob Paul Dalton
Regents of the University of California
Berkeley, CA
Nonwestern Religion
The Spread of the Local: Ritual Manuals and the Rise of the Tantric Subject

Nicola Frances Denzey Lewis
Brown University
Providence, RI
European History
Against the Cult of the Saints: The Early Modern Invention of Late Antique Rome

Julia Viglione Douthwaite
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN
European History
Worrying about Money in France: The Art and Literature of Financial Crisis, from Regency to Restoration

Elizabeth N. Emery
Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ
French Literature
Clémence d'Ennery (1853-1914): A Female Connoisseur in the Age of Male Collecting

Donald James Fader
University of Alabama School of Music
Tuscaloosa, AL
European History
Italian Music in Louis XIV’s France: The Goûts-réunis, Noble Patronage Networks, and the Roots of the Musical Enlightenment

Cara Anne Finnegan
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL
American Studies
American Presidents and the History of Photography from the Daguerreotype to the Digital Revolution

Elizabeth Ann Foster
Tufts University
Medford, MA
European History
Catholics and the End of the French Empire in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sarah Gualtieri
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Near and Middle Eastern History
Syrian Migrants in Southern California, 1880-1945

Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA
U.S. History
America Under the Hammer: Auctions and Market Culture, 1700-1850

Gina Ann Herrmann
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR
European History
Voices of the Vanquished: Spanish Women of the Left between Franco and Hitler

Zachary McLeod Hutchins
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO
American Literature
Newspaper Reading and Early American Narratives of Slavery

Suzy Kim
Rutgers University, New Brunswick
New Brunswick, NJ
East Asian History
Women Behind the Iron Curtain: A Cultural History of North Korea

Paul Alexander Kramer
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
U.S. History
Immigration and American Power in the Long 20th Century

Ellen Lewin
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
Gender Studies
Traditional Spiritual Practices and the LGBT Community In a Black Pentecostal Church Coalition

Mandana Limbert
Queens College, City University of New York
Flushing, NY
Near and Middle Eastern History
Oman, Zanzibar, and the Politics of Becoming Arab

Carolina López-Ruiz
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
Ancient History
Phoenician Networks in the Mediterranean from Greece to Iberia, ca. 700-500 BCE

Breandán Aodh Mac Suibhne
Centenary College, New Jersey
Hackettstown, NJ
European History
At the Famine Pot: A Whispered History of Ireland's Great Hunger, 1845-1851

Barbara Ellen Mann
Jewish Theological Seminary of America
New York, NY
Comparative Literature
The Object of 20th-Century Jewish Literature: A Material History

Samantha Marie Matherne
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
Philosophy, General
The Philosophy of Ernst Cassirer (1874-1945)

Alexis McCrossen
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX
U.S. History
A History of New Year's Observances in the United States, 1800-2000

Paige Anne McGinley
Washington University
St. Louis, MO
American Studies
Rehearsing Civil Rights: Practicing the Law, 1938-1965

Barbara Milewski
Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA
European History
Hidden in Plain View: The Music of Holocaust Survival in Poland's First Postwar Feature Film

William John Mitchell
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Arts, General
Seeing Madness: Insanity, Media, and Visual Culture

Ellen Muehlberger
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
Ancient History
The Moment of Reckoning: Imagined Death in Early Christianity

Amy C. Mulligan
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN
Comparative Literature
A Landscape of Words: Ireland, Britain, and the Poetics of Irish Space, 700-1300

Vanessa Ogle
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
European History
Neoliberalism and Political Economy, 1920s-1980s

Tore Carl Olsson
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
U.S. History
The Shared Struggle to Remake the U.S. and Mexican Countryside in the 20th Century

Elizabeth Outka
University of Richmond
Richmond, VA
British Literature
Raising the Dead: War, Plague, Magic, Modernism

Lorraine Smith Pangle
University of Texas, Austin
Austin, TX
Wisdom and Character: The Moral Foundations of Aristotelian Political Philosophy

Michael Bedrosian Pifer
University of Michigan, International Institute
Ann Arbor, MI
Comparative Literature
Integrated Literary Cultures in Anatolia and the Premodern World

Romita Ray
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY
Art History and Criticism
The Visual Cultures of Tea Consumption in Colonial and Modern India

Gary L. Reger
Trinity College, Hartford
Hartford, CT
Classical History
An Economic History of the Greco-Roman World

Michael Rescorla
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
Philosophy of Science
Bayesian Modeling of the Mind: Conceptual and Explanatory Foundations

Gabriel Said Reynolds
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN
History of Religion
God of Vengeance and Mercy: On the Qur'an's Theology in Relation to Jewish and Christian Tradition

Jill Robbins
University of Texas, Austin
Austin, TX
Literature, General
We Were All on Those Trains: Poetry and the March 2004 Madrid Train Bombing

Enrique R. Rodriguez-Alegria
University of Texas, Austin
Austin, TX
Latin American Studies
The Material Worlds of 16th-Century Colonial Mexico City

Susanah Shaw Romney
University of Arkansas, Little Rock
Little Rock, AR
U.S. History
Personal Interactions and Imperial Geographies in Early Modern Dutch Colonies

Nina Ariane Rowe
Fordham University
Bronx, NY
Medieval Studies
The World in a Book: Weltchroniken and Society at the End of the Middle Ages

Jennifer Anne Saltzstein
University of Oklahoma, Norman
Norman, OK
French Language
Medieval Learning and Vernacular Music: The Songs of the Cleric-Trouvères

Asuka Sango
Carleton College
Northfield, MN
History of Religion
Debate in the Buddhist Monasteries of Medieval Japan

Lise-Ségolène Schreier
Fordham University
Bronx, NY
French Literature
The Gifting of African and South Asian Children in 18th- and 19th-Century France

Christine C. Shepardson
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
Religion, General
A Memory of Violence: The Radicalization of Religious Difference in the Middle East (431-750 CE)

Barbara J. Skinner
Indiana State University, Terre Haute
Russian History
Religious Conversion, Culture, and Identity in Russia’s Western Borderlands, 1800-1855

Gabriel P. Solis
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL
Music, Race, and Indigeneity in Australia and Papua, New Guinea

Deborah Cosier Solomon
Auburn University at Montgomery
Montgomery, AL
British Literature
The Poem and the Garden: Rival Media in Early Modern England

David Spafford
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
East Asian History
The Corporate House in Japan, 1450-1650

Derrick R. Spires
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL
American Literature
Black Theories of Citizenship in the Early United States, 1787-1861

Neta Stahl
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
Literature, General
Conceptions of the Divine in 20th-Century Hebrew Literature

Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT
Theater History and Criticism
Expressing and Contesting Java-Islam through Performing Arts in Indonesia

Willard Sunderland
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH
Russian History
Russia and the World in the Age of Peter the Great

David W. Tell
University of Kansas, Lawrence
Lawrence, KS
Composition and Rhetoric
Emmett Till, Geography, and the Rhetoric of Place

Kathryn D. Temple
Georgetown University
Washington, DC
British Literature
Loving Justice: Blackstone's Commentaries and the Affective Origins of Anglo-American Conceptions of Justice

Trysh Travis
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
U.S. History
Reading Matter: Books, Bookmen, and the Creation of Mid-Century American Liberalism, 1930-1980

Michael A. Tueller
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ
Classical Literature
New Edition and Translation of Greek Epigrammatic Poetry

Lynn M. Voskuil
University of Houston
Houston, TX
British Literature
Horticulture and Imperialism: The Garden Spaces of the British Empire, 1789-1914

Michael Alex Wachtel
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
Arts, General
A Biography of Viacheslav Ivanov (1866-1949), Russian Poet and Intellectual

Lori J. Walters
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
French Literature
The Books of Christine de Pizan (1365-ca. 1431)

Kai Frederick Wehmeier
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA
A Critique of Philosopher Saul Kripke's Work on Identity and Necessity

Joan Weiner
Indiana University, Bloomington
Bloomington, IN
History of Philosophy
The Significance of Gottlob Frege's Language for Science

Suzanne Westfall
Lafayette College
Easton, PA
Theater History and Criticism
Records of Early English Drama: Northumberland

Sarah Winter
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT
British Literature
Habeas Corpus, Human Rights, and the Novel in the 18th and 19th Centuries

Victoria W. Wolcott
SUNY Research Foundation, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
U.S. History
The Utopian Strain in the Long Civil Rights Movement