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Fellowships 2016

December 14, 2016 | By NEH Staff

Fellowships support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Projects may be at any stage of development.

Paulina Laura Alberto
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
The Story of Raúl Grigera (1886-1955) and the African Diaspora in 20th-Century Argentina

Leslie Elin Anderson
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
Democratic Enclaves in Times of Trouble:  The Politics of Resistance in Nicaragua

Grant Arndt
Iowa State University
Ames, IA
Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) “Indian News” in Depression-Era Wisconsin

Sabri Ates
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX
Sheikh Abdulqadir Nehri (d. 1925) and the Pursuit of an Independent Kurdistan

Erin Elizabeth Benay
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
Early Modern Religious Connections Between Italy and India

Michael Thomas Bernath
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL
In a Land of Strangers: Northern Teachers in the Old South, 1790-1865

Frank Biess
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA
Fear and Democracy in West Germany during the Cold War

Stephen Vincent Bittner
Sonoma State University
Rohnert Park, CA
Wine Production and Culture in Tsarist Russia

Marcia Chatelain
Georgetown University
Washington, DC
Restaurant Ownership and Civil Rights History in Chicago

Amy Chazkel
CUNY Research Foundation, Queens College
Flushing, NY
Urban Chiaroscuro: Rio de Janeiro and the Politics of Nightfall

Haydon Leslie Cherry
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
Dao Duy Anh (1904-1988), Vietnamese Intellectual: A Biography

Evelyn M. Cohen
Unaffiliated Independent Scholar
New York, NY
Illuminated Hebrew Manuscripts from Renaissance Italy: A Means to Acculturation without Assimilation

Matthew Cohen
University of Texas, Austin
Austin, TX
Thinking across Cultures in Early America

Frank Charles Costigliola
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT
The Contingent Cold War and the Integrated Thought of George F. Kennan

Nomi Dave
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
The Revolution's Echoes: Music, Politics and Pleasure in Guinea

Lauren Hutchinson Derby
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
Sorcery Narratives in the History of Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Darren Dochuk
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN
The Relationship Between the Petroleum Industry and Religion in the 20th Century

April Eisman
Iowa State University
Ames, IA
Angela Hampel: A Contemporary Artist in East Germany

Loubna El Amine
Georgetown University
Washington, DC
The Foundations of Confucian Political Thought: History, Law, and the Political Community

Ayala Fader
Fordham University
Bronx, NY
The Internet and the New York Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Community

Daniela Flesler
SUNY Research Foundation, Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY
The Memory Work of Sepharad: New Inheritances for 21st-Century Spain

Claire Morgan Gilbert
St. Louis University
St. Louis, MO
The Arabic Voices of the Spanish Monarchy (1492-1700)

Karen B. Graubart
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN
Spaces, Authorities, and Jurisdictions in the Iberian Atlantic, 1400-1650

Kelly M. Greenhill
Tufts University & Harvard University
Medford, MA
Extra-Factual Sources of Threat Conception and Proliferation in International Politics

Paul E. J. Hammer
University of Colorado, Boulder
Boulder, CO
Queen Elizabeth I, Robert Earl of Essex and the Politics of the English Royal Succession, 1598-1603

Lara Harb
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
The Concept of Imitation in Classical Arabic Literature

Joanna Megan Hearne
University of Missouri, Columbia
Columbia, MO
Chickasaw Hollywood: The Fox Brothers and the Studio System, 1914-1954

Katherine Henninger
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA
Southern Childhood in U.S. Literature and Film

Mark Hussey
Pace University, New York
New York, NY
Clive Bell and the Making of Modernism

Jerma A. Jackson
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
Born in Slavery, Aging in Modern America, 1900-1940

Richard Jankowsky
Tufts University
Medford, MA
The Role of Devotional Music in Modern Tunisia

Stephanie Elizabeth Jones-Rogers
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
Women, American Slavery, and the Law

Tait Siddhartha Keller
Rhodes College
Memphis, TN
A Global Environmental History of the First World War

Sean Armel Kelsey
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN
Aristotle's Soul: Essays on the Classical Scientific Treatise, De Anima

Meegan Kennedy Hanson
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
The Microscope and the Language of Wonder in Victorian Literature

Aisha Khan
New York University
New York, NY
Obeah and Hosay: Two Religions of the Caribbean Region

Valerie A. Kivelson
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
Icons of Eurasian Empire: Early Modern Russian Visions of Encounter, Conquest, and Rule

Monica Kittiya Lee
California State Los Angeles University Auxiliary Services, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
A Linguistic Study of Brasilica, the Hybrid Portuguese Language of Colonial Brazil

Katina T. Lillios
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
Prehistoric Archaeology of the Iberian Peninsula: The Making of a Cultural Mosaic

Mary Lindemann
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL
Fractured Lands:  Northern Germany in An Age of Unending War, 1627-1721

Anne-Maria Boitumelo Makhulu
Duke University
Durham, NC
The New Financial Elite: Race, Mobility, and Ressentiment After Apartheid

Silvia Marsans-Sakly
Fairfield University
Fairfield, CT
A History of Democratic Protest and Memory in Tunisia, 1864-2011

Jeffrey Masten
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
A New Critical Edition of Christopher Marlowe's "Edward II"

Daniel Wallace Maze
Unaffiliated Independent Scholar
Los Angeles, CA
Painters in Renaissance Venice: A History of the Workshop of the Bellini Family

Melani McAlister
George Washington University
Washington, DC
Responses of Religion and Popular Humanitarianism to Nigeria’s Civil War, 1967-1970

John P. McCormick
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
The People’s Princes: Machiavelli, Leadership and Liberty

Erik S. McDuffie
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL
Marcus Garvey and the American Heartland, 1920-1980

Kate Merkel-Hess
Pennsylvania State University, Main Campus
University Park, PA
The Warlords: Familial Relationships and Power in Modern China

Anne Monahan
Unaffiliated Independent Scholar
New York, NY
Horace Pippin (1888-1946): Art, Race, and the Construction of American Modernism

Andrew James Francis Morris
Union College, Schenectady
Schenectady, NY
Race, Rights and Disaster Relief: Hurricane Camille, Mississippi, and the Transformation of American Disaster Policy

Linda Nash
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
American Engineers and Hydroelectric Development Projects in the U.S. and Afghanistan

Michele Currie Navakas
Miami University, Oxford
Oxford, OH
19th-Century Literary and Scientific Inquiry on the Nature of Marine Life

Casey O'Callaghan
Washington University
St. Louis, MO
A Multisensory Philosophy of Perception

Dawn V. Odell
Lewis and Clark College
Portland, OR
Chinese Art in Early Modern Europe and America

Danielle R. Olden
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Mexican Americans, School Desegregation, and the Making of Race in Post-Civil Rights America

Febe Dalipe Pamonag
Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL
Patients’ Activism in the Culion Leper Colony, Philippines, 1905-1930s

Leslie Paris
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, B.C.
American Children, Parents, and the State, 1960-1980

Maggie Popkin
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
Object Memory: Souvenirs, Memorabilia, and the Construction of Knowledge in the Roman Empire

David Robinson
Colgate University
Hamilton, NY
The Mongol Empire's Long Shadow: An Early Modern Chinese Court in Eurasian History

Jarod Roll
University of Mississippi
Oxford, MS
American Metal Miners and the Lure of Capitalism, 1850-1950

Heather Flynn Roller
Colgate University
Hamilton, NY
Contact Strategies: Independent Indians in the Brazilian Borderlands, 1750-1850

Benjamin A. Saltzman
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA
Secrecy and Divinity in Early English Literature

Michael Saman
Unaffiliated Independent Scholar
Asheville, NC
Classical German Thought in W.E.B. Du Bois’s “The Souls of Black Folk”

Whitney Schwab
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Baltimore, MD
The Philosophical Origin of the Concept of Knowledge

Anna Marshall Shields
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
Construction of the Tang Dynasty Literary Legacy by Scholars in the Five Dynasties and Northern Song

Quinn Slobodian
Wellesley College
Wellesley, MA
The Rise of International Economic Law

Allison Stedman
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
The Mind-Body Connection in French Literature, 1600-1735

Henry Justin Steinberg
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
Boccaccio’s Realism, Legal Institutions, and the Rise of the Novella

Gregory Steirer
Dickinson College
Carlisle, PA
Intellectual Property Law and the History of the Narrative-Based Franchise

Travis David Stimeling
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV
Country Music and Record Production in Nashville, 1955-1973

Carol Symes
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL
Activating Texts: Mediated Documents and Their Makers in Medieval Europe

Joan Marie Titus
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC
Dmitry Shostakovich and Music for Stalinist Cinema, 1936-1953

Julie Françoise Tolliver
University of Houston
Houston, TX
A Poetics of Solidarity in Francophone Independence Literatures

John Tresch
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Poet Edgar Allan Poe and the Forging of American Science

Zachary Thomas Wallmark
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX
Timbre and Musical Meaning

Deborah Yalen
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO
Ideologies on Display: Jewish Ethnography in the Age of Lenin and Stalin

Philip Yampolsky
Unaffiliated Independent Scholar
Champaign, IL
Documenting Vaihoho, a Form of Sung Poetry in Southeast Asia

Rachel E. Zuckert
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
The Naturalist Aesthetics of German Philosopher J. G. Herder (1744-1803)