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Public Scholars 2015

September 1, 2015 | By NEH Staff

Thomas George Andrews
University of Colorado, Boulder
Boulder, CO
U.S. History
Animals in the History of the United States

Edward Ball
Yale University
New Haven, CT
U.S. History
Constant LeCorgne (1832-1886): Biography of a Klansman

Nicholas Andrew Basbanes
Independent Scholar
North Grafton, MA
Arts, General
Cross of Snow: The Love Story and Lasting Legacy of American Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

Timothy K. Beal
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
Religion, General
Revelation: A Biography

Kevin Boyle
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
U.S. History
Bartolomeo Vanzetti (1891-1927) and the Culture of Early 20th-Century Anarchism

Mark Allan Clague
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
U.S. History
O Say Can You Hear?: A Tuneful Cultural History of "The Star-Spangled Banner"

Eric Cline
George Washington University
Washington, DC
Ancient History
Digging up Armageddon: The Story of Biblical Megiddo from Canaanites to Christians

Aaron Cohen
City Colleges of Chicago, Truman College
Chicago, IL
Music History and Criticism
Move On Up: Chicago Soul Music and the Rise of Black Cultural Power

David T. Courtwright
University of North Florida
Jacksonville, FL
History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Multinational Industries: Pleasures, Vices, and Addictions

Andrew S. Curran
Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT
European History
French Enlightenment Philosopher and Critic Denis Diderot (1713-1784): The Art of Thinking Freely

Philip Lester Dray
Independent Scholar
Brooklyn, NY
U.S. History
The Age of Fair Chase: Making A Hunter's Paradise in America

Sarah Crawford Dry
Independent Scholar
Hove, United Kingdom
History of Science
Water World: How the Sciences of Water Went Global

Judith Dupre
State University of New York, Purchase College
Purchase, NY
U.S. History
One World Trade Center: The Biography of the Building

Michael E. Gorra
Smith College
Northampton, MA
U.S. History
William Faulkner's Civil War

Christopher Hager
Trinity College, Hartford
Hartford, CT
U.S. History
I Remain Yours: Common Lives in Civil War Letters

Jonathan M. Hansen
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
U.S. History
Young Castro: The Making of a Cuban Revolutionary

Craig Harline
Brigham Young University, Provo
Provo, UT
European History
Wild Boar: The Monk Martin Luther and the Start of the Reformation

Gregg Alan Hecimovich
Winthrop University
Rock Hill, SC
U.S. History
The Life and Times of Hannah Crafts: The True Story of The Bondwoman's Narrative

Noah Isenberg
New School
New York, NY
Film History and Criticism
Everybody Comes to Rick's: How "Casablanca" Taught Us to Love Movies

Carla Kaplan
Northeastern University
Boston, MA
American Literature
Queen of the Muckrakers: The Life and Times of Jessica Mitford (1917-1996)

Wendy Lesser
Threepenny Review
Berkeley, CA
American Architect Louis Kahn (1901-1974): A Portrait in Light and Shadow

Malinda Maynor Lowery
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC
U.S. History
The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle

Kembrew McLeod
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
Art History and Criticism
The Pop Underground: Downtown New York’s Converging Arts Scenes in the 1960s and 1970s

John Coyne McManus
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO
U.S. History
The U.S. Army in the Pacific/Asia Theater in World War II

Diane McWhorter
Independent Scholar
Cambridge, MA
U.S. History
Moon of Alabama: The Space Race and Civil Rights in Post-WWII Huntsville

M. Lynne Murphy
University of Sussex
Sussex, United Kingdom
How America Saved the English Language: The Facts and Fictions of British and American English

Lien-Hang Nguyen
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY
History, General
Tet 1968: The Battles that Changed the Vietnam War and the Global Cold War

Phillips Payson O'Brien
University of Glasgow
Glasgow, Scotland
History, General
The Second Most Powerful Man in the World: Adm. William D. Leahy (1875-1959), Statecraft and the Shaping of the Modern World

Linda Przybyszewski
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN
Religion, General
The Unexpected Origins of Modern Religious Liberty

Anne Boyd Rioux
University of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
American Literature
Reading Little Women: The History of an American Classic

James Henry Rubin
State University of New York, Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY
Why Monet Matters, or Meanings Among the Lily Pads

Andrew K. Sandoval-Strausz
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM
Immigration History
Latino Landscapes: A Transnational History of Urban America since 1950

Jason C. Sokol
University of New Hampshire, Manchester
Manchester, NH
U.S. History
Shot Rings Out: How Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Death Was Lived

Bette Talvacchia
Independent Scholar
New York, NY
Gender Studies
The Two Michelangelos

Christina Abbott Thompson
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Area Studies
The Wonder Story of the World: How the Islands of Polynesia Were Settled and How We Know

Jennifer G. Tucker
Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT
History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Caught on Camera: A History of Photographic Detection and Evasion