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Summer Stipends 2018

April 9, 2018 | By NEH Staff

Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Eligible projects usually result in articles, monographs, books, digital materials and publications, archaeological site reports, translations, or editions. Projects must not result solely in the collection of data; instead they must also incorporate analysis and interpretation. Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two consecutive months.

Kevin Adams
Kent State University Main Campus
Kent, OH
U.S. History
Civil Rights and Anti-Chinese Violence in Seattle During the 1880s

Amy Anderson
West Chester University
West Chester, PA
Composition and Rhetoric
Windows to Heaven: The Rhetorical Legacy of Byzantine Icons

Jason BeDuhn
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ
History of Religion
The Influence of the Religion of Manichaeism from about 400-430 on Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430)

Leandro Benmergui
SUNY Research Foundation, College at Purchase
Purchase, NY
Latin American History
Vila Kennedy: The Social and Political Organization of Public Housing Residents in Argentina and Brazil, 1960-1973

Waitman Beorn
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
European History
Between the Wires: The Janowska Camp and the Holocaust in Lviv

José Bermúdez
Texas A & M University, College Station
College Station, TX
Philosophy, General
The Power of Frames: Rethinking Models of Rational Decision-Making

Virginia Blanton
University of Missouri, Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
History of Religion
Shaping Monastic Devotional Culture in 14th-Century England

Elizabeth Bond
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
European History
Experiencing the Enlightenment: an Eighteenth-century Information Network

Zachary Brittsan
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX
Latin American History
Trying Modernity: Murder and Justice in Mexico’s Age of Conflict, 1847-1871

Julia Bryan-Wilson
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
Gender Studies
The Works of American Sculptor Louise Nevelson (1899-1988)

Claire Cage
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
European History
The Science of Proof: Forensic Medicine in Nineteenth-Century France

Emily Callaci
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Madison, WI
Gender Studies
A History of Family Planning in Africa in the 1960s and 1970s

Emily Clark
Gonzaga University
Spokane, WA
U.S. History
Jesuit Missions and Native Communities in the Northwest, 1840–1940

Margaret Clinton
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT
East Asian History
Power and Petroleum in China and the Western Pacific, 1870-Present

Matthew Crain
Queens College
Queens, NY
The Rise of Surveillance Advertising in America, from the 1990s to the 2000s

Sarah Curtis
San Francisco State University Foundation Inc.
San Francisco, CA
European History
Small Worlds: The Culture of Childhood in Nineteenth-Century France

Cassio de Oliveira
Portland State University
Portland, OR
Slavic Literature
Writing Rogues: Collective and Individual Identity Formation in the Soviet Picaresque Novel, 1921-1938

Anne Dwyer
Pomona College
Claremont, CA
Russian Literature
Literary Theorist Viktor Shklovsky (1893-1984) and the Arts Policies of the Soviet Union

Michael Dwyer
Arcadia University
Glenside, PA
Media Studies
Tinsel and Rust: Hollywood Film and Postindustrial Cities in the United States

Patrick Erben
State University of West Georgia
Carrollton, GA
U.S. History
German Pietism and American Literature of the Late 18th and 19th Centuries

Nicole Etcheson
Ball State University
Muncie, IN
U.S. History
Suffrage in the Post-Civil War United States

Sean Farrell
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL
Cultural History
The Trillick Railway Outrage: Making Sectarianism in Victorian Ireland

Margarete Feinstein
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA
European History
Holocaust survivors and retribution at the end of World War II

Jennifer Ferriss-Hill
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL
Classical Languages
The Ancient Roman Poet Horace's "Art of Poetry" and the Art of Living

Victoria Fortuna
Reed College
Portland, OR
Latin American Studies
Concert Dance, Race, and Identity in Argentina

Rachel Gabara
University of Georgia
Athens, GA
French Language
Realism and African Documentary Film, 1905 to the Present

Sarah Gardner
Mercer University
Macon, GA
U.S. History
Reading During the American Civil War, 1861-1865

James Heinzen
Rowan University
Glassboro, NJ
Russian History
Underground Entrepreneurs and the Soviet Shadow Economy under Late Socialism, 1950s-1980s

Daniel Hershenzon
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT
European History
Jewish Manuscripts in the Early Modern Mediterranean: Between Piracy, Redemption, and the Spanish Inquisition.

Zena Hitz
St. John's College, Main Campus
Annapolis, MD
Philosophy, General
Intellectual Life:  What It Is and Why It Matters

Sarah Igo
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
U.S. History
A History of Social Security Numbers in America

Andrey Ivanov
University of Wisconsin, Platteville
Platteville, WI
Russian History
A Spiritual Revolution: the Reformation and Enlightenment in Orthodox Russia 1700-1825

Martine Jean
University of South Carolina, Columbia
Columbia, SC
Latin American History
Routine Imprisonment, Race, and Citizenship in 19th Century Brazil, 1830-1890

Aaron Johnson
Lee University
Cleveland, TN
History of Philosophy
Philosophy and Tradition in the Contra Julianumby Cyril of Alexandria (c. 375-444)

Constance Kassor
Lawrence University
Appleton, WI
Nonwestern Religion
Translation of "Synopsis of the Middle Way," a Treatise by the 15th-Century Buddhist Philosopher Gorampa Sonam Senge

Renata Keller
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV
Latin American History
Ground Zero: The Cuban Missile Crisis in Latin America

Melinda Latour O'Brien
Tufts University
Medford, MA
French Literature
The Voice of Virtue: Moral Song in Late Renaissance France, 1550-1650

John Leary
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI
American Studies
A Cultural History of the Concept of Innovation, from the 17th Century to the Present

Christopher Lee
Lafayette College
Easton, PA
African Studies
A History of the Nighttime in 19th- and 20th- Century South Africa

Peter L'Official
Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Urban Studies
Urban Legends: The South Bronx in Representation and Ruin

Nathan Martin
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
History of Philosophy
The Philosophers' Rameau: Music Theory in the Encyclopédie

Denise McCoskey
Miami University, Oxford
Oxford, OH
Classical History
"Race-Mixture" and the Fall of Rome: Eugenics and Classical Scholarship in Early 20th-Century America

Lauren Meeker
SUNY Research Foundation, College at New Paltz
New Paltz, NY
Cultural Anthropology
Moral Responsibility, Gender, and Social Change in Lineage Ritual in Northern Vietnam

J. Cameron Monroe
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA
Archaeology at Cana: A West African City of the Atlantic Era, 1600-1894

Heidi Morse
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
Black Women and the Classical Traditions of Greece and Rome in 19th-Century America

Laura Moure Cecchini
Colgate University
Hamilton, NY
Italian Language
The Lure of the Baroque in Italian Visual Culture, 1898-1945

Kathleen Newman
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
Latin American Studies
Argentine Early Sound Film (1933-1935)

Paula Park
Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT
Spanish Language
Latin America in the Philippines: Rethinking Intercoloniality Across the Hispanic Pacific (1898-1964)

Traci Parker
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Amherst, MA
African American History
Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights: The Racial Integration of American Department Stores from the 1950s to 1980s

Jason Pearl
Florida International University
Miami, FL
British Literature
Balloon Flight and British Literature of the 18th and 19th Centuries

Willeke Sandler
Loyola University Maryland
Baltimore, MD
European History
Unofficial Empire: Germans Between Germany and Tanganyika, 1925-1945

Sascha Scott
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY
Native American Studies
Interpreting Early 20th-Century Paintings by Pueblo Artists of the American Southwest

Mitra Sharafi
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Madison, WI
South Asian History
Fear of the False: Forensic Science in Colonial India, 1856-1947

Stephen Sohn
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA
American Literature
The Korean War (1950-53) in Poetry by Korean Americans

Nathan Suhr-Sytsma
Emory University
Atlanta, GA
African Literature
The Role of Poetry in Contemporary African Literary Communities

Suzanne Sutherland
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN
Renaissance History
The Rise of the Military Entrepeneur: War, Diplomacy, and Knowledge in Habsburg Europe (18th and 19th Centuries)

Phillip Troutman
George Washington University
Washington, DC
U.S. History
"Incendiary Pictures": The Radical Visual Rhetoric of American Abolition in the 1830s

Olivia Weisser
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Boston, MA
Gender Studies
A Cultural History of Venereal Disease and its Treatment in Early Modern England

Benjamin White
Clemson University
Clemson, SC
Ancient History
The Authorship of the Pauline Epistles: The Promise and Limitations of Computational Methods

Cecile Whiting
University of California
Irvine, CA
Art History and Criticism
Global War and the New American Landscape, 1939-48

Rebecca Wollenberg
Independent Scholar
Ann Arbor, MI
Religion, General
Beyond the Book: Reimagining the Early Reception History of the Bible

Elizabeth Wright
University of Georgia
Athens, GA
Renaissance Studies
Theater and the Slave Trade in 15th- and 16th-Century Spain and Portugal

Elaine Yau
Independent Scholar
Redwood, CA
African American Studies
The Paintings of Clementine Hunter (1887-1988), a Folk Artist of Rural Louisiana

Corinna Zeltsman
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA
Latin American History
Ink Under the Fingernails: Printers and Liberalism in Nineteenth-Century Mexico

Jolene Zigarovich
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA
British Literature
Death and Corpses in the 18th-Century British Novel