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Summer Stipends Awards 2013

April 8, 2013 | By NEH Staff

The NEH Summer Stipends program provides awards for individuals to pursue scholarly work in the humanities during the summer.  Projects may contribute to scholarly knowledge in a particular discipline or to the general public's understanding of the humanities, and they may address broad topics or focused research in a single field.  Recipients typically produce scholarly articles, books, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly tools in either traditional print or electronic formats.

Margaret Abruzzo
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL
U.S. History
Sin, Sinners, and the Problem of Evil in 18th- and 19th-Century Anglo-American Morality

Edward E. Andrews
Providence College
Providence, RI
U.S. History
American Missionary Connections with Asia at the Dawn of the Global Age

Paul S. Atkins
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Asian Literature
The Poetry and Life of Medevial Japanese Poet Fujiwara no Teika (1162-1241)

Sahar Bazzaz
College of the Holy Cross
Worcester, MA
Natural History, Local Knowledge and Global Science in the Middle East (18th-20th Centuries)

Richard J. Bell
University of Maryland, College Park
College Park, MD
U.S. History
Kidnapper and Slave Trader Patty Cannon (c. 1760-1829) and the Illicit Market for Slaves in the U.S.

Mara H. Benjamin
St. Olaf College
Northfield, MN
Selves in Relation: Parental Obligation, Power, and Care in Jewish Theological Perspective

Julie Berebitsky
University of the South
Sewanee, TN
U.S. History
Republican Feminists: Between Party Loyalty and Women's Rights

Michael Thomas Bernath
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL
U.S. History
In a Land of Strangers: Northern Teachers in the Old South and the Emergence of American Sectional Identity, 1790-1865

Johanna Bockman
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
International Studies
Socialist Globalizations

Jan Kathy Bulman
Auburn University at Montgomery
Montgomery, AL
Medieval Studies
Magic, Terror, and Politics in Fourteenth-Century Languedoc

Susan Burch
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT
U.S. History
Native American Lives and the History of South Dakota's Hiawatha Asylum, 1920-1934

Alexander Byrne
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
A Theory of How We Know Our Own Minds

Kerry Ryan Chance
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Political Roles and Practices among 'the Poor' in Democratic South Africa

Sharika D. Crawford
United States Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD
Latin American History
Contested Commons: Circular Migration and State Rights in the Spanish Circum-Caribbean

Heather Diane DeHaan
SUNY Research Foundation, Binghamton
Binghamton, NY
History, General
Baku Neighborhoods during the Interwar Period in Soviet Azerbaijan

Louise Nelson Dyble
Michigan Technological University
Houghton, MI
U.S. History
Chicago's Calumet Industrial District: Transportation, Place and Justice in a Globalizing City

Kathryn Jean Edgerton-Tarpley
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA
East Asian History
The Loss of Heaven: Changing Responses to Disaster in Late Imperial and Modern China

Bonnie Effros
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
European History
Walking in the Footsteps of the Romans: French Colonial Archaeology in Algeria, 1830-1900

Gregory Panos Fields
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL
Native American Studies
Pacific Northwest Culture and Medicine Teachings

Ian Finseth
University of North Texas
Denton, TX
American Literature
The Civil War Dead and American Modernity

Tejaswini Ganti
New York University
New York, NY
Indian Cinema in the United States, 1928-Present

Sandra L. Garner
Miami University, Oxford
Oxford, OH
Native American Studies
To Come to a Better Understanding: The Medicine Men and Clergy Meetings, 1973-1978, on Rosebud Reservation

Edmund J. Goehring
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario
Music History and Criticism
A Troubling Genius: Early Mozart Reception and Modern Music Historiography

David Malcolm Gordon
Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME
African History
The Rise and Fall of Ngongo Lutete: A Congolese Warlord at the End of the Nineteenth Century

Colin M. Heydt
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL
History of Philosophy
Practical Ethics in Eighteenth Century Britain

David Paul Hochfelder
University at Albany, SUNY
Albany, NY
U.S. History
A History of Thrift in America from Benjamin Franklin to the Great Recession

Heather Hurst
Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY
The San Bartolo Mural Fragments: Reconstructing Images of Ancient Maya Myth

Elizabeth Quay Hutchison
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM
Latin American History
From Servants to Workers: A Social History of Domestic Service in Twentieth-Century Chile

Janna Israel
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA
Art History and Criticism
The Fall of Byzantium in 1453 and the Shaping of Identity in Early Modern Venice

Lisa Marie Jakelski
Eastman School of Music
Rochester, NY
Music History and Criticism
The Warsaw Autumn Festival: Musical Encounters in Poland from the Cold War to the Twenty-First Century

Joan Marie Johnson
Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago, IL
U.S. History
Wealthy Women, Philanthropy, Power, and the Women's Movement in late 19th-20th Century America

Debra Kaplan
Yeshiva University
New York, NY
European History
Community of Donors: Jewish Charity in Germany, 1500-1800

Daniel Young-Hoon Kim
Brown University
Providence, RI
American Studies
The Korean War in Color: Race, Nation and the Intimacies of Conflict

Eric John Kondratieff
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY
Ancient History
A New History of Tribunes of the Plebs and the Tribunate in the Roman Republic

Cherilyn May Lacy
Hartwick College
Oneonta, NY
European History
Total War and Civilian Health in France 1914-1918

Tirza True Latimer
California College of the Arts, Oakland
Oakland, CA
Eccentricity in the History of American Art during the Modernist Period

Sonia Song-Ha Lee
Washington University
St. Louis, MO
U.S. History
Diagnosing Difference: Psychiatrists and Political Dissent, 1945-80

Nathaniel Benjamin Levtow
University of Montana
Missoula, MT
Text Destruction in the Bible and the Ancient World

Juliette Levy
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA
Latin American History
In the Shadows of Giants: Credit, Intermediaries and Informal Markets in the Mexican Revolution, 1910-1917

Mireya Loza
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL
American Studies
The Bracero Program: A History of the U.S.-Mexico Guest Worker Program, 1942-1964

Babacar Mbaye
Kent State University Main Campus
Kent, OH
African American Studies
Black Diasporan and West African Francophone Intellectuals, 1914-1966

Andrew Lockwood McClellan
Tufts University
Medford, MA
Making Museum Men: Paul J. Sachs and the Museum Course at Harvard, 1921-1948

Mitchell Bennett Merback
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
Art History and Criticism
Solidarities of Mercy: Visual Poetics of Late Gothic in the Tyrol, 1400-1525

Joanna Rachel Merwood-Salisbury
New School
New York, NY
Urban Studies
The History of Union Square as a Democratic Public Space

Susan Ford Morgan
Unaffiliated Independent Scholar
Los Angeles, CA
American Studies
A Biography of Esther McCoy (1904-1989), American Architectural Critic and Journalist

Daniel Wayne Mosser
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA
British Literature
A Digital Edition of the Index of Middle English Verse

Mona Narain
Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, TX
British Literature
Dialogues of the East and the West: Cross-Cultural Encounters in Indian Narratives and British Fiction, 1750-1840

Danny Noorlander
Unaffiliated Independent Scholar
Beloit, WI
The Reformed Church and the Dutch West India Company in the Atlantic World, 1621-1674

Tammy Nyden
Grinnell College
Grinnell, IA
History of Philosophy
The New Physics at Leiden

Conor Andreas O'Dwyer
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
International Studies
Culture Clash: European Integration and Gay-Rights Activism in Postcommunist Europe

John Matthew Oksanish
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC
A New Assessment of the Roman architect Vitruvius, and his Treatise, on Architecture

Michael Pasquier
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA
Religion and Landscape in the Mississippi River Delta

Elaine Pena
George Washington University
Washington, DC
Commemorating George Washington's Birthday on the U.S.-Mexico Border, 1898-Present

Antje Pfannkuchen
Dickinson College
Carlisle, PA
History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Tom Wedgwood and the Invention of Photography: A Reevaluation of the Earliest Photographic Endeavors

Stacey Lynn Pigg
University of Central Florida, Orlando
Orlando, FL
Composition and Rhetoric
Rhetorical, Invention, Technology, and Writing in Public Spaces

Frances Pohl
Pomona College
Claremont, CA
Art History and Criticism
Class, Culture and the Visual Arts: The Metropolitan Museum's Workers' Education Program

Virginia Reinburg
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA
European History
Pilgrim Pastoral: Shrines, Nature, and the Landscape in France, c. 1450-1750

Daniel Reynolds
Grinnell College
Grinnell, IA
Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Tourism and The Holocaust

Sara Ritchey
University of Louisiana, Lafayette
Lafayette, LA
Medieval Studies
Narrative and Belief in Thirteenth-Century Healing Communities

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers
Unaffiliated Independent Scholar
Washington, DC
American Literature
The Days of H. L. Mencken: Trilogy and Accompanying Notes

Mark Edward Santow
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
North Dartmouth, MA
U.S. History
A History of Home Ownership in Modern America

Eric R. Schlereth
University of Texas, Dallas
Richardson, TX
U.S. History
Expatriation and the Politics of Border Crossing in North America, 1750-1870

Anna Schur
Keene State College
Keene, NH
Slavic Literature
Why Literature Can Reveal What Law Cannot: Leo Tolstoy and Gleb Uspensky on "The Hidden Horror of Modern Life"

Leslie A. Schwalm
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
American Studies
Racial Knowledge, Medical Science, and the American Civil War

David Javad Sehat
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA
U.S. History
The Founding Fathers in the History of American Politics from Thomas Jefferson to Ronald Reagan

Carl Shaw
New College of Florida
Sarasota, FL
The Texts, Translations, Documents, and Visual Remains of Ancient Athenian Satyr Drama

Angela Marie Smith
Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA
Attitude Matters: Responsibility, Respect, and Reconciliation

Stacey Leigh Smith
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR
U.S. History
An Empire for Freedom: Transcontinental Abolitionism and the Black Civil Rights Struggle in the Pacific West

Scott Sowerby
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
British History
Chapel and Capital: Religious Nonconformity and Manufacturing in England, 1660-1760

Elaine Condouris Stroud
Unaffiliated Independent Scholar
Madison, WI
History of Philosophy
The First Complete English Translation of Thomas Hobbes's Treatise on Man (De Homine) from 1658

Jody Swilky
Drake University
Des Moines, IA
Ethnic Studies
Ethnic Diversification and the Changing Character of Perry, Iowa

Rachel Trubowitz
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH
Literary Criticism
The Role of Mathematics on the Prose and Poetry of 17th-century English Poet John Milton

Emily Stetson Van Buskirk
Rutgers University, New Brunswick
New Brunswick, NJ
Slavic Literature
Reality in Search of Literature: Lydia Ginzburg's Documentary Prose

Shannon Drysdale Walsh
University of Minnesota, Duluth
Duluth, MN
Political Science
Engendering State Institutions: State Response to Violence Against Women in Latin America

Isaac Amitai Weiner
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA
Religious Sound, Public Space, and American Pluralism

Justin Wolfe
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA
Latin American Studies
On Equal Grounds: Race and Empire in the Age of Manifest Destiny, 1848-1858

Nazera S. Wright
University of Kentucky Research Foundation
Lexington, KY
Girlhood in Early African American Literature and Culture

Elizabeth Ann Zanoni
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA
Italian Migration, Trade, and Consumption between Italy, the U.S., and Argentina, 1880-1940