Summer Stipends Awards 2014

March 17, 2014

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.

Molly Emma Aitken-Zaidi
Unaffiliated Independent Scholar
Cultural History
The Connoisseurship of Longing and India's Mughal Emperors during the 16th and 17th Centuries


Deborah Beck
University of Texas, Austin
Austin, TX
Classical Literature
Similes in Vergil's Aeneid


Carla Jean Bittel
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles, CA
U.S. History
Phrenology, Gender, and Nineteenth-Century American Science


Julian B. Brash
Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ
Cultural Anthropology
Designing the High Line, New York City's Elevated Public Park


Denver Alexander Brunsman
George Washington University
Washington, DC
U.S. History
British Naval Impressment in the Revolutionary Atlantic


Eve E. Buckley
University of Delaware
Newark, DE
Latin American History
Transforming Brazil's Desert: Drought, Poverty and Technocratic Tensions in Modern Latin America


Manduhai Buyandelger
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
A Thousand Steps to the Parliament: Elections, Gender, and Media in Contemporary Mongolia


Andrew Richard Casper
Miami University, Oxford
Oxford, OH
Renaissance Studies
The Shroud of Turin as Art, Icon, and Relic in Early Modern Italy


Timothy Blum Cassedy
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX
British Literature
Language Makes the Difference: A History of Linguistic Identity, 1775-1825


Keridiana Chez
CUNY Research Foundation, Bernard Baruch College
New York, NY
British Literature
Pets and the Animal Protection Movement during the Victorian Age


Mark Zinn Christensen
Assumption College
Worcester, MA
Latin American History
The Teabo Manuscript: Maya Christian Copybooks, Chilam Balams, and Native Writing in Colonial Yucatan


Albrecht Classen
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ
German Literature
The Myth of Charlemagne in the History of Premodern German and Dutch Literature


Lia Stephanie Cobb
University of Richmond
Richmond, VA
Ancient History
Discourses of Pain and Painlessness in Texts by Early Christian Martyrs


Gary Stuart DeKrey
St. Olaf College
Northfield, MN
History of Religion
Following the Levellers: Civil War English Radicals and their Successors, 1647-88


Lane Demas
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI
U.S. History
Sports, Race, and American Culture: A History of African Americans in Golf


Daniel Barros Domingues da Silva
University of Missouri, Columbia
Columbia, MO
African History
The Resurgence of the Atlantic Slave Trade to Angola, c.1780-1867


Deborah Durham
Sweet Briar College
Sweet Briar, VA
African Studies
The Elusive Idea of Adulthood in Botswana


Emran El-Badawi
University of Houston
Houston, TX
Near and Middle Eastern History
Before Shariah: Near Eastern Law and Authority in the Long Seventh Century, 570-705 CE


Maram Epstein
University of Oregon, Eugene
Eugene, OR
East Asian History
Orthodox Passions: Filial Piety in Eighteenth-Century China


Ben Wallace Fallaw
Colby College
Waterville, ME
Latin American History
Between the Maya and the Mexican Revolution: Bartolome Garcia Correa (1893-1978) and Mestizo Politics in Yucatan


Desmond Fitz-Gibbon
Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA
British History
Assembling the Property Market in Great Britain, 1750-1925


Joyce B. Flueckiger
Emory University
Atlanta, GA
Nonwestern Religion
Material Acts: Agency of Materiality in India


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


Lawrence Frohman
SUNY Research Foundation, Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY
European History
Surveillance, Privacy and the Politics of Personal Information in West Germany, 1960-1990


Randall Fuller
University of Tulsa
Tulsa, OK
U.S. History
When Darwin Came To America: The Influence of 'On the Origins of Species' before the Civil War


John Ghazvinian
Unaffiliated Independent Scholar
U.S. History
Iran and America since 1600


Liette Gidlow
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI
U.S. History
Black Women's Disfranchisement and the Fight for Voting Rights, 1920-1945


Melissa Girard
Loyola University Maryland
Baltimore, MD
American Literature
Modernist Women's Poetry and the Problem of Sentimentality


Lianne Adele Habinek
Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
British Literature
Early Modern Literature and the Birth of Neuroscience


Joanna Megan Hearne
University of Missouri, Columbia
Columbia, MO
Native American Studies
A Chickasaw Family in Studio-era Hollywood: Edwin Carewe, Finis Fox and Wallace Fox


Carol Ann Hess
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA
Music History and Criticism
Aaron Copland, Cultural Diplomacy, and Latin America


Sherri Irvin
University of Oklahoma, Norman
Norman, OK
Immaterial: A Philosophy of Contemporary Art


Matthew Kadane
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva, NY
Intellectual History
The Path to Enlightenment: The Life of Pentecost Barker (1690-1762)


Nadia Kaneva
University of Denver
Denver, CO
Area Studies
Media and the Making of Post-Communist Consumers in Eastern Europe


Ryan Amir Kashanipour
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ
Latin American History
Magic and Medicine in Eighteenth Century Yucatan


Aisha Khan
New York University
New York, NY
Nonwestern Religion
Religion and the View from Caribbean Obeah and Hosay


Eric John Kondratieff
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY
Ancient History
Tribunes of the Plebs in the Roman Republic (493 - 31 B.C.E.)


Belinda Wai Chu Kong
Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME
Comparative Literature
Totalitarian Power and Rising Capitalism in Recent Chinese Fiction


Kat Lecky
Arkansas State University, Main Campus
State University, AR
British Literature
Poet Laureate Poetics and the Aesthetics of Pocket Maps in Renaissance Britain


Karen Anne Leistra-Jones
Franklin and Marshall College
Lancaster, PA
Music History and Criticism
Curating the Musical Museum: The Brahms Circle and Modern Performance


Brook Danielle Lillehaugen
Haverford College
Haverford, PA
Latin American Studies
A Linguistic Analysis and Translation of the Zapotec Text in Arte en lengua zapoteca


John T. Lynch
Rutgers University, Newark
Newark, NJ
British Literature
The Shakespeare Phantom: The Lives of 18th-century Forger William Henry Ireland


Susan Rebecca Martin
Boston University
Boston, MA
Artists and Patrons of the Middle Ground: Contact between Ancient Greek and Phoenician Cultures


Luis Martin-Estudillo
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
Spanish Literature
Spanish Culture and the Rise of Euroskepticism, 1939-2013


Heinz-Dieter Meyer
SUNY Research Foundation, Albany
Albany, NY
From Goettingen to Boston and Back: The German Influence on American Universities


Susan A. Miller
Rutgers University, Camden
Camden, NJ
U.S. History
Young Defenders: Children and the Development of the American Civil Religion, 1876-1939


Aaron Moreno
St. Mary's University of San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
Medieval History
The Mozarab and Greek Christians of Castile and Sicily, ca. 1100-1500


Adele Edelen Nelson
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
Art History and Criticism
The Emergence of Abstract Art in Postwar Brazil


Valerie Key Orlando
University of Maryland, College Park
College Park, MD
French Language
The Influence of the French New Novel on Authors of the Maghreb, 1950 to the New Millennium


Tim Palmer
University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Wilmington, NC
European History
A Liberated Cinema: Reconstituting the Postwar French Film State, 1946-1958


Jennifer Petersen
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
American Studies
How Machines Came to Speak: Media Technologies and the First Amendment


Leila Philip
College of the Holy Cross
Worcester, MA
American Studies
Toshiko Takaezu (1922-2011): The Career of a Major Postwar Asian-American Artist


Kimberly Kathryn Phillips-Fein
New York University
New York, NY
U.S. History
The 1975 New York City Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of the Age of Austerity


Yovanna Yvonne Pineda
University of Central Florida, Orlando
Orlando, FL
Latin American History
Technological Change, Society, and Development in Argentina's Agricultural Sector, 1860-1940


Dassia N. Posner
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
Russian History
Soviet Productions of American Plays at the Moscow Kamerny Theatre in the 1920s and 1930s


Jason Eliot Powell
St. Joseph's University
Philadelphia, PA
British Literature
Volume 2 of the Complete Works of Thomas Wyatt the Elder (1504-42)


Rebecca Raphael
Texas State University - San Marcos
San Marcos, TX
Literary Criticism
Physical Represenation and Disability in the Dead Sea Scrolls


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


Deborah Ellen Reed-Danahay
SUNY Research Foundation, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
Cultural Anthropology
Pierre Bourdieu and Social Space


Scott Charles Richmond
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI
Phenomenology - Existentialism
A Theoretical and Historical Account of Media Viewership


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


Michele Renee Salzman
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA
Ancient History
The "Falls of Rome": The Transformations of Rome in Late Antiquity (270-603)


Rebecca Paige Scales
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY
European History
Politics and Understanding Disability in France, 1900-1950


Brian D. Schoen
Ohio University, Athens
Athens, OH
U.S. History
American Interregnum: Statecraft, Slavery and Secession in the U.S. Civil War Era


Deborah Schwartz-Kates
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL
Music History and Criticism
The Film Music of Argentinian Composer Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983)

Patrick Greig Scott
University of South Carolina, Columbia
Columbia, SC
British Literature
John Wilson, Robert Burns, and Printing 18th-Century Ayrshire, Scotland

Valeria Sobol
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL
Russian Literature
The Haunted Empire: The Russian Literary Gothic and the "Imperial Uncanny," 1793-1844

Neta Stahl
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD
Literature, Other
Modern Hebrew Literature and the Divine

Thomas Robert Travers
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
South Asian History
Indian Petitioning and the Making of the British Empire in South Asia, 1765-1800

Sarah Wagner-McCoy
Reed College
Portland, OR
American Literature
The Complete Short Stories of Charles W. Chesnutt, First Major African American Fiction Writer

Kimberly Mae Welch
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV
U.S. History
Black Litigants: Rethinking Race and Power in the American South, 1820-1860

David Christopher Williard
University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN
U.S. History
Confederate Soldiers and Southern Society, 1860-1880

Blair DeWitt Woodard
University of Portland
Portland, OR
Latin American History
Visual Culture and U.S.-Cuban Relations, 1945-2010

Donna Christine Woodford-Gormley
New Mexico Highlands University
Las Vegas, NM
Latin American Literature
Caliban's Books: Adaptations of Shakespeare in Cuba