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Summer Stipends Awards 2015

March 25, 2015 | 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.

Jenny Adams
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Amherst, MA
British Literature
Student Debt and University Life in Medieval Oxford

Ibtesam Al Atiyat
St. Olaf College
Northfield, MN
Gender Studies
An Analysis of Public Disputes over the Amendment of Laws Regulating Gender in Modern Jordan

David Michael Alff
The Research Foundation of SUNY
Buffalo, NY
British Literature
Projects in British Culture, 1660-1730

Febe Armanios
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT
Near and Middle Eastern History
The Rise of Christian Television in the Middle East

Tony Dimitrios Barnstone
Whittier College
Whittier, CA
American Literature
Art and Science in the Shadow of WWII

Emily Lauren Baum
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA
East Asian History
A History of Madness in Republican China, 1911-1937

Janette Becerra
University of Puerto Rico, Cayey University College
Cayey, PR
Spanish Literature
Poetics and Aesthetics in Pedro Salinas' Letters to Katherine Whitmore

Michael Paul Bibler
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA
American Literature
Property, Intimacy, and the Literature of U.S. Slavery

Stephen Vincent Bittner
Sonoma State University
Rohnert Park, CA
European History
Vineyard Colonies: Wine and Wine-making in Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union

Ellen Rebecca Boucher
Amherst College
Amherst, MA
European History
Be Prepared: Empire, War, and the Culture of Survival in Modern Britain

Lale Can
The City College of New York - CUNY
New York, NY
Near and Middle Eastern History
Central Asians and the Politics of Pilgrimage in the Ottoman Empire, 1869-1914

Gerry Canavan
Marquette University
Milwaukee, WI
American Literature
Science Fiction and the Philosophical Concept of Totality

Vitaly Chernetsky
The University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS
Slavic Literature
Ukraine's Ongoing Social Transformation and its Literary Representations

Edward Cohn
Grinnell College
Grinnell, IA
Russian History
Policing Practices and the KGB's Struggle with Dissent in the Baltic States, 1953-1991

Elena Conis
Emory University
Atlanta, GA
U.S. History
The DDT Myths: American Health and Environmentalism Since the Second World War

Lida Cope
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC
Rediscovering the Legacy of Czech Emigré and scholar Svatava Pírková Jakobson (1908-2000)

Jessica Lorraine Delgado
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
Latin American History
Laywomen and the Church in Colonial Mexico,1630-1780

Eugenio Claudio Di Stefano
University of Nebraska, Omaha
Omaha, NE
Latin American Literature
Latin American Culture and Theory in the Postdictatorial Era

Alan Shane Dillingham
Reed College
Portland, OR
Latin American History
Speaking of Difference: The Politics of Indigenous Education and Development in Southern Mexico

Sonja Drimmer
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Amherst, MA
British Literature
Timeless Texts, Timely Illustrations: Origins and Illumination of the Middle English Literary Canon

Stephen Ross Duncombe
New York University
New York, NY
U.S. History
Democratic Persuasion: Arts, Culture and Communications of the New Deal

Jennifer McMullen Feltman
Unaffiliated Independent Scholar
Tallahassee, FL
History of Religion
Moral Theology and the Cathedral: Sculpted Programs of the Last Judgment in Thirteenth-Century France

Damian Fleming
Indiana University, Purdue University at Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne, IN
Classical Languages
Understanding Hebrew Alphabets in Early Medieval Manuscripts

Dennis Jordan Frost
Kalamazoo College
Kalamazoo, MI
East Asian History
The Paralympic Movement, Sports, and Disability in Postwar Japan

Michael Edward Genovese
University of Kentucky Research Foundation
Lexington, KY
British Literature
Finance and Feeling in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Danielle Glassmeyer
Bradley University
Peoria, IL
U.S. History
Introduction and Conclusion for monograph "The Stowe Effect: The Orientalization of Sentiment in America's Cultural Cold War"

Jeffrey Glover
Loyola University, Chicago
Chicago, IL
American Literature
Righteous Violence: Justifying War in Colonial North America, 1608-1713

Christopher Hager
Trinity College, Hartford
Hartford, CT
U.S. History
The Epistolary Culture of the U.S. Civil War

John Hayes
Georgia Regents University
Augusta, GA
U.S. History
Interracial Folk Religion in the Poor South, 1916-1966

Etienne Helmer
University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras Campus
San Juan, PR
History of Philosophy
Ancient Greek Philosophers on Trade, Business and Money

Julia A. Hendon
Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, PA
History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Archaeological Studies of Technology as a Social Process

Juliet Hooker
University of Texas, Austin
Austin, TX
Latin American Studies
Race in U.S. African-American and Latin American Political Thought

Jacob A. Howland
University of Tulsa
Tulsa, OK
Ancient History
Plato's Republic: Socrates, Glaucon, and the Drama of the Soul

Maria del Rosario Hubert
Trinity College, Hartford
Hartford, CT
Comparative Literature
Latin American Fictions of East Asia

Jeremy S. Hyman
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Fayetteville, AR
History of Philosophy
Descartes on the Existence and Nature of Material Things

Bruce Janacek
North Central College
Naperville, IL
British History
Antiquary, Politician, and Scientist Elias Ashmole (1617-1692): Virtuosity and Knowledge in Early Modern England

Richard Ivan Jobs
Pacific University
Forest Grove, OR
European History
Backpack Ambassadors: How Youth Travel Integrated Western Europe

Jasmine Elizabeth Johnson
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA
African American Studies
West African Dance and The Politics of Diaspora

Amy Aisen Kallander
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY
Near and Middle Eastern History
Women, Family and the Modern Nation in Postcolonial Tunisia, 1952-2011

Shaul Kelner
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
Jewish Studies
Jewish Americans and the Movement to Free Soviet Jews: Cold War Culture, Identity Politics and Social Movement Mobilization

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

Richard Kernaghan
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
Latin American Studies
Lands, Territory, and Law in Post-war Peru

David Kieran
Unaffiliated Independent Scholar
Saratoga Springs, NY
U.S. History
The Cultural Politics of Mental Health During the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars

Suzy Kim
Oberlin College
Oberlin, OH
East Asian History
Women at War: Gender Politics in North Korea during the Cold War

Markus Kohl
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
History of Philosophy
Kant on Freedom in Theory and Practice

Cameron Leader-Picone
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS
American Literature
Rearticulating Race in Twenty-First Century African American Literature

Mi-Kyoung Lee
University of Colorado, Boulder
Boulder, CO
History of Philosophy
Justice in Aristotle's Ethics and Political Philosophy

Joseph Allen Lennon
Villanova University
Villanova, PA
Comparative Literature
Marion Wallace-Dunlop and the Modern Hunger Strike, 1878-1929

Andrea Lepage
Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA
Ethnic Studies
A Digital Resource for the Great Wall of Los Angeles

Tracy Lucht
Iowa State University
Ames, IA
Finding Their Voices: Midwestern Women Broadcasters, 1922-1992

David Luis-Brown
Claremont Graduate University
Claremont, CA
Latin American Literature
Slave Rebellion and Social Identity in Cuba and the U.S. during the 1840s and 1850s

Caitrin Lynch
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Needham, MA
Cultural Anthropology
Textiles and Technology in a New England Factory: Changing Meanings of Work in the United States

Catriona MacLeod
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
German Literature
Cutouts, Collages, and Inkblot Poems in German Romanticism

Barbara Ellen Mann
Jewish Theological Seminary of America
New York, NY
Comparative Literature
A Material History of 20th-century Jewish Literature

Andrea Nicole Mansker
University of the South
Sewanee, TN
European History
Matchmaking and the Marriage Market in Nineteenth-Century France

Cian T. McMahon
Department of History, University of Nevada--Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
U.S. History
The Coffin Ship: Irish Migration, Mortality, and Memory in Global Perspective, 1845-1855

Michelle Marie Meinhart
Martin Methodist College
Pulaski, TN
Gender Studies
Sheet Music Collections and Memorializing the First World War in the English Country House

Rachel Lisa Mesch
Yeshiva University
New York, NY
European History
French Writings on Marriage in the Belle Epoque

Edward Garvey Miller
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
U.S. History
Landscapes of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Vietnam's Ben Tre Province, 1940-1975

Daisuke Miyao
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA
Film History and Criticism
The Influence of Japanese Art, Culture, and Aesthetics on the Birth of Cinema, 1860-1910

Barbara G. Montero
CUNY Research Foundation, College of Staten Island
Staten Island, NY
Thought and Effort in Expert Action

Emily Lehua Moore
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO
U.S. History
"For Future Generations": Tlingit, Haida and American Art in Alaska's New Deal Totem Parks

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

Carolyn A. Nadeau
Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, IL
Spanish Literature
Critical Edition and Translation of Martínez Montiño's Arte de cocina, pasteleria, vizcocheria y conserveria

Frank Anthony Palmeri
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL
British Literature
Satire and the Public Sphere: Caricature, Fiction, and Politics in England, 1790-1910

Michelle M. Pinto
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
European History
France and the Construction of Postwar Africa, 1946-1966

Leslie Jean Reagan
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL
U.S. History
Seeing Agent Orange in the United States and Vietnam: Quilt of Tears

Elizabeth Reich
Connecticut College
New London, CT
U.S. History
Hollywood's Invisible Men: Black Soldiers and the Transformation of American Cinema

Zelideth Maria Rivas
Marshall University Research Corporation
Huntington, WV
Latin American Literature
Competing Nationalisms of the Japanese Brazilian Diasporic Community

Asuka Sango
Carleton College
Northfield, MN
East Asian History
Buddhist Debate in Medieval Japan

Kristen Seaman
Kennesaw State University Research and Service Foundation
Kennesaw, GA
Classical History
Social Identities in the Library of Pantainos Sculptural Workshop in the Athenian Agora

Nitasha Tamar Sharma
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
Ethnic Studies
Multiracial Blacks and Blackness in Hawai'i

Jon K Shelton
University of Wisconsin, Green Bay
Green Bay, WI
U.S. History
Teacher Strikes and the Decline of Labor-Liberalism in the U.S.A., 1968-81

Maria del Carmen Soliz
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Latin American History
Agrarian Reform and Rural State Formation in Bolivia, 1935-1971

Gustavus Stadler
Haverford College
Haverford, PA
American Studies
The Later Career of Folksinger Woody Guthrie (1912-1967)

Deborah Ann Starr
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
Area Studies
The Films of Togo Mizrahi and Egyptian National Identity in the 1930s and 1940s

Jacqueline Stone
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
East Asian History
The Faces of Lotus Millennialism: Nichiren and Buddhist Nationalism in Modern Japan

Rosemarie Stremlau
University of North Carolina, Pembroke
Pembroke, NC
U.S. History
Barbara Hildebrand Longknife (1828-1903): Southeastern Indian Diaspora in the Age of American Empire

Ashwini Tambe
University of Maryland, College Park
College Park, MD
Gender Studies
Girlhood and Cultural Difference in the 20th Century

Kathryn D. Temple
Georgetown University
Washington, DC
British Literature
The "Feeling Heart" of English Justice In Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England

Kim Todt
University of Louisiana, Lafayette
Lafayette, LA
U.S. History
Manuals for Merchants: The Use of Vade Mecums in Early America

Kristine Megan Trego
Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA
Ancient History
The Plainware Pottery and Utilitarian Items from the Tektas Burnu Classical Greek Shipwreck

Camilo Daniel Trumper
SUNY Research Foundation, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
Latin American History
The Politics of Public Space and Public Art in Santiago, Chile

Michelle Voss Roberts
Wake Forest University School of Divinity
Winston Salem, NC
Religion, General
Re-visioning Theological Conceptions of the Human

Roslyn E. Weiss
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA
History of Philosophy
Complete English Translation of Hasdai Crescas's Light of the Lord

Michael Willrich
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA
U.S. History
War and State Surveillance in Early 20th-Century America

Kelly Wisecup
University of North Texas
Denton, TX
American Literature
Objects of Encounter: Native Americans' Lists, 1600-1848

David Scott Witwer
Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg
Middletown, PA
U.S. History
Cold War America's Encounter With Labor Racketeering

Ellen Dionne Wu
Indiana University, Bloomington
Bloomington, IN
U.S. History
Asian Americans in the Age of Affirmative Action

Leandra Zarnow
University of Houston
Houston, TX
U.S. History
Bella Abzug and the Promise and Peril of the American Left (1920-1998)