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Current Fellows


Mary Catherine Mooney Fellowship:

Cynthia Smith, Ph.D. candidate, Miami University Ohio, “Sentimental Sailors: Rescue and Conversion in Antebellum U.S. Literature”

Caleb Loring, Jr., Fellowship:

Ariane Liazos, Ph.D., Research Advisor, Harvard University, “’Our Common Humanity’: Moorfield Storey and Struggles for Racial Justice, Self-Determination, and Human Rights”

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellowship:

Lance Boos, Ph.D. candidate, Stonybrook University, "Print and Performance: The Development of a British Atlantic Musical Marketplace in the Eighteenth Century"

The American Congregational Association-Boston Athenæum Fellowship:

Hannah Peckham, Ph.D. candidate, University of Notre Dame, “The Rise and Fall of the Amateur Expert in American Life, 1880-1955”

The Suzanne and Caleb Loring Research Fellowship (Jointly with MHS):

Kevin Hooper, Ph.D. candidate, University of Oklahoma, “Seizing Citizenship: African Americans, Native Americans, and the Pursuit of Citizenship in the Antebellum United States”

The Boston Athenæum Community Fellowship:

  • Nicole Breault, Ph.D. candidate, University of Connecticut, "Setting a Watch: Governing the Night in Early Boston"
  • Joey S. Kim, postdoctoral fellow, Boston University, "Romanticism and the Poetics of Orientation (1772-1848)"
  • Elliot Portman, independent artist, "Classical Illustrations of the interior of the Boston Athenaeum --- Reflecting Boston's Artistic Style and History within American Art"

The New England Regional Fellowship

  • Emily Clark, Ph.D. candidate, Johns Hopkins University, “Renouncing Motherhood: Women's Sexualities and Labors in Eighteenth-Century New England”
  • Amber Hodge, Ph.D. candidate, University of Mississippi, "The Meat of the Gothic: Animality and Social Justice in United States Fiction and Film of the Twenty-First Century
  • Matthew Marsh, Ph.D. candidate, University of North Dakota,"Open Source ebook project: Byzantium in the Long Late Antiquity"
  • Peter Wirzbicki, Assistant Professor, Princeton University, "The Abolitionist Nation: An Intellectual History of Nation, Democracy, and Race during Reconstruction, 1863-1877"