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New England Regional Fellowship Consortium

The Boston Athenæum participates in the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium, a collaboration of twenty-seven major cultural institutions. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals holding the appropriate U.S. government documents.
Please see the New England Regional Consortium's website for more information and the application process.

Past Recipients of New England Regional Fellowship Consortium


  • Kabria Baumgartner, Assistant Professor, University of New Hampshire Durham, “The Life and Times of Robert Morris: America’s First Human Rights Lawyer”
  • Mark Bland, independent scholar, “The World of Simon Waterson, Stationer: Family, Finance and the Control of the Book-Trade in Early Modern England”


  • 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"


  • Christina Casey, independent scholar, “Lady Governors of the British Empire”
  • David Faflik, Associate Professor of English, University of Rhode Island, “Passing Transcendental: Harvard, Heresy, and the Modern American Origins of Unbelief”
  • Kate McIntyre, Ph.D. candidate, Columbia University, “Maroon Ecologies: Albery Allson Whitman and the Place of Poetry”
  • Gwenn Miller, Associate Professor of History, College of the Holy Cross, “’You Will Bring Opium to Canton’: John Perkins Cushing and Boston’s Early China Trade”
  • Ian C. Stevenson, Ph.D. candidate, Boston University, “The Summer-Home of the Survivors": The Civil War Vacation in Architecture and Landscape, 1878-1918”
  • Kari Winter, Professor, State University of New York, Buffalo, “Fourteenth: Vermont’s Struggle For and Against Democracy, 1775-1875”


  • Chris Babits, Ph.D. candidate, University of Texas at Austin, “To Cure a Sinful Nation: A Cultural History of Conversion Therapy and the Making of Modern America, 1930 to the Present Day”
  • Laura McCoy, Ph.D. candidate, Northwestern University, “In Distress: Family and a Marketplace of Feeling in the Early American Republic”
  • Tyler Sperrazza, Ph.D. candidate, Pennsylvania State University, “Defiant: African American Cultural Responses to Northern White Supremacy, 1865-1915”
  • Donald Yacovone, Associate, lifetime, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University, "The Liberator's Legacy: Memory, Abolitionism, and the Struggle for Civil Rights, 1865-1965”


•    Louis Gerdelan, Ph.D. candidate, Harvard University, "Calamitous Knowledge: Understanding Disaster in the British, Spanish, and French Atlantic Worlds, 1666-1755"
•    Jonathan Lande, Ph.D. candidate, Brown University, "Disciplining Freedom: Union Army Slave Rebels and Emancipation in the Civil War Courts-Martial"
•    Rachel Miller, Ph.D. candidate, University of Michigan, "Capital Entertainment: Creative Labor and the Modern Stage, 1860-1930"
•    Alexandra Montgomery, Ph.D. candidate, University of Pennsylvania, "Projecting Power in the Dawnland: Colonization Schemes, Imperial Failure, and Competing Visions of the Gulf   of Maine World, 1710-1800"


  • Amy Sopcak-Joseph, Ph.D. candidate, University of Connecticut, "The Lives and Times of Godey's Lady's Book, 1830-1877"
  • Emily Torbert, Ph.D. candidate, University of Delaware, "Going Places: The Material and Imagined Geographies of Prints in the Atlantic World, 1770–1840"


  • Christina Groeger, Ph.D. candidate, Harvard University, "Paths to Work: The Rise of Credentials in American Society 18-70-1940"
  • Rachel Trocchio, Ph.D. candidate, University of California, Berkley, "The Partisan Sublime"
  • Sean Moore, Associate Professor of English, University of New Hampshire, "Slavery and the Making of the Early American Library: British Literature, Political Thought, and the Transatlantic Book Trade"


  • Anna Bonewitz, Ph.D. Candidate, University of York (UK), "Fashioning the British Empire: Fashion, Imagery and Colonial Exchange in Eighteenth-Century New England"
  • Marian Desrosiers, Adjunct Professor, Salve Regina University, "John Banister and the Influence of a Colonial Newport Merchant on the Economy of Pre-Revolutionary America"
  • Russell Fehr, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Riverside, "Anxious Electorate: City Politics in Mid-1920s America"
  • Ashley Smith, Ph.D. Candidate, Cornell University, "'We Have Never Not Been Here': Place, History, and Belonging in Native New England"


  • Justin Clark, Ph.D. candidate, University of Southern California, “Training the Eyes: Romantic Vision and Class Formation in Boston, 1830-1870”
  • Jared Hardesty, Ph.D. candidate, Boston College, “The Origins of Black Boston”
  • Allison Lange, Ph.D. candidate, Brandeis University, “Pictures of Change: Transformative Images of Woman Suffrage, 1776-1920”


  • Mazie Harris, Ph.D. candidate, Brown University, “Photography and American Property Law in the 1850s”
  • Robyn McMillin, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, “Science in the American Style, 1680-1815: A School of Fashion and Philosophy, of Liberty and People”


Hayley Glaholt, Ph.D. candidate, Northwestern University, “’Reversing the Chivalry of Christ’: Quaker Women Challenge the ‘Species Line’ of Pacifist Ethics”


  • Sean Harvey, Ph.D. candidate, College of William and Mary, “American Languages: Indians, Ethnology, and the Empire for Liberty;"
  • Whitney Martinko, Ph.D. candidate, University of Virginia, “Progress through Preservation: History on the American Landscape in an Age of Improvement, 1790-1860;"
  • Amber Moulton-Wiseman, Ph.D. candidate, Harvard University, “Marriage Extraordinary: Interracial Marriage and the Politics of Family in Antebellum Massachusetts;”
  • John Wong, Ph.D. candidate, Harvard University, “Global Positioning: China Trade and the Hong Merchants of the 18th and 19th Centuries.”<.li>


  • James Revell Carr (Assistant Professor, Ethnomusicology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro) who is continuing his research for a book titled Hawaiian Music and Dance in New England, 1802-1862
  • Daniel W. Hamilton, Assistant Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law, for his project “Emancipation and the Law: Litigating Human Property in the Civil War and Reconstruction,”
  • Christine N. Reiser, Ph.D. candidate in anthropology at Brown University (dissertation: “Rooted in Movement: Community Keeping in 18th and 19th Century Native Southern New England”


  • Rachel Tamar Van, Ph.D. candidate, Columbia University, “Great Expectations: Free Trade Family Values, and the Culture of Early American Capitalism, 1782-1891”
  • Kanisorn Kid Wongsrichanalai, Ph.D. candidate, University of Virginia New England’s Elite: Young Northerners in the Civil War Era”


  • Elise M. Ciregna, University of Delaware, "Ornamental Stonework in America, 1780-1850."
  • Margaret A. Lowe, Bridgewater State College, "'Why Must I Be the Only Woman to Lose my Birthright?' Gender and Modernity in Upper-Class Twentieth Century American Life"
  • Eric C. Stoykovich, University of Virginia, "Live Stock Nation: How Farm Animals Domesticated the Northern United States During the Early Republic, 1794-1876"L/li>
  • Lisa M. Tetrault, Carnegie Mellon University, "Memory of a Movement: Re-Imagining Woman Suffrage in Reconstruction America, 1865-1890"


  • Glenn Grasso, University of New Hampshire, "Fixed in Ocean Reveries:" Antimodernism, the Colonial Revivial, and the Refinement of the Maritime Past"
  • Kimberley A. Hamlin, University of Texas, Austin, "Beyond Adam's Rib: The Impact of Darwin and Evolutionary Discourse on Gender and Feminist Thought, 1870-1925"
  • Marina Moskowitz, University of Glasgow, "Seed Money: The Economies of Horticulture in Nineteenth-Century America"
  • Katherine Stebbins-McCaffrey, Boston University, "Reading Glasses: American Spectacles from BEnjamin Franklin's Bifocals to the Tillyer Lens"
  • Wendy Warren, Yale University, "African Slavery in New England, 1638-1700"


  • Beverley K. Brandt, Professor, School of Design, College of Architecture and Design, Arizona State, “The Craftsman and the Critic: Defining Usefulness and Beauty in Turn-of-the-Century Boston.”
  • Phyllis B. Cole, Professor of English, American Studies, and Women’s Studies, Penn State Delaware County, “Literary Feminism in Nineteenth-Century New England
  • Heather Miyano Kopelson, Research Associate, Department of History, University of Vermont, and Ph.D. candidate, University of Iowa, “Performing Faith: Religious Practice and Identity in the Puritan Atlantic, 1660-1720”
  • Amanda Moniz, Ph.D. candidate, University of Michigan, “’Labours in the Cause of Humanity in Every Part of the Globe’: Transatlantic Philanthropic Collaboration and the Cosmopolitan Ideal, 1760-1815”


  • Sally E. Hadden, Assistant Professor, Florida State University, “Legal Cultures in an Early American City: Boston.”
  • Karen L. Jessup, Ph.D. candidate, The Centre for Conservation Studies, DeMountfort University, U.K., “Searching for the Past: The New England Domestic Landscape of 1876 to 1917, and the Influence of the British Idyll.”
  • Stephen A. Mihm, Ph.D. candidate, New York University, “Making Money: Bank Notes, Counterfeiting, and Confidence, 1789-1877”
  • David Montejano, Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies Department, University of California at Berkeley, “A Red Badge of Cotton? On the Circulation of Southern Cotton During the American Civil War


No Fellowships Offered due to Renovation


No Fellowships Offered due to Renovation