Thursday, September 18, 2014

Congratulations to the New McNeil Center Fellows

A McNeil Center staple--with a hat tip to Brett Mizelle

Congratulations to the new group of fellows who have converged on Philadelphia this Fall to study early American history at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies and the University of Pennsylvania.  They are:

Barra Postdoctoral Fellow:  Sarah Levine-Gronningsater (Ph.D. University of Chicago).
“Delivering Freedom: Gradual Emancipation, Black Legal Culture, and the Origins of Sectional Crisis in New York, 1759-1870,”

Barra Sabbatical Fellow: David Silverman George Washington University)
“Thundersticks: Firearms and the Transformation of Native America.”

Richard S. Dunn Dissertation Fellow:  Carolyn Roberts, Harvard University

“Surgeon, Fetish Woman, Apothecary, Slave: Transatlantic Medical Cultures, Economies, and Laborers in the British Slave Trade, 1680-1807.” 

Advisory Council Dissertation Fellow:  Demetri D. Debe, University of Minnesota 
"Necessary Connections: Building Black Mobility in the Public Markets of the Greater Caribbean, 1660-1815.” 

Consortium Fellow: Justene Hill, Princeton University
“Felonious Transactions: Slave Economies and Localized Law in South Carolina, 1787-1860.” 

Dissertation Fellow: Max Mishler, New York University 
“Boundaries of Freedom: Abolition, Punishment, and the Atlantic Origins of Mass Incarceration.”

Friends of the MCEAS Fellow: Brendan Gillis, Indiana University

“Conduits of Justice: Magistrates and the British Imperial State, 1732-1834."

Marguerite Bartlett Hamer Dissertation Fellow:  Emily Merrill, University of Pennsylvania “Judging Empire: British Military Courts and the Politics of the Body.”

Andrew W. Mellon Early American Literature and Material Texts Initiative, Short-term EALMT Fellow:  Juliet Sperling, University of Pennsylvania
“Animating Flatness: Seeing Moving Images in American Painting and Mass Visual Culture, 1820-1895.” 

EALMT Dissertation Fellow Kristina Garvin, Ohio State University 
“Past and Future States: The Cultural Work of the Serial in U.S. Literature, 1786-1815.” 

Hamer and EALMT Fellow: Alan NilesUniversity of Pennsylvania 
“Memory, Mourning, and Writing Materials: Forming Memorial Literatures in the Anglophone Atlantic, ca. 1500-1700.” 

EALMT Fellow: Sonia HazardDuke University 
 “Unruly Agencies: The American Tract Society, Religious Choice, and the Materiality of Print, 1825-1865.”

Advisory Council and Carpenter Fellow: Rachel Trocchio, University of California, Berkeley

“The Puritan Sublime”

Consortium Fellow: Christine Croxall, University of Delaware 
“Holy Waters: Religious Conflicts and Commitments in the Mississippi River Valley, 1780-1830.” \

Advisory Council and EALMT Fellow:  Jessica LinkerUniversity of Connecticut 
“‘It is My Wish to Behold Ladies among My Hearers’: Early American Women and Scientific Practice, 1720-1860.”

Barra Dissertation Fellow:  James Hill, College of William and Mary 

“Muskogee Internationalism in an Age of Revolution, 1763-1818"

Barra Fellow in Art and Material Culture: Jamie FordeUniversity of Colorado 
“The Conquest of the Hill of the Sun: Indigenous Domestic Life at Colonial Achiutla, Oaxaca, Mexico.”

Friends of the MCEAS Fellow: Benjamin HicklinUniversity of Michigan 

“‘Neither a Borrower nor a Lender Be’?: Experiencing Credit and Debt in the English Atlantic, 1660-1750.” 

Congratulations all!