Fellowships

2021 to 2022

  • Colleen Anderson

    Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

    2021 to 2022 NEH Postdoctoral Fellow

     Socialist Healthcare in Germany

  • Paul Forman

    Curator Emeritus, Division of Medicine and Science, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

    2021 to 2022 Fellow in Residence

    An Empirico-Critical Examination of “Vienna Indeterminism”

  • Katherine McLeod

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, New York University

    2021 to 2022 Fellow in Residence

    How to Display a Hoatzin: Zoology, Empire, and Ecology

  • Nic John Ramos

    Assistant Professor, History of Medicine, Drexel University

    2021 to 2022 NEH Postdoctoral Fellow

    Policing Health: Making Race, Sexuality, and Poverty Productive in Global Los Angeles, 1965-1986

  • Leah Samples

    Ph.D. Candidate, History and Sociology of Science Department, University of Pennsylvania

    2021 to 2022 Dissertation Fellow

    SEE: The State, Science, and Sightlessness in Progressive Era America and Beyond, 1910s-1950s

  • Patrick Walsh

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    2021 to 2022 Fellow in Residence

    Raised from the Living: Making Therapy from Biology, 1880s-1940s

  • Madeline Williams

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University

    2021 to 2022 Dissertation Fellow

     Challenging the Ableist State: Blind Organizing Through Technology and Welfare in the Era of the American Eugenics Movement, 1865-1940

  • Matthew Wisnioski

    Associate Professor, Department of Science, Technology, and Society, Virginia Tech

    2021 to 2022 NEH Postdoctoral Fellow

    The Magic School Bus and the Reanimation of Science Education

2020 to 2021

  • Maria Paula Andrade Diniz de Araujo

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Vanderbilt University

    2020 to 2021 Research Fellow

    The State of the Poor: State Building and Public Health in Modern Brazil, 1834-1920

  • Eve Buckley

    Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Delaware

    2020 to 2021 Research Fellow

    Hunger Politics during the Early Cold War: Intellectuals from the Global South Contest the Overpopulation Paradigm, 1948-1973

  • Sally Chengji Xing

    Ph.D. Candidate, U.S. History, Columbia University

    2020 to 2021 Research Fellow

    “Pacific Crossings”: Paul Monroe, John Dewey and the Architecture of Modern Chinese Scientific Research and Education, 1913-1949

  • Kerri Clement

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History and Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado, Boulder

    2020 to 2021 Research Fellow

    Wonderland’s Festering Wound: Indigenous Peoples, Animals, and Brucellosis in Twentieth-Century Yellowstone and Montana Borderlands

  • Matthew Foreman

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Northwestern University

    2020 to 2021 Research Fellow

    Science and Security: Constructing the Modern Chinese Citizen, 1900-1966

  • Betsy Frederick-Rothwell

    Lecturer, School of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin

    2020 to 2021 Research Fellow

    Internal Economies: Air Conditioning, Industrial Environments, and Working Bodies, 1890-1940

  • Hongdeng Gao

    Ph.D. Candiate, Department of History, Columbia University

    2020 to 2021 Dissertation Fellow

     Migration, Medicine and Power: How Chinese New Yorkers Gained Better Access to Health Care, 1949-1999

  • Viridiana Hernandez Fernandez

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of California, Davis

    2020 to 2021 Research Fellow

    Avocado Landscapes: The Rise and Expansion of the U.S.-Mexico Avocado Industry, 1910-2000

  • Matthew Hoffarth

    Ph.D., Department of History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania, Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine 

    2020 to 2021 Fellow in Residence

    The Californian Personality: Testing and Techno-Utopianism in Silicon Valley, 1949-2019

  • Judith Kaplan

    Ph.D., Department of History of Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison

    2020 to 2021 Research Fellow

    Comparative-Historical Linguistics and the Body

  • David Korostyshevsky

    Ph.D. Candidate, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, University of Minnesota

    2020 to 2021 Research Fellow

    Disciplining the Drunkard: The Medico-Legal History of Habitual Drunkenness in Nineteenth-Century America

  • Justin Linds

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of American Studies, New York University

    2020 to 2021 Keith S. Thomson Research Fellow

    Rot Before Microbes: Creating Knowledge and Value in the Early Modern Atlantic

  • Michael McGovern

    Ph.D. Candidate, History of Science, Princeton University

    2020 to 2021 Albert M. Greenfield Research Fellow

    Just in Numbers? Statistics and Civil Rights in Postwar America

  • Katherine McLeod

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, New York University

    2020 to 2021 Dissertation Fellow

    How to Display a Hoatzin: Zoology, Empire, and Ecology

  • Joris Mercelis

    Assistant Professor, Department of History of Science and Technology, Johns Hopkins University

    2020 to 2021 Research Fellow

    The Long Shadow of Kodak: Corporate Knowledge Empires and the Internationalization of Science

  • Hillary Nunn

    Professor, Department of English, University of Akron

    2020 to 2021 Research Fellow

    Domestic Medicine on the Move: Household Mobility and Early Modern Recipe Collections

  • Claire Oliver

    Ph.D. Candidate, History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge

    2020 to 2021 Research Fellow

    Everywhere at Once: Meteorology, Communications, and the Construction of Global Climate, 1865-1900

  • Kelly O`Donnell

    Ph.D., Department of History, Yale University

    2020 to 2021 NEH Postdoctoral Fellow

    Hippocratic Vows: How the Doctor's Wife Transformed American Medicine

  • Alexander Parry

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

    2020 to 2021 Research Fellow

    Risky Homes: Domestic Accidents from the Progressive Era to the Consumer Movement

  • James Rick

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, College of William and Mary

    2020 to 2021 Research Fellow

    Cultivating Machines: Capitalism and Technology in Midwestern Agriculture, 1830-1900

  • Tillmann Taape

    Ph.D., Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambrdige

    2020 to 2021 Research Fellow

    Distillation: Craft Knowledge, Medicine, and Chemistry in Early Modern Europe

  • Rachel Walker

    Assistant Professor,  Department of History, University of Hartford

    2020 to 2021 Research Fellow

    Beauty and the Brain: The Science of the Mind in Early America

  • Arnaud Zimmern

    Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Notre Dame

    2020 to 2021 Research Fellow

    Touching Kings, Drinking Gold: Crises of Sovereignty in Jacobean Medicine

2019 to 2020

  • Ellen Abrams

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University

    2019 to 2020 Research Fellow

    Making Mathematics American: Representation, Labor, and Engagement during the Growth of American Mathematics, 1894-1945

  • Hannah Anderson

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania

    2019 to 2020 Research Fellow

    Lived Botany: Households, Ecological Adaptation and the Origins of Settler Colonialism in Early British North America

  • Ekaterina Babintseva

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania

    2019 to 2020 Fellow in Residence

    Computer-Based Education in the Cold War United States and Soviet Union: Cyberdreams of the Information Age

  • Howard Chiang

    Associate Professor, Department of History, University of California, Davis

    2019 to 2020 Research Fellow

    Translators of the Soul: From the First Chinese Psychoanalyst to the Rise of Transcultural Psychiatry

  • Marcos Cueto

    Professor, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Casa de Oswaldo Cruz

    2019 to 2020 Research Fellow

    A History of Global AIDS and Health Activism in Brazil

  • Ryan Dahn

    Ph.D., Department of Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science, University of Chicago

    2019 to 2020 Fellow in Residence

    Nazi Entanglement: Pascual Jordan, Quantum Mechanics, and the Legacy of the Third Reich

  • Menglu Gao

    Ph.D. Candidate, Comparative Literary Studies and English, Northwestern University

    2019 to 2020 Research Fellow

    The Lacquered Chinese Box: Opium, Addiction, and the Fantasy of Empire in Nineteenth-century British Literature

  • Kit Heintzman

    Lecturer, Department of the History of Science, Harvard University

    2019 to 2020 Research Fellow

    Medicine Unbridled: Veterinarians and Multispecies Statecraft, 1750-1815

  • Alani Hicks-Bartlett

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Medieval Studies, Brown University

    2019 to 2020 Research Fellow

    The Cure Gone Awry: Gender, Dis/ability, and the Ailing Empire in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

  • Johanna Hood

    Discovery Early Career Research Fellow, School of Humanities and Languages, University of New South Wales

    2019 to 2020 Research Fellow

    Vital Fluid: Evolving Social, Moral and Economic Values of Blood and Cadavers in China

  • Lawrence Kessler

    Ph.D., Department of History, Temple University Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine

    2019 to 2020 Fellow in Residence

    Planter's Paradise: Sugar and the Conquest of Hawaiʻi

  • Charles Kollmer

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Princeton University

    2019 to 2020 Research Fellow

    From Elephant to Bacterium: Microbes, Microbiologists, and the Chemical Order of Nature

  • Christa Kuljian

    Research Associate, Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of the Witwatersrand

    2019 to 2020 Research Fellow

    Persistent Biological Myths: Fifty Years of Creating a Feminist Approach to Science and Technology Studies (STS), 1969-2019

  • Xiao Li

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Southern Illinois University

    2019 to 2020 Research Fellow

    "A New Woman”: Yamei Kin’s Contributions to Medicine and Women’s Rights in the U.S. and China, 1864-1934

  • Diana Louis

    Assistant Professor, Women's Studies and American Culture, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    2019 to 2020 Research Fellow

    Colored Insane: Slavery, Asylums, and Mental Illness in the 19th Century

  • Zachary Mann

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of English Literature and Media Studies, University of Southern California

    2019 to 2020 Research Fellow

    The Punch Card Imagination: Authorship and Early Computing History

  • Patrícia Martins Marcos

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History and Science Studies Program, University of California, San Diego

    2019 to 2020 Research Fellow

    Political Medicine: Science Sovereignty and the Government of Imperial Bodies in the Portuguese Atlantic (1715-1818)

  • Cristina Nigro

    PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, History & Social Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

    2019 to 2020 Dissertation Fellow

    The Active Brain - A History of the Electrophysiological and Molecular Study of Cognition in the 20th Century

  • Megan Piorko

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Georgia State University 

    2019 to 2020 Dissertation Fellow

    Chymical Collections: Seventeenth-Century Textual Transmutations in the Work of Arthur Dee and Elias Ashmole

  • Aditya Ramesh

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Indian Institute for Human Settlements

    2019 to 2020 Research Fellow

    Vital Cities: Public Health, Non-Human Life and Infrastructure in South Asian Cities, 1890-1970

  • Katherine Reinhart

    Ph.D., History of Art, University of Cambridge

    2019 to 2020 NEH Postdoctoral Fellow

    Images for the King: Art, Science, and Power in Louis XIV’s France

  • Alexis Rider

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania

    2019 to 2020 Research Fellow

    A Melting Fossil: Ice, Life, and Time in the Cryosphere, 1840-1970

  • Emma Schroeder

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of Maine

    2019 to 2020 Research Fellow

    Women's Transnational Technological Activism and the Origins of Ecological Domesticity, 1960-1989

  • Dorin Smith

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of English, Brown University

    2019 to 2020 Research Fellow

    Fictional Brains: Reflecting on the Neural Subject in the Nineteenth-Century American Novel

  • Justin Tackett

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of English, Stanford University

    2019 to 2020 Albert M. Greenfield Research Fellow

    Poetry and Sound Technology, 1816-1914; Hardy and Radio; Poetics and the Prehistory of Silent Film, c.1880-c.1930

  • Rebecca Woods

    Assistant Professor, Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto

    2019 to 2020 Keith S. Thomson Research Fellow

    Body of Animal, Body of Evidence: Paleolithic Remains and the History of Science

  • Sarah Xia Yu

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of Pennsylvania

    2019 to 2020 Research Fellow

    Healthy and Hygienic Publics in Republican China, 1912--1949

2018 to 2019

  • Elaine Ayers

    Ph.D. Candidate, Program in the History of Science, Princeton University

    2018 to 2019 Albert M. Greenfield Research Fellow

    Strange Beauty: Botanical Collection, Preservation, and Display in the 19th Century Tropics

  • Ekaterina Babintseva

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania

    2018 to 2019 Dissertation Fellow

    Computer-Based Education in the Cold War United States and Soviet Union: Cyberdreams of the Information Age

  • Edward Barnet

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History of Science, Stanford University

    2018 to 2019 Research Fellow

    Homo Musicus: The Early Modern Musical Science of the Human Being

  • Jaime Benchimol

    Senior Researcher, Casa de Oswaldo Cruz

    2018 to 2019 Research Fellow

    Leishmaniases of the New World in a Historical and Global Perspective.

  • Geoff Bil

    Ph.D. New York Botanical Gardens

    2018 to 2019 Research Fellow

    Fields of Empire: Science, Ethnoscience and the Making of the American Century

  • Scottie Hale Buehler

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, University of California at Los Angeles

    2018 to 2019 Research Fellow

    Being and Becoming a Midwife in 18th century France: Pedagogical Practices and Objects

  • Chelsea Chamberlain

    Doctoral Candidate, University of Pennsylvania

    2018 to 2019 Research Fellow

    Diagnostic Clinics and the Problem of Human Defect in Progressive America

  • Benjamin Cohen

    Associate Professor, Engineering Studies and Environmental Studies, Layfayette College 

    2018 to 2019 Research Fellow

    The Future of Agriculture: A Technological History

  • Jessica Dandona

    Associate Professor, Department of Liberal Arts, Minneapolis College of Art and Design

    2018 to 2019 Research Fellow

    The Transparent Woman: Medical Visualities in Fin-de-Siècle Europe and the United States, 1890–1914

  • Theodora Dryer

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History and Science Studies, University of California, San Diego

    2018 to 2019 Fellow in Residence

    Designing Certainty: The Rise of Algorithmic Planning in An Age of Anxiety, 1920-1961

  • Alexandra Fair

    M.A. Candidate, Department of History, Miami University

    2018 to 2019 Research Fellow

    Eugenic Expectations: How the Medical Economy Changed and Sustained Eugenic Ideology in Post-WWII America

  • Ellery Foutch

    Assistant Professor, American Studies, Middlebury College

    2018 to 2019 Research Fellow

    The Artists' Models: Natural History Specimens and their Illustrations

  • Stephen Hausmann

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Temple University

    2018 to 2019 Research Fellow

    Indian Country: Race and Environment in the Black Hills, 1850-1992

  • Ashley Inglehart

    Ph.D., Department of History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine, Indiana University

    2018 to 2019 NEH Postdoctoral Fellow

    Seminal Ideas: The Forces of Generation for Robert Boyle and his Contemporaries

  • Jordan Katz

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Columbia University

    2018 to 2019 Dissertation Fellow

    Jewish Midwives, Medicine and the Boundaries of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe, 1650-1800

  • Lawrence Kessler

    Ph.D., Department of History, Temple University   Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine

    2018 to 2019 Fellow in Residence

    Planter's Paradise: Sugar and the Conquest of Hawaiʻi

  • Paul Mitchell

    Ph.D. Student, Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania

    2018 to 2019 Keith S. Thomson Research Fellow

    Human Remainders: the Lost Century of the Samuel George Morton Collection

  • Vivek Neelakantan

    Ph.D. 

    2018 to 2019 Research Fellow

    Southeast Asia and the Beginnings of the Primary Health Paradigm, 1948-1978

  • Ayah B Nuriddin

    Ph.D Candidate, Department of History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

    2018 to 2019 Dissertation Fellow

    Liberation Eugenics: African Americans and the Science of Black Freedom Struggles, 1890-1970 

  • Lisa Ruth Rand

    Ph.D., Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine

    2018 to 2019 Fellow in Residence

    Space Junk: An Environmental History of Waste in Orbit

  • Paloma Rodrigo Gonzales

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Graduate Center, City University of New York

    2018 to 2019 Research Fellow

    Elusive Evidence, Enduring Fluidity: Historical Trajectories of the “Mongolian Spot”as a Marker of Race

  • Neeraja Sankaran

    Ph.D.

    2018 to 2019 Research Fellow

    A Longue-Durée Microhistory of RSV at the Rockefeller: The Institutional Life of an In-House Discovery.

  • Michelle Smiley

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History of Art, Bryn Mawr

    2018 to 2019 Fellow in Residence

    Becoming Photography: The American Development of a Medium

  • Sean M Smith

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Rice University

    2018 to 2019 Research Fellow

    Abolition and the Making of Scientific Racism in the Anglo-Atlantic

  • Alana L Staiti

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University

    2018 to 2019 Research Fellow

    Model Bodies: The Art, Science, and Craft of Human Modeling for 3-D Computer Graphics and Animation, 1960-1995

  • Ana Carolina Vimieiro Gomes

    Professor for the History of Science, Department of History, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

    2018 to 2019 Research Fellow

    The Genetics of the Brazilian Northeastern Population, 1950-1980: Heredity, Race and Culture

  • Laurel J Waycott

    Ph.D. Candidate, Program in the History of Science and Medicine, Yale University

    2018 to 2019 Research Fellow

    Patterns of Creation: Organic Form in the Science of Life, 1880-1930

  • Kazuki Yamada

    Ph.D. Candidate, University of Exeter and University of Queensland

    2018 to 2019 Research Fellow

    Later Life Sexuality and its Genealogies of Knowledge: The Sciences of Sex and Ageing, c. 1870 – 1980.

2017 to 2018

  • Kevin Baker

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Northwestern University

    2017 to 2018 Dissertation Fellow

    World Processors: Computer Modeling, Global Environmentalism, and the Birth of Sustainable Development

  • Joanna Behrman

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History of Science and Technology, Johns Hopkins University

    2017 to 2018 Research Fellow

    A Comparative Analysis of Women’s Higher Education in Physics

  • Nicole Belolan

    Ph.D., Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine

    2017 to 2018 Fellow in Residence

    Navigating the World: The Material Culture of Physical Mobility Impairment in the Early American North, 1728-1861

  • Paul Braff

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Temple University

    2017 to 2018 Research Fellow

    Enthroning Health: The National Negro Health Movement and the Fight to Control Public Health Policy in the African American Community, 1915-1950

  • Theodora Dryer

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History and Science Studies, University of California, San Diego

    2017 to 2018 Dissertation Fellow

     Designing Certainty: The Rise of Algorithmic Planning in An Age of Anxiety, 1920-1961

  • Kathrinne Duffy

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of American Studies, Brown University

    2017 to 2018 Research Fellow

    Doctrine of the Skull: Phrenology and Public Culture in Antebellum America

  • Kate Grauvogel

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine, Indiana University

    2017 to 2018 Research Fellow

    A Gendered History of Pathology: Women, Hormones and Blood Clots, 1784 -1963

  • Martha Groppo

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Princeton University

    2017 to 2018 Research Fellow

    Making the Peripheral Central: Rural Healthcare, Nursing, and the Anglo-World, 1887-1939

  • Nabeel Hamid

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania

    2017 to 2018 Fellow in Residence

    Being and the Good: Natural Teleology in Early Modern German Philosophy

  • Alma Igra

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Columbia University

    2017 to 2018 Research Fellow

     Calculating the Substance of Human Life: The Emergence of Nutritional Studies in Britain 1918-1941

  • Jonathan Jones

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Binghamton University

    2017 to 2018 Research Fellow

    “A Mind Prostrate”: Physicians, Opiates, and Insanity in the Civil War’s Aftermath

  • Lawrence Kessler

    Ph.D., Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine

    2017 to 2018 Fellow in Residence

    Planter's Paradise: Environment, Empire, and the Making of Hawaiʻi's Sugarcane Plantation System

  • Joseph Martin

    Ph.D., National Science Foundation Research Scholar

    2017 to 2018 Fellow in Residence

    Industrial Patronage and the Cold War University

  • Emelin Miller

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, University of Minnesota

    2017 to 2018 Research Fellow

    Empire of Ice: Arctic Natural History and British Visions of Nature, 1650-1800

  • Timothy Minella

    Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor in the Augustine and Culture Seminar Program at Villanova University

    2017 to 2018 Research Fellow

     By Their Locks You Shall Know Them: Race, Science, and Hair in the Nineteenth Century

  • Taylor Moore

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Rutgers University

    2017 to 2018 Fellow in Residence

    Superstitious Women: Race, Magic, and Medicine in Semicolonial Upper Egypt (1875-1960)

  • Lauren Rosati

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Art History, City University of New York, Graduate Center

    2017 to 2018 Research Fellow

    Mechanical Kingdoms: Sound Technologies and the Avant-Garde, 1930-1933

  • Michael Sappol

    Ph.D., Research Fellow, Uppsala University

    2017 to 2018 Research Fellow

    Anatomy’s Photography: Objectivity, showmanship & the reinvention of the anatomical image 1860-1950

  • Aprajita Sarcar

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Queen’s University

    2017 to 2018 Research Fellow

    Of Mythical Families in Mythical Cities: Small Family Propaganda and the City in India, 1954-77

  • Adam Shapiro

    Ph.D., Department of Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science, University of ChicagoNational Science Foundation Research Scholar

    2017 to 2018 Fellow in Residence

    An Unfit Darwinist: Disability, Slander and America's First Evolution Trial

  • Michelle Smiley

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History of Art, Bryn Mawr

    2017 to 2018 Fellow in Residence

    Becoming Photography: The American Development of a Medium

  • Daniel Vandersommers

    Ph.D., Department of History, The Ohio State University

    2017 to 2018 NEH Postdoctoral Fellow

    Humanism Encaged: The American Zoo, 1887-1917

  • Yuan Yi

    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University

    2017 to 2018 Research Fellow

    Malfunctioning Machinery: The Global Making of Textile Factories in Early Twentieth-Century China

2016 to 2017

  • Leah Aronowsky

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of the History of Science Harvard University

    2016 to 2017 Research Fellow

    Configuring "Life" in the Biosphere, 1950-2000

  • George Aumoithe

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History Columbia University

    2016 to 2017 Research Fellow

    Epidemic Preparedness in the Age of Chronic Illness: Public Health and Welfare Politics in the United States, 1965-2000

  • Sarah Basham

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History University of British Columbia

    2016 to 2017 Dissertation Fellow

    Rethinking the Ontology of Chinese Encyclopedias: The Life and Times of Treatise on Military Preparedness (1621)

  • AJ Blandford

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History Rutgers University

    2016 to 2017 Research Fellow

    Labor and the Visualization of Knowledge in American Geological Surveys

  • Nicholas Bonneau

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History University of Notre Dame

    2016 to 2017 Research Fellow

    Unspeakable Loss, Distempered Awakenings: North America's Invisible Throat Distemper Epidemic of 1735-1765

  • Melissa Charenko

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of the History of Science University of Wisconsin-Madison

    2016 to 2017 Research Fellow

    "The Science of Prophecy"? The Role of the Paleo-Disciplines in the Face of Anthropogenic Change, 1916-2015

  • Rosanna Dent

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History and Sociology of Science University of Pennsylvania

    2016 to 2017 Fellow in Residence

    Studying Indigenous Brazil: The Xavante and the Human Sciences, 1958-2015

  • Betsy Frederick-Rothwell

    Ph.D. Student School of Architecture University of Texas, Austin

    2016 to 2017 Research Fellow

    Inside Out: Office Buildings and the Hybrid Nature of Space, 1870-1930

  • Louis Gerdelan

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History Harvard University

    2016 to 2017 Research Fellow

    Calamitous knowledge: understanding disaster in the British, Spanish and French Atlantic worlds, 1666-1755

  • Lawrence Kessler

    Ph.D. Department of History Temple University

    2016 to 2017 Fellow in Residence

    Planter’s Paradise: Nature and Culture on Hawaiʻi’s Sugarcane Plantations

  • Alison Laurence

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology and Society Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2016 to 2017 Research Fellow

    An Unnatural History of Deep Time: Extinct Animals and the Politics of Place in the Modern United States

  • Julia Mansfield

    Ph.D. Candidate History Department Stanford University

    2016 to 2017 Fellow in Residence

    The Disease of Commerce: Yellow Fever in the Atlantic World, 1793-1805

  • Joseph Martin

    National Science Foundation Research Scholar

    2016 to 2017 Fellow in Residence

    Industrial Patronage and the Cold War University

  • Christine Peralta

    Ph.D. Student Department of History University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    2016 to 2017 Research Fellow

    Labor Pains: Working Class Women's Access to Healthcare in the Philippines, 1898-1950

  • Alicia Puglionesi

    Ph.D. History of Science, Medicine, and Technology Johns Hopkins University

    2016 to 2017 NEH Postdoctoral Fellow

    The Astonishment of Experience: Americans and Psychical Research, 1885-1935

  • Tricia Ross

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History Duke University

    2016 to 2017 Research Fellow

    Care of Bodies, Cure of Souls: Medicine and Religion in Early Modern Germany

  • Michelle Smiley

    Ph.D. Student History of Art Bryn Mawr

    2016 to 2017 Dissertation Fellow

    Becoming Photography: The American Development of a Medium

  • Angela Smith

    Adjunct Assistant Professor of History Austin Community College Ph.D., History University of Texas, Austin

    2016 to 2017 Research Fellow

    The Romantic Roots of Evolution in Scotland

  • Oscar Moisés Torres Montúfar

    Ph.D. Student Department of History, El Colegio de México

    2016 to 2017 Research Fellow

    Miners, Oilmen and Chemists: Globalization and Technology in Mexican Sulphur Industry (1933-1972)

2015 to 2016

  • David Ceccarelli

    Ph.D. Candidate Historical, Philosophical and Social Sciences University of Rome Tor Vergata

    2015 to 2016 Research Fellow

    Between Cope and Osborn: the Role of the American Biological Discourse on the Public Debate on Evolution

  • Wendy Gonaver

    Ph.D. American Studies Program College of William and Mary

    2015 to 2016 Research Fellow

    The Peculiar Institution: Race, Gender, and Religion in the Making of Modern Psychiatry

  • Phillip Honenberger

    Ph.D. Department of Philosophy Temple University

    2015 to 2016 Fellow in Residence

    The Philosophy of Biology in North America, 1959-2009: Disciplinary Symbioses, Constitutive Tensions, and Branching Lineages

  • Lawrence Kessler

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History Temple University

    2015 to 2016 Dissertation Fellow

    Planter’s Paradise: Agriculture, Ecology, and Science in Hawaiʻi’s Sugarcane Plantations, 1778-1920

  • Tamara Kneese

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of Media, Culture, and Communication New York University

    2015 to 2016 Research Fellow

    Digital Afterlives: Patterning Posterity Through Networked Remains

  • Tess Lanzarotta

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History Yale University

    2015 to 2016 Research Fellow

    A Lab at the Top of the World: Circumpolar Health and Indigenous Politics in Cold War Alaska

  • Jongmin Lee

    Lecturer Engineering and Society University of Virginia

    2015 to 2016 Research Fellow

    Rayon: Poisoned History of Empowerment

  • Shana Lopes

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of Art History Rutgers University

    2015 to 2016 Research Fellow

    “The Fraternity throughout the World”: American and German Photography, Interactions from 1840 to 1890

  • Joseph Malherek

    Department of American Studies George Washington University

    2015 to 2016 NEH Postdoctoral Fellow

    From Bauhaus to Maxwell House: Continental Design and Social Science as Technologies of Consumer Engineering in Twentieth-Century America

  • Julia Mansfield

    Ph.D. Candidate History Department Stanford University

    2015 to 2016 Fellow in Residence

    The Disease of Commerce: Yellow Fever in the Atlantic World, 1793-1805

  • Alexander Moffett

    Ph.D. Candidate CHSS / Pritzker School of Medicine University of Chicago

    2015 to 2016 Research Fellow

    The Circulation of Medical Knowledge: Collective Investigation, 1860-1920

  • Lisa Ruth Rand

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History and Sociology of Science University of Pennsylvania

    2015 to 2016 Dissertation Fellow

    Orbital Decay: Space Junk and the Environmental History of Earth’s Borderlands, 1957-1985

  • Miriam Rich

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History of Science Harvard University

    2015 to 2016 Research Fellow

    Monstrous Childbirth: Concepts of Race and Defective Reproduction in Nineteenth-Century U.S. Science, Medicine, and Law

  • James Risk

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History University of South Carolina

    2015 to 2016 Research Fellow

    Coastal Identities: Science, Technology, Commerce, and the State in American Seaports, 1790 - 1860

  • Carolyn Roberts

    Ph.D. Candidate African and African American Studies Harvard University

    2015 to 2016 Dissertation Fellow

    Surgeon, Fetish Woman, Apothecary, Slave: The Medical Culture, Labor, and Economy of the British Slave Trade, 1680-1807

  • Whitney Robles

    Ph.D. Candidate American Studies Harvard University

    2015 to 2016 Research Fellow

    Gathering the Animals: Natural History in America to 1815

  • Maxwell Rogoski

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History and Sociology of Science University of Pennsylvania

    2015 to 2016 Research Fellow

    Surface and Self: Science and the Social Economy of Skin in the Twentieth Century

  • Sarah Sussman

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of English University of Texas at Austin

    2015 to 2016 Research Fellow

    Divining a Usable Past: Psychical Research and the High-Culture Novel, 1880-1940

  • Dora Vargha

    Postdoctoral Research Associate Birbeck College, University of London

    2015 to 2016 Research Fellow

    Road to Eradication: Global Polio Vaccine Testing in the Cold War

2014 to 2015

  • Nicole Belolan

    University of Delaware

    2014 to 2015 Research Fellow

    Navigating the World: The Material Culture of Physical Mobility Impairment in the Early American North, 1700-1861

  • Amanda Casper

    University of Delaware

    2014 to 2015 Dissertation Fellow

    Home Alteration in Industrial Philadelphia, 1865 to 1925

  • Cara Fallon

    Harvard University

    2014 to 2015 Research Fellow

    One Hundred Years of Health: Changing Expectations for Aging Well in 20th Century America

  • Abraham Gibson

    Ph.D., Department of History Florida State University

    2014 to 2015 Postdoctoral Fellow

    In Search of the Social Impulse: Science and Conciliation during the Interwar Years, 1919-1939

  • Abigail Glogower

    University of Rochester

    2014 to 2015 Research Fellow

    Lives of the Copyists: Replicating Subjects in Antebellum American Print Culture 1820-1860

  • Heidi Hausse

    Princeton University

    2014 to 2015 Dissertation Fellow

    Life and Limb: Technology, Surgery, and Bodily Loss in Early Modern Germany

  • Phillip Honenberger

    Ph.D. Department of Philosophy Temple University

    2014 to 2015 Fellow in Residence

    The Philosophy of Biology in North America, 1959-2009: Disciplinary Symbioses, Constitutive Tensions, and Branching Lineages

  • Julia Mansfield

    Ph.D. Candidate History Department Stanford University

    2014 to 2015 Fellow in Residence

    The Disease of Commerce: Yellow Fever in the Atlantic World, 1793-1805

  • Jonson Miller

    Associate Teaching Professor Drexel University

    2014 to 2015 Research Fellow

    Engineers as Servant-Leaders of the Old South: The Southern Military Schools and the Foundation of the New South

  • Sarah Naramore

    University of Notre Dame

    2014 to 2015 Research Fellow

    The Last Great System: Benjamin Rush's Physiological Worldview

  • Elizabeth Searcy

    Brown University

    2014 to 2015 Research Fellow

    The Unconscious Mind in America, 1880-1917

  • Jeannie Shinozuka

    Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Research Associate University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    2014 to 2015 Research Fellow

    Biotic Borderlands: Constituting Race in Transnational Public Health and Agriculture, 1880-1945

  • Roberto Chauca Tapia

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History University of Florida

    2014 to 2015 Dissertation Fellow

    Science in the Jungle: The Missionary Mapping and National Imagining of Western Amazonia

  • Christopher Willoughby

    Tulane University

    2014 to 2015 Research Fellow

    Treating the Black Body: Race and Medicine in American Culture, 1800-1861

2013 to 2014

  • Kathleen Brian

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of American Studies George Washington University

    2013 to 2014 Research Fellow

    Morbid Propensities: Suicide, Sympathy, and the Making of the Eugenic Public, 1843-1903

  • Sarah Chesney

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of Anthropology College of William and Mary

    2013 to 2014 Research Fellow

    The Fruit of Their Labors: Exploring William Hamilton's Greenhouse Complex and the Rise of American Botany in Early Federal Philadelphia

  • Erin Corrales-Diaz

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of Art University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

    2013 to 2014 Research Fellow

    Remembering the Veteran: Disability, Trauma, and the American Civil War, 1861-1915

  • Elisabeth Berry Drago

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of Art History University of Delaware

    2013 to 2014 Research Fellow

    Thomas Wijck’s Painted Alchemists at the Intersection of Art, Science and Practice

  • Emily Handlin

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History of Art and Architecture Brown University

    2013 to 2014 Research Fellow

    Moving Beyond Vision: Eadweard Muybridge in Philadelphia

  • Kathryn Irving

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History Yale University

    2013 to 2014 Research Fellow

    The American Idiot Schools: Disability and Segregation in the Nineteenth Century

  • Jason Kauffman

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

    2013 to 2014 Research Fellow

    Terra Desconhecida: Nature, Knowledge, and Society in the Pantanal Wetlands of Brazil and Bolivia

  • Joel Klein

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History and Philosophy of Science Indiana University

    2013 to 2014 Research Fellow

    Chymistry, Corpuscularism, and Controversy: The Ideas and Influence of Daniel Sennert (1572-1637)

  • Jessica Linker

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History University of Connecticut

    2013 to 2014 Research Fellow

    "It is My Wish to Behold Ladies among my Hearers": Early American Women and Scientific Practice, 1720-1860

  • Julia Mansfield

    Ph.D. Candidate History Department Stanford University

    2013 to 2014 Dissertation Fellow

    The Disease of Commerce: Yellow Fever in the Atlantic World, 1793-1805

  • Teasel Muir-Harmony

    Ph.D. Candidate History, Anthropology and Science, Technology and Society Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2013 to 2014 Dissertation Fellow

    The Space Race and American Public Diplomacy

  • Rebecca Onion

    Ph.D. Department of American Studies University of Texas, Austin

    2013 to 2014 Postdoctoral Fellow

    Dark Futures: Environmental Catastrophes and American Childhood in the 1970s

  • Donald Opitz

    Associate Professor School for New Learning DePaul University

    2013 to 2014 Research Fellow

    Cross-Atlantic Fertilizations: Women’s Horticultural Education at Ambler, Pennsylvania

  • James Poskett

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History and Philosophy of Science University of Cambridge

    2013 to 2014 Research Fellow

    Printing skulls: the transatlantic publication and reception of Crania Americana (1839)

  • Kristen Ann Woytonik

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History University of New Hampshire

    2013 to 2014 Research Fellow

    A Healthy Independence: The Politics, Science, and Business of Healthcare in Early Republic Philadelphia

  • Brandon Zimmerman

    Independent Scholar

    2013 to 2014 Research Fellow

    An Empire of Skulls: The History of The Samuel George Morton Cranial Collection and Scientific Collecting Practices in 19th Century Philadelphia.

2012 to 2013

  • Jeremy Blatter

    Ph.D. Candidate History of Science and Film and Visual Studies Harvard University

    2012 to 2013 Dissertation Research Fellow

    The Psychotechnics of Everyday Life: Hugo Münsterberg and the Politics of Applied Psychology, 1892-1920

  • Catherine Bonier

    Ph.D. Candidate Architecture Department University of Pennsylvania

    2012 to 2013 Dissertation Research Fellow

    Benjamin H. Latrobe's Philadelphia Waterworks: Republican Emblem and Democratic Instrument of Healthy Equilibrium

  • Jeffrey Brideau

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History University of Maryland

    2012 to 2013 Dissertation Fellow

    A Bond Rather than a Barrier: Constructing the St. Lawrence Seaway, An Environmental History

  • Tisha Hooks

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of African American Studies Yale University

    2012 to 2013 Dissertation Research Fellow

    Duct Tape and the U.S. Social Imagination

  • Laura Igoe

    Ph.D. Candidate Tyler School of Art Temple University

    2012 to 2013 Dissertation Research Fellow

    The Opulent City and the Sylvan State: Art and Environmental Embodiment in Early National Philadelphia

  • Lijing Jiang

    Ph.D. Candidate History and Philosophy of Science Arizona State University

    2012 to 2013 Dissertation Research Fellow

    Degeneration in Miniature: Cell Death and Aging Research in the Twentieth Century

  • Katrina Jirik

    Ph.D. Candidate Program in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine University of Minnesota

    2012 to 2013 Dissertation Research Fellow

    American Institutions for the Feeble-minded from 1875 to 1920: a Reinterpretation

  • Emily Merchant

    University of Michigan

    2012 to 2013 Dissertation Research Fellow

    Prediction and Control: Global Population Projection in the Twentieth Century

  • Rebecca Onion

    Ph.D., Department of American Studies University of Texas, Austin

    2012 to 2013 Postdoctoral Fellow

    Dark Futures: Environmental Catastrophes and American Childhood in the 1970s

  • Douglas O’Reagan

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History University of California, Berkeley

    2012 to 2013 Dissertation Research Fellow

    Seizing Science and Technology: American, British, and French Efforts to Take German Technology During and Following the Second World War

  • Ann Robinson

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History University of Massachusetts Amherst

    2012 to 2013 Dissertation Fellow

    Creating a Symbol of Science: The Standard Periodic Table of the Elements

  • Aimee Slaughter

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of Science, Technology and Medicine University of Minnesota

    2012 to 2013 Dissertation Research Fellow

    Radium Therapy in America, 1898-1939

  • Simon Thode

    Ph.D. Candidate Program in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology The Johns Hopkins University

    2012 to 2013 Dissertation Research Fellow

    The Sciences of Observation and their use in the development of the United States, 1770-1820

  • Jenna Tonn

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of the History of Science Harvard University

    2012 to 2013 Dissertation Research Fellow

    The Show-Room and the Workshop: The Laboratory within the Natural History Museum and the Development of American Biology, 1850 – 1935

2011 to 2012

  • Katherine Arner

    Ph.D. Candidate Program in the History of Science, Medicine and Technology Johns Hopkins University

    2011 to 2012 Dissertation Research Fellow

    Shaped by Fever, Commerce and War: American Medicine and Public Health in the Era of Atlantic Revolutions

  • Amanda Bevers

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History University of California, San Diego

    2011 to 2012 Dissertation Research Fellow

    Making Museums of Medical History

  • Susan Brandt

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History Temple University

    2011 to 2012 Dissertation Research Fellow

    Gifted Women and Skilled Practitioners: Gender and Healing Authority in the Mid-Atlantic Region, 1740-1830

  • Benjamin Breen

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History University of Texas, Austin

    2011 to 2012 Dissertation Research Fellow

    Cures from New Worlds: the Portuguese Tropics and the Origins of the Global Drug Trade, 1640-1760

  • Meghan Crnic

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History and Sociology of Science University of Pennsylvania

    2011 to 2012 Dissertation Research Fellow

    The Salubrious Sea: Marine Hospitals, the Environment, and the Health of American Urban Children, 1870-1930

  • Claire Gherini

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History Johns Hopkins University

    2011 to 2012 Dissertation Research Fellow

    'That Great Experiment': Plantation America and the Remaking of British Medicine in the Anglophone Atlantic, 1730-1800.

  • Christopher Heaney

    Ph.D. Candidate (Harrington Doctoral Fellow) Department of History University of Texas at Austin

    2011 to 2012 Dissertation Research Fellow

    Andean Afterlives: the Hemispheric Circulation of the Pre-Columbian Dead and Peruvianist Anthropology, 1780-1948

  • Kurt MacMillan

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History University of California, Irvine

    2011 to 2012 Dissertation Fellow

    Hormonal Bodies: A Transregional History of Sex and Race in Constitutional Medicine, 1911-1965

  • Joseph Martin

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History, Technology and Medicine University of Minnesota

    2011 to 2012 Dissertation Fellow

    Solid Foundations: Structuring American Solid State Physics, 1939-1993

  • Funke Sangodeyi

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History Harvard University

    2011 to 2012 Dissertation Research Fellow

    The Body as Ecosystem: Good Germs and American Bodies, 1940s-1990s

  • Aelwen Wetherby

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of Science, Department of History University of Oxford

    2011 to 2012 Dissertation Research Fellow

    Aid, Incorporated: American Medical Relief to China and the Development of Medical Diplomacy, 1937-1949

  • Matthew White

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History University of Florida

    2011 to 2012 Research Fellow

    Public Science, Patronage, and Free Education: The Wagner Free Institute of Science in Philadelphia 1855 - 1900

2010 to 2011

  • Kuang-chi Hung

    Ph.D. Candidate History of Science Harvard University

    2010 to 2011 Dissertation Research Fellow

    Bridging the Disjunction: Asa Gray and the Botanical Exchanges between East Asia and North America

  • Andrew McGee

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History University of Virginia

    2010 to 2011 Dissertation Research Fellow

    Mainframing America: Computers, Systems, and the Transformation of U.S. Policy and Society, 1940-1985

  • Rebecca Miller

    Ph.D. Candidate Graduate School of Education Harvard University

    2010 to 2011 Dissertation Research Fellow

    Crafting the Two Cultures: Identifying and Educating Future Scientists and Non-Scientists in America, 1910–1970

  • Joanna Radin

    Ph.D. Candidate History & Sociology of Science University of Pennsylvania

    2010 to 2011 Dissertation Fellow

    Life on Ice: Frozen Blood, Human History, and Biodiversity in a Genomic Age

  • Madhumita Saha

    Ph.D. Candidate History of Science and Technology Iowa State University

    2010 to 2011 Dissertation Fellow

    State Policy, Agricultural Research and Transformation of Indian Agriculture, With Special Reference to Basic Food Crops, 1947-1985

  • Paul Shin

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History Yale University; Ph.D. Candidate Department of Medicine University of Rochester

    2010 to 2011 Dissertation Research Fellow

    Insensible Souls: Mesmerism, Science, and the American Imagination, 1837-1860

  • Cameron Strang

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History University of Texas at Austin

    2010 to 2011 Dissertation Research Fellow

    Entangled Knowledge, Expanding Nation: Local Science and the United States Empire in the Southeast Borderlands, 1763-1840

  • Dora Vargha

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History Rutgers University

    2010 to 2011 Dissertation Research Fellow

    Iron Curtain, Iron Lungs: The International Governance of Polio in the Cold War from a Hungarian Perspective

2009 to 2010

  • Carin Berkowitz

    Ph.D. Candidate Science and Technology Studies Cornell University

    2009 to 2010 Dissertation Fellow

    Making British Medicine: Practice and Pedagogy in the Early Nineteenth Century

  • Andrew Berns

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History University of Pennsylvania

    2009 to 2010 Dissertation Research Fellow

    The Natural Science of the Biblical World in Late Renaissance Italy

  • Nicholas Best

    Ph.D. Candidate History and Philosophy of Science Indiana University

    2009 to 2010 Dissertation Research Fellow

    Lavoisier as Historian of Chemistry and Philosopher of Science

  • Nicholas Blanchard

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History Oregon State University

    2009 to 2010 Dissertation Research Fellow

    Domestication: The Culture of a Science in the 20th Century

  • Kara B. Clevinger

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of English Temple University

    2009 to 2010 Dissertation Research Fellow

    Isolating Liberty: The Home, the Prison, and the Asylum in Antebellum Literature

  • Ellery Foutch

    Ph.D. Candidate History of Art University of Pennsylvania

    2009 to 2010 Dissertation Research Fellow

    Arresting Beauty: The Perfectionist Impulse in Peale's Butterflies, Heade's Hummingbirds, Blaschka's Flowers, and Sandow's Body

  • Anna Geltzer

    Ph.D. Candidate Science and Technology Studies Cornell University

    2009 to 2010 Dissertation Fellow

    Epistemology in Flux: Changing Conceptions of What Counts as Clinical Evidence in 20th and 21st Century Russia

  • Abigail Schade

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History Columbia University

    2009 to 2010 Dissertation Research Fellow

    Traditional Qanat Irrigation Technologies in Arid Environments: A Global Environmental History, with Evidence from Iran, the Western Desert of Egypt, and the Balearic Islands of Spain

2008 to 2009

  • Karin Ekholm

    Ph.D. Candidate History and Philosophy of Science Department Indiana University

    2008 to 2009 Dissertation Research Fellow

    Generation and its Problems: Harvey, Highmore and Their Contemporaries

  • Christopher Jones

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History and Sociology of Science University of Pennsylvania

    2008 to 2009 Dissertation Research Fellow

    Energy Highways: Canals, Pipes, and Wires Transform the Mid-Atlantic Region, 1820-1930

  • Tina Kibbe

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History SUNY Buffalo

    2008 to 2009 Dissertation Research Fellow

    Deviant Women, Toxic Bodies: Eugenics and Public Health in the United States, 1900-1950

  • Matthew Laubacher

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History Arizona State University

    2008 to 2009 Dissertation Research Fellow

    Assessing the Role of European Thought: The Culture of Collecting in 19th-Century American Natural History

  • Nicholas Spicher

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History of Science and Technology Johns Hopkins University

    2008 to 2009 Dissertation Research Fellow

    A Study of the 18th-Century Use and Growth of Scientific Demonstrations in the Context of University Instruction

  • Theodore Varno

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History University of California, Berkeley

    2008 to 2009 Dissertation Fellow

    The Nature of Tomorrow: Inbreeding in Practice and Theory in the Anglo-American Context, 1860-1950

  • Damon Yarnell

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History and Sociology of Science University of Pennsylvania

    2008 to 2009 Dissertation Fellow

    Motor City: Ford, Mass Production and the Industrial Ecology of Detroit, 1908-1927

2007 to 2008

  • Sarah Bridger

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History Columbia University

    2007 to 2008 Dissertation Research Fellow

    Scientists and the Ethics of U.S. Weapons Research, 1957-1991

  • Terry M. Christensen

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History Oregon State University

    2007 to 2008 Dissertation Research Fellow

    John Archibald Wheeler: A Study in the Pedagogy, Philosophy, and Politics of 20th Century Physics

  • Melissa J. Grafe

    Ph.D. Candidate Institute of the History of Medicine Johns Hopkins University

    2007 to 2008 Dissertation Research Fellow

    ‘To attendance and medicine’: Medical practice in the Chesapeake and Mid-Atlantic regions, 1769-1820

  • Eric S. Hintz

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of History and Sociology of Science University of Pennsylvania

    2007 to 2008 Dissertation Research Fellow

    The Post-Heroic Generation: American Independent Inventors, 1900-1950

  • Miranda Paton

    Ph.D. Candidate Department of Science and Technology Studies Cornell University

    2007 to 2008 Dissertation Research Fellow

    Vertebrate Paleontology and the Evolutionary Synthesis

  • Mary Elizabeth Zundo

    Ph.D. Candidate School of Fine and Applied Arts University of Illinois

    Dissertation Research Fellow

    Mapping Destiny: Cartography and 19th-Century American Art of the Frontier

Fellows' Updates

Elaine Ayers
June 5, 2019

Elaine has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Museum Studies at New York University.

Jessica Dandona
June 5, 2019

Jessica was was promoted to Professor in the Department of Liberal Arts, Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Theodora Dryer
June 5, 2019

Theodora will join the AI Now Institute at New York University as a Postdoctoral Researcher.

Stephen Hausmann
June 5, 2019

Stephen has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of History at the University of St. Thomas.

Joseph Martin
June 5, 2019

Joseph has accepted an Assistant Professorship in the Department of History, Durham University. His paper “When Condensed Matter Physics became Kingâ€_x009d_ appeared in Physics Today. He and his collaborator Agnes Bolinska were awarded the 2019 IUHPST Essay Prize for their paper “Negotiating History: Contingency, Canonicity, and Case Studies

Taylor Moore
June 5, 2019

Taylor was awarded a Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for the 2019-20 academic year, during which she will be writing and researching in Cairo and at the American Research Institute in Turkey.

Christine Peralta
June 5, 2019

Christine recently accepted a Center for Research On Race and Ethnicity in Society (CRRES) Postdoctoral Fellowship at Indiana University for 2019-2021, and was selected to participate in the Huntington Library Residential Summer Institute in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine.

Lisa Ruth Rand
June 5, 2019

Ruth was awarded the Perry World House's Inaugural Emerging Scholars Global Policy Prize for original essays intended for a policy audience that draw on original academic research. She also published an article titled "Falling Cosmos: Nuclear Reentry and the Environmental History of Earth Orbit" in Environmental History. In fall 2019 she will begin a Haas Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Science History Institute.

Yuan Yi
June 5, 2019

Yuan Yi has been awarded a Dissertation Fellowship for the 2019-20 academic year by the D. Kim Foundation for the History of Science and Technology in East Asia. Her dissertation project “Malfunctioning Machinery: The Global Making of Chinese Cotton Factories, 1889-1949" examines the industrialization of Chinese cotton spinning in the early twentieth century from a technological perspective.

Jessica Dandona
December 19, 2018

Jessica has had papers related to her current book project, supported by her Consortium fellowship, accepted to IV International Conference on Medical Humanities, the Association for Art History Annual Conference and the 10th European Spring School on History of Science and Popularization.

Katherinne Duffy
December 19, 2018

Kathrinne is in the midst of a nine-month fellowship at the John Carter Brown Library in Providence, RI.

Vivek Neelakantan
December 19, 2018

Vivek is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Indore, where he designed and teaches a course on business history. His monograph, Science, Public Health and Nation-Building in Soekarno-Era Indonesia, will soon be translated into Bahasa Indonesian (mid-2019) by the KOMPAS Group.

Ayah Nuriddin
December 19, 2018

Ayah published "Psychiatric Jim Crow: Desegregation at the Crownsville State Hospital, 1948-1970" in the Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences.

Alana Staiti
December 19, 2018

Alana has been named Curator of the History of Computers and Information Sciences at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

George Aumoithe
October 9, 2018

George defended his dissertation and is now Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies at Princeton.

David Ceccarelli
October 9, 2018

David published "Between Social and Biological Heredity: Cope and Baldwin on Evolution, Inheritance, and Mind" in Journal of the History of Biology (June 2018).

Roberto Chauca
October 9, 2018

Roberto published "Missionary Hydrography and the Invention of Early Modern Amazonia," in Colonial Latin American Review 27:2 (2018).

Jessica Dandona
October 9, 2018

Jessica began a year-long fellowship as a Fulbright Scholar in the U.K. She has been named to several additional recent fellowships, including the Evelyn S. Nation Fellowship at the Huntington Library, the Boston Medical Library Fellowship in the History of Medicine at Harvard University, and the Drexel University College of Medicine Legacy Center/Library Company of Philadelphia Fellowship in the History of Women and Medicine.

Alma Igra
October 9, 2018

Alma is organizing a graduate workshop at Columbia University, in collaboration with the Max Plank Institute of the History of Science: "Knowing through Animals: The Animal Turn in History of Science."

Jessica Linker
October 9, 2018

Jessica directed a project at Bryn Mawr College, leading undergraduates in building a 3D version of the Advanced Biology Lab at Bryn Mawr College c. 1900-1904. The team (Elia Anagnostou, Tanjuma Haque, Arianna Li, and Linda Zhu) combined 3D modeling with historical research and interpretation to recreate an interactive model of the historic laboratory.

Joseph Malherek
October 9, 2018

Joseph authored a chapter in an edited volume: "Shopping Malls and Social Democracy: Victor Gruen’s Postwar Campaign for Conscientious Consumption in American Suburbia,” in Consumer Engineering, 1930–1970: Marketing from Planning Euphoria to the Limits of Growth, eds. Gary Cross, Ingo Köhler, and Jan Logemann. Publication is scheduled for later in 2018.

Joseph Martin
October 9, 2018

Joe published Solid State Insurrection: How the Science of Substance Made American Physics Matter with University of Pittsburgh Press.

Michelle Smiley
October 9, 2018

Michelle has been named Wyeth Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts.

Cameron Strang
October 9, 2018

Cameron published Frontiers of Science: Imperialism and Natural Knowledge in the Gulf South Borderlands, 1500-1850 with UNC Press for the Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture.

Matthew White
October 9, 2018

Matthew is Director of Education and Visitor Services at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum.

The Consortium offers

  • Four-month NEH Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • Nine-month NEH Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • Nine-month Dissertation Fellowships
  • Research Fellowships
  • and Fellowships-in-Residence

for scholars in the history of science, technology or medicine who would like to conduct research in the collections of two or more Consortium member institution. Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellows, as well as Fellows-in-Residence, have offices in the Consortium’s facility in Center City Philadelphia and have ready access to events and activities throughout Philadelphia’s vibrant academic and cultural communities. Research Fellows receive funding for reseach travel to Consortium member institutions and participate in Consortium activities online.
 

When evaluating applications, the Consortium considers two primary criteria:

  • The appropriateness of the project to the collections of member institutions: The application form requires listing materials to be accessed in the collections of member institutions. If the requested items are available elsewhere or online, the application should explain why access to physical materials or variants at member institutions is required for the project. The best way to address this criterion is to contact the library and archive staff at the institutions you would like to visit for your research.
  • The potential to make significant contributions to scholarship: The significance of the project with respect to existing literature should be clearly explained.

As all fellowship awards involve research, the most successful applications will demonstrate strong familiarity with member collections and make a compelling argument for the importance of those collections to the proposed project. It is advisable to communicate directly with member institution librarians and archivists to identify relevant collections.

For further information, see How Fellows Are Selected.

The Consortium’s fellowships may be held sequentially with fellowships offered separately by Consortium member institutions but may not be held concurrently.

For any questions regarding Consortium fellowships, please email info@chstm.org.

Fellowship Opportunities

Research Fellowships (Applications deadlines on April 15 and September 15)

Research Fellows will be awarded a stipend of $750 for use of each collection, $425 if the collection is less than 100 miles from another collection for which a stipend has already been awarded. Candidates who live 100 or more miles from the collections they will use will receive some preference. Fellows typically receive between $950 and $3,000 depending on number and locations of collections used.

Research Fellowships in Medical Humanities and History of Medicine for Scholars from Brazil, India and South Africa (Application deadlines on April 15 and September 15)

Research Fellows will be awarded $2,000 in addition a stipend of $750 for use of each collection, $425 if the collection is less than 100 miles from another collection for which a stipend has already been awarded.

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of, and residing in, Brazil, India or South Africa at the time of application. Applicants must be working on a project dealing with medical humanities or history of medicine.

Dissertation Fellowships (Application deadline on December 15)

Dissertation Fellows receive a stipend of $25,000. Fellows are expected to spend the academic year at the Consortium facilities in Philadelphia, participate in our events and conduct research at two or more Consortium member institutions. Dissertation fellowships are available to Ph.D. candidates who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents or students at U.S. institutions.

NEH Postdoctoral Fellowships (Application deadline on December 15)

The Consortium’s NEH Postdoctoral Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $5,000 ($45,000 for nine months and $20,000 for four months). Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to spend their fellowship months at the Consortium facilities in Philadelphia, participate in our events and conduct research at two or more Consortium member institutions. The Consortium’s NEH Postdoctoral Fellowships are available to scholars who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicants must have a Ph.D., or have completed by the application deadline all requirements for a Ph.D. except for the actual conferral of the degree.

Fellowships-in-Residence (Applications deadline on December 15)

When space is available, the Consortium hosts scholars who receive support from other sources.  The application process for these Fellowships-in-Residence is the same as for other fellowships.  Applicants must clearly state in their application a source of support for their residence at the Consortium.

How to Apply

Late applications will not normally be accepted. All applicants must include:

  • an abstract limited to 150 words
  • a description of resources at two or more Consortium member institutions that the prospective fellow would like to use
  • and, as a single PDF file, single-spaced, in Times New Roman font, no smaller than 11 pt type with at least 1” margins:
      -  a Curriculum Vitae limited to 3 pages
      -  a project description limited to 4 pages explaining the research project and how it will advance scholarship in the history of science, technology or medicine
      -  a secondary literature bibliography up to 2 pages
  • In addition, each applicant must inform two recognized scholars that they will be asked to submit letters of recommendation. We will send instructions to these scholars upon receipt of an application, but applicants should let their recommenders know to have a letter ready for submission. Letters are due 15 days after the application deadline.

Applicants must list the specific collections they wish to use and are strongly encouraged to determine relevance of collections to their projects before applying by searching online catalogs and contacting librarians and archivists at member institutions.  Applicants can search most members’ collections through a single interface on the Consortium’s website. Candidates who demonstrate that they will make good use of collections at multiple Consortium institutions will receive strong preference.

Please contact info@chstm.org with any questions regarding fellowships.

Other Fellowships at Member Institutions

Some of the Consortium member institutions offer their own fellowships and grants, for research in their collections only; click on the list below for further information about these programs. Note that Consortium fellowships may be held sequentially with fellowships offered separately by our member institutions but may not be held concurrently.