Benjamin Coates – Affiliation during Fellowship Year: Ph.D.,
Columbia University; M.A., Columbia University; B.A., Stanford University.
Judging Empire: The United States and International Law in the Early 20th Century.
A study of the confluence of law and empire in American foreign relations between
1898 and 1919, exploring international law as an academic discipline, a political
ideology, and a diplomatic project, and revealing the roots of America’s contradictory
utopian and unilateralist impulses. Current Affiliation: Assistant Professor of
History, Wake Forest College.
Benjamin Fagan – Affiliation during Fellowship Year: Ph.D.,
University of Virginia; M.A., University of Virginia; B.A., University of Iowa.
The Black Newspaper and the American Nation. An inquiry into how
early black American newspapers grappled with questions crucial to national definition-including
class character, providential design, and international alliances-and reimagined
the very notion of an American nation. Current Affiliation: Assistant Professor
of African & African American Studies, Univeristy of Arkansas.
Daniel Geary – Affiliation during Fellowship Year: Lecturer
in United States History, Trinity College Dublin. Ph.D., University of California,
Berkeley; M.A., University of California, Berkeley; B.A., University of Virginia.
Tangled Ideologies: The Moynihan Report Controversy. A history
of the Moynihan Report controversy, demonstrating that the controversy revolved
not only around competing notions of race, but also around emerging ideas about
feminism and changing attitudes about the Cold War, the federal government, and
middle-class values. Current Affiliation: Mark Pigott Lecturer in U.S. History,
Trinity College Dublin.
Chin Jou – Affiliation during Fellowship Year: Ph.D., Princeton
University; M.A., Princeton University; B.A., Cornell University. Fat and
Poor: A History of Obesity, Poverty, and Government Food Programs.
A study of the class dimensions of obesity, and the complicated history of the government’s
role in the obesity epidemic, including three case studies that indicate the unintended
consequences of federal food policy. Current Affiliation: Lecturer in History of
Science, Harvard University.
Melissa Milewski – Affiliation during Fellowship Year: Ph.D.,
New York University; M.A., Brigham Young University; B.A., Stanford University.
From Slave to Litigant: African Americans in Court in the Post-War South.
An examination of civil cases involving African Americans in state courts from the
end of the Civil War through the worst decades of the Jim Crow years, focusing African
Americans’ ability to access civil courts providing a better understanding of the
strengths and limitations of the American legal system. Current Affiliation: ACLS
New Faculty Fellow in History, Columbia University.
Matthew Rubery – Affiliation during Fellowship Year: Lecturer
in Nineteenth-Century Literature, Queen Mary, University of London. Ph.D., Harvard
University; M.A., University of Colorado, Boulder; B.A., University of Texas at
Austin. The Untold Story of the Talking Book. A history
of recorded literature since Thomas Edison’s invention of the phonograph in 1877,
tracing the tradition of recorded literature from Edison’s conception of phonographic
books played on wax cylinders, to talking books for blinded veterans of the First
World War, to the advent of commercial audiobooks. Current Affiliation: Reader in
Nineteenth-Century Literature, Queen Mary, University of London.
Lisa Siraganian – Affiliation during Fellowship Year: Assistant
Professor of English, Southern Methodist University. Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University;
B.A., Oxford University; B.A., Williams College. Technicolor Textuality:
Corporate Aesthetics, Literature, and Experiential Color. An examination
of the influence of American corporations in both high and mass media art debates
during the middle of the twentieth century, exploring the depth and scope of corporate-aesthetic
interpenetration in different art forms. Current Affiliation: Associate Professor
of English, Southern Methodist University.
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