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Past Visiting Scholars (2010–2011)

Thomas CrockerAffiliation during Fellowship Year: Associate Professor of Law, University of South Carolina School of Law. Ph.D., Vanderbilt University; J.D., Yale Law School; M.A., University of Wales; B.A., Mississippi State University. By Any Means Necessary? Securing Constitutional Commitments in a State of Emergency. An exploration of the relations between ethical values and constitutional commitments in light of contemporary national security policy examining how necessity arguments challenge established normative orders and how everyday ethical life interacts with constitutional principles. Current Affiliation: Distinguished Associate Professor of Law, University of South Carolina School of Law.

T. Austin GrahamAffiliation during Fellowship Year: Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University. Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles; B.A., University of Virginia. The Great American Songbooks: Modernism, Musical Texts, and the Value of Popular Culture. A musicological overview of authorial practice at the turn of the century investigating the sensory dimensions of reading and the effects that the popular arts have had on literary modernism. Current Affiliation: Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University.

Coleman HutchisonAffiliation during Fellowship Year: Associate Professor of English, University of Texas at Austin. Ph.D., Northwestern University; B.S., Vanderbilt University. Apples of Ashes: Literature, Nationalism, and the Confederate States of America. The first literary history of the Confederate States of America, situating Confederate literature in a broader history of nineteenth-century culture and ideas, and telling the story of a nation struggling to write itself into existence. Current Affiliation: Associate Professor of English, University of Texas at Austin.

Amy LippertAffiliation during Fellowship Year: Assistant Professor of American History and the College, University of Chicago. Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; B.A., University of California, Berkeley. Consuming Identities: Visual Culture and Celebrity in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco. A project that traces the growth of the commodified image industry in San Francisco during the nineteenth century, incorporating mass-reproduced visual representations of people into a broader history and explaining the cultural roots of modern celebrity. Current Affiliation: Assistant Professor of American History and the College, University of Chicago.

Jason T. SharplesAffiliation during Fellowship Year: Assistant Professor of History, The Catholic University of America. Ph.D., Princeton University; B.A., The College of William & Mary. Mastering Fear: Imagination, Rebellion, and Race in Early America and the Atlantic World, 1640-1800. An examination of fears of insurrection and purported slave conspiracies, exploring the interplay between exaggerated concerns about subversives within slavery, perceived threats external to the institution, and the development of racial thinking. Current Affiliation: Assistant Professor of History, The Catholic University of America.

Tracy SteffesAffiliation during Fellowship Year: Assistant Professor of Education and History, Brown University. Ph.D., University of Chicago; B.A., Western Michigan University. School, Society, and State: A New Education to Govern Modern American, 1890-1940. A study of the expansion and transformation of public education from 1890 to 1940 as a major American response to industrialization and the problem of social welfare, exploring how and why Americans invested so heavily in schooling and how these reforms subtly transformed schooling into a more powerful project of social governance. Current Affiliation: Assistant Professor of Education and History, Brown University.

Heather TreselerAffiliation during Fellowship Year: Assistant Professor of English, Worcester State University. Ph.D., University of Notre Dame; B. A., Brown University. Lyric Letters: the American Epistolary Poem, 1945-1985. A study of American poets’ assimilation of epistolary conventions as a coded means of witnessing to war and the ways of empire; as an extension of psychoanalytic narration; and as a vehicle for queer or threatened intimacies in the Cold War. Current Affiliation: Assistant Professor of English, Worcester State University.

Associate Scholar

Jason PetrulisAffiliation during Fellowship Year: Visiting Assistant Professor, Oberlin College. Ph.D., Columbia University; A.B., Harvard University. Marketing the American Way, 1932-1950. An examination of how the U.S. government policy intersected with corporate marketing to mobilize Americans for World War II and the early Cold War through “idea advertising,” a process that used marketing techniques to sell ideas about companies, people, and even nations. Current Affiliation: Visiting Assistant Professor of History, Oberlin College.

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