Eccles Centre Fellowships in North American Studies: Recipients
Gaiutra Bahadur (Independent Scholar, 2016-2017 Hutchins Center Fellow at Harvard University). Research on "The Woman from America," a biography of Janet Rosenberg Jagan, the late president of Guyana and the first American woman to serve as a head of state.
D.C. Belanger (University of Ottawa). Research for 'Loyalty and Lobbying: French Canadian Delegates in London, 1763-1848'
Heather Clark (Marlboro College). Research for a literary biography of the American poet and novelist Sylvia Plath, forthcoming from Knopf.
Malcolm Craig (University of Edinburgh), Research on 'Dreams and Nightmares: Defending the Secret State from Public Scrutiny, 1979-1990.'
John Fagg (University of Birmingham). Research on 'Re-envisioning the Everyday: American Genre Scenes, 1900-1940.'
Hilary Francis (Institute of Latin American Studies). Research for ‘"Yanqui Cotton Patch": American Development Assistance and DDT in Nicaragua, 1945-1980’
Martin Halliwell (Leicester) Research for 'Voices of Mental Health: Medicine, Politics and American Culture, 1970-2000'
Eriko Ogihara-Schuck (TU Dortmund University). Research for 'Malayan Modernism and American Culture'
Emily Trafford (University of Liverpool). Research for 'Representation and Participation: Progressive Era World's Fairs as Battlegrounds for West Coast Chinese-Americans'
Bryce Traister (Western University). Research for “Cotton Mather: Witch Doctor” on the 1722 Boston small pox epidemic and Mather’s role in early colonial inoculation.
Christa Holm Vogelius (University of Copenhagen). Research for 'Fair Copy: Gender, Originality, and the Making of American Literature'
James West (The University of Manchester) 'The impact of senior editor Lerone Bennett, Jr. as EBONY magazine’s in-house historian'.
2016 Postgraduate Awards
Rachael Alexander (University of Strathclyde). Research on 'Nationalism, Consumerism, and Gender in American and Canadian Women's Mass-market Magazines of the 1920s'
Nicole Cassie (University of Glasgow). Research on 'The experiences and recollections of American medical personnel who served in the Vietnam War.'
Elizabeth Davidson (Northumbria University). Research on 'Beyond Empire: The Transformation of U.S.-Latin American Relations in Theodore Roosevelt's Administration'
Rosalind Fursland (University of Birmingham). Research on 'A City of Two Tales: Reality and Unreality in Manhattan (1910-1929)'
Verena Holztrattner (University of Salzburg). Research on 'The negotiation of gender roles and relations in comic plays written and produced in the early American Republic (1776-1800)’
Rosie Knight (University of Reading). Research on 'The interrelationship of slaveholding and enslaved women's mothering in the nineteenth century American south.'
Ruth Lawlor (University of Cambridge): Research on 'Rape and American Soldiers in the European Theatre of Operations, World War II, 1942-1946.'
Jana Marešová (Charles University in Prague). Research on 'Windigo, the Elder Brother, and the First Woman: Examining Figures of Traditional Storytelling in Contemporary Canadian Indigenous Writing.'
Hannah-Rose Murray, (University of Nottingham), research on '"The Low Growl of the Lion": Transatlantic Abolitionism and African American Resistance Against British Racism.'
Johanna Seibert (University of Mainz, Germany). Research on 'The Networks of Taste: The Early African Caribbean Press in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World.'
Christine Bold (University of Guelph). Research for '“Playing Indian” on the Vaudeville-Variety-Varieté Circuit, 1880s-1930s'
Laura Cameron (Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario). Research on 'The life geography of ecologist, Dr. William W.H. ‘Bill’ Gunn (1913-1984)'
J R Carpenter (Independent scholar). Research for 'Writing Coastlines: on the Composition of Atlantic Canada'
Marionne Cronin (University of Aberdeen). Research for ‘To the North Pole by Air: Technology and the Making of a Modern Polar Hero’
Sally Hadden (Western Michigan University). Research on 'Loyalist Lawyers in Exile'
Andrew Hammond (Warwick University). Research for ‘Struggles for Freedom: Afghanistan and US Foreign Policy’
Steve Hewitt (University of Birmingham). Research for 'Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in Canada: A History'
Ben Offiler (University of Nottingham). Research for ‘Directing Development: The Near East Foundation, U.S. Foreign Policy, and the Middle East’
Gregory Smithers (Virginia Commonwealth University). Research for 'Cherokee Waters: A Native American Environmental History'
Allison Stagg (Technische Universitat Berlin). Research on 'Political Caricatures published in America, 1790-1830'
Harry Whitehead (University of Leicester). Research for ‘Energy: a novel about the history of the oil business’
2015 Postgraduate Awards
Catherine Bateson (University of Edinburgh). Research on 'The sentiments expressed in Irish American songs produced and written during the American Civil War (1861-1865)'
Lonneke Geerlings (VU University Amsterdam). Research on 'The role of Dutch mediators and African American actors in the black theatre scene of London in the 1950s'
Rebecca Harding (University of Sussex). Research for 'An Affective Reading of the Fiction of Don DeLillo'
Kevan Mainwaring (University of Leicester). Research for 'The Knowing: longing, liminality and transgression in the folk cultures of the Scottish Lowlands and the Southern Appalachians'
Nicola Martin (University of Stirling). Research on 'The Cultural Paradigms of British Imperialism in the Militarisation of Scotland and North America, 1745-1776'
Sonja Molnar (University of Salzburg). Research for 'Ad-volution: a systemic functional perspective on the diachronic development of advertising from the late seventeenth century to date'
Peter Norris (University of Liverpool). Research on 'Fawcett Preston & Co. Ltd - suppliers of ordnance and engineering expertise to the Confederate States during the American Civil War (1861-1865)'
Ben Quail (University of Strathclyde). Research on 'The Presidency of Lyndon Johnson'
Joe Ryan-Hume (University of Glasgow). Research for 'Standing in Reagan’s Shadow: Liberal Strategies in a Conservative Age'
Howell Williams (New School for Social Research, NY). Research for 'Raising the Nation’s Fathers: Fatherhood and the Federal Government, 1965-2015'
Professor Melissa Homestead (University of Nebraska-Lincoln). Research on Catharine Sedgwick’s Transatlantic networks
Professor Katherine Joslin (Western Michigan University). Research for Theodore Roosevelt, Man of Words
Professor Lois Harder (University of Alberta). Research for Canadian Club: Citizenship Law, Birthright and Belonging
Dr Marie Pecorari (Paris-Sorbonne University). Research for Off-Color: Blackness and American Funeral Practices from the Civil War to the Gilded Age
Dr David Brown (University of Manchester). Research for Britain and the American Civil War: A Case Study of the Union and Emancipation Society
Dr Helen Cowie (University of York). Research for ‘The Seal and his Jacket’: Conservation, Cruelty and Consumption in the Fur Seal Fisheries of Alaska, 1850-1914
Dr Rachel Herrmann (University of Southampton). Research for Aquatic Foodways
Dr Matthew Pethers (University of Nottingham). Research for Social Mobility: Transatlantic Circulation and the Making of Middle-Class Identity in the American Novel, 1700-1840
Dr Martin Thornton (University of Leeds). Research for Canadians, Cliveden and the First World War
2014 Postgraduate Awards
Jesús Bolaño Quintero (University of Cádiz). Research on Trancendentalism and the current cultural paradigm shift
Yvonne Kaisinger (University of Salzburg). Research form An Ocean of Words: The Interplay between Language, Literature, and Environment on Caribbean and Pacific Islands
Kaja Marczewska (University of Durham). Research on contemporary American experimental poetics/contemporary digital media ecology
Peter O’Connor (University of Northumbria). Research on British perceptions of the War of 1812
Bianca Scoti (University of Glasgow). Research for Persian Carpets: A Touch of the Exotic at Home in Gilded Age America
Arun Sood (University of Glasgow). Research on the reception and early literary influence of Robert Burns in late-Eighteenth and early Nineteenth-century America
James West (University of Manchester). Research on the reaction of black print media to a conservative political resurgence in the 1970s and 1980s, focusing on Ebony magazine and black Chicago
Michael Cullinane, Northumbria University
Research for Remembering Theodore Roosevelt
Hilfrich, University of Edinburgh
Research for Crusader or Exemplar: the American Vietnam War Debate, 1964 - 1973
Paul McGarr, University of Nottingham
Research for Quiet Americans in India: Intelligence, culture and paranoia in US-South Asian relations
Dr Urszula Niewiadomska-Flis, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
Research into foodways and identity in Latina literature
Emma Staniland, University of Leicester
Research into contemporary Latino Caribbean writers in the United States
Professor Coll Thrush,
University of British Columbia
Research for Indigenous London
Emily West, University of Reading
Research into enslaved wetnursing in the US
2013 Garrison Keillor Fellowships
Awarded for projects related to the American Mid West (supported by the US Embassy, London)
Dr Marina Moskowitz, University of Glasgow
Dr Alexander T. Smith, University of Warwick
2013 Postgraduate Awards
Ellie Bird, University of Sheffield
Research for ‘Narratives of Slavery in Canada’
Jade Broughton, University of Leicester
Research for The influence of popular culure on F. Scott Fitzgerald's short stories
Lorenzo Costaguta, University of Nottingham
Research into concepts of race and ethnicity in pre-1900 American socialism
Laura Helyer, University of Chichester
Research into representations of voice hearing in fiction
Charles Laderman, Sidney Sussex college, University of Cambridge
Research for Sharing the burden: the Armenian question and the search for a new world order, 1894 - 1923
Alessandra Magrin, University of Strathclyde
Research for Italy and the Wild West: the reception, memory and legacy of Buffalo Bill's Wild West's Show in Italy
Barbara Pitak, University of Warsaw, Poland
Research on The grotesque as an aesthetic category in American stage and film musical. Read more about this research in American Studies in Britain, issue 109 (Spring 2014).
Donald, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.
Research for Food and the City: The making and remaking of the American Urban Foodscape. Read more about this research in American Studies in Britain, issue 109 (Spring 2014).
2012 Visiting Fellows
Jesse F. Battan, California State University, Fullerton,
Research for ’Incompatible Bedfellows’: Love and Freedom in Early Twentieth-Century America.
Steffi Dippold, Stanford University, Stanford, California
Research for Plain as in Primitve: The Figure of the Native in Early American Literature
Gursel, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
Research for The East, the West and America: How Nineteenth Century American Women Writers Depicted Foreign Nations in Children's Books. Read more about this research in American Studies in Britain, issue 109 (Spring 2014).
Mason, University of Edinburgh
Research for The struggle for free time: television, elections and the politics of campaign reform in the United States, 1948 - 2008. Read more about this research in American Studies in Britain, issue 109 (Spring 2014).
University of Nottingham
Research for The Special Relationship in Counter-Insurgency: Britain, America and Irregular Warfare.Read more about this research in American Studies in Britain, issue 109 (Spring 2014).
Saxon, University of Central Lancashire
Research on the relationship between the American and English stages from the colonial period to the end of the nineteenth century.
2012 Postgraduate Awards
Candela Delgado-Marin, University of Seville, Spain
Researching the short fiction of Bobbie Ann Mason
Katharina Donn, University of Augsburg,Germany
Research for Trauma in Post - 9/11 Literature
Karen P. Heath, St Anne's College, Oxford
Research for Painting the Town Red: Conservatives and the Politics of Art, from Cold War to Culture War. Read more about this research in American Studies in Britain, issue 109 (Spring 2014).
Robert W. Jones II, University of Leicester
Research on William Burrough's work of the cut-up period. Read more about this research in American Studies in Britain, issue 109 (Spring 2014).
Christopher F. Minty, University of Stirling
Research for Men Glowing with Resentment: Loyalism in Revolutionary New York, c. 1763 - 1783. Read more about this research in American Studies in Britain, issue 109 (Spring 2014).
Asya Ostroukh, University of Edinburgh
Research for the Reception of the French Civil Code in Quebec, Louisiana and Suisse Romande: A Socio-Legal Study
Amelia Precup, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
Research for The Jewish American Postmodern Self in Woody Allen's Fiction. Read more about this research in American Studies in Britain, issue 109 (Spring 2014).
Owen Stanwood, Department of History, Boston College
Research for The First Refugees: French Huguenots in the British Atlantic World
2011 Visiting Fellows
Rachel Farebrother, Lecturer in American Studies, University of
Research for "Thinking in Hieroglyphics": Representations of Egypt in the New Negro Renaissance
Lawson, Senior Lecturer in English, Leeds Beckett University
Research for Men of Small Property: Manhood, Class and the Market Revolution in America
Dr JoAnne Marie Mancini, Lecturer in History, National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Research for The Floridas in an Age of Global Turmoil. Read more about this research in American Studies in Britain, issue 109 (Spring 2014).
Gillian Roberts, Lecturer in North American Cultural Studies, Nottingham
Research for Discrepant Parallels: Cultural Implications of the Canada-US Border
Dr J Simon
Rofe, Lecturer in International Relations, University of Leicester
Research for The American Embassy in London 1938 - 2008: 70 years in Grosvenor Square. Read more about this research in American Studies in Britain, issue 109 (Spring 2014).
Dr Pia Wiegmink,
Lecturer, English and Linguistics/American Studies, Johannes Gutenberg-University
Research for Reconfiguring the Nation: Abolitionist Discourses and Narratives of Personhood and Gender, 1776 - 1920
Paul Williams, Lecturer in Twentieth Century Literature, University
Research for The Strategic Uses of Racial Representation in the Comics of Robert Crumb
Dr Alexandra Urakova, Associate Professor, Russian State University for the Humanities
Research for The Economy of Gift Books: Reconsidering Antebellum Gift Book Literature and Culture in Social Perspective
2011 Postgraduate Awards
David Doddington, History, Warwick University
Research for Hierarchies and honour among enslaved men in the antebellum South
Simon James Hill, History, Liverpool John Moores University
Research into the economic and political impact of the American Revolution upon the port of Liverpool
Ruth Martin, History, Clare College, Cambridge University
Research into civil liberties in the USA, 1941 to 1977. Read more about this research in American Studies in Britain, issue 109 (Spring 2014).
Christian O'Connell, Humanities, University of Gloucestershire
Research for The British bluesman: Paul Oliver and the nature of transatlantic blues scholarship
Ben Offiler, American and Canadian Studies, Nottingham University
Research into the evolution of US foreign policy towards, and relations with, Iran during the 1960s
Professor Sarah Carter, University of Alberta
Research for Driving the Estate: Land Grants, Gender, and Indigenous People in the Canadian and US Wests, and Settler Dominions, 1860s - 1920s
Professor Patrick James, University of Southern California
Research for Grab the Signatures and Run: The Conflict Dynamics of Canada's Constitutional Patriation
Professor Lisa Merrill, Hofstra University
Research for Performing Race and Reading Antebellum American Bodies: The Construction and Reception of Nineteenth Century Performances of Gender, Race and Nationality
2010 Visiting Fellows
Gaskill, University of East Anglia
Research for Migration and Emotion: Seventeenth Century Transatlantic Culture and Mentalities
Professor Jo Gill,
Research for The Poetics of the American Suburbs
Dr Kirsten MacLeod, Newcastle University
Research for Fashioning Modernism for America: Carl Van Vechten and the Arts
Morgan, Newcastle University
Research for Banished: Convicts, Rebels and Slaves
Middleton, Sheffield University
Research for Cultures of Credit in Eighteenth Century America
Mueller, University of Augsburg
Research for The African American Sonnet
Priest, Aberystwyth University
Research for The United States and European Imperialism
2010 Postgraduate Awards
Olivia Badoi, University of Wroclaw
Research on Breaking the Pattern: Challenging Conventional Femininity in Nineteenth Century American Domestic Fiction and Painting
Hannah Durkin, University of Nottingham
Research on the African American dancers Josephine Baker and Katherine Dunham
Tim Foster, University of Nottingham
Research on Escaping the Split-Level Trap: Postsuburban Narratives in Contemporary American Fiction
Professor Crandall Shifflett, Department of History, Virginia Tech
Research for The Death of My People Thrice: Indians and English in early America and the world they made
See also digital project Virtual Jamestown
2009 Visiting Fellows
Dr Alex Goodall,
University College London
Making Joe McCarthy: the fall and rise of American anticommunism, 1917-1954
Dr Tony McCulloch, University College London, Institute of the Americas
Research on Canada's role in the "North Atlantic Triangle", and it significance for the special relationship between the USA and Britain
Dr Brooke N. Newman, Virginia Commonwealth University
Mastery and Empire: metropolitan culture and slaveholding in the British Caribbean, 1661-1763
Dr Devin Zuber, Pacific School of Religion
Hieroglyphics of Nature: Swedenborg, romantics and the American environmental imagination also The Annotated Letters of J.J.G. Wilkinson
2009 Postgraduate Awards
Roham Alvandi, St Catherine's College, Oxford
Nixon, Kissinger and the Shah: US-Iran relations and the Cold War, 1969-1976
Laura K. Inglis, Brasenose College, Oxford
New York Legacy: the origins of substantive due process and the rise of judicial discretion
Ariane Knüsel, University of Zurich (Switzerland)
Research on on media images of China in Britain, Switzerland and the USA between 1911 and 1949
Marco Morini, University of Pavia (Italy)
Negative campaigning in American Presidential Elections
Laura McDonald, University of East Anglia
Selling what people need: how the modern Broadway musical capitalized on economic, social and political change
Will Smith, University of Nottingham
Contemporary literary narratives of Toronto
Nicholas Witham, University of Nottingham
After the New Left: cultures of anti-imperialism in late Cold War America
Professor William G. Thomas III
John and Catherine Angle Chair in the Humanities and Professor of History, University of Nebraska
Jupiter's Bow: Railroads, the Civil War, and the Roots of Modern America
See also digital project The Roots of Modern America
2008 Visiting Fellows
Dr Jacqueline Fear-Segal University of East Anglia
Shadow Catchers at the Indian School: photography, representation and reclamation
Dr Faye Hammill University of Strathclyde
Sophistication: A Cultural History
Dr Michèle Mendelssohn, Oxford University
Transatlantic Aestheticism and Decadence
Professor Stephen A. Royle Queen's University, Belfast
The Hudson's Bay Company Rule of Vancouver Island
2008 Postgraduate Awards
Adam Burns, University of Edinburgh
Race, Empire and Immigration: The Case of William Howard Taft, 1900-1921
Daniel R. Koch, University of Oxford
Research on slave emancipation in the Caribbean.
Rafael Torrubia, University of St Andrews
Culture from the Midnight Hour
Mei-Chuen Wang, Cardiff University
Research on the postmodern Canadian historical fiction.
Daniel Wood, University of Reading
Research on post-war agricultural policy highlighting links between the rise of anti-statism and the decline of liberalism
Professor Austin Lane Crothers
Illinois State University
Research on the American demand for violence following the terror attacks on 9/11 and the role of the United States in global policy-making today
2007 Visiting Fellows
Professor Matthew Jones University of Nottingham
America, Asia and the Atomic Bomb: Nuclear Weapons, Race and the Containment of China, 1945-1965
Professor Simon Newman University of Glasgow
The transformation of working life and culture in the Anglo-American Atlantic World, 1600-1800
Dr Jennifer Terry University of Durham
'Shuttles in the Rocking Loom of History': Mapping the Black Diaspora in African American and Caribbean Fiction
Dr Ellen McWilliams University of Exeter
Margaret Atwood and the Female Bildungsroman
2007 Postgraduate Awards
Mark Storey, University of Nottingham
Research on emerging modernity manifested in the culture of America
Matthew Carter, University of Essex
Research on analysis of the western genre
Michael J Collins, University of Nottingham
Research on American culture portrayed in the works of Edward Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville
Clare Elliott, University of Glasgow
Research on the influence of William Blake on Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman
James McAteer, University of Ulster
Research on the capabilities approach with regard to social economics and the environmental issues concerning Quebec and Northern Ireland