2021 Visiting Fellows
Alice Albinia (Independent writer). Twinned works of fiction and non-fiction that use the Victorian trade in guano from Peru's Chincha islands to explore nature and civilization.
David Armes (Independent artist). Writing and book-making exploring the intersections of US and Caribbean book arts and graphics with oppositional or dissenting politics or attitudes.
Thomas Bishop (University of Lincoln). The histories and labour struggles of blue- and white-collar workers employed in the most hazardous domestic industry in the United States: nuclear power.
Nicholas Boggs (New York University). Work on “James Baldwin in Love”, a literary biography that explores how the author's relationships with four key figures as they spanned New York City, Paris, London, Istanbul, and the south of France shaped his life and art.
Joanna Theresa Brown (Independent writer). A novel about storytelling, narrative, and the lives of women of African descent in Britain and the Caribbean in the long nineteenth century.
J. R. Carpenter (Independent writer). A poetry collection about kisiskâciwanisîpiy (the North Saskatchewan River), in amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton, Alberta).
Rory Corbett (University College Cork). The banjo as a musical and material site of cultural exchange between Irish- and African Americans during the colonial and early national periods.
Leith Davis (Simon Fraser University). Racialized representations in the transatlantic routes of early circus.
Emily Doucet (University of Toronto). Archival research into the Airgraph and V-mail systems employed during WWII, as part of her project exploring the relationship between state institutions (such as the military), the postal service and the history of photographic formats prized for their transmissibility.
Camden Elliott (Harvard University). Military conflicts and alliances between Europeans and Native Americans in modern-day Massachusetts and Nova Scotia during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and the making and exchanging environmental knowledge.
Edith Gonzalez (CUNY). Sugar plantations, botanical experiments and ecological disturbance in Antigua and Barbuda, c. 1750-1830.
Alycia Hall (Yale University). The Maroon communities of eighteenth- and nineteenth century Jamaica.
Patrick Jung (Milwaukee School of Engineering). The nature of Indian-British diplomatic and military relations in the western Great Lakes region of North America during the eighteenth century.
Lucille Junkere (Independent artist). Practice-led art project on Jamaican plants, pigments, dyes and colours, and their connection to African Jamaican history and identity.
Aaron Kamugisha (UWI Cave Hill). The intellectual and literary networks of the Caribbean-Canadian novelist Austin Clarke (1934-2016).
R. Grant Kleiser (Columbia University). The mid-eighteenth-century Caribbean free-port movement and its effects on the foundation of the classical liberal tradition.
René Johannes Kooiker (Yale University). The making of CARIFESTA in 1972, and the cultural politics of decolonization in the Caribbean.
Naomi Krüger (UCLAN, novelist). A novel set in Nauvoo, Illinois and Preston, Lancashire, exploring Transatlantic Mormon connections in the nineteenth century.
John McCurdy (Eastern Michican University). LGBTQ+ people in the American Revolution, focusing on a British army sodomy trial and depictions of the figure of the macaroni.
Roy McFarlane (Independent writer). A series of erasure poems drawing on hidden narratives of women and the African diaspora found in newspapers, letters, diaries and journals in the Caribbean, Canada and North America.
Lee Mackenzie (Independent writer). A series of poetry maps, drawing on European and First Nations ways of linguistically, visually and symbolically representing the seas and coastlines of eastern Canada.
JoAnne Mancini (Maynooth University). The US and global dissemination of the songs of Henry Clay Work (1832-84) - and their transformation into ‘folk’ and country music.
Edouard Marsoin (University of Paris). The literary, philosophical, ethical, and political implications of diets and dietetic discourses in nineteenth century Canada and the USA.
John Angus Martin (Saba Heritage Center). Understanding Grenada’s creole cultural landscape through language, music, performance and song (as gleaned from the 1953 musical recordings of MG Smith).
Bobby C. Martin (Independent artist). A new body of mixed-media work incorporating maps, official documents, and other archives related to European colonisation of the Muscogee (Creek) peoples’ homelands in the South-eastern United States.
Kate Mulry (California State University – Bakersfield). Medical fantasies of cacao and chocolate, and English anxieties of slavery and empire in Jamaica.
Diederik Oostdijk (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam). The artist Leonard Baskin (1922-2000), the poet Ted Hughes (1930-1998), and grief.
Chloe Osborne (Royal Holloway University of London). Resistance to US imperialism in the Samoan Islands, 1870 to the present.
Nina Reid-Maroney (Huron University College). The textual and material record of slavery in African Canadian print culture in the nineteenth century.
Fidel Rodríguez Velásquez (Pontifican Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro). The history of the Guaiquerí indigenous and their role in the Caribbean pearl fisheries in the early modern world.
Shamica Ruddock (Independent artist). A new multimedia fiction across sound, text, moving image and material objects, based on research into the histories, lives and practices of early Maroon societies across the Caribbean and the Americas.
Joe Ryan-Hume (University of Glasgow). US liberalism and Congress after the 1960s.
Nancy Siegel (Towson University). Culinary imagery in Anglo-American satire during the American Revolution.
Owen Walsh (Leeds University). Encounters between the US Left and revolutionary Mexico in the early twentieth century.
Wayne Weaver (University of Cambridge). Playing and listening to musical performance in urban Jamaica, c. 1770-1880.
Lauren Working (University of Oxford). North American Indigenous commodities and artefacts in the social spaces of the early modern Inns of Court.
Alexandra Abletshauser (University of Glasgow). English- and French-Canadian prose writing, in particular examining how Canadian women writers use emotions to manipulate readers’ responses to social issues at the turn of the twentieth century.
Patrick Barker (Yale University). The relationship between African enslavement in Trinidad and the connected dispossession of indigenous peoples on the island during the 18th and early 19th centuries.
Diana Benea (University of Bucharest). The construction of the ever-shifting category of “undesirable elements” in the US’s legal, political and media discourse (1875-1965).
Michael Bennett (University of Sheffield). English merchant financing of the expansion of plantation slavery on Barbados in the 1640s, and the development of the Caribbean plantation system in global perspective.
Darius Bost (University of Utah). An interdisciplinary study of queer photographic practices across the Anglophone black diaspora from the 1970s to the present.
Katey Castellano (James Madison University). The Black Caribbean origins of Robert Wedderburn’s London-based radicalism, as part of a wider exploration of literary resistance to enclosure in Great Britain and the Caribbean, 1750-1850.
Kate Dossett (University of Leeds). The circulation of black theatre manuscripts between the United States and Britain in the first half of the twentieth century.
Devin Fergus (University of Missouri). The US origins of the UK financial crisis.
Simon Frey (University of Paris). The rise of the Nation of Islam (NOI) in Jamaica in the 1960s, in relation to contested heritage and State Violence
Anna Girling (University of Edinburgh). Nancy Cunard’s writing in Caribbean and black US newspapers in the 1930s and 1940s.
Amanda Gorman (Poet). An exploration of religious practices among colonial African American slaves for an upcoming poetic work.
Matthew Harper (Mercer University). Radical black religion before and after Jamaica's 1831 Baptist War, one of the largest uprisings of enslaved people in the Caribbean.
Matthew Kruer (University of Chicago). The history of Native Americans living under British rule, highlighting their evolving ideas about sovereignty, citizenship, and constitutionalism.
Suelin Low Chew Tung (Artist). Reappropriating national identity from the colonial agricultural landscape by creating a body of artwork, including a new map of GRENADA, showing current and historical places, with connected family names, to influence official naming consensus and frame heritage conservation policy.
Cameron Alasdair Macfarlane (University of Edinburgh). The literary construction and representation of the indigenous “King of Darien” within seventeenth-century buccaneer journals, and the utility of native figures & perspectives within contemporary diplomatic reports.
Gabrielle Moser (York University, Canada). The colonial origins of climate change, looking particularly at the King George III Topographical Collection for depictions of the transformation of the Canadian landscape in the 18th and 19th centuries
Tessa Murphy (Syracuse University). Indigenous responses to European colonization of the circum-Caribbean, with a particular focus on how relations between Indigenous groups evolved in the early colonial era.
Jacqueline Musacchio (Wellesley College). Late nineteenth-century American women’s travel to Europe (especially Italy) and its impact on how these artists, collectors and connoisseurs understood, created, and lived with art.
Stephanie Narrow (University of California, Irvine). British & American imperialism in the 19th-c. Pacific World, in particular their experiences of colonial ‘collaboration’, and how they shared race-based laws & ideas in order to control Chinese & Native communities.
Sarah Pearsall (University of Cambridge). Research on the origins and impact of the American Revolution in unexpected places beyond the thirteen colonies, and North America altogether.
Sami Pinarbasi (Manchester Metropolitan University). Manchester’s connections to the British West Indies during the 18th and early 19th centuries.
Cassie Quarless (Filmmaker). Research towards a documentary unravelling the continuing musical and cultural relationships between the UK, Caribbean and the US in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Tatiani Rapatzikou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki). Experimental print culture in contemporary North American culture, multiple storytelling and storyworld possibilities, diverse formats, and material textures.
Barry Robinson (Queen’s University of Charlotte, North Carolina). Nineteenth-century migration of Italian Opera to the Americas, using geospatial analysis to individually map the companies, theatres, and performers who formed part of this influential cultural transference.
Sophie Seita (Performance Artist and Writer). Research on how live art and live poetry are documented in text, audio, video, and fine press artist book editions, to be developed into a series of creative essays on reading, on transfers, on process, on vulnerability and fierceness.
Skawennati (Artist). Research towards a digital artwork drawing on the history of the visit of the Four Iroquois Kings to England in 1710.
Vikram Tamboli (University of California, Los Angeles). Violence, race, rumour, spirituality, and the 18th-century history of trafficking in the Guyanese-Venezuelan borderlands.
Seynabou Thiam-Pereira (Univeristy of Paris VIII Vincennes Saint-Denis). A comparative study of the Black Loyalists who fled from the British American colonies to the Maritime Provinces in Canada in 1783.
Danny Zborover (Mexico-Pacific Rim Project and Field School, Institute for Field Research). The complex entanglements between Indigenous and European powers in the state of Oaxaca between the 15th and 18th centuries.
Yvonne Battle-Felton (writer). Research towards a novel on the Tulsa race riots.
Juliane Braun (Auburn University). ‘Translating the Pacific: Imperial Imaginations, Nature Writing, and Early Modern Print Cultures’
Omikemi (poet). ‘Re-membering: exploring African and Caribbean ancestral practices in African as a response to 'mental health crisis' in present-day Britain’
Nadine Chambers (Birkbeck, University of London). ‘Jamaica and indigenous worlds - researching black Atlantic archives in the shadow of Canadian settler-colonialism’
Mary Chapman (University of British Columbia). Researching the life and work of Edith Eaton.
Shaelagh Cull (Queen's University Ontario). ‘First Nations art at the 1967 Canadian Pavilion of the International Art Expo’
Marcia Douglas (University of Colorado). Research towards a novel based on Zora Neale Hurston's ethnography.
Sarah Henzi (University of Montreal). ‘Recuperating Indigenous Archives: Stories, Images, Testimonies’
Robert Hylton (dance maker). Research for ‘21TwentyOne’ a Live Art work exploring black American social dance innovation and performance in the early 19th century.
Kwasi Konadu (CUNY). ‘Cool and Deadly: A People’s History of Jamaica in the World’
Rebecca Kosick (University of Bristol). ‘Contemporary artist books in Cuba and the United States’
Eric Lamore (University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez). Critical edition of Olaudah Equiano.
Nicholas Laughlin (writer). Research towards a hybrid book-length creative text, combining aspects of essay, poetry, and anthology, and examining the history of the Caribbean over the past five centuries as a series of errors, misunderstandings, false assumptions, coincidences, misnamings, and accidental and deliberate fictions.
Devin Leigh (University of California, Davis). ‘The Politics of African History in an Age of Abolition, 1760-1807’
Gavan Lennon (Canterbury Christ Church University). ‘North American Cultures of Racial Protest, 2012-2020’
Carmen Logie (University of Toronto). ‘Exploring Histories of Coalition Building Among Sexual Rights Social Movements in Canada, the United States and the Caribbean’
Alex Marzano-Lesnevich (writer). Research on 'third genders' in Caribbean and native Canadian cultures.
Jasmine McCrory (Queen's University Belfast). ‘American modernist poetry and the garden’
Jessica Mehta (University of Exeter). ‘“Red: Caged Birds Sing” - an anthology of poetry of incarcerated and previously incarcerated indigenous women in North America’
Melissa Morris (University of Wyoming). ‘Cultivating Colonies: Tobacco and the Upstart Empires, 1580-1660’
Andrew Murphy (Rutgers University). ‘Algernon Sidney's American afterlives’
Brooke Newman (Virginia Commonwealth University). ‘Subjects of the Crown: Slavery, Emancipation, and the British Monarchy, 1660-1860’
Timothy Peacock (Glasgow University). ‘The Crossroads of Memory: Changing perceptions of Pacific places and populations in news and photographic reporting of postwar American Nuclear Testing’
Simon Pope (artist). Research towards a new community-engaged, collaborative artwork that explores the forms of light that have travelled – materially and symbolically – between the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation’s traditional territories in Ontario, Canada, and London, England.
Pamela Roberts (creative producer). Research towards a theatre and writing project on the Women of the Washington Black Elite.
Whitney Robles (Harvard University). ‘Curious Species: How Animals Made Natural History, 1700–1820’
Marie-Jose Ruiz (Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens). ‘Women's migration to Canada’
Sarah Sense (artist). ‘Weaving a British History of Native North America’
Vaibhav Singh (Reading University). ‘Merchants of alphabets: American print technology and South Asia’
Simon Sun (Harvard University). ‘China and early America’
Michael Taylor (Independent Scholar). Research on the abolition of colonial slaveholding in the 1830s.
Natalie Zacek (University of Manchester). ‘Creoligarchs: West Indian Absentees in Georgian London’
Dr Amanda Brickell Bellows (New York Historical Society, New York, USA). ‘A Transnational History of Reconstruction’
Dr Rebecca Goetz (New York University, New York, USA). ‘The English in the Caribbean’
Dr Grzegorz Kosc (University of Warsaw, Poland). ‘The poetics and economics of Robert Lowell's English Years, 1970-1977’
Dr Jane Lovell (Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, UK). ‘The changing perceptions of the authenticity of the art of the Haida People of the Pacific Northwest and staged authenticity in the Wild West Shows of Buffalo Bill’
Dr Vanessa Mongey (Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK). ‘Border control and diplomatic protection in the early United States’
Dr Ceyda Ozmen (Ege University, Izmir, Turkey). ‘The pivotal role of translators and translations in the Americanisation of Turkish popular culture in the cold war era’
Dr Louise Siddons (Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA). ‘‘Corrections Made’: Laura Gilpin, Queerness, and Collaboration on the Navajo Nation’
2018 Postgraduate Awards
Mark Eastwood (The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK). The ways in which support for changing nuclear policies developed in America during the Cold War (1957-1963)
Matthew O’Brien (University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland). Political education and grassroots black power activism in Chicago
Professor Katherine Adams (Tulane University, New Orleans). 'Cotton Culture and Blackness after Emancipation'
Professor John G Turner (George Mason University, Virginia). 'Out of Small Beginnings: Plymouth Colony and the Making of American Liberty'
Professor Julie Rak (University of Alberta, Edmonton). 'Animals and Machines: Inuit Traditional Knowledge as (New) Materialism'
Dr Joan Sangster (Trent University, Peterborough). 'Suffrage Cultures: Canadian Women's Suffrage in Comparative Perspective'
Professor Mirosława Buchholtz (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland). 'From international theme to transcultural identity: the Canadian Mavis Gallant in post WWII Europe'
Dr David Anderson (Swansea University). 'Committed to memory: post-civil war plantation memoirs and the lost cause'
Dr Sue Currell (University of Sussex). 'New Masses: The Big Red Little Magazine, 1926-48'
Dr Reetta Humalajoki (Durham University). 'The language surrounding U.S. American Indian policy, 1947-1970'
Dr Mark McLay (University of Glasgow). 'The Republican Party and the Defeat of the War on Poverty, 1964-1973'
Dr Laura Rattray (University of Glasgow). 'Writing the Great Depression'
2017 Postgraduate Awards
Krysten E. Blackstone (University of Edinburgh). 'The morale and identity of soldiers in the Continental Army during the American Revolution'
Christina Brennan (University of Manchester). 'Future Americas: Dystopia, Post-Apocalypse and the Contemporary US and North American novel'
Rowan Hartland (Northumbria University). 'Black Power Culture in the American South, 1967-1975'
Chelsea Olsen (University of Sussex). 'Theorizing the 20th Century Salon'
Darius Wainwright (University of Reading). 'Supremacy Through Culture and Propaganda: Soft Power, the ‘Special Relationship’ and Iran, 1953-58'
Christina Westwood (Keele University). 'Modernist fiction by Anita Shreve and Lisa Genova and the emerging field of ‘literary geographies’
Sarah Cullen (Trinity College Dublin). 'How literary depictions of night in nineteenth-century American literature distort gender, racial and class norms'
Chiara Grilli (University of Macerata, Italy). 'The relation tying individual and collective identity in Italian American communities in the United States'
2016 Visiting Fellows
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.'
2015 Visiting Fellows
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'
2014 Visiting Fellows
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
2013 Visiting Fellows
Dr Michael Cullinane, Northumbria University
Research for Remembering Theodore Roosevelt
Dr Fabian Hilfrich, University of Edinburgh
Research for Crusader or Exemplar: the American Vietnam War Debate, 1964 - 1973
Dr 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
Dr 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
Dr 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).
2012 Visiting Professor
Professor Betsy 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, California
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
Bahar 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).
Daniel Kane, University of Sussex
Materials cited in the British Library's Beats and Friends archive (printed materials / audio-visual)
Robert 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).
Andrew Mumford, 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).
Theresa 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).
2011 Visiting Professor
Professor Owen Stanwood, Department of History, Boston College
Research for The First Refugees: French Huguenots in the British Atlantic World
2011 Visiting Fellows
Dr Rachel Farebrother, Lecturer in American Studies, University of Swansea
Research for “Thinking in Hieroglyphics”: Representations of Egypt in the New Negro Renaissance
Dr Andrew 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).
Dr Gillian Roberts, Lecturer in North American Cultural Studies, Nottingham University
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 Mainz, Germany
Research for Reconfiguring the Nation: Abolitionist Discourses and Narratives of Personhood and Gender, 1776 - 1920
Dr Paul Williams, Lecturer in Twentieth Century Literature, University of Exeter
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
2010 Visiting Professors
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
Dr Malcolm Gaskill, University of East Anglia
Research for Migration and Emotion: Seventeenth Century Transatlantic Culture and Mentalities
Professor Jo Gill, Exeter University
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
Dr Gwenda Morgan, Newcastle University
Research for Banished: Convicts, Rebels and Slaves
Dr Simon Middleton, Sheffield University
Research for Cultures of Credit in Eighteenth Century America
Dr Timo Mueller, University of Augsburg
Research for The African American Sonnet
Dr Andrew 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
2009 Visiting Professor
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
2008 Visiting Professor
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
2007 Visiting Professor
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