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  • Past Visiting Scholars (2010–2011) - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    Law T Austin Graham Affiliation 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 Hutchison Affiliation 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 Lippert Affiliation 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 Sharples Affiliation 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 Steffes Affiliation 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 Treseler Affiliation 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

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  • Past Visiting Scholars (2009–2010) - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    Affiliation Assistant Professor of Sociology Barnard College Angus Burgin Affiliation during Fellowship Year Ph D Harvard University A B Harvard University The Return of Laissez Faire A transatlantic history of free market ideas and the institutions that supported them focusing on the economists in the decades following the onset of the Great Depression who helped to create a theoretical framework for the revival of conservatism in American politics Current Affiliation Assistant Professor of History Johns Hopkins University Dawn Coleman Affiliation during Fellowship Year Assistant Professor of English University of Tennessee Ph D Stanford University M T S Harvard Divinity School B A University of California Los Angeles Preaching and the Rise of the American Novel A project on the intersection of Protestant preaching and literary culture in the nineteenth century considering a range of antebellum authors who sought to capture for novels the spiritual authority of the pulpit Current Affiliation Associate Professor of English University of Tennessee Jason Petrulis Affiliation during Fellowship Year 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 Jamie Pietruska Affiliation during Fellowship Year Ph D Massachusetts Institute of Technology A B Brown University Propheteering A Cultural History of Prediction in the Gilded Age An analysis of changing practices and perceptions of prediction in late nineteenth and early twentieth century America including weather prediction agricultural forecasting fortune telling and spiritualism and utopian literature Current Affiliation Assistant Professor of History Rutgers The State University of New Jersey Associate Scholars Crystal

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  • Past Visiting Scholars (2008–2009) - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    Border An examination of the complex social economic moral and political space that constitutes the U S Mexico border and the tension among securing the border procuring the safety of those who try to cross it illegally and managing the bodies of those who die in the attempt Current Affiliation Assistant Professor of Anthropology Rutgers University Erez Manela Affiliation during Fellowship Year Dunwalke Associate Professor of American History Harvard University Ph D Yale University B A Hebrew University Jerusalem The Eradication of Smallpox An International History A study of the World Health Organization s Global Smallpox Eradication Program that provides insight into the history of the Cold War postcolonial international relations the role of transnational organizations in globalization and the development of modern medicine and international public health SPRING 2009 Current Affiliation Professor of American History Harvard University Michael Pasquier Affiliation during Fellowship Year Ph D Florida State University B A Louisiana State University Catholic Creole Frontier Religion and Colonialism in the Lower Mississippi Valley An analysis of religion in the frontier society of the Lower Mississippi Valley illustrating the impotence of state sponsored Roman Catholic officials in controlling the religious beliefs and practices of European missionaries and settlers displaced Native Americans and free and enslaved persons of African descent Current Affiliation Associate Professor of Religious Studies Louisiana State University David Singer Affiliation during Fellowship Year Assistant Professor of Political Science Massachusetts Institute of Technology Ph D Harvard University B A University of Michigan International Finance within Families Migrant Remittances in the Global Economy An examination of migrant remittances that will contribute to our understanding of the financial implications of immigration the influence of global capital flows on government policymaking and the dilemmas facing U S policymakers as they consider immigration policy foreign aid and financial deregulation Current Affiliation Associate

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  • Past Visiting Scholars (2007–2008) - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    examination of the historical relations between the modern novel and human rights discourse from the founding of international PEN 1921 to the origins of Amnesty International 1961 Current Affiliation Assistant Professor of English College of the Holy Cross John Kaag Affiliation during Fellowship Year Ph D University of Oregon M Phil University of Cambridge U K B A M A Pennsylvania State University Thinking Through the Imagination The Aesthetic Basis of Human Cognition An investigation of the central role of aesthetic imagination in the workings of the empirical sciences employing the philosophy of Charles Sanders Peirce and William James as a theoretical frame Current Affiliation Assistant Professor of Philosophy University of Massachusetts Lowell Paul K MacDonald Affiliation during Fellowship Year Ph D Columbia University B A University of California Berkeley Networks of Domination Social Ties and Imperial Rule in International Politics A study of how pre colonial social ties between European political agents and indigenous elites helped facilitate the imposition of imperial rule in India South Africa and Nigeria during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries Current Affiliation Assistant Professor of Political Science Wellesley College Joy Rohde Affiliation during Fellowship Year Ph D University of Pennsylvania B A University of Chicago The Social Scientists War Expertise in a Cold War Nation A study of how social scientific knowledge about nation building and revolution extended the power of intellectuals and the Pentagon over American politics and international affairs during the Cold War Current Affiliation Assistant Professor of History Trinity University Galit Sarfaty Affiliation during Fellowship Year J D Yale Law School M A University of Chicago A B Harvard University Ethics and Accountability in International Law An Ethnography of Human Rights at the World Bank An analysis of the organizational culture of the World Bank with a focus on the bureaucratic

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  • Past Visiting Scholars (2006–2007) - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    legitimacy crises and suggesting that domestic conflicts often create incentives for cooperation Current Affiliation Cecil and Ida Green Career Development Associate Professor of Political Science Massachusetts Institute of Technology Ajay Mehrotra Affiliation during Fellowship Year Associate Professor of Law and of History Indiana University Bloomington Ph D University of Chicago J D Georgetown University B A University of Michigan Sharing the Burden Law Politics and the Making of the American Fiscal State 1880 1930 An investigation of the roots and consequences of a dramatic transformation in American public finance from a system of regressive indirect national taxes to a progressive income tax regime that was guided not only by the need for greater revenue but also by concerns for equity and social justice Current Affiliation Professor of Law and History Adjunct Associate Professor Department of History Co Director Center for Law Society Culture Indiana University Bloomington Anthony Mora Affiliation during Fellowship Year Assistant Professor of History Texas A M University Ph D University of Notre Dame B A University of New Mexico Race Rivals African Americans Mexican Americans and Ideologies of Racial Difference 1890 1940 An attempt to shift historical studies of race away from the white and other dichotomy by examining the relationship between these two groups in Chicago where they lived in close proximity to each other and how they created their own understanding of race in America Current Affiliation Associate Professor of American Culture and History University of Michigan Bethany Moreton Affiliation during Fellowship Year Ph D Yale University B A Williams College Wal Mart World The Globalization of the Sunbelt Service Economy An examination of how Wal Mart and its philanthropic foundations harnessed evangelical Christianity to foster trust in corporate actors and the free market Current Affiliation Associate Professor of History and Women s Studies University

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  • Past Visiting Scholars (2005–2006) - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    Stanford University Performing Visual Information Stage Directions Past Present and Future An interdisciplinary exploration of how elements of visual information combine to communicate complex performance ideas that are fundamentally non verbal in nature Current Affiliation Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance Southern Illinois University Jennifer Marshall Affiliation during Fellowship Year Ph D University of California Los Angeles B A University of Arizona Tucson The Stuff of Modern Life Formalism and Pragmatism in Interwar American Aesthetics An examination of the crucial role that ordinary things played in the formation of American modernism during the interwar decades focused on the Machine Art Exhibit held at the Museum of Modern Art in 1934 Current Affiliation Assistant Professor of Art History University of Minnesota Jason Puskar Affiliation during Fellowship Year Ph D Harvard University M Phil University of Oxford B A and B S J Ohio University Underwriting the Accident Narratives of American Chance 1871 1936 An analysis of the ways that changes in thinking about chance and accident influenced American literature and culture from Reconstruction to the New Deal particularly the new opportunities that American ideas about social and economic uncertainty created for narrative and the novel Current Affiliation Associate Professor of English University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Jennifer Ratner Rosenhagen Affiliation during Fellowship Year Assistant Professor of History University of Miami Ph D Brandeis University B A University of Rochester Neither Rock nor Refuge A History of Nietzsche in America An account of the influence of Friedrich Nietzsche s ideas and image on 20th century American society including the American appropriation of Nietzsche s Ubermensch Superman his claims for the death of God and his critique of Christianity and democracy Current Affiliation Merle Curti Associate Professor of History University of Wisconsin Madison Sarah Song Affiliation during Fellowship Year Assistant Professor of Political Science

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  • Past Visiting Scholars (2004–2005) - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    D Yale University B A Wellesley College Committed to Memory The Slave Ship Icon in the Black Atlantic Imagination An examination of the history meaning and use of the leading visual image associated with slavery the engraving Description of A Slave Ship from its emergence in 1780 as a propaganda tool of the abolitionist movement to the present day when it remains an icon of remembrance and identity in 20th century black Atlantic literary political and artistic spheres Current Affiliation Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Culture Cornell University Hsuan L Hsu Affiliation during Fellowship Year Ph D University of California Berkeley A B Harvard University Scales of Identification Geography Affect and Nineteenth Century U S Literature An analysis of two sets of writings texts that deal with the colonization of Africa by freed American slaves and Japanese and American writings on the opening of Japan to Western commerce which exemplify how 19th century literature reflected changes in the geographical scale by which events are influenced and interpreted Current Affiliation Associate Professor of English University of California Davis Christopher Klemek Affiliation during Fellowship Year Ph D University of Pennsylvania B A Ohio State University Urbanism and Transition Modernist Planning and the Crisis of Urban Liberalism in Europe and North America 1945 1975 A survey of the development of the interdisciplinary field of urban studies focusing on institutions such as the Harvard MIT Joint Center for Urban Studies public policies including the Federal Model Cities Program and individuals such as neighborhood activist and author Jane Jacobs Current Affiliation Associate Professor of History George Washington University Robert MacDougall Affiliation during Fellowship Year Ph D Harvard University B A Queens University The People s Phone Rewriting the History of the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era A history of the telephone and telephone networks in the United States and Canada from the 1880s to the 1920s demonstrating how the political struggles of the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era were inextricably intertwined with technological changes Current Affiliation Associate Professor of History Associate Director of the Centre for American Studies University of Western Ontario Asif Siddiqi Affiliation during Fellowship Year Ph D Carnegie Mellon University M B A University of Massachusetts Amherst M S Texas A M University Science and Repression in the 20th Century Revisiting Soviet Science A historical study of the oppositional relationship between the state and the scientific community focusing on four themes the organization of science under repressive regimes the possibility of non state supported science in totalitarian states the success of science under the threat of terror and the use of science in support of terror Current Affiliation Professor of History Fordham University Lisa Szefel Affiliation during Fellowship Year Ph D University of Rochester M A University of Virginia A B Mount Holyoke College The American Poetic Community 1890 1920 An analysis of the transformation of American poetry in the early 20th century brought about by the interaction of organizations and publications that linked poets readers and editors

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  • Past Visiting Scholars (2003–2004) - American Academy of Arts & Sciences
    study of meaning and action in twentieth century American literature and philosophy focusing on how certain narrative texts from Gertrude Stein Don DeLillo Saul Bellow and others articulate competing pictures of mind intention and personhood Current Affiliation Associate Professor of English Boston University Crystal Feimster Affiliation during Fellowship Year Assistant Professor of African American History Boston College Ph D Princeton University B A University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Southern Horrors Women and the Politics of Rape and Lynching in the American South An analysis of the varied roles played by black and white women in the history of lynching in the southern regions of the United States Current Affiliation Assistant Professor of African American Studies and American Studies Yale University Jonathan Hansen Affiliation during Fellowship Year Ph D Boston University B A Haverford College Apostate s Return American Expatriates and the Dilemmas of National and Ethnic Identity An exploration of the cultural criticism of twentieth century American expatriates whose return home reveals the ineluctable grip of national allegiance on twentieth century selfhood while providing a fresh perspective on American national identity Current Affiliation Senior Lecturer on Social Studies Harvard University Matthew Lindsay Affiliation during Fellowship Year J D Yale Law School Ph D candidate University of Chicago B A University of California Irvine Market Competition as Equal Citizenship The Colorblindness Ideal and the Meaning of Race Since the Second Reconstruction An investigation into the ascendance of the colorblindness ideal in American political and constitutional discourse focusing on the increasing equation over the past three decades of racial justice with social and economic competition among individuals Current Affiliation Assistant Professor of Law University of Baltimore Adam Webb Affiliation during Fellowship Year Ph D Princeton University A B Harvard University A World Not a Globe Towards an Alternative Vision of Intercivilizational

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