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Newberry Fellows

The Newberry’s fellowship program dates to 1944, when the institution received a $100,000 grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to encourage scholarship in Midwestern studies. Since then, the program has grown in size and scope. The Newberry currently welcomes long-term and short-term fellows from around the globe each year. These fellows pursue research in the Newberry’s collections on topics that range widely across the humanities. Current fellows are listed here, by name, affiliation, and the title of the fellowship project.

We would like to thank the organizations and donors who have made these research fellowships possible.

The following links list fellows from previous years, indicating their name, fellowship, academic affiliation, and project titles as they were at the time of their fellowship:

2015-16 | 2014-15 | 2013-14 | 2012-13 | 2011-12 | 2010-11 | 2009-10 | 2008-09 | 2007-08 | 2006-07

Long-Term Fellows 2016-17

Christopher Albi
Assistant Professor of History at SUNY, New Paltz
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow
Francisco Xavier Gamboa, Colonial Legal Culture, and the Decline of Judicial Authority in Eighteenth-Century Mexico

Monique Allewaert
Associate Professor of Literature at the University of Wisconsin, Madison
National Endowment for the Humanities and Center for Renaissance Studies Fellow
Cut Up: Colonial Insectophilia, the Poetics of the Small, and the Work of Enlightenment

Boyd Cothran
Associate Professor of History at York University
Lloyd Lewis Fellow in American History
The Worst Weekend: How a Series of Forgotten Events Changed the Course of American History after the Civil War

Woody Holton
Professor of History at the University of South Carolina
Lloyd Lewis Fellow in American History
Liberty is Sweet: An Integrated History of the American Revolution

Sarah Iovan
Independent Scholar
Monticello College Foundation and Audrey Lumsden-Kouvel Fellow
Performing Poesis: Musica Humana in Early Modern Lyric

Paul Ramirez
Assistant Professor of History at Northwestern University
Newberry Consortium for American Indian Studies Faculty Fellow
Salt of God: A Religious History of Mexico

Xuefei Ren
Associate Professor of Sociology and Global Urban Studies at Michigan State University
ACLS/Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellow
Urban Governance and Citizen Rights in China and India: Housing, Land, and Air

Samantha Seeley
Assistant Professor of History at the University of Richmond
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Lloyd Lewis Fellow in American History
Race and Removal in the Early American Republic

Katharina Uhde
Assistant Professor of Musicology and Violin at Valparaiso University
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow
Joseph Joachim

Mara Wade
Professor of Literature at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
National Endowment for the Humanities and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow
Early Modern Intellectual Networks: Emblems as Open Sources

Faculty Fellows 2016-17

Tori Barnes-Brus
Associate Professor of Sociology at Cornell College
Associated Colleges of the Midwest Faculty Fellow
Novel Action: Literature, Social Movements, and the Public Good

Rebecca Entel
Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at Cornell College
Associated Colleges of the Midwest Faculty Fellow
Novel Action: Literature, Social Movements, and the Public Good

Laura Hostetler
Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar Faculty Fellow
Exchange Before Orientalism: Encounters Between Europe and Asia, 1500-1800

Ellen McClure
Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar Faculty Fellow
Exchange Before Orientalism: Encounters Between Europe and Asia, 1500-1800

Short-Term Fellows 2016-17

Amber Annis
PhD Candidate in American Studies at the University of Minnesota
Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies Graduate Fellow
“The use of your reservation is important”: The Militarization and Exploitation of Lakota Land and Lakota Sovereignty on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe

Francesco Bettarini
Archival Assistant at the University of Chicago
Charles Montgomery Gray Fellowship
Florence and Black Death through the Pepo degli Albizzi’s Ricordanze

Claudia Bolgia
Senior Lecturer of Art History at the University of Edinburgh
Charles Montgomery Gray Fellowship
The Long Trecento: Rome without the Popes, c. 1305-1420

Sarah Bromberg
Lecturer of Art History at Suffolk University
Newberry Library – John Rylands Research Institute Exchange Fellow
Art and Exegesis: Nicholas of Lyra’s Postilla

Bradley Cavallo
PhD Candidate in Art History at Temple University
The Renaissance Society of America / Kress Foundation Fellow
Escudos de monjas and the Mental Colonization of Latin American Religious Practice, ca. 1600-1800

Mark De Vitis
Lecturer of Art History at the University of Sydney
Charles Montgomery Gray Fellowship
Medium, Message and Meaning: Printmaking in Louis XIV’s France

Daniela D’Eugenio
PhD Candidate in Literature at City New York Graduate Center
The Renaissance Society of America Fellow
Transferring Macro-terms: Cultural, Linguistic, and Literary Transitions of Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases, by Vincenzo Brusantini, John Florio, and Pompeo Sarnelli

Jesse Dorst
PhD Candidate in History at the University of Minnesota
Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium Graduate Fellow
Catchpenny Bumfodder: Popular Print and National Identity in the Anglo-Dutch Atlantic World, 1600-1700

Jason Dyck
Assistant Professor of History at the University of Toronto
Newberry Library Short-Term Fellow
Piety, Presidios, and Polemics: Juan de Albizuri and the Northern Missions of Seventeenth-Century Mexico

Raquel Escobar
PhD Candidate in History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies Graduate Fellow
Reconcile the Indian, Reconcile the Nation: Indigenismo, the Nation, and Transnational Networks of the Inter-American Indian Institute

Nick Estes
PhD Candidate in American Studies at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Susan Kelly Power and Helen Hornbeck Tanner Fellow
Indian Questions: Self-Determination, Tribalism, and Colonial Power at the Dawn of the American Century

Max Flomen
PhD Candidate in History at the University of California, Los Angeles
Newberry Library – Jack Miller Center Fellow
War and Slavery in the Texas-Louisiana Borderland, 1760-1845

Noah Gentele
PhD Candidate in History at Yale University
Newberry Library Short-Term Fellow
Napoleon and the Timelines of Modernity: The Form and Sense of the Past in France and Britain, 1783-1852

Julia Gossard
Assistant Professor of History at Utah State University
Newberry Library Short-Term Fellow
Reforming Children: The Pedagogy, Commerce, and Politics of Childhood in the Early Modern French World

Carol Guarnieri
PhD Candidate in Literature at the University of Virginia
Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Illinois Fellow
New World, New Form: Novel Subjects in the Eighteenth-Century British Caribbean

Tiffany Hale
PhD Candidate in History at Yale University
Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies Graduate Fellow
Hostiles and Friendlies: Memory, U.S. Institutions, and the 1890 Ghost Dance

Bethany Hughes
PhD Candidate in Theatre and Drama at Northwestern University
Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies Graduate Fellow
Playing Indian on Stage 1829-1955

Holly Hurlburt
Associate Professor of History at Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Newberry Library Short-Term Fellow
The Struggle for Cem: Culture and Politics in the Late Fifteenth-Century Mediterranean

Rebecca Janzen
Assistant Professor of Literature at Bluffton College
Midwest Modern Language Association Fellow
Liminal Sovereignty: Mennonites and Mormons and Borderlands Popular Culture

Andrew S. Keener
PhD Candidate in English at Northwestern University
Lawrence Lipking Fellow
Theaters of Translation: Cosmopolitan Vernaculars in Shakespeare’s England

Juliet Larkin-Gilmore
PhD Candidate in History at Vanderbilt University
Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies Graduate Fellow
Native Health on the Move: A History of Disease, Travel, and Assimilation in the Southwestern United States, 1890-1928

Amy Lonetree
Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Cruz
Frances C. Allen Fellow
Visualizing Native American Survivance: A Photographic History of the Ho-Chunk Nation, 1879-1960

Emily Macgillivray
PhD Candidate in American Culture at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Newberry Library – Jack Miller Center Fellow
I do not know any such woman: Native Women Traders’ Property, Mobility, and Self-Determination in the Great Lakes from 1740 to 1840

David Magliocco
Assistant Professor of History at Vanderbilt University
Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium Faculty Fellow
Being Catholic: The Earl of Castlemaine and the Politics of Publicity

Patricia Manning
Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Kansas
Charles Montgomery Gray Fellowship
Madrid in Novellas and Maps

W. Todd Martin
Professor of English at Huntington University
Lester J. Cappon Fellow in Documentary Editing
Katherine Mansfield at the Newberry: A Compendium of Textual Revisions

Jennifer Miller
PhD Candidate in History at West Virginia University
Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Illinois Fellow
“Our Own Flesh and Blood”?: Indians and Moravians in the Eighteenth-Century Ohio Country

Isidora Miranda
PhD Candidate in Musicology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison
Newberry Library – American Musicological Society Fellow
Tagalog Zarzuelas and Musical Nationalism in Early Twentieth Century Manila, 1902 to 1936

Rose Miron
PhD Candidate in American Studies at the University of Minnesota
Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies Graduate Fellow
Strategies of Self-Representation: Re-Thinking Public History as a Method of Mohican Resistance

Sarah Elaine Neill
Independent Scholar
Rudolph Ganz Short-Term Fellow
Frederick Stock and the Sound of German Modernism in Chicago, 1905-1942

Zachary Nowak
PhD Candidate in American Studies at Harvard University
Newberry Library – American Society for Environmental History Fellow
The American Train Station: An Environmental History

Joseph Otto
PhD Candidate in History at the University of Oklahoma
Arthur and Janet Holzheimer Fellow in the History of Cartography
Plumbing the Prairies: Water Management in the Agricultural Midwest

Aysha Pollnitz
Assistant Professor of History at Rice University
John S. Aubrey Fellow
New World, Ancient Texts, and New Justifications for Liberal Education

Sheryl E. Reiss
Independent Scholar
Sixteenth Century Society and Conference Fellow
A Portrait of a Medici Maecenas: Giulio de’ Medici (Pope Clement VII) as Patron of Art

Daniel Ritchie
Professor of Literature at Bethel University
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Fellow
Fashioning a Free People: Citizens, Subjects, Ladies, and Gentlemen in the Late Atlantic Enlightenment

Phillip Round
Professor of Native Studies at the University of Iowa
Newberry Library Short-Term Fellow
Cultural Shorthand: Native Media and the Practice of Sovereignty

Elisabeth Schwab
PhD Candidate in Literature at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Arthur and Janet Holzheimer Fellow in the History of Cartography
Descriptions of Rome in the 14th to 16th Centuries: Antiquarian Practices in Humanist Literature

Tatiana Seijas
Associate Professor of History at Pennsylvania State University
Newberry Library Short-Term Fellow
First Routes: Indigenous Trade and Travel between the American Southwest and Mexico

Marc Smith
Professor of French and Latin Paleography at the École Nationale des Chartes
Newberry Library – École Nationale des Chartes Exchange Fellow
Early French Writing Manuals, 1560-1815

Bartholomew Sparrow
Professor of Government at The University of Texas at Austin
Newberry Library – Jack Miller Center Fellow
Unequal at the Founding: Indentured Servants, the Poor, and the Colonial Legacy

J. Tomlin
PhD Candidate in History at the University of Tennessee
Newberry Library – Jack Miller Center Fellow
A Leveling Spirit: Religious Fear and Democratic Sensibilities in Early America

Patricia Trujillo
Associate Professor of Literature at Northern New Mexico College
Frances C. Allen Fellow
Between Fact and Fiction: Locating Genizara Identity in Lorraine Lopez’s The Galbadón Sisters and Women’s Tales from the New Mexico WPA: La Diabla a Pie

Silvia Valisa
Associate Professor of Italian Studies at Florida State University
Newberry Library Short-Term Fellow
News, Notes and Novels: The Stabilimento Sonzogno and the Technologies of Culture in Italy, 1804-1914

Charity White
Independent Scholar
Arthur and Lila Weinberg Fellow
Looking Back to Move Forward: An Art and Social Intervention Approach to Race Relations

Garrett Wright
PhD Candidate in History at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies Graduate Fellow
Protecting the Plains: Central Plains Diplomacy and Movement, 1702-1806

Grant Recipients

Antonio Iurilli
Professor of Literature at the University of Palermo
Weiss/Brown Publication Subvention AwardQuinto Orazio
Flacco Annali delle Edizioni a Stampa Secoli XV-XVIII