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.

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:

2014-2015 | 2013-2014 | 2012-2013 | 2011-2012 | 2010-2011 | 2009-2010 | 2008-2009 | 2007-2008 | 2006-2007

Newberry Fellows 2015–2016

Long-Term Fellows

Chelsea Blackmore
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz
Monticello College Foundation Fellow
Ancient Maya States and Ordinary People: The Politics of Class and Gender in Archaeology

William Brooks
Professor of Music, University of York
National Endowment for the Humanities / Lloyd Lewis Fellow in American History
Singing for Sammy Land: World War I Sheet Music and American Culture

Susan Gaylard
Associate Professor of Italian Studies, University of Washington, Seattle
Audrey Lumsden-Kouvel / Andrew W. Mellon Fellow
Beautiful Monsters: Gendering History in Renaissance Biographies

Katarzyna Lecky
Assistant Professor of English, Bucknell University
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow
Pocket Empire: Portable Maps and Public Poetry, 1590-1649

Erin-Marie Legacey
Assistant Professor of History, Texas Tech University
Andrew W. Mellon Fellow
Making Space for the Dead in Revolutionary Paris, 1780-1830

Christen Mucher
Assistant Professor of American Studies, Smith College
Lloyd Lewis Fellow in American History
Before American History: Print Frontiers, American Antiquities and Native Pasts, 1792-1848

Suparna Roychoudhury
Assistant Professor of English, Mount Holyoke College
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow
Phantasmatic Shakespeare: Imagination in the Age of Early Modern Science

Miriam Thaggert
Associate Professor of English and Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies, The University of Iowa
National Endowment for the Humanities / Lloyd Lewis Fellow in American History
Riding Jane Crow: Women and the Railroad in African American Culture

Cynthia Wall
Professor of English, The University of Virginia
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow
Grammars of Approach: Architecture, Typography, and Narrative in the Eighteenth Century

Kelly Wisecup
Assistant Professor of English, Northwestern University
Andrew W. Mellon / Lloyd Lewis Fellow in American History
Objects of Encounter

Faculty Fellows

John Donoghue
Associate Professor of History, Loyola University Chicago
Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar (NLUS) Faculty Fellow
Early America and the Atlantic World

Jeffrey Glover
Assistant Professor of English, Loyola University Chicago
Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar (NLUS) Faculty Fellow
Early America and the Atlantic World

Ian MacInnes
Professor of English, Albion College
Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) Faculty Fellow
Knowing Your Place: Human and Social Geography

Marcy Sacks
Professor of History, Albion College
Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) Faculty Fellow
Knowing Your Place: Human and Social Geography

Short-Term Fellows

Lisa Andersen
PhD Candidate in Art History, The University of British Columbia
Sixteenth Century Society and Conference Fellow
Mobility, Mutability, and Medium: Courtly Space and its Translations at Fontainebleau and Beyond

Jessica Arnett
PhD Candidate in History, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies (NCAIS) Graduate Student Fellow
Between Empires and Frontiers: Alaska Native Sovereignty and U.S. Settler Imperialism

Peter Bailey
Professor Emeritus of History, University of Manitoba
Visiting Professor of History, Indiana University Bloomington
Newberry Library – John Rylands Research Institute Exchange Fellow
Fun Factory: The Social History of British Music Hall and Variety Stage, 1840-1960

Tawrin Baker
Independent Scholar in History
Newberry Library Short-Term Fellow
The Speech of Men and the Utterances of Brutes

Aliza Benjamin
PhD Candidate in Art History, Temple University
Newberry Library Short-Term Fellow
From One Emperor to Another: Moctezuma, Charles V and the Circulation of Aztec Art and Artifacts in Hapsburg Europe

Alberto Bitonti
Adjunct Professor of Political Science, IES Abroad Rome
Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) Faculty Fellow
Revolutionary Public Interest: A Comparative Study of the Idea of the Public Interest in Revolutionary Pamphlets and Constitutional Writings in France and the United States

George Boulukos
Associate Professor of English Literature, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) Fellow
A Vindication of the Rights of Monsters: Conceiving Rights in the Anglophone Eighteenth-Century

Elizabeth Browning
PhD Candidate in History, University of California, Davis
Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Illinois Fellow
Nature’s Laboratory: Chicago and the Rise of a New Aesthetics of Labor, 1880-1930

Scott Cave
PhD Candidate in History, Pennsylvania State University
Newberry Library – American Musicological Society (AMS) Fellow
Cross-Cultural Communication in the Spanish Atlantic Frontier, 1470-1570

Rachel Clarke
PhD Candidate in Information Science, University of Washington
Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Illinois Fellow
The Role of Design in American Librarianship

Emilie Connolly
PhD Candidate in History, New York University
Newberry Library – Jack Miller Center Fellow
Indian Trust Funds and the Routes of American Capitalism, 1795-1865

Seth Cotlar
Professor of History, Willamette University
Newberry Library – Jack Miller Center Fellow
When the Olden Times Were New: A Cultural History of Nostalgia in Modernizing America, 1776-1860

Veronica Dadà
PhD Candidate in Philology, Literature, and Linguistics, University of Pisa
Charles Montgomery Gray Fellow
The Fundamental Contribution of Newberry Library’s Ms. 103.8 to the Critical Edition of Francesco Filelfo’s Odae

Matthew Dziennik
Kent Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Britain and the World, University of Saskatchewan
Newberry Library – Jack Miller Center Fellow
Indigenous Soldiers and the Making of the British Empire, c. 1750-1850

Shannon Epplett
PhD Candidate in Theatre History and Criticism, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Susan Kelly Power and Helen Hornbeck Tanner Fellow
The Steppenwolf Script: Habitus of Chicago’s Off-Loop Theatre

Jason Farr
Assistant Professor of English, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
Charles Montgomery Gray Fellow
Pedagogical Gestures: The Emergence of Deaf Education in English Literature and Natural Philosophy, 1640-1810

Kristie Flannery
PhD Candidate in History, The University of Texas at Austin
Charles Montgomery Gray Fellow
The Pacific Paradox: Forging Loyalty to Spain in the Philippines during the Age of Imperial Revolutions, 1750-1800

Nancy Gallman
PhD Candidate in History, University of California, Davis
Newberry Library – Jack Miller Center Fellow
American Constitutions: Life, Liberty, and Property in Colonial East Florida

Marie Glon
Assistant Professor of History, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales
Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) Fellow
Choreographic Enlightenment: European Dancing Masters at the Heart of a Publishing Phenomenon (1700-1760)

Szymon Gruda
PhD Candidate in Liberal Arts, University of Warsaw
Newberry Library Short-Term Fellow
Language and Culture Contact Phenomena in the So-Called Vocabulario Trilingüe of the Newberry Library Vault Ayer MS 1478

Amy Harris
Associate Professor of History, Brigham Young University
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) Fellow
Family Life and Lineage in the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries

Ana Hontanilla
Associate Professor of Language, Literatures, and Cultures, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Newberry Library Short-Term Fellow
Sentiment and the Law: Slavery, Race, and Freedom in the Spanish Caribbean (1770-1821)

John Hunt
Assistant Professor of History and Political Science, Utah Valley University
Charles Montgomery Gray Fellow
Gaming and Sociability in the Streets of Early Modern Rome

Rachel Jackson
PhD Candidate in Composition, Rhetoric, and Literacy, The University of Oklahoma
Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies (NCAIS) Graduate Student Fellow
Rhetorical Resurrection, Red State Redemption: The Recovery of Resistance in Oklahoma

Kara Johnson
PhD Candidate in English, Northwestern University
Lawrence Lipking Fellow
Writing Work: Narratives of American Literary Labor

Jacob Jurss
PhD Candidate in History, Michigan State University
Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies (NCAIS) Graduate Student Fellow
Boundaries of Authority: American Indians, U.S. Government Maps, and the Prairie du Chien Treaty Council of 1825

Jessica Ling
PhD Candidate in English, University of California, Berkeley
Charles Montgomery Gray Fellow
The Novel and the Parish, 1819-1925

Alessandra Link
PhD Candidate in History, University of Colorado Boulder
Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies (NCAIS) Graduate Student Fellow
The Iron Horse in Indian Country: Native Americans and Railroads in the U.S. West, 1850-1920

Timothy Macdonald
Independent Scholar in Music and Computer Science
Arthur and Lila Weinberg Fellow
Folk but Baroque: Re-Examining the Performance Practice and Genre of 18th-Century Scotland

Simone Maghenzani
Postdoctoral Research Associate in History, University of Cambridge
Charles Montgomery Gray Fellow
‘A Reformation Never Happened’: Myth, Memory, and the Italian Reformation (1550-1800)

Isabel Marín Sánchez
Associate Professor of Social Anthropology, IES Abroad Granada
Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) Faculty Fellow
Multicultural Education and School Curriculum: Experiences and Contributions of Native Americans in the United States

Shannon McHugh
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Italian Studies, New York University
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Fellow
The Gender of Desire: Feminine and Masculine Voices in Early Modern Italian Lyric Poetry

Gregory Michna
PhD Candidate in History, West Virginia University
Newberry Library – Jack Miller Center Fellow
Facing Outward and Inward: Native American Missionary Communities in New England, 1630-1763

Kathryn Moore
Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, The University of Hong Kong
Renaissance Society of America (RSA) – Kress Foundation Fellow
The Architecture of the Holy Land: A History of Reception

Quentin Morcrette
PhD Candidate in Geography, Lumière University Lyon II
Arthur and Janet Holzheimer Fellow in the History of Cartography
Mapping Itineraries: Diachronic Comparison, France / United States

Jeffrey Noonan
Professor of Music, Southeast Missouri State University
Lester J. Cappon Fellow in Documentary Editing
Newberry Songbooks: A Performing Edition and a Cultural Setting

Kate Ozment
PhD Candidate in English Literature, Texas A&M University
Charles Montgomery Gray Fellow
The Page and the Stage: Women’s Commercial Writing in the Long Eighteenth Century

Nora Peterson
Assistant Professor of French Cultural Studies, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium Faculty Fellow
Involuntary Confessions of the Flesh in Early Modern France

Jacomien Prins
Global Research Fellow in the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, University of Warwick
Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium Faculty Fellow
‘A Well-Tempered Life’: Music, Health, and Happiness in Renaissance Learning

Daniel Radus
PhD Candidate in English Language and Literature, Cornell University
Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies (NCAIS) Graduate Student Fellow
Elias Johnson, Minnie Myrtle, and the Communal Authorship of Haudenosaunee History

Marvin Richardson
PhD Candidate in History, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies (NCAIS) Graduate Student Fellow
Haliwa-Saponi Racial Choices Mid-Twentieth Century

Jennifer Saracino
PhD Candidate in Art History and Latin American Studies, Tulane University
Newberry Library – American Society for Environmental History (ASEH) Fellow
Shifting Landscape: Depictions of Environmental and Cultural Disruption in the Mapa Uppsala of Mexico-Tenochitlan

June Scudeler
PhD Candidate in English, The University of British Columbia
Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies (NCAIS) Graduate Student Fellow
oskisihcikêw / New Traditions in Cree Two-Spirit, Gay and Queer Narratives

Jessica Stair
PhD Candidate in the History of Art, University of California, Berkeley
John S. Aubrey Fellow
Indigenous Literacies and Systems of Remembrance in the Techialoyan Manuscripts of Seventeenth-Century New Spain

Michael Taylor
PhD Candidate in English, The University of British Columbia
Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies (NCAIS) Graduate Student Fellow
Writing “in Brotherhood”: Reconstituting Indigenous Rights, Responsibilities, and Citizenship at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

David Temin
PhD Candidate in Political Science, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies (NCAIS) Graduate Student Fellow
Remapping Indigenous Sovereignty, Unmapping Settler Hegemony: Vine Deloria, Jr. and the American Indian Sovereignty Movement

Stephen Warren
Associate Professor of History and American Studies, The University of Iowa
Lester J. Cappon Fellow in Documentary Editing
Rediscovering Erminie Wheeler Voegelin’s The Society and Culture of the Shawnee Indians

Jessica Yann
PhD Candidate in Anthropology, Michigan State University
Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies (NCAIS) Graduate Student Fellow
Power in Trade: Exchange Relationships in the Great Lakes Region

Grant Recipients

Frances Gage
Associate Professor of Renaissance and Baroque Art, SUNY Buffalo State
Weiss-Brown Publication Subvention Recipient
Painting as Medicine in Early Modern Rome: Giulio Mancini and the Efficacy of Art