AHA announces grant winners for 2013

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Courtesy Julie-Irene Nkodo, project assistant at the AHA.

Bernadotte Schmitt Grant: to support research in the history of Europe, Asia, and Africa

Jeffrey Ahlman, Smith College “Living with Nkrumahism: Nation, State, and Pan-Africanism in Ghana.”

Laura Beers, American University “Red Ellen: Socialist, Feminist, Internationalist.”

Alexander Bevilacqua, Princeton University “Islamic Culture in the European Enlightenment.”

Jessica Clark, McGill University “Imperial Beauty: The Global Trade in Appearance, 1830-1930.”

Surekha Davies, Western Connecticut State University “Mapping the Peoples of the New World: Ethnography, Imagery and Knowledge in Early Modern Europe.”

Erin Hochman, Southern Methodist University “Anschluss before Hitler: The Politics of Transborder Nationalism in Germany and Austria, 1918-1938.”

Peter Lavelle, Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica “Environmental Histories of Qing Colonialism in the Late Nineteenth Century.”

Cian McMahon, University of Nevada: Las Vegas “The Coffin Ship: Irish Migration, Mortality, and Memory in Global Perspective.”

Jacqueline-Bethel Mougoue, Purdue University ““When Women Wear Slacks”: Fashion, Beauty and Gendered Nation-Building in West Cameroon (1960-1982).”

Alison Okuda, New York University “Caribbean and African Exchanges: The Post-Colonial Transformation of Ghanaian Music, Identity, and Social Structure.”

Amit Prakash, Bryn Mawr College “Empire on the Seine: Surveillance, Space, and North African Migrants in Paris, 1925-1975.”

Gregory Rosenthal, Stony Brook University, State University of New York “Hawaiians Who Left Hawai?i: Work, Body, and Environment in the Pacific World, 1786-1876.”

Charlotte Walker-Said, Webster University “Traditional Marriage for the Modern Nation (Chapter 5: The African Roman Catholic Clergy’s Nationalist Articulations for Marriage).”

Arbella Bet-Shlimon, Harvard University “Kirkuk under Ba’th Rule: Arabization, Centralization, and the Decline of the ‘City of Black Gold,’ 1968-2003.”

Miriam Kingsberg, University of Colorado at Boulder “Japan’s Midwar Generation: Anthropologists and National Identity in the Twentieth Century.”

Mari Webel, Emory University, Institute of African Studies “The Politics Of Sleeping Sickness Prevention In East Africa, 1900-1914.”


Albert J. Beveridge Grant:to support research in the history of the Western hemisphere

Betsy Beasley, Yale University “Serving the World: Energy Contracting, Logistical Labors, and the Culture of Globalization, 1945-2008.”

Richard Boles, George Washington University “Dividing the Faith: The Rise of Racially Segregated Northern Churches, 1730-1850.”

Frederico Freitas, Stanford University “Twin Parks: An environmental history of the border between Argentina and Brazil.”

Kate Geoghegan, University of Virginia “The Specter of Anarchy, the Hope for Transformation: The Role of the United States in Influencing the Trajectory of the Soviet Collapse and Internal Reform, 1988-93.”

James Gigantino, University of Arkansas “Freedom and Slavery in the Garden of America: African Americans and Abolition in New Jersey, 1775-1861.”

Christopher Levesque, The University of Alabama “Not Just Following Orders: Why Soldiers Refused to Commit Atrocities.”

Eric Rutkow, Yale University “The Infrastructure of Empire: Pan-Americanism, Transnational Transport, and the Remaking of Central America.”

Brianna Theobald, Arizona State University “’The Simplest Rules of Motherhood’: Settler Colonialism and the Regulation of American Indian Reproduction, 1910-1976.”


Michael Kraus Research Grant: to support research in American colonial history

Katherine Grandjean, Wellesley College “Post Haste: Letters, Posting, and Empire in Early English America.”

Matthew Kruer, University of Pennsylvania “The Susquehannock War: Native Americans, Bacon’s Rebellion, and the Forging of the Covenant Chain.”


Littleton-Griswold Grant: to support research in US legal history and in the general field of law and society

Heather Lee, Brown University “The Right to Enter: Chinese Restaurant Owners, U.S. Immigration Laws, and the Federal Courts, 1894-1945.”

Sara Damiano, Johns Hopkins University “Gender, Law, and the Culture of Credit in New England, 1730-1790.”

Moira Gillis, University of Oxford “The Evolution of the Colonial American Corporation under the Stuart and Hanoverian Crowns: 1606-1763.”

Ryan Johnson, University of Minnesota “Enemies of the State: Knowing, Producing, and Policing Anarchism in the Making of the Modern American National Security State, 1901-1921.”

Michael Schoeppner, California Institute of Technology “The Moral Contagion of Liberty: Black Atlantic Sailors, Citizenship, and Quarantine in the Antebellum United States.”

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