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Each year, the American Historical Association awards several research grants to support the study, exploration, and advancement of history in numerous diverse subject areas. The AHA is pleased to announce the 2020 winners for the Albert J. Beveridge GrantMichael Kraus Research GrantLittleton-Griswold Grant, and the Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grant. These 37 grantees will be conducting research over the course of the year. Congratulations to all of our winners!

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

  • Hannah AbrahamsonWomen of the Encomienda: Households and Dependents in Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century Yucatan, Mexico
  • Jennifer AndrellaWhen the War Raged On: Montana Territory, the Politics of Authority, and National Reconstruction, 1860-1900
  • Madelina CordiaIntentional Migration and Unintended Consequences: The Impact of the Bracero Program on Families and Society Across the U.S.-Mexico Border, 1942-1964
  • Donna Devlin, A Comparative Legal History of Sexual Violence and Coercion on the Nineteenth-Century Plains
  • Lauren FeldmanDebating and Constructing Legal Marriage and the State in New York and the United States, 1776-1860
  • Allison KelleyHigh on the Mountaintop a Banner is Unfurled: Capitalism, Community, and Latter-day Saints’ Twentieth Century Economic Vision 
  • Connor Kenaston, Church of the Air: Mainwave Religion and the Blessing of Communications Capitalism
  • Timothy LorekMaking the Green Revolution: Agriculture and Conflicted Landscapes in Colombia
  • Kevan MaloneBorderline Sustainability: Urbanization and Environmental Diplomacy at the Tijuana-San Diego Boundary, 1919-1999
  • Mia MichaelCaring for the Commonwealth: Domestic Work and Workers’ Organizing in Boston, Massachusetts, 1960-2015
  • Lina Maria MurilloFighting for Control: Race and Reproductive Health Activism in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands
  • Molly NebioloConstructing Health: Concepts of Well-Being in Early Atlantic Cities
  • Simon Purdue“It’s the Birthrates!”: Gender and the Global Extreme-Right, 1969-2009
  • Amy RansfordTrading Women: Patriarchy, Race, and Settler Colonialism in the Hudson River Watershed, 1600–1790
  • Amy ZanoniPoor Health: Retrenchment and Resistance in Chicago's Public Hospital

Michael Kraus Research Grant to support research in American colonial history

  • Aimee HiseyNations, Networks, and Knowledge: Circulating Epistemologies of Jewish Medical Practitioners in the Spanish Viceroyalties
  • Yiyun HuangThe Chinese Origins of Medicinal Tea: Global Cultural Transfer and A Vast Early America
  • R. Grant Kleiser(Ex)Changing Empires: Free Ports, Reform, and Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1750-1784
  • Samuel SlatteryColonial History from the Ramparts of a Harbor Fort: Early American Seaports and the Policed Atlantic

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

  • Cameron BlackStudent-Athlete or University Employees: Debates between Student-Athletes, Work and Workman’s Compensation from 1870-1950
  • Jonathon Booth, Dethroning Justice: Building Post-Emancipation Societies through Law in the Atlantic World
  • Alicia Gutierrez-Romine, Dr. Edna Griffin and the Long Civil Rights Movement in California
  • Leah SamplesSee: The State, Science, and Sightlessness in New Deal America
  • Kathryn SchumakerSpare the Rod: A History of Corporal Punishment in American Public Schools

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

  • Madeleine Elfenbein, The Assembly Hall of the World: Ottomanism and the Birth of Global Politics
  • Jia-Chen FuAnger in a Time of War: Psychology and the Problem of Child Emotional Development in China, 1937-1949
  • Jian Gao, Re-imagining Borders: Transpacific Chinese Mexicans in the Early-Mid Twentieth Century
  • Mahel Hamroun, Registers of Guilt: Legal and Moral Discourses in the Medieval North, 1200-1400
  • Lotte Houwink ten CateIntimate Violence: the European History of an Idea, 1970-2000
  • Chelsea Hudson, Movement, Metamorphosis, and the Count for Ainu Communities on Hokkaido, Sakhalin, and the Kuril Islands
  • Kate ImyHearts and Minds: War, Empire, and Military Culture in Singapore and Malaya, 1915-1960
  • Elizabeth JacobGender, Family, and the Politics of Public Motherhood in Côte d’Ivoire, 1893-1983
  • Nurlan KabdylkhakIslamic Transformation of Central Asia under the Tsars
  • Stephanie LeitzelEconomies of Color: Italian Capitalists, Global Dye Commerce & the Making of the Modern World-System (c.1400 -1650)
  • Sarath PillaiDecolonizing the Empire by Treaties: Princely States and the Federalist Alternative to the Nation-State in Late Colonial India
  • Madina ThiamSeeking Freedom in the Sahel, from the Maasina Revolution to the Breakup of the Mali Federation
  • Jinghong ZhangDown to the Roots: Teeth, Dentistry, and Dental Hygiene in Modern China
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