2015 AHA Research Grants Awarded

Each year, the American Historical Association awards several research grants with the aim of advancing the study and exploration of history in a diverse number of subject areas. The AHA is pleased to announce the 2015 winners for the Albert J. Beveridge Grant, Michael Kraus Research Grant, Littleton-Griswold Grant, and the Bernadotte Schmitt Grant. The grantees will be conducting research over the course of the year and will receive formal recognition at the January 2016 annual meeting in Atlanta. Congratulations to all of our winners.

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

  • Rowena Alfonso, Race and the Rust Belt: African Americans and Community Organizing in Buffalo, New York, 1954–76
  • Kendra Boyd, Freedom Enterprise: The Great Migration and Black Entrepreneurship in Detroit
  • Emilie Connolly, Indian Trust Funds and the Routes of American Capitalism
  • Ben Davidson, Freedom’s Generation: Coming of Age in the Era of Emancipation
  • Christina Dickerson, “I Call You Cousins”: The African Methodist Episcopal Church and American Indians, 1870–1910
  • Joan Flores-Villalobos, Colón Women: West Indian women in the Construction of the Panama Canal, 1904–14
  • Sarah Foss, “Una Obra Revolucionaria”: Guatemala Indigenismo, 1940–95
  • Chloe Ireton, Ethiopian Royal Vassals: Free Black Itinerancy in the Iberian Atlantic, 1500–1640
  • Farina King, The Journey of Dine´ Students in the Four Directions: Navajo Educational Experiences in the Twentieth Century
  • Sarah McNamara, From Picket Lines to Picket Fences: Latinas and the Remaking of the Jim Crow South, 1930–64
  • Alaina Morgan, Atlantic Crescent: Black Muslim Internationalism, Anti-Colonialism and Transnational Community Formation, 1955–90
  • Cassia Roth, A Miscarriage of Justice: Reproduction, Medicine, and the Law in Rio de Janeiro, 1890–1940

Michael Kraus Research Grant to support research in American colonial history

  • Hannah Bailey, “I Saw Africa, But I Have Never Set Foot There”: A “New Account” of Africans in the Early Modern French Atlantic
  • Heather Freund, Loyal Subjects or Internal Enemies?: Rethinking Legal Subjectivities in the British Caribbean, 1763–1815

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

  • Brian Cuddy, Wider War: American Force in Vietnam, International Law, and the Transformation of Armed Conflict, 1961–77
  • Nancy Gallman, American Constitutions: Life, Liberty, and Property in Colonial East Florida
  • Allison Powers, Settlement Colonialism: Territory, Arbitration, and Compensation in American International Law, 1898–1948

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

  • Tom Cinq-Mars, Building “Friendship,” Reshaping Socialism: The Druzhba Oil Pipeline and the (Dis)Unification of the Eastern Bloc, 1948–94
  • Lisandra Costiner, Vernacular Narratives of the Life of the Virgin and of Christ and the Characteristics of Popular Devotion in Early Renaissance Italy
  • Samuel Daly, Sworn on the Gun: Law, Crime, and Citizenship in the Nigerian Civil War
  • Lei Duan, Private Guns and National Politics in Republican China, 1912–49
  • Joseph Figliulo-Rosswurm, The State and its Discontents: Florentine Institutions and Tuscan Society, 1292–1382
  • Gavin Fort, The Vicarious Middle Ages: Proxy Pilgrimage in Late Medieval England, 1250–1550
  • Daniel Hershenzon, Captivity, Commerce, and Communication: Early Modern Spain and the Mediterranean
  • Myra Houser, Lawyering, State-Sponsored Violence, and Martyrdom in Apartheid-Era South Africa
  • Jessica Hower, Tudor Imperialism: Exploration, Expansion, and Experimentation in the Sixteenth-Century British Atlantic World
  • Marysia Jonsson, Carving Doors: Tolerance and War in the Baltic, 1700–21
  • Matthew Kustenbauder, South African Cosmopolitans in an Imperial World, 1910–48
  • Matt Reeder, Ethnic Identification and the Creation of New Political Knowledge in Eighteenth-Century Siam and Its Tributaries
  • Anne Ruderman, Supplying the Slave Trade: How Europeans Met African Demand for European Manufactured Products, Commodities and Re-exports, 1670–1790
  • Aro Velmet, Pasteur’s Empire: French Expertise, Colonialism, and Transnational Science, 1890–1940
  • Silas Webb, Migrants, Networks, and Politics: Punjabi Merchants in Britain, 1925–42
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