2016 AHA Research Grant Winners

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 2016 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 2017 annual meeting in Denver. Congratulations to all of our winners!

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

  • Alice Baumgartner, Fugitives: The Underground Railroad to Mexico, 1821–67
  • Jesse Bayker, Before Transsexuality: Crossing the Borders of Gender in the United States, 1850–1960
  • Miya Carey, “That Charm of All Girlhood”: Black Girlhood and Girls in Washington, DC, 1930–65
  • Benjamin Hellwege, When Old Age Changed: Inventing the “Senior State,” 1945–80
  • Stephanie Huezo, From Liberated to Neoliberal: The Case of EDUCO in Chalatenango, El Salvador, 1991–2003
  • Denisa Jashari, Cartographies of Resistance: Political Culture and Urban Protest in Chilean Shantytowns, 1973–2002
  • Jesse Nasta, “Wisconsin is Already Free from Slavery”: Enslavement, Legal Culture, and the Politics of Emancipation in the Upper Mississippi River Valley, 1787–1848
  • Tyler Parry, (White) Man’s Best Friend: Interspecies Violence in the Atlantic World
  • Daniel Platt, Race, Risk, and Financial Capitalism in the United States, 1880–1940
  • James Shinn Jr., Republicans, Reconstruction, and the Origins of US Imperialism in the Caribbean, 1865–78
  • Erica Toffoli, Imagining “Illegality”: The Origins and Reinvention of the Mexican “Illegal Alien” in the United States, 1965–86

Michael Kraus Research Grant to support research in American colonial history

  • Marissa Rhodes, Body Work: Wet-Nurses and Politics of the Breast in 18th-Century London and Philadelphia
  • Casey Schmitt, Frontiers of Neighbors: Negotiating a Legal and Cultural Vernacular in the 17th-Century Caribbean
  • Sonia Tycko, Spirited beyond the Sea: Persuasion and Consent in the Early English Empire

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

  • Amanda Kleintop, The Terms of Emancipation: Conflicts over the Value of Slaves during the Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Jonathan Lande, Disciplining Freedom: Union Army Slave Rebels and Emancipation in the Civil War Courts-Martial
  • Maria Montalvo, All Could Be Sold: Making and Selling Enslaved People in the Antebellum South

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

  • Frank Blibo, Cardiovascular Modernity: A Cultural History of Cardiac Care in Modernizing West African States, 1960s–Recent Times
  • Lucia Carminati, Port Said, 1859–1922: Migration, Urbanization, and Empire in a an Egyptian and Mediterranean Port-City
  • Shiuon Chu, Reinventing the Fifth Great Invention: The Rise of Modern Testing Regime in 20th-Century China, 1905–68
  • Mattie Fitch, Republican Culture, Workers’ Culture, and the Struggle for France, 1934–39
  • Kristie Flannery, Forging Loyalty to Spain in the Catholic Republic of Manila, 1750–1808
  • Elizabeth Heath, Everyday Colonialism: Commodities of Empire and the Crafting of French Capitalism, 1750–1950
  • William Johnson, “Machinery to Link Us Up”: Transnational Black Feminism and Britain’s Black Liberation Front
  • Rajbir Judge, Occult Intrigue: Sikhs, Anti-Colonial Resistance, and the Theosophical Society
  • Katherine Lindeman, Lay Inquisitors: Dominicans, Municipal Structures, and Inquisition in Medieval Valencia
  • Terrence Peterson, Keeping Algeria French: Counterinsurgency, Development, and Colonial Utopianism, 1955–62
  • Kalyani Ramnath, Boats in a Storm: Law, Politics, and Jurisdiction in Postwar South Asia
  • Geoffrey Traugh, Wealth Is in the Soil: Gender, Environment, and the Politics of Rural Development in Malawi
  • Pelin Tunaydin, Republican Anxieties and Precarious Identities in Post-Ottoman Turkey: The Case of the Roma (Gypsies)
  • Carolyn Twomey, Living Water, Living Stone: The History and Material Culture of Baptism in Early Medieval Britain
  • Katharine White, The “Red Woodstock” Festival and East German Youth between the East, West, and Global South, 1970s–90s
  • Faizah Zakaria, Sacral Ecologies of the North Sumatran Highlands, 1800–1928
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