Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943

Predoctoral and Short-Term Fellows


Lapidus-OI Slavery and Print Culture Fellow

  • Fernanda Bretones Lane, “Cuban Slavery in the Age of British Abolitionism,” Vanderbilt University

Lapidus-OI Early American and Transatlantic Print Culture Fellows

  • Jamie M. Bolker, “Lost and Found: Wayfinding in Early American Literature,” Fordham University
  • Marissa Christman Rhodes, “Body Work: Wet-Nurses and Politics of the Breast in Anglo-Atlantic Classified Advertisements,” SUNY Buffalo
  • Amanda E. Stuckey, “Reading Bodies: Disability and the Book in American Literature and Culture, 1784–1880” College of William & Mary
  • Jordan Taylor, “‘On the Ocean of News’: North American Information Networks in the Age of Revolution,” Indiana University-Bloomington


Short-Term Fellows

  • Lauren McMillan, “Illicit Trade in the 17th century Chesapeake: An Archaeological and Historical Study of Dutch Smuggling Activities in Virginia and Maryland,” University of Mary Washington
  • Ashli White, “Object Lessons of the Revolutionary Atlantic,” University of Miami
  • Lauren Working, “Material Civility and Private Selves in Early Jamestown, 1607–1630,” University of Durham

Lapidus-OI Slavery and Print Culture Fellows

  • Eric Herschthal, “Science Unchained: How the Antislavery Movement Shaped Scientific Knowledge During the Age of Revolution, 1760–1820,” Columbia University
  • Jordan Smith, “The Invention of Rum,” Georgetown University

Lapidus-OI Early American and Transatlantic Print Culture Fellows

  • Katlyn Carter, “Practicing Representative Politics in the Revolutionary Atlantic World: Secrecy, Accountability, and the Making of Modern Democracy,” Princeton University
  • Keith Grant, “Reading the Evangelical Atlantic: Communication Networks and Religious Culture in Cornwallis Township, Nova Scotia, 1770–1850,” University of New Brunswick
  • Christy Pottroff, “The Mail Gaze: Early American Women’s Literature, Letters, and the Post Office, 1790–1865,” Fordham University
  • Amy Torbert, “Going Places: The Material and Imagined Geographies of Prints in the Atlantic World, 1770–1840,” University of Delaware


Short-Term Fellows

  • Ernesto Mercado-Montero, “Crossing Borderlands, Contesting Empires: The Black Caribs and the Politics of Allegiance and Independence in the Caribbean, 1763–1832, ” University of Texas
  • Melissa Morris, “Cultivating Colonies: Tobacco and the Upstart Empires,” Columbia University

Lapidus-OI Slavery and Print Culture Fellows

  • Elena K. Abbott, “Free Soil, Canada, and the Atlantic Geography of the American Slavery Debate,” Georgetown University
  • Lauren Heintz, “Lawless Liaisons: Kinship, Interraciality, and Queer Desire in the US Hemispheric South, 1791–1865,” University of California, San Diego
  • Nathan Jérémie-Brink, “Distributing African American Antislavery Texts, 1773–1845,” Loyola University Chicago
  • Sueanna Smith, “Making Private Traditions Public: Prince Hall Freemasonry and African American Print Culture in the Long 19th Century,” University of South Carolina

Lapidus-OI Early American and Transatlantic Print Culture Fellows

  • Michael D. Hattem, “‘Their history as a part of ours’: History Culture and Historical Memory in British America, 1720–1776,” Yale University
  • Heike Jablonski, “John Foxe in America,” University of Heidelberg
  • Molly Perry, “Influencing Empire: Protest and Persuasion in the British Empire, 1764–1769,” College of William & Mary
  • Katherine Smoak, “Circulating Counterfeits: Making Money and Its Meaning in the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic,” Johns Hopkins University


Lapidus-OI Fellows

  • Myron Gray, “The Music of Franco-Philadelphian Politics, 1778–1801,” University of Pennsylvania
  • Ryan Hanley, “Black Writing in Britain, 1770–1830,” University of Hull
  • Alyssa Zuercher Reichardt, “A New War: French, British, and Iroquois Imperial Communication Networks and the Contest for the Ohio Valley,” Yale University
  • Asheesh Siddique, “Daring to Ask: The Questionnaire and the Problem of Knowledge in the Late Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic Enlightenment,” Columbia University