Publication Date

April 22, 2019

Perspectives Section

AHA Activities, Perspectives Daily

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 2019 winners for the Albert J. Beveridge Grant, Michael Kraus Research Grant, Littleton-Griswold Grant, and the Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grant. These 27 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:

  • Monica Campbell, “Slums Are Our Most Expensive Luxuries”: Little Rock’s MetroPlan and the Making of the Neoliberal City, 1939–1980
  • Christopher Elias, The Ballad of Joe Arridy: Violence, Institutionalization, and Xenophobia in Depression-era America
  • Maggie Elmore, Claiming the Cross: How Latinos Changed the Catholic Church and Reshaped America
  • Alejandra Garza, From Laborer to Legend: The Life and Memory of Vaqueros in South Texas throughout the Twentieth Century
  • Arang Ha, Free Labor, Free Trade, and Free Immigration: The Vision of the Pacific Community after the Civil War
  • Robin McDowell, Swamp Capitalism: Louisiana Plantations, Petrochemicals, and Racialized Labor
  • Lindsay Schakenbach Regele, Joel Roberts Poinsett and the Making of Martial Capitalism in the Early Republic United States
  • Kathryn Schweishelm, False Faces: Women, Cosmetic Surgery, and the Cultural History of a Contested Practice
  • Kelly Urban, Politicosis: Tuberculosis, Health Activism, and the State in Cuba, 1925–1970
  • Nicole Viglini, Flora, Fauna, and the Economic Networks of Enslaved and Free Women in Nineteenth-Century Louisiana and Mississippi

Michael Kraus Research Grant to support research in American colonial history

  • Michaela Kleber, Gendered Societies, Sexual Empires: Early French Colonization among the Illinois
  • Matthijs Tieleman, A Revolutionary Wave: Dutch and American Patriots in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World
  • Russell Weber, American Feeling: Political Passions and Emotional Identity in the Early Republic, 1754–1796

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

  • Nicole Breault, The Night Watch of Early Boston: Law and Governance in Eighteenth-Century British America
  • Signe Fourmy, They Chose Death over Slavery: Enslaved Women and Infanticide in the Antebellum South
  • Aden Knaap, Judging the World: International Courts and the Origins of Global Governance, 1899–1945

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

  • Sandy F. Chang, Across the South Seas: Gender, Intimacy, and Chinese Migrants in British Malaya, 1870s–1930s
  • Ruodi Duan, Afro-Asia in the Cold War: Vignettes in the Negotiation of Solidarity
  • Gavin Healy, The Political and Cultural Economy of Sightseeing: Foreign Tourism in the People’s Republic of China, 1949–1978
  • Amanda Lanzillo, Manufacturing Islamic Modernities: Islam and Industrial Artisans in Colonial-era India, 1857–1915
  • Kyle Prochnow, An African Fighting Force in the Age of Revolution: The Slave Trade, Diaspora, and the West India Regiments
  • Morgan Robinson, Standard Swahili: Expressions of Belonging and Exclusion in Eastern Africa
  • Chris Rominger, Constructing the “Jewish Question” in Tunisia, 1914–1925
  • Willeke Sandler, Unofficial Empire: Germans in Interwar Tanganyika
  • Emma Snowden, Bridging the Strait: The Shared History of Iberia and North Africa in Medieval Muslim and Christian Chronicles
  • Amir Syed, The Ink of the Scholar and the Blood of the Martyr: ‘Umar Tāl and the Making of the Tijāniyya
  • Yotam Tsal, Stilling Nature: Birds and the French Empire, 1740–1820

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