Publication Date

April 30, 2020

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 2020 winners for the Albert J. Beveridge Grant, Michael Kraus Research Grant, Littleton-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 Abrahamson, Women of the Encomienda: Households and Dependents in Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century Yucatan, Mexico
  • Jennifer Andrella, When the War Raged On: Montana Territory, the Politics of Authority, and National Reconstruction, 1860-1900
  • Madelina Cordia, Intentional 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 Feldman, Debating and Constructing Legal Marriage and the State in New York and the United States, 1776-1860
  • Allison Kelley, High 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 Lorek, Making the Green Revolution: Agriculture and Conflicted Landscapes in Colombia
  • Kevan Malone, Borderline Sustainability: Urbanization and Environmental Diplomacy at the Tijuana-San Diego Boundary, 1919-1999
  • Mia Michael, Caring for the Commonwealth: Domestic Work and Workers’ Organizing in Boston, Massachusetts, 1960-2015
  • Lina Maria Murillo, Fighting for Control: Race and Reproductive Health Activism in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands
  • Molly Nebiolo, Constructing Health: Concepts of Well-Being in Early Atlantic Cities
  • Simon Purdue, “It’s the Birthrates!”: Gender and the Global Extreme-Right, 1969-2009
  • Amy Ransford, Trading Women: Patriarchy, Race, and Settler Colonialism in the Hudson River Watershed, 1600–1790
  • Amy Zanoni, Poor Health: Retrenchment and Resistance in Chicago’s Public Hospital

Michael Kraus Research Grant to support research in American colonial history

  • Aimee Hisey, Nations, Networks, and Knowledge: Circulating Epistemologies of Jewish Medical Practitioners in the Spanish Viceroyalties
  • Yiyun Huang, The 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 Slattery, Colonial 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 Black, Student-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 Samples, See: The State, Science, and Sightlessness in New Deal America
  • Kathryn Schumaker, Spare 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 Fu, Anger 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 Cate, Intimate 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 Imy, Hearts and Minds: War, Empire, and Military Culture in Singapore and Malaya, 1915-1960
  • Elizabeth Jacob, Gender, Family, and the Politics of Public Motherhood in Côte d’Ivoire, 1893-1983
  • Nurlan Kabdylkhak, Islamic Transformation of Central Asia under the Tsars
  • Stephanie Leitzel, Economies of Color: Italian Capitalists, Global Dye Commerce & the Making of the Modern World-System (c.1400 -1650)
  • Sarath Pillai, Decolonizing the Empire by Treaties: Princely States and the Federalist Alternative to the Nation-State in Late Colonial India
  • Madina Thiam, Seeking Freedom in the Sahel, from the Maasina Revolution to the Breakup of the Mali Federation
  • Jinghong Zhang, Down to the Roots: Teeth, Dentistry, and Dental Hygiene in Modern China

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