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May 3, 2021

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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 2021 winners for the Albert J. Beveridge Grant, Michael Kraus Research Grant, Littleton-Griswold Grant, and Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grant. These 31 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 Western hemisphere (United States, Canada, and Latin America)

  • Quinn Anex-Ries, Regulating Sexual Liberation: Race, Technology, and the Making of US Sexual Cultures, 1960–89
  • Tracy Barnett, Men and Their Guns: The Culture of Self-Deputized Manhood in the South, 1850–77
  • Bobby Cervantes, Las Colonias: The Housing of Poverty in Modern Americas
  • Dylan Gottlieb, Yuppies: Wall Street and the Remaking of New York
  • Amanda Hughett, Silencing the Cell Block: The Making of Modern Prison Policy in North Carolina and the Nation
  • Samantha Payne, The Last Atlantic Revolution: Reconstruction and the Struggle for Democracy in the Americas, 1861–1912
  • Matthew Plishka, Battling Banana Blight: Panama Disease, Smallholders, and Jamaica’s Agroecosystem, 1870–1962
  • Cody A. Williams, The Embodiment of Struggle in Greater São Paulo: Organized Labor, Human Rights, and Disability, 1964–2010
  • Shai Zamir, Friendship in the Early Modern Iberian World

Michael Kraus Research Grant to support research in American colonial history

  • Danielle Alesi, Consuming Empire: Eating and Engaging with Animals in the Early Modern Atlantic World, 1492–1650
  • Camden Elliott, War in Wôbanak: Environmental Histories of Conflict in the Dawnland, 1676–1766
  • Joanne Jahnke Wegner, Stolen Lives: Gender and Captivity in the Northeastern Borderlands, 1630–1763
  • Cody Nager, From Different Quarters: Regulating Migration and Naturalization in the Early American Republic, 1783–1815

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

  • Claire Cororaton, Emplotting Freedom: Agricultural Development, Public Land Laws, and Imperial Sovereignty on the Philippine Frontier, 1898–1941
  • Hardeep Dhillon, Indians on the Move: Law, Borders, and Freedoms at the Turn of the 20th Century
  • Hannah Hicks, Troubling Justice: Women on Trial in the American South, 1865–1900
  • Doris Morgan Rueda, Saving the Bad Kids, Caging Los Chicos Malos: Juvenile Justice and Racialized Surveillance in the US–Mexico Borderlands, 1900–70
  • Filippo Maria Sposini, The Certification of Insanity: A Transnational History

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

  • Erqi Cheng, Renyao (Human-Derived Drugs) in Late Imperial China
  • Alexander Compton, Radical Diasporists: Black Activism in Post-Holocaust Germany and the Global Struggle to Decolonize Europe
  • Du Fei, The Home and the World: Inheritance, Law, and Islam in South India and Ceylon, c. 1450–1900
  • Paul Grant, David Kwasi Badu Cornelius (1849–1905): An African Life of the Scramble
  • Netta Green, Before Kinship: Inheritance, Families, and the Social Sciences in France, 1750–1850
  • Michelle Kahn, Neo-Nazis in Germany and the US: An Entangled History of Hate, 1945–90s
  • Diego Luis, Transpacific Spiritualities: African and Indigenous Responses to Global Iberian Empire
  • Claire Mayo, Responsibility and Recovery in the Great Flood of 1910: Negotiating French Citizenship beyond Paris
  • James McSpadden, In League with Rivals: Parliamentary Networks and Backroom Politics in Interwar Europe
  • James Parker, The Fluidity of Dispossession: Water Development, Waste, and Environmental Ideologies in Kenya, 1938–78
  • Joseph Scalice, Conspiring Understudies: Elite Rivalry and the Sino-Soviet Split in the Philippines
  • Osama Siddiqui, A Science of Society: The Rise of Urdu Economic Thought in Colonial India
  • Nan Turner, Clothing Goes to War: Creativity Inspired by Scarcity in World War II

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