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April 24, 2023

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Each year, the American Historical Association awards research grants to support the study, exploration, and advancement of history in several subject areas. The AHA is pleased to announce 35 winners for the 2023 Albert J. Beveridge Grant, Michael Kraus Research Grant, Littleton-Griswold Grant, and Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grant, who will be conducting research over the course of the year. Congratulations to our winners!

Albert J. Beveridge Grant to support research in the Western hemisphere (United States, Canada, and Latin America)

  • Ricardo Alvarez-Pimentel (Baylor Univ.), “Restoring All through Christ”: Race, Counterrevolution, and the Women of Mexican Catholic Action, 1917–46
  • Robin Bates (Univ. of Cambridge), The Civil War Pension System and the 19th-Century State
  • Andra B. Chastain (Washington State Univ. Vancouver), Urban Air: A History of Smog in the Americas
  • Max Lewontin (Northwestern Univ.), “Poor People All over the World Are Clamouring for a Change”: Migration, Race, and Transnational Circuits of Black Power
  • Eduarda Lira de Araujo (Harvard Univ.), Enchanting the City: Black Healers, Diviners, and the Ecology of the Sacred in Brazil, 1850–1920
  • Lucía Luna-Victoria Indacochea (Illinois Wesleyan Univ.), Urban Battleground: Survival in Lima’s Shantytowns during the Peruvian Armed Conflict
  • Ursula Rall (Emory Univ.), Forging Inter-Urban Communities: The Spatial Mobility and Social Networks of Women of African Descent in 17th-Century New Spain
  • Briana Adline Royster (Univ. of Alabama), Of Our Stock and Blood: Black Missionaries, the Guianas, and Global Racial Progress, 1838–1945
  • Sarah Sears (Univ. of California, Berkeley), Negotiating Nature: Diplomacy, Community, and Environment in the US-Mexico Borderlands
  • Aileen Teague (Texas A&M Univ.), Undoing Intervention: The Canal, the Panamanians, and the Transfer, 1977–2000
  • Ayssa Yamaguti Norek (Emory Univ.), Inventing Prisons, Framing Prisoners: Political Imprisonments of Women in the Brazilian Military Dictatorship, 1964–85

Michael Kraus Research Grant to support research in American colonial history

  • Francisco Céntola (Georgetown Univ.),The Material Basis of Transportation in Alta California, 1769–1848
  • Ross M. Nedervelt (Florida International Univ.), The Border-Seas of a New British Empire: Security, Imperial Reconstitution, and the British Atlantic Islands in the Age of the American Revolution
  • Teanu Reid (Yale Univ.), Harvesting and Weaving Money: Local Currencies in Barbados and the Greater British Atlantic World, 1620–1770 
  • Clifton E. Sorrell (Univ. of Texas at Austin), Negotiating Freedom, Subjecthood(s) and Belonging in the Interimperial Caribbean Frontier: Spanish Blacks in Early English Jamaica, 1658–90
  • Jacob Swisher (Univ. of Notre Dame), Precious Things: A Planetary History of an Early American Borderland

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

  • Morgan E. Barry (Northwestern Univ.),(Im)Possible Threats: Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Political Repression in the 20th-Century United States
  • Janna E. Haider (Univ. of California, Santa Barbara), Legal Legibility of the Ghadar Party: Aspirations towards American Whiteness and Indian Independence in the Early 20th Century
  • Sarah R. Meiners (Cornell Univ.), Asylum Archipelago: Migration in the Borders of Empire in the Pacific and Caribbean
  • Jonathan Quint (Univ. of Michigan), Indigenous-Imperial Legal Pluralism in the Old Northwest, 1790–1803
  • Matthew Zipf (Univ. of Chicago), The Division and the Inquiry: Civil Rights Lawyers in the Impeachment of Richard Nixon

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

  • Folarin Ajibade (New York Univ.), Sure Banker! Gambling, Everyday Life, and the Nigerian Political Economy, from the Colonial to the Postcolonial Period
  • Zaib un Nisa Aziz (Univ. of South Florida, Tampa), “For Spain and for the World”: The Spanish Civil War, the Colonial Question, and the Politics of Comparison
  • Alexander Bevilacqua (Williams Coll.), Europe Triumphant: Court Festivity and Human Difference
  • Hao Chen (Univ. of Virginia), Making a Third Korea: The Yanbian Frontier between China and North Korea
  • Griffin B. Creech (Univ. of Pennsylvania), Buriats beyond Borders: Making and Unmaking Multi-Layered Citizens in the Russia-Mongolia Borderlands, 1890–1938
  • Dahlia El Zein (Univ. of Pennsylvania), Racial Re-Ordering: Levantine Migrants and West African Soldiers within French Empire, 1920–60
  • Ceyda Karamursel (SOAS, Univ. of London), Sewing Machines, Contested Property, and the Making of the Post–World War I Economic Order
  • Eri Kitada (Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick), Intimately Intertwined: Filipino Women in the US-Japanese Imperial Formations, 1903–56
  • Yasmina M. Martin (Yale Univ.),A Sometimes Home: The African National Congress in Tanzanian Exile, 1961–94
  • Yasser Ali Nasser (Univ. of Chicago), Creating “New Asia”: Sino-Indian Friendship and the Promise of Asian Solidarity in the Early Cold War, 1947–62
  • Haoran Ni (Univ. of Kansas), Drinking American Modernity: The “Glocalization” of American Summer Refreshments in Urban Shanghai, 1912–90
  • Leslie L. Sabakinu (Univ. of Wisconsin–Madison), Invisible Actors, Neglected History: Congolese Medical Workers in the Second World War
  • Anne Schult (New York Univ.), Counting the Countless: Statistics, Demography, and the Modern Refugee, 1920s–60s
  • Richard Quang-Anh Tran (Ca’ Foscari Univ. of Venice), The “Human”: A Genealogy in Vietnamese Culture, 1862–1954

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