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2011-2012
John Carter Brown Library Scholars

The John Carter Brown Library, an independently funded and administered institution for advanced research in history and the humanities, located at Brown University since 1901, has awarded fellowships to thirty-nine scholars from around the world for the 2011–2012 academic year.

Of the thirty-nine fellows invited this year, eight are coming from foreign countries and seventeen are completing work on doctoral dissertations.  According to the Director of the Library, Ted Widmer, “The eternal mission of the John Carter Brown Library is to make its incomparable collection available to the world’s scholars, and to provide the wherewithal that will allow them to journey from distant places to Providence.”

A list of fellows, their current institutional affiliations, and the titles of their projects follows.  The number in parentheses indicates the number of months each will be in residence at the Library.

Catalina Andrango-Walker, Franklin and Marshall College
"Shaping Quito's Colonial Society:  Reformers of the Order of Santa Clara in Seventeenth-Century Ecuador"
Ruth and Lincoln Ekstrom Fellow    (2)

Marcelo Aranda, Stanford University
"Between Discovery and Enlightenment:  Spanish Maritime Science, 1620-1777"
Marie L. and William R. Hartland Memorial Fellow   (2)

Matthew Crawford, Kent State University
"Rival Ecologies of Empire:  Botanists, Bureaucrats, and Bark Collectors in the Spanish Atlantic World (c. 1750-1820)"
Barbara S. Mosbacher Fellow    (3)

Natalie G. Deibel, George Washington University
" 'For Profit, Pleasure and Sport':  Recreation, Culture and Society in the Atlantic World, 1600-  1800"
Center for New World Comparative Studies Fellow    (2)

Jordana Dym, Skidmore College
"They Also Mapped:  Western Travelers' Cartography, 1650-1950"
 National Endowment for the Humanities    (6)

Alexandre Dubé, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, FRANCE
"The Common Goods: Judging Political Scandals in the French Atlantic, 1750-1770"
Paul W. McQuillen Memorial Fellow    (4)

Joanna Elrick, Vanderbilt University
"Black Religions with White Faces: the Creolization of Religious Belief and Cultural Practice in Colonial Brazil and Cuba, 1600-1800"
 Almeida Family Fellow    (2)

Marcelo F. Figueroa, National University of Tucumán, ARGENTINA
"Ways of Knowing Distant Natures: The Malaspina Expedition at the River Plate Viceroyalty”
Maria Elena Cassiet Fellow    (4)

Doris Garraway, Northwestern University
"Performing Sovereignty:  Power, Print, and Spectacle in the Haitian Kingdom of Henry Christophe"
Center for New World Comparative Studies Fellow    (2)

David P. Geggus, University of Florida
"The Haitian Revolution of 1789-1804"
InterAmericas Fellow, funded by The Reed Foundation    (6)

Katharine R. Gerbner, Harvard University
"Christian Slavery: A Protestant Dilemma, 1660-1760"
Center for New World Comparative Studies Fellow    (2)

Claire Gherini, Johns Hopkins University
" 'That Great Experiment':  Plantation America and the Remaking of Medicine in the Anglophone Atlantic, 1730-1800"
Charles H. Watts Memorial Fellow    (2)

Christian J. Hausser, Universidad de Talca, CHILE
"Empires and Emperors:  Ibero-American Concepts of Political and Spatial Order between Colony and Independence"
Center for New World Comparative Studies Fellow    (3)

Sharon K. Higby, University of Maryland
"The English Mariner and the Man of Letters, 1492-1630: A Study on Early Modern  Navigation and Poetics"
Alexander O. Vietor Memorial Fellow    (3)

Marial Iglesias Utset, Independent Scholar
"A Creole Family and Its Slaves in Saint-Domingue and Cuba:  A Narrative of a Trans-Atlantic Experience"
InterAmericas Fellow, funded by The Reed Foundation / Donald L. Saunders Fellow    (5)

Victoria Jones, University of Birmingham, UNITED KINGDOM
"British Maritime Imagery:  The Negative and Subversive, 1793-1815"
Caird North America Research Fellow    (3)

Christian J. Koot, Towson University
"The Merchant, the Map and Empire: Augustine Herrman's Chesapeake and Interimperial Trade, 1644-1673"
Jeannette D. Black Memorial Fellow    (2)

M. Kittiya Lee, California State University, Los Angeles
"From Indian Talk to Colonial Lingua Franca:  The Brasílica and the Vulgar in Brazil and Amazonia, 1500-1823"
National Endowment for the Humanities    (5)

Leonardo Marques, Emory University
"Slave Trading in a New World: North American Slave Traders in the Age of Abolition (1777-1867)"
Marie L. and William R. Hartland Memorial Fellow    (4)

Michele Mericle, Brown University
" 'Our temple must be our Hearts':  Power, Conversa Women and the Inquisition in New Spain, 1640-1649"
J.M. Stuart Fellow    (Fall 2011)

Derek R. Miller, College of William and Mary
"The Hebrew Nation of Barbados: A Diasporic Community in the Colonial Caribbean"
Touro National Heritage Trust Fellow    (2)

Kameika Murphy, Clark University
"Currents of Liberty:  Revolutionary Émigrés and Their Contributions to Afro-Caribbean Civil Society, 1775-1838"
John Carter Brown Library Associates Fellow    (2)

Nicolás Ocaranza, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, FRANCE
"The Dissolution of the Spanish Empire and the Transformation of Political Languages during the Independence Revolution of Chile and Venezuela (1776-1822)”
José Amor y Vázquez / Norman Fiering Fellow    (2)

Justyna Olko-Bajer, University of Warsaw, POLAND
"Language Encounters between the Old and New Worlds:  Nahuatl as the Medium of Cross-Cultural Transfers in Early New Spain "
José Amor y Vázquez Fellow    (2)

Gabriel Paquette, Johns Hopkins University
"Imperial Transitions in the Portuguese Atlantic World, c. 1760-1830"
National Endowment for the Humanities    (5)

Ayesha Ramachandran, Stony Brook University
"The Worldmakers:  Speculation, Knowledge and Global Imagining in Early Modern Europe"
R. David Parsons / Donald L. Saunders Research Fellow    (5)

Linda Rodriguez, Harvard University
"The Referential World of José Antonio Aponte"
Norman Fiering / Jeannette D. Black Memorial Fellow    (2)

Bryan Rosenblithe, Columbia University
"Where Tyranny Begins: Trade, Territory and the Transformation of the British Empire, 1759-1765"
Center for New World Comparative Studies Fellow    (2)

Heidi Scott, University of Massachusetts Amherst
"The Subterranean in Spanish America: Mining, Geographical Imaginations, and the Creation of Colonial Space"
Maury A. Bromsen Fellow    (2)

Lorelle Semley, College of the Holy Cross
"Free and French: The Challenge of Black Citizenship to French Colonial Empire"
Jane L. Keddy Memorial Fellow    (2)

Angelica Serna, University of Michigan
"Understanding the Quechua Archive"
Helen Watson Buckner Memorial Fellow    (3)

Peter Silver, Rutgers University
"A Rotten Colossus: Spanish and British America in the War of Jenkins’s Ear"
Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Library Fellow    (4)

Owen Stanwood, Boston College
"The Transported: Rebels and Refugees in the British Atlantic World, 1660-1700"
John Carter Brown Library Associates Fellow    (2)

Zeb Tortorici, Stanford University
"Contra Natura: Sexuality, Colonialism, and the `Sins Against Nature’ in New Spain, 1530-1821"
Ruth and Lincoln Ekstrom Fellow    (2)

Felipe Valencia, Brown University
" 'El melancólico vacío':  Poesía y melancholía entre La Galatea y las Soledades (1585-1613)”
J.M. Stuart Fellow    (Spring 2012)

Cécile Vidal, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, FRANCE
"Caribbean New Orleans"
Andrew W. Mellon Senior Researach Fellow   (5)

Samuel White, Oberlin College
"Early Colonial Winters and the World of the Little Ice Age, 1607-1610"
Center for New World Comparative Studies Fellow    (2)

Kelly Wisecup, University of North Texas
"Good News from New England: A Scholarly Edition"
John Alden Memorial Fellow    (2)

Laurie M. Wood, University of Texas, Austin
"Risks & Realities:  Law and Practice in the Early Modern Caribbean"
Norman Fiering /  Charles H. Watts Memorial Fellow    (3)

In addition, the following scholars will be in official residence at the Library for varying lengths of time:

Patricia U. Bonomi, Professor Emerita, New York University
Invited Research Scholar

Amy Turner Bushnell, Independent Scholar
Invited Research Scholar

Carol L. Delaney, Professor Emerita, Stanford University, and Research Scholar, Department of Religious Studies, Brown University
Invited Research Scholar

Burton Van Name Edwards, Independent Scholar
Invited Research Scholar

Jennifer Gage, Independent Scholar
Invited Research Scholar

Jack P. Greene, Professor Emeritus, Johns Hopkins University
Invited Research Scholar

Michael T. Hamerly, Professor Emeritus, University of Guam
Invited Research Scholar

Allen Kurzweil, Independent Scholar
Invited Research Scholar

Toby Lester, Independent Scholar
Invited Research Scholar

Charles C. Mann, Independent Scholar
Invited Research Scholar

Gerald E. Mueller, Professor Emeritus, New Mexico State University    
Research Associate

James Muldoon, Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University
Invited Research Scholar

R. S. Taylor Stoermer, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Invited Research Scholar

Chet Van Duzer, Independent Scholar
Invited Research Scholar

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