Previously Funded Scholars
Funded Scholars receive awards intended to support research visits of four to six weeks, and give a work-in-progress colloquium to the Smith College community during their residency. More information.
Funded Scholars, 2015-16:
- Marc-William Palen, University of Exeter
- "Pax Economica: The Global Struggle for Free Trade and Peace, 1896-1946"
- Meaghan Beadle, University of Virginia
- "This Is What a Feminist Looks Like! Photography and Feminism, 1968-1980"
- Diana Anselmo-Sequeira, University of California-Irvine
- "Paper Voices: A History of Female Adolescence Told by Girls Own Scrapbooks, Letters, and Diaries (1890-1920)"
- Jacqueline D. Antonovich, University of Michigan
- "Doctoring the Land: Women Physicians, the Politics of Health, and the Geography of Medicine in the American West"
- Hanne Blank, Emory University
- "Southern Women, Feminist Health: Activist Health Service and Feminist Communities of Radical Conscience in the Southeastern U.S., 1968-1989"
- Beth Eby, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- "Playing the Game: a Comparative History of Gender, Sport, and Colonialism, 1880-1930”
- Emma Howes, Coastal Carolina University
- “Shifting Sponsors: Tracing YWCA Literacy Campaigns for Industrial Women in the Southern U.S.”
- Tina Anne Irvine, University of Pennsylvania
- "Americanizing Appalachia, 1900-1939"
- Justina Licata, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
- “The Campaign against Norplant: U.S. Birth Control Politics in the 1990s and Beyond”
- Einav Rabinovitch-Fox, Columbia University
- "Dressed for Freedom: American Feminism and the Politics of Women's Fashion"
- (Visiting Scholar, Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality)
- Andrea L. Turpin, Baylor University
- "Compromising Situations: Fundamentalism and Modernism in the Young Women's Christian Association"
- Jessica R. Waggoner, Indiana University
- "Crip Modernisms: Unspectacular Disability in the 1930s and 40s"
Funded Scholars, 2014-15:
Lauren Kientz Anderson, Luther College
"Speaking to the World: Black American Women and Global Interracialism, 1918-1939"
Deneil Hill, Binghamton University
"Shifting Feminist Visions at the UN: Self-Determination, Sexuality, and Human Rights, 1975-1995"
Jessica Lancia, University of Florida
"Gloria Steinem: The Transnational Life of an American Feminist"
- Aaron Byungjoo Bae, Arizona State University
- "The Ideological Impetus and Struggle in Praxis for Multiracial Radical Alliances in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1967-1980"
- Hannah Dudley-Shotwell, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
- "Feminist Self-help in the Post-Roe Era"
- Anne Gray Fischer, Brown University
- "Comprehensive history of the politics of prostitution from the 1960s through the 1980s"
- Thomas James Harlow, University of North Dakota
- "Uplift or Salvation: Struggle for the Health, Heart, and Soul of the YWCA, 1906-1945"
- Dana Johnson, University of Kentucky
- "Colonial Contraception: American Birth Control Trials in Appalachia, Puerto Rico, and India, 1930-1970"
- Alyssa McClanahan, University of Cincinnati
- " 'Take the Toys from the Boys!' Women's Liberation, Environmentalism, and the Politics of the Anti-Nuclear Movement"
- Johanna Neuman, American University
- "The impact of wealthy New York high society women on the campaign for suffrage"
- Roxanne Samer, University of Southern California
- "Receiving Feminisms: Toward a Media Archaeology of Lesbian Possibility"
- Jeffrey Vernon, The Ohio State University
- "Women Are Not Dogs for Breeding: Baby M and the Struggle to Define Motherhood and Morality in Modern America"
- Hettie V. Williams, Monmouth University
- "This Garden of Opportunity and Contradiction: Black Professionals and the Struggle for Equality in New Jersey, 1915-1956"
Funded Scholars, 2013-14:
- Katherine A. Fama, Washington University
- PhD dissertation: "Novel Women at Novels' Ends: The Architecture of Singleness in American Fiction, 1880-1929"
- Granville Ganter, St. John's University
- "Anne Laura Clarke: America's First Career Lecturess, 1822-1851"
- Alicia Peaker, Northeastern University
- PhD dissertation: "The Different Way We Tried to Respond': Women, Literature, and the Environment, 1890-1950"
- Agatha Beins, Texas Woman's University
- "Free Our Sisters, Free Ourselves: Locating U.S. Feminism through Feminist Periodicals, 1970-1983"
- Kevin Padraic Donnelly, Alvernia University
- "Racist on Racist: The Mongrelist Doctrine of Racial Progress"
- Jennifer C.H. Helgren, University of the Pacific
- "Intersections of youth culture and internationalism in the post World War II era"
- Kelly L. Marino, Binghamton University
- PhD dissertation: "Creating a Revolution in Educated Opinion: College Students and Woman Suffrage Organizing, 1890-1920"
- Sara Matthiesen, Brown University
- PhD dissertation: "Reconceived: Defining Women's Reproduction after Roe c. Wade"
- Kelly O'Donnell, Yale University
- PhD dissertation: "Dear Injurious Physician: Barbara Seaman, Feminism, and the Politics of Women's Health in America"
- Kelly O'Reilly, Vanderbilt University
- PhD dissertation: "The role of the Birth Control Federation of America (BCFA) in providing birth control education to migrant "Okie" women at the Farm Security Administration migratory labor camps in California in the 1930s and 1940s"
- Sarah Rowley, Indiana University
- PhD dissertation: "A New Right: The Cultural Politics of Abortion, 1960s-1980s"
- Heather Sinclair, University of Texas at El Paso
- PhD dissertation: "History of Childbirth, Infant Mortality, and Midwifery in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, 1890-1990"
- Kathleen Washburn, The University of New Mexico
- "Sentimental Potboilers and Indian Reform: The Literary Legacy of Elaine Goodale Eastman"
Scholars from 2009 through 2013:
(Funded scholars from before 2009 are listed in our newsletters)
- Mary Berkery, Binghamton University
- We are a Multitude: Diversity, Conflict and Compromise at the 1977 National Women's Conference Meetings
- Jaci Leigh Eisenberg, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
- American Women and International Geneva, 1919-1939
- Norah Hardin Lind, Virginia Commonwealth University
- The Hales in American Art
- Carol S. Linskey, Binghamton University, SUNY
- Dissertation, American Women's Internationalism and the Work of Dorothy Kenyon, 1933-1954
- Rachel Pierce, University of Virginia
- Capitol Women: Work, Politics, and Feminism in Congress, 1960-1980
- Hèlëne Quanquin, Sorbonne
- With Feebler Voices? Men and the American Women's Rights Movement, 1830-1890
- Sarah Lynn Jones, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
- PhD dissertation: "Rhetorical Peace-building Strategies: Organizing the Global and Local through the International Women's Tribune Centre"
- Lisa Levenstein, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
- "U.S. Women in Beijing: The Fourth World Conference on Women and the Global Politics of American Feminism"
- Manon S. Parry, University of Maryland
- PhD dissertation, Broadcasting Birth Control
- Joann M. Ross, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
- The Private Becomes Very Public: Evaluating the Marital Rape Exception in America
- Xia Shi, University of California - Irvine
- Republican Ladies: Gender, Philanthropy, and Social Networks in Early Twentieth-Century China
- Leigh Goldstein, Northwestern University
- PhD dissertation: "Special for Women: Postwar Popular Media and the Rise of 1960s Feminism"
- April Haynes, University of Oregon
- "Riotous Flesh: Gender, Race, and the Solitary Vice in Antebellum Physiology"
- Stefanie Sarah Bator, Northwestern University
- PhD: Engendering Civilization: Private Reformers, American Colonialism, and Filipino Nationalism, 1898-1946
- Nicole Bourbonnais, University of Pittsburg
- PhD: History of birth control and family planning in the English-speaking Caribbean from 1938 to the late 1970s
- Erika N. Cornelius Smith, Purdue University
- American Foreign Work division of the YWCA and the missions of its members to Eastern and Central Europe following World War I
- Jennifer Donnally, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
- The Politics of Abortion and the Rise of the New Right
- Rose Ernst, Seattle University
- On the Edge: The Welfare Rights Movement in an Era of Colorblind Racism
- Rebecca S. Feind, San Jose State University
- Biography of Clara E. Laughlin
- Anna Bostwick Flaming, University of Iowa
- PhD: "'The Most Important Person in the World': The Changing Political and Cultural Meanings of American Housewifery in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century"
- Jessica Frazier, Binghamton University
- Anti-Imperial Feminisms: The Politics of Race, Globalization, and the Second Wave during the Cold War, 1965-1980
- Julie Garbus, Independent Scholar
- Biography of Vida Dutton Scudder
- Lauren Gutterman, New York University
- PhD: "Lebian Wives" - Heterosexually Married Women Who Engaged in Same-Sex Sexual Relationships and the Mid-Twentieth Century Discourses Around Them
- Evan E. Hart, University of Cincinnati
- Guerrillas in the Midst: The National Black Women's Health Project, 1981-1994
- Beth Hessel-Robinson, Texas Christian University
- Dissertation on the intersection of gender, ethnicity, and relitious belief in responses to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II
- Michael S. Hevel, University of Iowa
- Betwixt Brewings: A History of College Students Alcohol Use
- Sara Clarke Kaplan, University of California, San Diego
- Reproducing Slavery: Black Feminism and the Politics of Freedom
- Allison Lange, Brandeis University
- Pictures of Change: Transformative Images of Gender and Politics in the Woman Suffrage Movement, 1790-1920
- Alison Lauterbach, University of Southern California
- Gagged: The Politics of Reproduction and U.S. Foreign Aid, 1961-84
- Jennifer Nelson, University of Redlands
- Reproductive Health Revolutions: Healthcare Activism Among Women and Men of Color from 1930 to the Present
- Josie Rodberg, Harvard University
- Human Rights, Women's Rights, States Rights: Struggles over Federally Funded Family Planning, 1965-88
- Jaimie Schmidt Wagman, Saint Louis University
- Our Pill Ourselves: American Anxieties Surrounding Oral Contraceptives, 1958-2010
- John Spurlock, Seton Hill University
- Adolescent Sexuality in the 20th Century
- Susan Stanfield, University of Iowa
- PhD: "Imagining Citizenship in Black and White: Domestic Literature, 'True Womanhood,' and the Creation of Civic Identity in Antebellum America"
- Michelle Stuckey, University of California, San Diego
- PhD: "Weeding the National Garden: Gender, Race, and the Biopolitics of Reproduction in American Literature, 1870-1930"
- Erica L. Whittington, University of Texas at Austin
- From the Campus to the Globe: Internationalism and American Postwar Student Activism, 1945-1962
- Victoria M. Grieve, Utah State University
- "Radical Women and Working Class Journalism, The Federated Press, 1928-1955"
- Joan Marie Johnson, Northeastern Illinois University
- "Funding Feminism: Wealthy Women, Philanthropy, and Power in Late 19th and 20th Century America"
- Wendy Kline, University of Cincinnati
- "Birth in Transition: Modern Midwifery and the Controversy over Home Birth"
- Melissa Walker, Converse College
- "'The Heyday of Woman's Life': Women and the Experience of Aging in Twentieth Century America"
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