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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, 2013-14:

Fellowships

Katherine A. Fama, Washington University
PhD dissertation: "Novel Women at Novels' Ends: The Architecture of Singleness in American Fiction, 1880-1929"

Granvill 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"

Travel funds

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:

Bain Fellowships

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"

Grierson Fellowships

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"

Travel funds

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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