Current Research Fellows - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library



  • William L. Coleman, Postdoctoral Fellow in American Art, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO; History of Art; “Painting Houses: The Domestic Landscape of the Hudson River School.” 


  • Jessica Blake, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA; United States History; “A Taste for Africa: Imperial Fantasy and Garment Commerce in Revolutionary-era New Orleans.” 
  • Jamie Bolker, Ph.D. Candidate, Fordham University, Bronx, NY; Early American Literature; “Lost and Found: Wayfinding in Early American Literature.” 
  • Brett Culbert, Ph.D. Candidate, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Planning; “Britain’s Imperial Prospects and the Aesthetic Origins of the Scenographia Americana (1725-1775).” 
  • Sonia Hazard, Ph.D. Candidate, Duke University, Durham, NC; Religious Studies; “The Touch of the Word: Evangelical Cultures of Print in Antebellum America.” 


  • Johanna Amos, Ph.D., Administration/Grants, Coastal Studio, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia; History of Art/Material Culture; “Kashmiri and ‘Indian’ Shawls in North America.”
  • Jamie L. Brummitt, Ph.D. Candidate, Duke University, Durham, NC; American Religion; “Protestant Relics: The Politics of Religion & the Art of Mourning in the Early American Republic.” 
  • Nicholas P. Cooley, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture, Environmental Criticism; “’Extensions of Ourselves’: Hand Tools and the Construction of Nature in Nineteenth-Century American Literature, 1823-1873." 
  • Nika Elder, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor, Modern & Contemporary Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; American Art; “William Harnett’s Curious Objects.” 
  • Bryce Evans, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer in History, Liverpool Hope University, England; Food History; “Ethnic Tradition and American Nation-Building: Evidence from the Downs Collection and Archive.” 
  • Ernest Freeberg, Ph.D., Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; American Cultural History, 1870-1920; “Origin of Animal Rights in Gilded Age America.”
  • Fionnuala Hart Gerrity, Collections Care Conservation Technician, Harvard University Library, Cambridge, MA; “Exercise Books at Winterthur: A Case Study in Early American Blankbooks;” November 2016.
  • Freya Gowrley, Ph.D., Undergraduate Seminar Tutor; University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom; History of Art; “Assembling the Shelf: Collage and Identity, 1770-1900.” 
  • Rachel Gross, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Madison, WI; U.S. History; “From Buckskin to Gore-Tex: Consumption as a Path to Mastery in Twentieth-Century American Wilderness Recreation.”
  • Kristine Juncker, Ph.D., Independent Scholar, Washington, D.C,; History of Art; “Addressing Stereotypes: Cuban Diasporic Artists, Photographic Postcard Media and Responses to the Past.”
  • Kelly Kean, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA; History; “Farmers Plots to Backlot Stewpots: Creating the Culinary Creolism of Urban Antebellum Charleston.” 
  • Laura C. Keim, Curator, Stenton Museum & University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; American & British Material Culture and Collecting and Interpreting the Past; “Hornor’s Blue Book, Philadelphia Furniture: A Colonial Revival Icon Reconsidered.”
  • Margaretta M. Lovell, Ph.D., Professor, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA; American Art, Architecture, and Design; “The Cabinetmaker’s Apprentice.” 
  • Caroline McCaffrey-Howarth, Arts and Humanities Research Council PhD Candidate, Centre for the Study of the Art and Antiques Market, School of History of Art, The University of Leeds; Leeds, United Kingdom; "'Sevres-mania': The History of Collecting French Sevres Porcelain in Britain 1802-1882."
  • Joseph Manca, Ph.D., Nina J. Cullinan Professor of Art and Art History, and Professor of Art History, Rice University; Houston, TX; Art History; “Shaker Vision: Forms, Beauty, and Belief.” 
  • Caroline McCaffrey-Howarth, Arts and Humanities Research Council PhD Candidate, Centre for the Study of the Art and Antiques Market, School of History of Art, The University of Leeds; Leeds, United Kingdom; “'Sèvres-mania': The History of Collecting French Sèvres Porcelain in Britain 1802-1882”
  • Krystyna Michael, Ph.D. Candidate, City University of New York Graduate Center, New York, NY; American Studies and Comparative Literature; “The Urban Domestic: Domesticity, Space and Aesthetics in 19th and 20th Century American Literature and Culture.”
  • William M. Motley, Independent Researcher, London, United Kingdom; “Chinese Export Porcelains en grisaille and their European print sources.” 
  • Del-Louise Moyer, Independent Scholar and Research Consultant, Bethlehem, PA; Eighteenth and nineteenth century American & German material culture; “Heavenly Fraktur: How Fraktur Influenced Moravian and Pennsylvania German Material Culture.” 
  • Kate Mulry, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, California State University, Bakersfield, Bakersfield, CA; History; “Unwholesome Tinctures: Inoculation and Questions of Heredity in the Early Eighteenth-Century Anglo Atlantic.”
  • Kelli Nelson, Ph.D. Candidate, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS; Early U.S. History/Environmental History; “Fearing the Reaper: Religion, Nature, and Death in Nineteenth-Century America.”
  • Amanda Pullan, Ph.D., Tutor, Torchlight Tuition, London; Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom; “Women’s Cultural Literacy and Domestic Textiles in the Atlantic World, c. 1600-1800.”
  • Molly Reed, Ph.D. Candidate, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; American History; “Ecology of Utopia: Environmental Discourse and Practice in Antebellum Communal Settlements.” 
  • Jaclyn Schultz, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA; History; “C is for Consumer: American Childhood and the Rise of Commodity Capitalism, 1850-1900.” 
  • Amy Sopcak-Joseph, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT; Early American History; “’Converting Rags into Gold’: Godey’s Lady’s Book, Female Consumers, and the Business of Periodical Publishing in the Nineteenth Century.”
  • Sarah Elaine Thomas, Ph.D. Candidate, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA; History; “Objects of the Early Southern Backcountry: The People of Shenandoah County and their Material Culture.”
  • Caroline Wigginton, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English, University of Mississippi, University, MS; Early American Literature; “Nature’s Art: Commodities, Materials Culture, and Books in Early America.” 


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