New Fellowship Opportunities, New Fellows and Recent Accomplishments

New Fellowship Opportunities, New Fellows and Recent Accomplishments
The Consortium for History of Science, Technology, and Medicine invites applications for fellowships in the history of science, technology and medicine, broadly construed. Opportunities include:

  • NEW: Four-Month NEH Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Nine-Month NEH Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Dissertation Fellowships
  • Fellowships-in-Residence

The four-month NEH Postdoctoral Fellowship will normally be awarded to a senior scholar, and the nine-month NEH Postdoctoral Fellowship to a junior scholar. Dissertation Fellowships are available to graduate students working on a PhD dissertation. Fellowships-in-Residence are available to scholars with other sources of support. For details, please see the Fellowship Overview.

Applications must be submitted online by December 15, 2020.

Incoming 2020-2021 Fellows
The Consortium has awarded a second round of research fellowships for 2020-21 to the following scholars:

Maria Paula Andrade Diniz de Araujo, Vanderbilt University
The State of the Poor: State Building and Public Health in Modern Brazil, 1834-1920

Matthew Foreman, Northwestern University
Science and Security: Constructing the Modern Chinese Citizen, 1900-1966

Betsy Frederick-Rothwell, The University of Texas at Austin
Internal Economies: Air Conditioning, Industrial Environments, and Working Bodies, 1890-1940

Viridiana Hernandez Fernandez, University of California, Davis
Avocado Landscapes: The Rise and Expansion of the U.S.-Mexico Avocado Industry, 1910-2000

David Korostyshevsky, University of Minnesota
Disciplining the Drunkard: The Medico-Legal History of Habitual Drunkenness in Nineteenth-Century America

Justin Linds, New York University
Keith S. Thomson Research Fellow
Rot Before Microbes: Creating Knowledge and Value in the Early Modern Atlantic

Michael McGovern, Princeton University
Albert M. Greenfield Research Fellow
Just in Numbers? Statistics and Civil Rights in Postwar America

Joris Mercelis, Johns Hopkins University
The Long Shadow of Kodak: Corporate Knowledge Empires and the Internationalization of Science

Hillary Nunn, University of Akron
Domestic Medicine on the Move: Household Mobility and Early Modern Recipe Collections

Claire Oliver, University of Cambridge
Everywhere at Once: Meteorology, Communications, and the Construction of Global Climate 1865-1900

James Rick, College of William and Mary
Cultivating Machines: Capitalism and Technology in Midwestern Agriculture, 1830-1900

Sally Chengji Xing, Columbia University
Pacific Crossings: Paul Monroe, John Dewey and the Architecture of Chinese Scientific Education, 1913-1949

Arnaud Zimmern, University of Notre Dame
Touching Kings, Drinking Gold: Crises of Sovereignty in Jacobean Medicine

Fellows Updates
Ellen Abrams, 2019-20 Research Fellow
Ellen completed her Ph.D. from the Cornell Department of Science and Technology Studies, and was appointed as a Postdoctoral Fellow for the Humanities Scholars Program. Ellen published “‘Indebted to No One’”: Grounding and Gendering the Self-Made Mathematician” in Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences and  “‘An inalienable prerogative of a liberated spirit’: postulating American mathematics” in The British Journal for the History of Mathematics.Hannah Anderson, 2019-20 Research Fellow
Hannah is a Marguerite Bartlett Hamer Dissertation Fellow at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at Penn.


George Aumoithe, 2016-17 Research Fellow
George started as Assistant Professor of Global Health in the Department of Africana Studies at Stony Brook University. George also released his debut EP album yearning under the musical act Efemèr and recently published an op-ed in the Washington Post.


Ekaterina Babintseva, 2019-20 Fellow in Residence
Ekaterina is a 2020-2022 Hixon Riggs Early Career Fellow in Science and Technology Studies at Harvey Mudd College.


Joanna Behrman, 2017-18 Research Fellow
Joanna completed her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University and is now Assistant Public Historian at the American Institute of Physics.


Scottie Hale Buehler, 2018-19 Research Fellow
Scottie completed her Ph.D. in the history of science, technology, and medicine from UCLA.


Kerri Clement, 2020-21 Research Fellow
Kerri received the emerging scholar award from the Montana Historical Society. Her article “What is a Country Without Horses: Robert Yellowtail and Crow Horses in the 1930s” is forthchoming in the Fall 2020 issue of Montana the Magazine.


Benjamin Cohen, 2018-19 Research Fellow
Benjamin published Pure Adulteration: Cheating on Nature in the Age of Manufactured Food (Chicago).


Rosanna Dent, 2016-17 Fellow in Residence
Rosanna was awarded the Burnham Early Career Award from the Forum for the History of the Human Sciences of the History of Science Society.


Alani Hicks-Bartlett, 2019-20 Research Fellow
Alani started a position as Assistant Professor in Comparative Literature and French Studies at Brown University. Alani has recently published articles on political sacrifice, Petrarch, Medieval French literature, and Early Modern Spanish theater and poetry, along with articles loosely related to one of her major research projects on fragility, failure, doubt, and the body: “Unsettled Foundations and the Downward Pull: Intersections of Body and Text, Falling and Fragility in Montaigne’s Essais,” in MLN, French Issue; “L’incertezza agostiniana e la visione del ‘meglio’ in “I’vo pensando,” in Fragments of Culture; “Vanity of Vanities: the Bildungsroman, Corporal Fragility, and the Aesthetic Ideal in Lucas Malet’s The Far Horizon,” in Dissident Pilgrim (Routledge); “Deceptive Art, Bad Education, and the Letter to Michetti: Classical Intertexts and Artistic Failure in D’Annunzio’s Il Piacere,”in Comparative Literature; and “‘Confesar o morir’: Failed Promises and Ocular Proof in the Silk-Merchant Episode (I.4) of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha,” in Hispanic Review.


Matthew Hoffarth , 2020-21 Fellow in Residence
Matthew published “From achievement to power: David C. McClelland, McBer & Company, and the business of the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT), 1962-1985” in the Summer 2020 issue of the Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences.


Jordan Katz, 2018-19 Dissertation Fellow
Jordan is Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Post Doctoral Associate in Jewish Studies at Yale and will begin a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.


Lawrence Kessler, 2019-20 Fellow in Residence
Lawrence published “Environments of Settler Colonialism in Statehood-Era U.S. Cinematic Depictions of the Hawaiian Islands” in Cinematic Settlers: The Settler Colonial World in Film (Routledge).


Xiao Li, 2019-20 Research Fellow
Xiao Li is an assistant professor of practice in the history department of Southern Illinois University.



Jessica Linker, 2019-20 Fellow in Residence
Jessica published “Immersive Pedagogy: Developing a Decolonial and Collaborative Framework for Teaching and Learning in 3D/VR/AR” in The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy. She is now Assistant Professor of History at Northeastern University.


Jonson Miller, 2014-15 Research Fellow
Jonson published Engineering Manhood: Race and the Antebellum Virginia Military Institute (Lever Press).


Taylor Moore, 2017-18 Fellow in Residence
Taylor is currently a U.C. President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the History Department at U.C. Santa Barbara. In Fall 2021, Taylor will join the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies for two years as an Academy Scholar.


Vivek Neelakantan, 2018-19 Research Fellow
Vivek has had the article “No Nation Can go Forward when it is Crippled by Disease: Philippine Science and the Cold War” accepted for publication by the Southeast Asian Studies Journal, Kyoto University. The article will appear in Issue 10 in 2021.


Cristina Nigro, 2019-20 Dissertation Fellow
Cristina completed her Ph.D. in history and philosophy of science and technology from UCSF.



Megan Piorko, 2019-20 Dissertation Fellow
Megan completed her Ph.D. in history from Georgia State University, accepted a one-month fellowsihp at the Library Company of Philadelphia, and started a two-year fellowsihp at the Science History Institute.


Katherine Reinhart, 2019-20 NEH Postdoctoral Fellow
Katherine has been awarded a Solmsen Fellowship at the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.


Alexis Rider, 2019-20 Research Fellow
Alexis is the Associate Scholar at the Wolf Humanities Center at the University of Pennsylvania.


Michelle Smiley, 2019-20 Research Fellow
Michelle is Postdoctoral Associate with the Center for Cultural Analysis at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.