Winterthur Research Fellows


  • Blevin Shelnutt, Postdoctoral Lecturer in English, New York University, New York, NY; English and American Literature; “Print Capital: Broadway and U.S. Literary Production, 1836-1860."


  • Tabitha Baker, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom; History; “The Embroidery Trade in Eighteenth-Century France."

  • PJ Carlino, Ph.D. Candidate, Boston University, Boston, MA; American Studies/U.S. History; “Made American: Industrial Design and Public Furniture, 1830-1930."

  • Ben Davidson, Ph.D. Candidate, New York University, New York, NY; United States History; “Freedom’s Generation: Coming of Age in the Era of Emancipation."

  • Eitan Freedenberg, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY; Visual and Cultural Studies; “Architectural Reproduction and the American Industrial Landscape, 1900-1950."

  • Joseph Larnerd, Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford University, Stanford, CA; American Art and Material Culture; “‘The Cut Glass Age’: Crystallizations of American Culture in Cut Glass, 1876-1920."


  • Michelle Anderson, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Delaware, Newark, DE; American History/American Civilization; “Home Away From Home: Temporary Housing and American Families."

  • Dr. Lisa Binkley, Adjunct Professor, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario; Art History and Material Culture; “Textiles, Needlework, Design: Unstitching the Mystique of the Baltimore Album Quilts."

  • Janine Yorimoto Boldt, Ph.D. Candidate, The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA; American Studies; “The Art of Plantation Authority: Domestic Portraiture in Colonial Virginia."

  • Dr. Kevin Butterfield, Associate Professor of Classics and Letters, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; Early American History; “The Great Excitement: Anti-Masonry, Social Reform, and Democracy in America.”

  • Dr. Stephanie Carpenter, Lecturer, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI; Creative Writing and American Literature; “Many and Wide Separations: Two Novellas.” Maker-Creator Fellowship.

  • Tara Cederholm, Head of Curatorial Services, Curator, The Crosby Company; Alyce Perry Englund, Assistant Curator of American Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Christine Thomson, Conservator and Principal, Decorative Arts Conservation LLC., Salem, MA;“Reevaluation of American Japanned Furniture in Context, 1700-1760."

  • Jennifer Chuong,  Doctoral Candidate, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; History of Art and Architecture; “Surface Experiments in Early America."

  • Dan Du, Visiting Assistant Professor, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC; History; “Behind the Teacup: American Tea Consumption in the Nineteenth Century."

  • Dr. Elisabeth Gernerd, Guest Lecturer, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom; History of Art; “Têtes to Tails: Eighteenth-Century Underwear and Accessories in Britain and Colonial America.”

  • Dr. Rachel Gotlieb, Adjunct Curator, Gardiner Museum, Ontario, Canada; 19th Century ceramics, transfer-printed images of North America; “Canadian Colonialism Served as a British Dish.”

  • Dr. Jennifer A. Greenhill, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA; American Art and Visual Culture; “The Commercial Imagination: American Illustration and the Materialities of the Market, 1890-1930.”

  • Nalleli Guillen, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Delaware, Newark, DE; American History/American Civilization; “‘Round the World Every Evening: Panoramic Spectacles and Entertainment Culture within the Transatlantic Antebellum United States." 

  • Valerie Hegarty, Artist; Visual Arts; “Creation of new work inspired by Winterthur collection”; Maker-Creator Fellowship.

  • Christopher Herbert, Doctoral Fellow, The Julliard School, New York, NY; Music; “The 1747 Song of the Lonely Turtledove of Ephrata, Pennsylvania: a Study of America’s First Music Theory Treatise and its Accompanying Hymns and Motets.”

  • LIU Mengyu, Ph.D. Candidate, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China; Historic Preservation and Conservation; “Scientific investigation on Pigments in 18-19th Century Chinese Export Painting.”

  • Dr. Jacqueline Marie Musacchio, Professor, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA; Art History, “At Home Abroad: Anne Whitney and American Women Artists in Late Nineteenth-Century Italy.”

  • Catherine O’Hara, Ph.D. Candidate, Belfast School of Art, Ulster University; Belfast, Northern Ireland; Textiles, Design History, Material Culture; “‘Irish Linen Direct – Belfast to any point in the United States’: Direct Selling Irish Linen to the Affluent American Consumer.”

  • Jeffrey Richmond-Moll, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Delaware, Newark, DE; Art History; “Roots/Routes: Spirituality and Modern Mobility in American Art, 1900-1945.”

  • Judith Ridner, Associate Professor of History, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS; Early American History; “Clothing the Babel: The Material Culture of Ethnic Identity in Early America.”

  • Rich Saltzberg, MFA Candidate, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL; Creative Writing; “The Saltzbergs: A Journey in Wood;” Maker-Creator Fellowship.

  • Sean Semoheyl, Chairmaker, Twin Oaks Community, Louisa, VA; “Labor and Function: Shakers in comparison to a Modern Utopian Society”; Maker-Creator Fellowship.

  • Rachel Walker, Ph.D. Candidate and Mary Savage Snouffer Dissertation Fellow, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; U.S. History; “A Beautiful Mind: Faces, Beauty, and Brainsin the Anglo-Atlantic World, 1780-1860.”




  • 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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