October 2017 Fellows Update

Please see below for a digest of Consortium fellows' recent accomplishments.

  • Nicole Belolan (2014-2015 Research Fellow and 2017-2018 Fellow in Residence) has been selected by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities to participate in their Public Scholars Project. New Jersey non-profits will be able to apply to have her present her workshop on site called "Disabilities Then, Disabilities Now."   
  • Carin Berkowitz (2009-2010 Dissertation Writing Fellow) has been elected to a three-year term on the American Historical Association's Nominating Committee.
  • Jeffrey Brideau (2012-2013 Dissertation Writing Fellow) is currently working as a postdoctoral research associate at the Water Policy Collaborative, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park. His project, funded through a grant administered by USGS, and in collaboration with the Institute for Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The project focuses on strategic water resources planning and development in the U.S. during the middle decades of the 20th century.
  • Katherine Duffy (2017-2018 Research Fellow) served as a curatorial research fellow for the exhibition Mark Dion: Misadventures of a 21st-Century Naturalist, which is opening on Oct. 4 at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. Katherine contributed essays to an exhibition book co-published with Yale University Press. Katherine also received dissertation research fellowships from the American Antiquarian Society; the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium; and Brown University's Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship and Hazeltine Entrepreneurial Research Fellowship program.
  • Jonathan Jones (2017-2018 Research Fellow) published "The 'Right' and 'Wrong' Kind of Addict: Iatrogenic Opioid Addiction in Historical Context," Nursing Clio, July 25, 2017. He has also received fellowships from the Huntington Library and Binghamton University
  • Joseph Malherek (2015-2016 NEH Postdoctoral Fellow) will be the Fulbright-Botstiber Visiting Professor of Austrian-American Studies at the University of Vienna. Joe also recently published “From the Ringstraße to Madison Avenue: Commercial Market Research and the Viennese Origins of the Mass Culture Debate, 1941–1961,” Canadian Review of American Studies 47 (2017): 261–87
  • Joseph Martin (2011-2012 Dissertation Writing Fellow; 2016-2017 NSF Scholar/Fellow in Residence) has accepted a position as a teaching associate in the University of Cambridge Department of History and Philosophy of Science. His book, Solid State Insurrection, based on research he conducted as a Consortium predoctoral fellow, has been accepted for publication with the University of Pittsburgh Press.
  • Timothy Minella (2017-2018 Research Fellow) has accepted a position as Visiting Assistant Professor in the Augustine and Culture Seminar Program at Villanova University.
  • Sarah Naramore (2014-2015 Research Fellow) has received an Albert M. Greenfield Dissertation Fellowship at the Library Company of Philadelphia. Sarah will be working on a project titled "Correspondence Networks and the Construction of American Medicine." 
  • James Risk has accepted a one-year teaching appointment at the University of South Carolina for the 2017-18 academic year. He recently presented his research in a public lecture at the National Lighthouse Museum on Staten Island, NY, and is scheduled to present additional research at the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) Conference in Philadelphia in October.
  • Dora Vargha (2010-2011 Research Fellow; 2015-2016 Research Fellow) has been named co-editor of the journal Social History of Medicine.