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  • Schwartz Postdoctoral Fellows Program

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    • This program wrapped up in 2020 and is no longer accepting applications.

      The Bernard and Irene Schwartz Postdoctoral Fellows Program was established in 2005 to foster a vibrant scholarly relationship between the New-York Historical Society and The New School. Postdoctoral fellows were invited to help build this connection through research, teaching, and public history programming. The positions were open to scholars who would have completed a PhD in History or American Studies before the end of the academic year of their application.

      In the course of a one-year (non-renewable) fellowship, Bernard and Irene Schwartz fellows developed a major research project with New-York Historical Society resources, taught two undergraduate courses at The New School's Eugene Lang College, and shared in both institutions’ commitments to public history.

      Schwartz Postdoctoral Fellows have an outstanding record of producing distinguished scholarship during and after the program and have proceeded to positions at diverse institutions.

      Previous Bernard and Irene Schwartz Postdoctoral Fellows

      Roark Atkinson, Assistant Professor, Ramapo College of New Jersey
      Invisible Plantations: Religious Violence, Occult Healing, and Witchcraft in the Scottish Atlantic World, 1590-1820

      Kathryn Boodry
      The Thread: Cotton Slavery and Finance from the Louisiana Purchase to Reconstruction 
      (forthcoming, Columbia University Press)

      Radiclani Clytus, Assistant Professor, Brown University
      Graphic Slavery: American Abolitionism and the Primacy of the Visual
      (forthcoming, New York University Press)

      Matthew Dziennik, Assistant Professor, United States Naval Academy
      The Fatal Land: War, Empire, and the Highland Soldier in British America
      (Yale University Press, 2015)

      Sam Haselby, Senior Editor, Aeon
      The Origins of American Religious Nationalism 
      (Oxford University Press, 2015)

      April Holm, Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi
      A Kingdom Divided: Border Evangelicals in the Civil War Era

      David Huyssen, Lecturer in American History, University of York
      Progressive Inequality: Rich and Poor in New York, 1890–1920
      (Harvard University Press, 2014)

      Christopher Klemek, Associate Professor, George Washington University
      The Transatlantic Collapse of Urban Renewal: Postwar Urbanism from New York to Berlin
      (University of Chicago Press, 2011)

      Daniel Levinson-Wilk, Associate Professor of History, FIT
      Cliff Dwellers: Modern Service in New York City, 1800–1945

      Catherine McNeur, Assistant Professor, Portland State University
      Taming Manhattan: Environmental Battles in the Antebellum City (Harvard University Press, 2014)

      Christopher Minty, Assistant Editor at The Adams Papers Editorial Project at the Massachusetts Historical Society
      United by Association: Partisanship and the Origins of the American Revolution

      Dael Norwood, Assistant Professor, SUNY Binghampton
      Trading Freedom: How Commerce with China Defined Early America
      (forthcoming, University of Chicago Press)

      Brendan O'Malley, Assistant Professor, Newbury College
      Protecting the Stranger: Regulating Immigration, Citizenship, and Public Welfare in Nineteenth-Century New York

      Lauren Santangelo, Writing Seminar Faculty, Princeton Writing Program
      The "Feminized" City: New York and Suffrage, 1870-1917

      Christine Walker, Assistant Professor, Yale-NUS College
      Jamaica Ladies: Gender, Authority and Atlantic Slavery

      Mason Williams, Assistant Professor, Albright College
      City of Ambition: FDR, La Guardia, and the Making of Modern New York
      (W.W. Norton, 2013)

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