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Sidebar: In the Stacks

By Colleen Kearney Rich on July 1, 2019


While not every NEH grant results in a book, many do. Faculty often use the year or summer away from teaching to write a draft of the book they are planning. History professor Matthew Karush used part of his fellowship time to travel to Argentina for research for his book Musicians in Transit: Argentina and the Globalization of Popular Music. Some projects even result in art exhibits. Carol Mattusch’s project led to a National Gallery of Art exhibit, Pompeii and the Roman Villa: Art and Culture around the Bay of Naples, which was on display in 2008-09.

Photo by Evan Cantwell

Steven Barnes, History and Art History
NEH: 2016-17
Book: Gulag Wives: Women, Family, and Survival in Stalin’s Terror (Forthcoming) 

John Burt Foster Jr., English
NEH: 2012
Book: Transnational Tolstoy: Between the West and the World (Bloomsbury, 2013)

Paula Ruth Gilbert, Modern and Classical Languages
NEH: 2000-01
Book: Violence and the Female Imagination: Québec’s Women Writers Re-frame Gender in North American Cultures (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2006)

Michele Greet, History and Art History
NEH: 2012-13
Book: Transatlantic Encounters: Latin American Artists in Paris between the Wars (Yale University Press, 2018) 

Matthew B. Karush, History and Art History
NEH: 2014-15
Book: Musicians in Transit: Argentina and the Globalization of Popular Music (Duke University Press, 2017) 

Cynthia A. Kierner, History and Art History
NEH: 2009-10
Book: Martha Jefferson Randolph, Daughter of Monticello: Her Life and Times (University of North Carolina Press, 2012) 

Carol Mattusch, History and Art History (Emerita)
NEH: 1999-2000
Books: Pompeii and the Roman Villa: Art and Culture around the Bay of Naples (Thames and Hudson, 2008)  and The Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum: Life and Afterlife of a Sculpture Collection (J. Paul Getty Museum, 2005)

Sun-Young Park, History and Art History
NEH: 2017 (summer stipend)
Book: The Architecture of Disability in Modern France (Forthcoming)

Brian Platt, History and Art History
NEH: 2000 (summer stipend)
Book: Schooling and State Formation in Japan, 1750-1890 (Harvard University Press, 2004)

Jennifer Ritterhouse, History and Art History
NEH: 2002 (summer stipend)
Book: Growing Up Jim Crow: How Black and White Southern Children Learned Race (University of North Carolina Press, 2006)

NEH: 2012-13
Book: Discovering the South: One Man’s Travels through a Changing America in the 1930s (University of North Carolina Press, 2017)

Debra Lattanzi Shutika, English
NEH: 2006 (summer stipend)
Book: Beyond the Borderlands: Migration and Belonging in the United States and Mexico (University of California Press, 2011)

Suzanne E. Smith, History and Art History
NEH: 2006-07
Book: To Serve the Living: Funeral Directors and the African American Way of Death (Belknap Press, 2010)

NEH: 2013-14
Book: The “Happy Am I” Preacher: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Elder Lightfoot Solomon Michaux (Forthcoming)

John Turner, Religious Studies
NEH: 2018-19
Book: Out of Small Beginnings: Plymouth Colony and the Making of American Liberty (Forthcoming)

Rosemarie Zagarri, History and Art History
NEH: 1997-98
Book: Revolutionary Backlash: Women and Politics in the Early American Republic (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007)

NEH: 2011-12
Book: Liberty or Oppression: Thomas Law and the Making of Empire in Colonial British India and the Early American Republic (Forthcoming)

 


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