Distributed April 17, 2003
For Immediate Release

News Service Contact: Mark Nickel

Howard Foundation announces 13 fellowship recipients for 2003-04

The Board of Administration of the George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation has announced recipients of fellowships for the 2003-04 academic year, all of them in history, history of science, or political science. Fellowships for the 2004-2005 academic year will be awarded in the field of creative writing. The Howard Foundation is administered by Brown University.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation, administered by Brown University for the Board of Administration of the Howard Foundation, has announced 13 fellowships of $20,000 each for the 2003-2004 academic year.

The 13 recipients, representing the fields of history, history of science, and political science, were selected from among 164 scholars nominated by administrative officers of colleges and universities throughout the country. The 2003-2004 fellows and their projects are:

  • Karen J. Alter, assistant professor, international relations, Northwestern University: In the Shadow of International Law: International Courts and Negotiations over Compliance with International Law;
  • D. Graham Burnett, assistant professor, history of science, Princeton University: Knowledge of Leviathan: Science, Technology, and the Meanings of Whales, 1787-1987;
  • Deborah Cohen, assistant professor, European history, Brown University: Household Gods: A History of the British and their Possessions, 1840s-1940s;
  • Michelle Egan, assistant professor, comparative politics, American University: Single Markets: Economic Integration in Europe and the United States;
  • Edward Gibson, associate professor, comparative politics, Northwestern University: Powers of the Periphery: Territory and Politics in the Nation-State (Latin America and the United States);
  • David J. Hancock, associate professor, European history, University of Michigan: Oceans of Wine, Empires of Commerce: Madeira Wine and the Self-Organization of the Atlantic Market Economy, 1640-1815;
  • Elizabeth D. Heineman, associate professor, European and women’s history, University of Iowa: Sexual Consumer Culture in the Federal Republic of Germany;
  • Sara G. Lipton, associate professor, European history, SUNY–Stony Brook: Preaching, Art and Piety in the High Middle Ages (1150-1300);
  • John D. Majewski, associate professor, American history, UC–Santa Barbara: Southern Leviathan: Economic Policy and the Origins of the Confederate State;
  • Jeffrey P. Moran, associate professor, history of science, University of Kansas: The Scopes Trial and American Popular Belief: Race, Religion, and Science in the Trenches;
  • Jonathan Sadowsky, associate professor, history of science, Case Western Reserve University: Electroconvulsive Therapy and the Questions of Progress in Medical History;
  • Miguel Tinker Salas, associate professor, Latin American history, Pomona College: “Petrolandia,” Oil and the Forging of the Nation, the Construction of Citizenship in Venezuela, 1920-1960;
  • Caroline Winterer, assistant professor, cultural history, San Jose State University: The Mirror of Antiquity: Female Classical Figures in America, 1770-1900.

The Board of Administration has announced that fellowships for the 2004-2005 academic year will be awarded in the field of creative writing. For more information about the Howard Foundation and its fellowships, visit www.brown.edu/Divisions/Graduate_School/howard