Previous Award Winners

The winners of the fellowships and awards given out by the Institut Français d’Amérique are listed here, along with the topic studied.
                                                                                                                             

2016

Gilbert Chinard Research Fellowship:

Hanna Roman
Vanderbilt University
“Narrating Nature’s Story: Style and the Reinvention of Nature in Buffon’s Histoire naturelle

Edouard Morot-Sir Research Fellowship

Catherine Viano
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Theater of Machines, Theater as Machine in Seventeenth-Century France”
2015

Gilbert Chinard Research Fellowship:

Nicole Bauer
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“In the Kingdom of Shadows: Secrecy and Transparency in Pre-revolutionary France”

Harmon Chadbourn Rorison Research Fellowship:

Helen Dewar
University of Toronto
“Contested Delegations: Subjects, Sovereignty, and Law in the French Atlantic, 1598-1663”

Edouard Morot-Sir Research Fellowship

Shana Cooperstein
McGill Universitiy
“Training the Mind: Post-Academic Drawing Pedagogy in Nineteenth Century France”

Gilbert Chinard Book Prize:

Michael Kwass
Johns Hopkins University
“Contraband: Louis Mandrin and the Making of a Global Underground”

2014

Gilbert Chinard Research Fellowship:

Katherine Godwin
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
“Strategic Litigation: Legal Culture and Daily Life in Sixteenth-Century France”

Harmon Chadbourn Rorison Fellowship:

Max Hantel
Rutgers University
“The Creolization of French Philosophy: Francophone Intellectuals in Paris, 1945-1965”

The Gilbert Chinard Prize:

Dr. Mary Louise Roberts
University of Wisconsin-Madison
What Soldiers Do: Sex and the American GI in World War II France (University of Chicago Press, 2013)

2013

Gilbert Chinard Research Fellowships:

Stephanie McBride-Schreiner
Arizona State University
“Medicalizing Childhood: The Convergence of Medicine, Public Health, and Child Welfare in Nineteenth-Century France and Great Britain”

Christopher Tozzi
Johns Hopkins University
“’Savage’ Soldiers: Racial Miscegenation, Empire and French State-Building, 1668-1815”

Edouard Morot-Sir Research Fellowship in Literature:

Dr. Andrew Ross
Kenyon College
“The Pleasures of Paris: Sex and Urban Culture in the Nineteenth Century”

The Gilbert Chinard Prize:

Dr. Rebecca Scott
University of Michigan

Dr. Jean Hebrard
University of Michigan

Freedom Papers: An Atlantic Odyssey in the Age of Emancipation (Harvard University Press, 2012)

2012

Gilbert Chinard Research Fellowships:

Dr. Julia Osman
Mississippi State University
“The Citizen Army of Old Regime France”

Katie Jarvis
University of Wisconsin-Madison
“Politics in the Marketplace: The Popular Activism and Cultural Representation of the Dames des Halles during the French Revolution”

Harmon Chadbourn Rorison Fellowship:

Katharine Wells
University of Southern California
“Tapestry and Tableau: Historical Revival, Medium Specificity, and the Marketing of Modernism”

The Gilbert Chinard Prize:

Brooke Blower
Boston University
Becoming Americans in Paris: Transatlantic Politics and Culture between the World Wars (Oxford University Press, 2011)

2011

Gilbert Chinard Research Fellowships:

Dr. Catherine Cangany
University of Notre Dame
“Frontier Seaport: Detroit’s Transformation into an Atlantic Entrepôt, 1701-1837”

Stephanie Tuerk
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“L’Architecture Libre: The Institutional Formation of the Private Architect, 1863-1900”

Edouard Morot-Sir Research Fellowship in Literature:

Eliza Zingesser
Princeton University
“French Lyric, French Nation: Assimilating Occitan Literature in Northern France (1200-1400)”

The Gilbert Chinard Prize:

Ashli White
University of Miami
Encountering Revolution: Haiti and the Making of the Early Republic (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010)

2010

Gilbert Chinard Research Fellowships:

Dr. Jennifer Palmer
The University of Chicago
“An Ocean between Them: Race, Gender, and the Family in France and its Colonies”

Kelly Summers
Stanford University

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2009

Gilbert Chinard Research Fellowship:

Allison Fisher
Northwestern University
Department of Art History
“Experimental Collectivity: Housing, Technology and Architectural Research in France, 1954-1978″

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2008

Gilbert Chinard Research Fellowships:

Natasha S. Naujoks
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“French Patriotism and the Napoleonic Myth, 1814-1848”

Adrian O’Connor
University of Pennsylvania
“Republican Letters?: The ‘Education Question’ in Revolutionary France”

Edouard Morot-Sir Fellowship in Literature:

Virginie Pouzet-Duzer
Duke University
“Proust, Valéry, and Gracq’s Notebooks:  Finding Writer’s First Impressions”

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2007

Gilbert Chinard  Research Fellowships:

Bethany S. Keenan
Department of History
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Vietnam is Fighting for Us: French National Identity and the U.S.- Vietnam
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2006

Gilbert Chinard Research Fellowships:

Alicia C. Levin
Department of Music
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dissertation Title: “Seducing Paris: Piano Virtuosos and Artistic Identity”

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