Michael Kraus Research Grant Recipients

Michael Kraus Research Grants recognize the most deserving proposal relating to work in progress on a research project in American colonial history, with particular reference to the intercultural aspects of American and European relations.


Dr. Katherine A. Grandjean, Post Haste: Letters, Posting, and Empire in Early English America

Mr. Matthew Kruer, The Susquehannock War: Native Americans, Bacon's Rebellion, and the Forging of the Covenant Chain


Mr. Hyun Wu Lee, Soldiers in the Southeast: British Troops, Indians, Colonists, and Slaves, 1756-63

Ms. Gloria McCahon Whiting, 'Endearing Ties': Black Family Life in Early New England


Dr. Gina M Martino-Trutor, Her Extraordinary Sufferings and Services: Women and War in New England and New France, 1630-1763

Mr. Justin Keith Rowe, 17th-Century Presbyterianism and Scotch-Irish Migration


Dr. Rebecca Hall, 'Entertaining Negroes': 18th-Century Criminal Prosecutions and the Creation of Whiteness


Mr. Neal T. Dugre, Creating New England: Intercolonial Political Culture and the Birth of a Region in the 17th-Century English Atlantic

Mr. Jonathan DeCoster, Intimate Enemies: Native Rivalry and Imperial Competition in the Colonial Southeast, 1564-1614

Mr. Randi Lewis, Government for Sail: Networks of Political Economy in Salem, Massachusetts, 1763-1819


Dr. Celine Carayon, 'Not able to be expressed with tongue': Communication, Performance, and Acculturation in French America


Dr. Bronwen C. McShea, Cultivating a New World: The Jesuits' Social Vision for France and North America, 1610-85


Dr. Ian J. Aebel, Constructing History, Producing America: Anglo-American Historical Thought, Historiography, and the Birth of American History in the Early Modern English Atlantic, c. 1485 to c. 1714

Dr. Andrea Catharina Mosterman, Sharing Spaces in a New World Environment: African-Dutch Contributions to North American Culture, 1626-1826


Dr. Christian J. Koot, In Pursuit of Profit: Persistent Dutch Influences on the Inter-Imperial Trade of New York and the English Leeward Islands, 1621-89

Dr. Sowande' Mustakeem, Ripples of Infinity: Gender, Health, and Violence in the Middle Passage, 1721-1808


Dr. Anya Zilberstein, Planting Improvement: Small Farms and Scientific Agriculture in the British North Atlantic, 1740-1820

Dr. Natale Zappia, The Autonomous Interior: Trading, Raiding, and Freedom in Native California, 1700-1857


Dr. Gillian Hendershot, Witches, Wizards and Marginalized Men: Gender, Accusation and Conviction in Witchcraft Trials in Seventeenth Century England and Colonial New England, a Transnational Study

Dr. Kirsten Sword, Wayward Wives, Runaway Slaves, and the Rights of Dependents in Early America

Dr. Sara B. Sundberg, Women and the Civil Law in Early Louisiana


Dr. Jacob M. Blosser, Pursuing Happiness: Latitudinarianism and the Anglo-American Mind

Dr. Richard Bond, Ebb and Flow: Free Blacks and Urban Slavery in Eighteenth-Century New York

Dr. William Little Ramsey, The Yamasee War


Dr. John L. Donoghue, Radical Republican Political Culture in the Puritan Atlantic,1630-1661

Dr. April Lee Hatfield, Anglo-Spanish Relations in the Caribbean and Southeastern North America, 1580-1720

Dr. Dinah Mayo-Bobee, Servile Discontents: Runaway Slaves of Colonial New Hampshire, 1745-1785


Dr. Gabriele Gottlieb, A Solemn Warning and Caution to Every One: Capital Punishment in Early America

Dr. Christopher G. Hodson, From Exile to Ethnic: The Acadian Diaspora and the Imagining of Identity in the Early Modern Atlantic World


Dr. James Delbourgo, Political Electricity: Experimentalism, Enthusiasm, and Enlightenment in 18th-Century British America

Dr. Matthew C. Pursell, Intellectual Construction of Servitude


Ms. Ariana P. Hannum, The Agricultural Economy of West Florida

Dr. Birte B. Pfleger, The Creation of a Gendered Middle Ground in Penn's Woods


Dr. Sarah M. S. Pearsall, 'After All These Revolutions': Family Correspondence from the British-Atlantic World, 1760-1812


Dr. Wayne E. Lee, From Riot to War: Public Violence in 18th-Century North Carolina


Dr. Andrew K. Frank

Dr. Steven Oatis

Dr. Joshua A. Piker


Ms. Mary L. Galvin

Dr. Wyllys Terry


Dr. Turk McCleskey, Black Ned: A Life on the Colonial Frontiers

Mr. Kees-Jan Waterman, Dutchmen and Indians: An Ethnohistory of Intercultural Contacts in New Netherland, 1609-64