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The Gunther Barth Fellowship

2014-2015 Academic Year
Darren Raspa, Pacific Policeways: Grassroots Control and Power in San Francisco, 1850-1950

2013-2014 Academic Year
Travis Ross, Machines of Memory: Hubert Howe Bancroft's History Company and the Making of Western History

2012-2013 Academic Year
Daniel Lynch, The Lost Cause of the Californio: Southern and Californio Convergence in Southern California, 1846-1920

2011-2012 Academic Year
Michael Caires, Greenbacks in the Golden State: California, Legal Tender and the State Resistance during the Civil War

2010-2011 Academic Year
Christina Salerno, Fire: Not a Natural Disaster

Mackenzie Moore, Our Hearts are Unalienated from the Land of Our Birth: Isolation and the Americanization of Oregon, 1834-1859

2009-2010 Academic Year
Alexander Olson, Scars and Signs: Natural History at the University of California, 1869-1906

2008-2009 Academic Year
Richard Welker, The Culture of Agrarian Capitalism: Farmers, Neighbors, and Economic Relationships in Nineteenth Century California

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The Reese Fellowship

2014-2015 Academic Year
Maria Belen Bistue, Multilingual-Translation Practices and Multi-Version Texts Printed in Colonial Spanish America, 1530-1800

2013-2014 Academic Year
Garrett Morrison, The Place of Print: Publication and the Regional Imagination in the Mining West, 1849-1869

2012-2013 Academic Year
Bert Emerson, Local Rules: The Alternative Democracies of Mid-19th Century American Fiction

2011-2012 Academic Year
Benjamin Reed, Devotion to Saint Philip Neri in Colonial Mexico City, 1657-1821

2010-2011 Academic Year
Christina Cruz Gonzalez, The Published Sermon as Reflection and Extension of Faith and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Queretaro

2009-2010 Academic Year
Daniel Wasserman, Translating the Words of God: Evangelization and the Politics of Language in the Spanish World, 1524-1700

2008-2009 Academic Year
Andrina Tran, Resurrecting the Forgotten Cookbook

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The Arthur J. Quinn Memorial Fellowship

2014-2015 Academic Year
Alanna Hickey, The Forms of National Belonging: Cherokee Poetry in Gold-Rush California

Minyoung Lee, The California Gold Rush, American Empire, and the Transformation of a Pacific World, 1848-1898

Thomas Richards, The Texas Moment: Breakaway Republics and Contested Sovereignty in North America, 1836-1846

2013-2014 Academic Year
Gregory Rosenthal, Work, Body, and Environment in the Hawaiian Diaspora, 1786-1876

Simone Diender, Expert Power in the Knowledge Economy: Clark Kerr, The University of California, and Private Citizenship in the 1940s-60s

2012-2013 Academic Year
Jessica Christian, Return to the Mission: Gendered Bonds, Women, and Colonization in San Diego, 1769-1910

2011-2012 Academic Year
Emmanuelle Perez, Between the United States of Mexico and the United States of America: Californios and politics, 1821-1879

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The Magnes Fellowship in Jewish Studies

2014-2015 Academic Year
Daniel Fisher, The Hebrew Bible and the Construction of Jewish Life: Material Biblical Interpretation from The Magnes Collection

2013-2014 Academic Year
Eli Rosenblatt, The Mother Tongue in the Uttermost West: Yiddish-Language Printed Materials in the Magnes Collection

2012-2013 Academic Year
Daniel Viragh, Applying social network analysis through the open source platform Cytoscape to link networks embedded in the records (collections)

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The Hill-Shumate Book Collecting Prize

2014
No award granted

2013
First Place
Reginald James, Oakland, California: The Epicenter of the Black Radical Imagination
Second Place
Rebecca Peters, Water, Rights, and the Spirit of Resistance in Latin America
Third Place
Hunam Rostomyan, A Logico-Philosophical Collection

2012
Prize Awarded
Luciano Concheiro, Becoming Mexican: A Collection

2011
Prize Awarded
Kathleen O'Connell, Library of Books in Warfare: Military History and Fiction

2010
Prize Awarded
Anthony James Wright, Traditions of the University of California: Yearbooks

2009
First Place
Kathleen O'Connell, Library of Books in Myths, Legends, and Fantasy
Second Place
Candace Cunard, Science Fiction Through the Years: A Critical/Historical Collection
Third Place
Steven Broderick, Classical Latin and Greek Literature

2008
Prize Awarded
Rhae Lynn Barnes, The Print Culture of American Amateur Minstrelsy, Blackface Plays, and Dialect in Black Literature (circa 1890s-1940s)

2007
First Place
Sudev Jay Sheth, Library of Books in Northern Indian Classical Vocal and Percussion Music
Second Place
Ashley Fiutko, Library of Books in Ancient Egypt
Third Place
Christopher Montes, Library of Books in Modern American Military History

2006
First Place
Alexis Ashot, Library of Books In Russian Published in the 20th Century
Second Place
Gustavo Buenrostro, Encountering Mexico: History, Politics, and Culture
Third Place
Matt Werner, Jorge Luis Borges and the McSweeney's School

2005
No award granted

2004
First Place
Raul Diaz, Evolutionary Biology and Herpetology
Second Place
Billy Chen, Feminist and Queer Cultural Studies and Psychoanalysis
Third Place
David Singer, Jewish Religion and History

2003
First Place
Danielle Peterson, The Poet, John Ashbery
Second Place
Anobel Odisho, Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology
Third Place
Mai Der Vang, Hmong Culture

2002
No award granted

2001
First Place
David Weinrich, Classics
Second Place
Ken Chen, Modern Poetry

2000
Prize Awarded
Sean Nye, Scottish Literature

1999
First Place
Lyubov Golburt, Poetry
Second Place
Carolyn Babauta, Beat Poets
Third Place
Christina Tran, World Literature

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The Bancroft Library Fellows:
Recipients of The Bancroft Library Study Award

2014-2015 Academic Year
Peter Eckman, Suburbs of Lost Resort: Order and Ruin on the Edge of San Francisco Bay

Simon Abramowitsch, The Production of Multi-Ethnic American Literature in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1966-1996: From the Black Panther Party to the Institutionalization of “Diversity”

Summer 2014
Natalie Mendoza, Domesticating Foreign Policy: Inter-Americanism and Mexican Americans in the US Southwest, 1930s-1950s

Jeffrey Yamashita, Manufacturing Japanese American War Heroes: Incarceration, a "Suicide Battalion," and Ben Kuroki

Elizabeth Miller, The American Expeditionary Tradition, Pre-Columbian Architectures and the Indigenous Specter in American Art since 1960

Robert Lee, Louisiana Purchases: The US-Indian Treaty System in the Missouri River Valley

Katherine Kadue, "The Living Labours of Publick Men" : Intellectual Labor as Domestic Practice from Erasmus to Milton

Daniel Benjamin, Excavating Excluded Affects in the Poems of Jack Spicer

Griselda Jarquin, The Transnational Politics of Remembering: Revolution and Counterrevolution in Nicaragua and the US

Yve Chavez, Indigenous Agency and Artistic Production at California’s Missions

Ziza Delgado, The Third World Liberation Front at UC Berkeley: An Anti-Hegemonic Movement for Radical Pedagogy and Revolutionary Curriculum

2013-2014 Academic Year
Adam Romero, The Afterlives of Industrial Byproducts: The Necessity of Industrial Byproducts in the Industrialization of California Agriculture

Emily Cole, Translation Ideology in Græco-Roman Egypt

Summer 2013
Robert Kett, Stones, Feathers, Crude: Art and Science in Twentieth Century Southern Mexico

Robert Przeklasa, The Mission Indian Federation: American Indian Rights on the Right

Susan Wood, Gathering the "Other": Salvage Ethnography and the Construction of Culture in Southern California, 1897-1909

Marilola Perez, Pacific Exceptionalism? A Sociolinguistic Examination of Cavite Chabacano

Amy Lee, Coolies and Opium: Comparative Anglo-American Empires, Chinese Globalism, and Literary Modes of Uneven Development

Samia Rahimtoola, Open Form: The Ethos of the Given in Robert Duncan's Life-Work

2012-2013 Academic Year
Adrianne Francisco, Colonial Subjects: American Colonial Education and Philippine Nation-Making, 1900-1934

Summer 2012
Marcel Brousseau, Imaginary Lines: Data, Narration, Cartography, and the Speculation and Historicization of the U.S. Mexican Indigenous American Borderlands

Kevin Whalen, Beyond School Walls: Indian Education in Southern California

Alicia Cowart, Natural and Anthropogenic Influences on Fire Regimes and Vegetation Change in Central California

Di Hu, The Transformation of Identity, Daily Life and Resistance in the Colonial Obraje of Pomacocha, Vilcashuaman, Peru

Sara Jensen, The Topography of Wellness: Mechanisms, Models and Metrics of Health in the Urban Landscape

Jacob Lee, Imaginary Empires: Kinship, Power and Alliance in the Illinois Country, 1550-1840

Alexander Tarr, Have Your City and Eat It Too: Los Angeles and the Renaissance in Urban Agriculture

Travis Wilds, Assembling the Science of the Future: Epistemic Virtues in the Exact Sciences, Physiology and Literature of Post-Enlightenment France, 1780-1840

2011-2012 Academic Year
Diana Negrín, Changing Wixárika Lives and Livelihoods in Mexico's Cities

Israel Pastrana, Brazos de Oro: Mexican Contract Labor Migration and the Political Economy of the American Southwest, 1917-1973

Summer 2011
Javier Arbona, Racialized Homefronts: Reclaiming the Port Chicago Explosion

Erin Collins, Recombinant Social(ist) Networks on the Landscape of the Lower Mekong Delta

Emily Colbert Cairns, The Other Carvajal: Reading Crypto-Jewish Feminine Space

Anita Huizar-Hernández, Histories of Contact: Arizona's Multi-Ethnic Heritage

Bianca Brigidi, Being Native American: Race, Ethnicity and Mission in Spanish, Mexican and U.S. California, 1769-1852

JoAnna Wall, Virgin Territory: Women in the Monjeríos of Alta and Baja California, 1697-1834

Elizabeth Sine, Movements on the Margins: An Archaeology of Struggles for Survival and Dignity in Depression-Era California

Leece Lee, Modernity and the "Death Ethic": Western Expansion as War in the Northern Plains, 1820-1880

María Covadonga Lamar Prieto, Spanish Language in XIX California

2010-2011 Academic Year
Tara McDowell, Jess and the Language of Pictures, 1951-1991

Hannah Haynie, The Linguistic Geography of the Sierra Nevada and Central California Indian Languages

Summer 2010
Natalia Cecire, The Girl Modest Witness and the Poetics of Knowledge

Funie Hsu, Blackboard Frontiers: American Expansion and U.S. Colonial Education Policy, 1887-1914

Diana Greenwold, Skins and Carcasses: Steroescopic Vision and the Native American in Nineteenth-Century Utah

Nicole Pacino, Prescription for a Nation: Public Health in Post-Revolutionary Bolivia

Swati Rana, Who You Calling Immigrant?: Alienage and Nativity in the Literature of Brown America, 1900-1965

Clare Robinson, The California Memorial Union

Barbara Zimbalist, The Devil in Disguise: Incarnational Politics in Medieval Miracles of the Virgin

2009-2010 Academic Year
Colin Dingler, Lyric Impurity: Genre, Serial Poems, and the form of History in Mid-Century and Contemporary American Poetry

Sarah Lopez, Migrating Mexico: A Material History of Remittance Space in Sur de Jalisco and Los Angeles

Summer 2009
Kathleen Adams, Kindergarten and Community: The Silver Street Kindergarten Society of San Francisco

Rachel Brahinsky, The End of Gentrification: Development, Politics and Race in San Francisco

Allison Ferrell, Collaborated Lives: Individualism and Collectivity in the Avant-Garde of Jay DeFeo

Cheryl Holzmeyer, Toward Interactivity: Transformations of the U.S. Science Museum Field, 1830-Present

Adam Lewis, Liberal Citizenship and National Sovereignty in the Antebellum Empire

Rebecca Munson, The Text is Foolish: The Telling Choices of Shakespeare’s First Editions

Marques Redd, Imaginal Mapping, Psychospirituality, and the Multidimensional Complexities of British and American Romanticism

Lauren Chase Smith, Bawdy Amusements of Progress in the Transpacific Borderlands

Christina Zanfagna, Holy Hip Hop in the City of Angels

2008-2009 Academic Year
Audrey Wu Clark, The Asian American Avant-Garde: Internationalist Aspirations in Early Asian American Literature, 1882-1945

William Wagner, Reading, Writing, and Rambling: The Literary Culture of Travel in Antebellum America

2007-2008 Academic Year
Seth Roger Lunine, Private City, Public Threat: Entertainment, Industry and Illusion in Emeryville, California 1880-1950

Maria Belen Bistue, Collaborative Writing: Translation Strategies in Early Modern Multilingual Texts

Summer 2007
Ricardo Fagoaga Henandez, Regions, Markets and Indigenous Economic Participation: Chiapas and Guatemala

Brian Grossman, Investigating the Influence of Social Science Measurement on the Development of the Disability Rights/Independent Movement

Heidi Hoechst, Refusable Pasts: Spatial Economics and the Politics of the U.S. Tradition

Christine Hong, Captivity in Translation: Huckleberry Finn as Intertext in Ralph Ellison's and Ôe Kenzaburo's Mid-century Prisoner-of-War Narratives

Andrea King, Forbidden Pleasures, Damnable Sin, and Municipal Corruption: Race, Gender, and Respectability in San Francisco’s Vice District, 1900-1940

Emily Moore, Aesthetic Confrontations: Chilkat Tunics and the Evolution of Northwest Coast Designs

Joseph Ring, Transported by the Mode: Milton's Sublime Aesthetics and the Politics of Astonishment

Citlali Sosa-Riddell, In the years after the U.S.-Mexican War, Mexican-Americans developed an intellectual and cultural field devoted to an idea of "hispanism" which in turn fueled the American idea of the Spanish Fantasy Heritage

Warren Wood, City Fathers: The Influence of Social and Economic Changes on the Meaning and Practice of Fatherhood in San Francisco, 1849-1915

2006-2007 Academic Year
Sean Burns, Working Class Hero: The Intellectual and Activist Legacy of Archie Green

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

Summer 2006
Peter Allen, A Space for Living: Regionalism and the Rise of Environmental Planning in the Bay Area, 1939-1969

Amy Lippert, Consuming Identities: Visual Culture and Celebrity in Nineteenth-century San Francisco

Timothy Pepper, Economic and Social Interaction in the Papyri from Ptolemaic Tebtunis

Maria Ramnath, Haj to Utopia: Anti-systemic Ideologies in the South Asian Diaspora, 1905-1930

Lilia Soto, Migration as a Matter of Time: Perspectives from Mexican Immigrant Girls in the Napa Valley

Sarah Thomas, The Politics of Growth: Land-Use in Postwar America, 1950-1975

Zeb Tortorici, The Appearance of Colonial Order: Sexuality in Colonial Mexico, 1600-1800

Richard Welker, The Roots of Agribusiness: Economic Behavior and Culture Among Early American Farmers in California's Central Valley

2005-2006 Academic Year
Ruben Flores, States of Culture: The Central Government and Ethnoracial Consolidation in Mexico and the US 1920-1950

Francisco Casique, Race of Space in the San Francisco Mission District

2004-2005 Academic Year
Rachel A. Chico, Navigating Nation: Communication and Orientation in the Veracruz-Mexico City Corridor, 1812-1867

Anil K. Mukerjee, An Examination of the Engel Sluiter Historical Documents Collection

Hellen Lee, Never Done: Women's Work and Culture in the United States, 1870-1910

Summer 2004
Penelope Anderson, The Rhetoric and Politics of Audience: Lucy Hutchinson, John Milton, and Katherine Philips

Steven Fountain, Big Dogs and Scorched Streams: Horses, Beavers, and Ethnocultural Change, 1769-1849

Jean V. Gier, Writing Communities and Constituencies: Literature of the U.S. Filipino Press During the Early Twentieth Century

Ki Won Han, The Rise of Oceanography in the United States, 1900-1940

Stacy Kozakavich, The Archaeology of the Kaweah Co-operative Commonwealth's Advance Townsite

Michael Kunichika, Vision for Verbal Art in the Russian Symbolist Journal, 1899-1917

Marissa López, Nationalism, Narrative, and History: The Formal Case for Chicana/o Literature

Elisabeth O'Connell, Recontextualizing the Tebtunis Papyri

Julie Tanaka, German Fiat: German Historiography and Identity in the Holy Roman Empire

2003-2004 Academic Year
Kimberly Bird, Unsettled Frontier: Poetic Radicalism and the Question of Nationalism in California, 1930-1940

Lisa Conathan, Language Contact and Linguistic Change in Northern California

Karen McNeill, Building the California Women's Movement: Architecture, Space and Gender in the Life and Work of Julia Morgan

Summer 2003
Nicole Caso, Practicing Memory in Central American Literature: Reflections on Histories, Space and Language

Alison Fraunhar, Revisioning the Mulata in Cuban Visual Culture, 1880-1980

Haden Guest, The Police Procedural Film and the Organization of Postwar America, 1930-1960

Joyce Mao, China-town: Cultural Politics and Racial Space in San Francisco, 1850-1910

Nadia Nurhussein, Verbal Topiary Work: Reading Dialect in American Poetry, 1870-2001

Jose Pastrano, Immigration Policies and Low-cost Labor: The 1920s Political Debates Over Mexican Labor

Evelyn Rodriguez, Coming of Age: Identities and Transformations in Filipina Debutantes and Mexicana Quinceaneras

2002-2003 Academic Year
Yu-fang Cho, Visions of Pacific Destiny: Culture of Western Expansion and American Women's Work if Benevolence, 1880s-1900s

Dulcinea Michelle Lara, Historical Evolution of Education and Its Detrimental Ideological and Identity Forming Consequences on New Mexico

Jeffrey Alan Ow, Contested Isles: The History and Representation of Ellis Island and Angel Island

Summer 2002
Samantha Holtkamp Gervase, Life and Law in the Lower Mississippi River Valley: Categories and the Expansion of America, 1800-1860

Rudy Poscallo Guevarra, On Common Ground: Mexican and Filipinos in San Diego Agriculture, 1920-1965

Chantelle Nicole Warner, Literacy Identity Construction in Works of Dutch Clandestine Literature Written During the Second World War

2001-2002 Academic Year
Isabel Breskin, Above the City Upon a Hill: Lithographic City Views of San Francisco, 1848-1914

Andrew Johnson, Quicksilver Mining Landscapes of California and the West, 1840-1920

Michelle Morton, Utopian and Dystopian Visions of California in the Literary Imagination

Allison Varzally, Ethnic Crossings in California, 1930-1950

Adrienne Williams, UCB 92 and the Re-Vision of Miracles of the Virgin

Summer 2001
Jessica Delgado, The Inquisition and Wonmen’s Voices: Female Accusers ans Witnesses in the Mexican Inquisition

Yolanda James, California Malinches in the Project to Recover a Chicana

Anna More, Colonial Baroque: Siguenza y Góngoro and the Politics of 17th Century New Spain

Anna Naruta, Creating Whiteness in California: An Examination of White and Chinese Relations from 1865-1910

Delberto Ruiz, Cut Tongues from the Heart

Suzette Spencer, Sounding Freedom: Maroonist Poetics, Signifyin' Language, and the Black Vernacular

2000-2001 Academic Year
Donald Michael Bottoms, Race, Politics, and the Law in 19th Century California

Anne Burnett Keary, Christian Missionaries, Colonial Knowledges, Contested Geographies: The Missionary Translation of Indigenous Language and Culture in New South Wales and Oregon Territory in the Nineteeth Century

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