• Jackson Davidow, Theory and History of Art and Design, Rhode Island School of Design, "Picturing a Pandemic: South African AIDS Cultural Activism in a Global Context." 
  • Lisa Pruitt, Faculty, Department of History, Middle Tennessee State University, “Crippled: A History of Childhood Disability in America, 1860-1980.”
  • Morgan McCullough, Ph.D. candidate, Lyon G. Tyler Department of History, William and Mary, "Material Bodies: Race, Gender, and Women in the Early American South." 


  • Matthew Barrett, Doctoral Candidate, Queen’s University, History Department: Conduct Unbecoming an Officer and a Doctor: Medical Attitudes toward Homosexuality and the Court-Martial of Dr. Percy E. Ryberg.
  • Kelly O’Donnell, Faculty, Thomas Jefferson University, College of Humanities and Sciences: for the study of the role doctors’ wives played in the medical profession and recasting the history of American health care by focusing on the women behind the “great men” of medicine.
  • Laura Smith, Doctoral Candidate, University of Arkansas, History Department: Southern Doctors from Southern Communities: Medical Education and Professionalization in the Nineteenth-Century South.


  • Jonathan Jones, Ph.D. candidate, Binghamton University, History Department, for dissertation research on “A Mind Prostrate:” Physicians, Opiates, and Insanity in the Civil War's Aftermath.
  • Amanda Stuckey, Ph.D., York College, English and Humanities Department, for research on "A History of Access: Medicine, Education, and Disability during the Long Nineteenth Century."
  • Wenrui Zhao, Ph.D. candidate, Columbia University, History Department, for dissertation research on “Dissecting Sight: Eye Surgery and Vision in Early Modern Europe.” 


  • Lisa Guinn, Ph.D., Department of History & Political Science, Bethany College, for researching the motivation of women who worked in nursing, sanitary work, and the special diet kitchens during the Civil War.
  • Marjorie Lorch, Ph.D., Applied Linguistics and Communication, School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy, Birkbeck, University of London, for “The Long View of Language Localization.”
  • Mallory Szymanski, Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, University of Florida, for her work “Medical absolution in the clinic: Erasing sexual indiscretion with a neurasthenia diagnosis in the Gilded Age.”


  • Cecilio Cooper, PhD candidate in the Department of African American Studies, Northwestern University for dissertation research on “Phantom Limbs, Fugitive Flesh: Slavery + Colonial Dissection.”
  • Sara Kern, PhD candidate in History & Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Penn State University, for dissertation work on “Measuring Bodies, Defining Health: Medicine, Statistics, and Civil War Legacy in the Nineteenth-Century America.” 
  • Professor Kim Nielsen, Disability Studies & History, University of Toledo, for research on her book, The Doctress and the Horsewhip, a biography of Dr. Anna B. Ott (1819-1893).




  • Lindsey Beal, MFA, for photographic research on late nineteenth and early twentieth century obstetric and gynecological instruments. 
  • Elaine LaFay, PhD candidate in History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania, for dissertation work on “Weathered Bodies, Sickly Lands: Climate, Health, and Place in the Antebellum Gulf South.”

    Jaipreet Virdi-Dhesi, PhD, for work on “Deafness is Misery: Advertised Cures for Hearing Loss in Early 20th Century America.”


  • Cali Buckley, Pennsylvania State University, Department of Art History, for dissertation work on, “Women of Substance: The Materiality of Anatomical Models and the Control of Women’s Medicine in Early Modern Europe.” 
  • Alicia Puglionesi, Johns Hopkins University, Institute of the History of Medicine, for dissertation work on “The Astonishment of Experience: Americans and Psychical Research, 1885-1935.”
  • Courtney Thompson, Yale University, Department of the History of Science and Medicine, for dissertation work on “Criminal Minds: Medicine, Law, and the Phrenological Impulse in America, 1830-1890.”