Beinecke Senior Research Fellow at the Lamar Center
2009-2010 William Deverell
2008-2009 Virginia Scharff
2007-2008 David Weber
2006-2007 Clyde A. Milner II
2005-2006 David Wrobel
2004-2005 Martha Sandweiss
2003-2004 Susan Armitage
2002-2003 D. Michael Quinn
2001-2002 Robert Utley



Postdoctoral Fellows at the Lamar Center
2010-2011 Henry Roe Cloud Fellow - Boyd Cothran is a PhD Candidate in History at the University of Minnesota. His dissertation, "Marketplaces of Remembering and the Making of the Modoc War," explores the relationship between American settler colonialism, market-based capitalism, and historical memories of U.S.-Indian violence in northern California and southern Oregon's Klamath basin. In 2010, the American Indian Quarterly published his article "Working the Indian Field Days: The Economy of Authenticity and the Question of Agency in Yosemite National Park."
2008-2010 Micaela Larkin (Cassius Marcellus Clay Postdoctoral Fellow) attended the University of Notre Dame (B.A., 2001), and returned there for her doctoral studies in American history. In the summer of 2008, she completed her dissertation, "Labor's Desert: Workers, Unions and Entrepreneurial Conservatism in Arizona, 1917-2008." Her current projects include revising her dissertation for publication and studying the intersection of conservatism in the Southwest with the rise of Latino civil rights activism.
2006-2008 Honor Sachs (Cassius Marcellus Clay Postdoctoral Fellow) received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2006. Her forthcoming book, Chosen Land: Gender, Race and Rights in the First National West, explores the relationships between social experience, political culture and legal development on the early national frontier. Her publications include "The Myth of the Abandoned Wife: Married Women's Agency and the Legal Narrative of Gender in Eighteenth-Century Kentucky," "Ohio Valley History" (2003) and "Reconstructing a Life: The Archival Challenges of Women's History," Library Trends (2008). Her next project will look at the nineteenth-century movement to archive and preserve the history of the revolutionary era. She has taught courses in U.S. women's history, legal history and early America and offers a course on Gender, Race and Law in Early America.
2005-2006 Alyssa Mt. Pleasant (Lamar Postdoctoral Fellow). Assistant Professor of American Studies and History, Yale University received her graduate training in History and American Indian Studies at Cornell University. She teaches broadly in American Indian history and offers courses in American Indian Studies. Mt. Pleasant's research focuses on the experiences of American Indians of northeastern North America. Her dissertation, "After the Whirlwind: Maintaining a Haudenosaunee Place at Buffalo Creek, 1780-1825," examines the social, political, and religious dynamics of the Buffalo Creek Reservation in western New York State. In 2007, Penn State Press will publish her essay "Debating Missionary Presence at Buffalo Creek: Haudenosaunee perspectives on the intersection of land cessions, government relations, and Christianity" in Ethnographies and Exchanges: Native Americans, Moravians and Catholics in Early North America.
2004-2005 Barbara Bergland (Lamar Postdoctoral Fellow). Assistant Professor of History, University of South Florida; author Making San Francisco American: Cultural Frontiers in the Urban West, 1846-1906 (2007)
2002-2003 Mark Brilliant (Lamar Postdoctoral Fellow). Assistant Professor of History and American Studies, University of California, Berkeley; author Color Lines: Civil Rights Struggles on America's "Racial Frontier," 1945–1975 (2009)
2001-2002 Sheila McManus (Lamar Postdoctoral Fellow). Associate Professor of History, University of Lethbridge, Calgary; author The Line Which Separates: Race, Gender, and the Making of the Alberta-Montana Borderlands (2005)