University of Idaho
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Moscow, Idaho 83844-3175
B.A., Harvard University, 2006
Ph.D., University of Southern California, 2013
Matthew Fox-Amato is a historian of the United States and a historian of visual and material culture. His research interests include nineteenth-century America, the Civil War era, the history of slavery and abolition, African American history, race and ethnicity, cultural history, popular culture, visual culture (especially photography), and material culture. He is the author of the forthcoming book, Exposing Slavery: Photography, Human Bondage, and the Birth of Modern Visual Politics in America (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2019). He is also currently working on essays examining iconoclasm in the Civil War, the history of a Confederate memorial in St. Louis, and imagery of the Atlantic slave trade.
Exposing Slavery: Photography, Human Bondage, and the Birth of Modern Visual Politics in America (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2019).
“Plantation Tourism,” in Paper Promises: Early American Photography, ed. Mazie Harris (Getty Publications, 2018).
“An Abolitionist Daguerreotype, 1850,” in Getting the Picture: The Visual Culture of the News, eds. Vanessa R. Schwartz and Jason Hill (Bloomsbury Press, 2015).
- National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Postdoctoral Fellowship, The Getty Research Institute, 2016-2017 (Declined)
- Digital Humanities Summer Fellowship, Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning, Univ. of Idaho, 2017
- The Zuckerman Prize in American Studies, Dissertation Award, The McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, 2014 (Recipient)
- C. Vann Woodward Dissertation Prize, Southern Historical Association, 2014 (Runner-up)
- Mellon Research Fellowship, Massachusetts Historical Society, 2013
- Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2012-2013
- Mellon Fellowship for Dissertation Research in Original Sources, Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), 2011-2012
- Jay and Deborah Last Fellowship, American Antiquarian Society, 2011
- Research Fellowship, Frances S. Summersell Center for the Study of the South, University of Alabama, 2011
- Mellon Research Fellowship, Virginia Historical Society, 2011
- Research Fellowship, Clements Center-DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University, 2011 Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship, Social Science Research Council, 2009
Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship, Social Science Research Council, 2009