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Profile profile for MonizA

Amanda B. Moniz

David M. Rubenstein Curator of Philanthropy

Ph.D. The University of Michigan
M.A. The University of Michigan
A.B. Brown University

Research Specialties: 
  • Early American history
  • American philanthropy, charity, humanitarianism, and reform
  • Early American medical philanthropy and the medical profession
  • Atlantic world and British philanthropy
  • American food history
  • Developing case on philanthropy and culture and the arts as part of the Giving in America exhibit
  • Collecting objects related to the history of giving by and for Americans
  • Researching biography of Isabella Graham
Awards, Honors, and Special Recognition: 
  • ARNOVA’s Peter Dobkin Hall History of Philanthropy Prize (2016)
Professional Affiliations: 
  • American Historical Association
  • Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture, Associate
  • Society for Historians of the Early American Republic


From Empire to Humanity: The American Revolution and the Origins of Humanitarianism. Oxford University Press, 2016.