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    Mattie Burkert, a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellow, presented her research at the 2018 ACLS Annual Meeting.

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    African Humanities Program Fellow Merit Kabugo studies the discourse of rural farmers. 

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ACLS Welcomes the Rhetoric Society of America


At the 2008 Annual Meeting, ACLS welcomed the Rhetoric Society of America as its 70th member learned society. The RSA represents over 1,000 scholars and teachers of rhetoric, including individuals working in fields such as composition studies, English, communication, philosophy, linguistics, history, political science, sociology, and visual arts. Learn more about the RSA at http://rhetoricsociety.org/.

The constituent learned societies of ACLS are national or international organizations in the humanities and related social sciences. Each society is concerned with a distinct field of study, but all are involved in the promotion of research, scholarly publication, and education. Browse member society profiles.

Societies must apply for membership in ACLS.  Applications are considered by the Committee on Admissions, composed of members of the Executive Committee of the Delegates, with respect to the society’s ability to make a “substantial, distinctive, and distinguished contribution” to the ACLS mission of advancing humanistic scholarship. The application may be advanced to the ACLS Board of Directors and, in turn, to the Council for a vote at the Annual Meeting. See Membership Information.

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