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    ACLS Fellow Rian Thum presented his research on Islamic China at the 2018 ACLS Annual Meeting 

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ACLS Fellows


The ACLS Fellowship Program awards fellowships to individual scholars working in the humanities and related social sciences. Institutions and individuals contribute to the ACLS Fellowship Program and its endowment, including The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Council's college and university Associates, and former Fellows and individual friends of ACLS.

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Srinivas Aravamudan
Srinivas Aravamudan|Abstract

Associate Professor, English, Duke University - Fictional Orients: Hybrid Modernity Under Enlightenment Premises, 1682-1789

Xiaofei  Kang
Xiaofei Kang|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Modern Languages, Carnegie Mellon University - Contesting the Yellow Dragon: Religion, Ethnicity, and Modernity in China's Borderland

Stephen C. Behrendt
Stephen C. Behrendt|Abstract

Professor, English, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Irish Women Poets of the Romantic Period: An Electronic Edition

Temma Kaplan
Temma Kaplan|Abstract

Professor, History, Rutgers University-New Brunswick - Grotesque Humor: Race, Sex, and Colonialism in Trade Cards and the Satirical Press

Manu B. Bhagavan
Manu B. Bhagavan|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, City University of New York, Hunter College - Designing India: Ideas, Ideologies, and the Making of the Postcolonial State, 1946-1950

Martin Kern
Martin Kern|Abstract
ACLS/NEH International and Area Studies

Professor, East Asian Studies, Princeton University - Performance, Poetry, and Cultural Memory in Early China

Tom Boellstorff
Tom Boellstorff|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Anthropology, University of California, Irvine - Cultures of Prevention: HIV/AIDS, Islam, and Warias (male transvestites) in Indonesia

Michael Kwass
Michael Kwass|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, University of Georgia - Louis Mandrin and the Politics of Consumption

Catherine M. Boone
Catherine M. Boone|Abstract
ACLS/NEH International and Area Studies

Associate Professor, Government, University of Texas at Austin - Land Rights and National Politics in Africa

Thomas M. Lekan
Thomas M. Lekan|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, University of South Carolina - Sublime Consumption: German Nature Tourism from Romanticism to Ecotourism, 1850-2000

Nicholas B. Breyfogle
Nicholas B. Breyfogle|Abstract
ACLS/NEH International and Area Studies

Associate Professor, History, The Ohio State University - Baikal: the Great Lake and its People

Julia Reinhard Lupton
Julia Reinhard Lupton|Abstract

Professor, English, University of California, Irvine - Thinking with Shakespeare

Nancy A. Caciola
Nancy A. Caciola|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, University of California, San Diego - The Quick and the Dead: A Social History of Ideas about the Border between Life and Death in Medieval Europe (1000-1400)

Margaret Meserve
Margaret Meserve|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, University of Notre Dame - A Renaissance of News: The Italian Market in Printed Political Information, 1470-1527

Rachel Golden Carlson
Rachel Golden Carlson|Abstract

Assistant Professor, School of Music, University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Mapping Medieval Identities in Occitanian Crusade Song

Jonathan Michel Metzl
Jonathan Michel Metzl|Abstract

Associate Professor, Women's Studies and Psychiatry, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor - Protest Psychosis: Race, Stigma, and the Diagnosis of Schizophrenia

Edith W. Clowes
Edith W. Clowes|Abstract

Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Kansas - The Center at the Periphery: Eccentric Identities in Contemporary Russian Writing

Carla J. Mulford
Carla J. Mulford|Abstract

Associate Professor, English, Pennsylvania State University - Benjamin Franklin and the Ends of Empire

Olivia Remie Constable
Olivia Remie Constable|Abstract

Professor, History, University of Notre Dame - Muslims in Medieval Europe: Muslim Communities in Christian Kingdoms of Aragon, Castile, and Sicily in the Thirteenth Century, and Atitudes of Christian Kings towards Muslim Subjects

Judith M. Pascoe
Judith M. Pascoe|Abstract

Associate Professor, English, University of Iowa - Siddons Speaks! Theatre Voices, Acoustic Change, and Recorded Memory

Steven G. Crowell
Steven G. Crowell|Abstract

Professor, Philosophy, Rice University - Heidegger and the Claims of Reason

Robert R. Perkinson
Robert R. Perkinson|Abstract
Oscar Handlin/ACLS Fellow

Assistant Professor, American Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa - Texas Tough: The Rise of a Prison Empire

Alexandra Cuffel
Alexandra Cuffel|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, Macalester College - Shared Saints and Festivals among Jews, Christians, and Muslims in the Mediterranean 1100-1750

John Pollini
John Pollini|Abstract

Professor, Art History, University of Southern California - Christian Destruction and Desecration of Images of Classical Antiquity: A Study in Religious Intolerance in the Ancient World

Carolyn J. Dewald
Carolyn J. Dewald|Abstract

Professor, Classics and History, Bard College - A new edition of Herodotus Book I -- critical apparatus, introduction and commentary

Linda Przybyszewski
Linda Przybyszewski|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, University of Notre Dame - The Cincinnati Bible War of 1869-1872: Law, Confessionalism, and the State in Nineteenth-Century America.

Mary L. Dudziak
Mary L. Dudziak|Abstract

Visiting Professor, Law, Harvard University - Exporting American Dreams: Thurgood Marshall and the Constitution of Kenya

Valerie Ramseyer
Valerie Ramseyer|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, Wellesley College - Lombards and Greeks, Arabs and Normans: Southern Italy in the Early Middle Ages, 600-1100

Elspeth R. M. Dusinberre
Elspeth R. M. Dusinberre|Abstract
ACLS/NEH International and Area Studies

Assistant Professor, Classics, University of Colorado Boulder - Tempered Sovereignty and Regional Centers in Achaemenid Anatolia

Julia Rodriguez
Julia Rodriguez|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, University of New Hampshire - The Science of Citizenship in Latin America

Dexter Edge
Dexter Edge|Abstract

Visiting Lecturer, Music History, New England Conservatory of Music - The Genesis of Mozart's "Le nozze di Figaro"

Bret L. Rothstein
Bret L. Rothstein|Abstract

Associate Professor, Art, Rhode Island College - Permissible Delectation of the Spirit: Early Netherlandish Pictures and the Art of Seeing Well

Maram Epstein
Maram Epstein|Abstract
ACLS/NEH International and Area Studies

Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Oregon - Orthodox Passions: Filial Piety in Eighteenth-Century China

Elizabeth Ashman Rowe
Elizabeth Ashman Rowe|Abstract

Independent Scholar - Annals and Sagas: The Historiography of Late Medieval Iceland

Martha Feldman
Martha Feldman|Abstract

Professor, Music, University of Chicago - The Castrato as Myth: A Study of Virtuosity and Abjection, Money and Blood

Francesca J. Sawaya
Francesca J. Sawaya|Abstract

Associate Professor, English, University of Oklahoma - Power and Art: Patronage and Modern American Literature

Kesha D. Fikes
Kesha D. Fikes|Abstract
ACLS/NEH International and Area Studies

Assistant Professor, Anthropology, University of Chicago - Emigration from Cape Verde: The Spatial Production of Local Cape Verdean Difference, 1863 to 1975

Stephen J. Shoemaker
Stephen J. Shoemaker|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, University of Oregon - The Death of a Prophet: The End of Muhammad’s Life in Christian and Early Islamic Sources

Brodwyn M. Fischer
Brodwyn M. Fischer|Abstract
ACLS/NEH International and Area Studies

Assistant Professor, History, Northwestern University - Cities after Slavery: Abolition, Property, and Urban Migration in Rio de Janeiro and Recife, 1880-1960

David Sider
David Sider|Abstract

Professor, Classics, New York University - A new edition of Simonides' poems with introduction and commentary

Bryan R. Gilliam
Bryan R. Gilliam|Abstract

Professor, Music and German Studies, Duke University - Rounding Wagner's Mountain: Richard Strauss's Search for Modern German Opera

Matthew H. Sommer
Matthew H. Sommer|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, Stanford University - Male Same-Sex Union and Masculinity in Eighteenth-Century China

Angelina Snodgrass Godoy
Angelina Snodgrass Godoy|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Law, Societies, and Justice and Internat'l studies, University of Washington - Globalization's Rulebook: Democracy, Trade, and Rights in Latin America

Steve J. Stern
Steve J. Stern|Abstract

Professor, History, University of Wisconsin-Madison - Reckoning with Pinochet: The Memory Question, Human Rights, and the Making of Politics and Culture in Democratic Chile, 1989-2005

Edward L. Goldberg
Edward L. Goldberg|Abstract

Senior Fellow, The Medici Archive Project - Between Court and Ghetto in Early Seventeenth-Century Florence: A Critical Edition of Letters from Benedetto Blanis to Don Giovanni dei Medici

Eleonora Stoppino
Eleonora Stoppino|Abstract

Assistant Professor, French and Italian, Dartmouth College - The Travelers’ Library: Early Modern Exploration and Italian Popular Epic

Paul E. Gootenberg
Paul E. Gootenberg|Abstract

Professor, History, State University of New York, Stony Brook - The Birth of Cocaine: A Transnational History, 1850-1975

Landon R.Y. Storrs
Landon R.Y. Storrs|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, University of Houston - Domestic Insecurity: Gender and Cold War Loyalty Investigations of US Policymakers

David L. Haberman
David L. Haberman|Abstract
ACLS/NEH International and Area Studies

Professor, Religious Studies, Indiana University Bloomington - Tree Shrines of Northern India

Francesca Trivellato
Francesca Trivellato|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, Yale University - Images and Practices of Cosmopolitanism in the Commercial Society of Southern Europe, 1500-1800

Craig E. Harline
Craig E. Harline|Abstract

Professor, History, Brigham Young University - Religious Wars at Home: The Advent and Challenge of Confessionally Mixed Families

Allen Wells
Allen Wells|Abstract
ACLS/NEH International and Area Studies

Professor, History, Bowdoin College - Tropical Zion: General Trujillo, FDR, and the Jews of Sosua

Phillip Brian Harper
Phillip Brian Harper|Abstract

Professor, English/Social and Cultural Analysis (Am Stds), New York University - Once Removed: Abstractionist Aesthetics and African-American Culture beyond Positive Images.

Beth S. Wenger
Beth S. Wenger|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, University of Pennsylvania - History Lessons: The Invention of American Jewish Heritage

Todd Michael Hickey
Todd Michael Hickey|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Classics, University of California, Berkeley - Reading the Papyri of a Priestly Family: Social Relations and Cultural Negotiation in Egypt under Roman Rule

Karen E. Wigen
Karen E. Wigen|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, Stanford University - Native Places, Global Times: A Century of Regional Rhetoric in Nagano, Japan

Cornelia B. Horn
Cornelia B. Horn|Abstract
ACLS/NEH International and Area Studies

Assistant Professor, Theological Studies, Saint Louis University - Children from Christ to Constantine: Examining children’s roles between the call to asceticism and the attractions of family life in Christian, Greco-Roman, and Jewish literature as a tool to revealing stages of the development of early Christianity.

Michael Wintroub
Michael Wintroub|Abstract

Associate Professor, RHETORIC, University of California, Berkeley - Lost Dreams and Savage Empires: Going Native & Going French in the Seventeenth-Century Atlantic World

Katherine L. Jansen
Katherine L. Jansen|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, Catholic University of America - Practicing Peace in Late Medieval Italy

Susan M. Zieger
Susan M. Zieger|Abstract

Assistant Professor, English, University of California, Riverside - Addiction and Metaphor in Nineteenth-Century British and American Fiction