• AM2018-Thum

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

  • ACLSfellowJohnMurphy

    Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow John Murphy leading a tour of his exhibit

  • Bookcase_new

    Browse recent titles by ACLS fellows on Pinterest.

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.

Read more about this fellowship program.

Please note: affiliations shown are as of time of award. Please click on fellows' names for current information.

Glaire Dempsey Anderson
Glaire Dempsey Anderson|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Art, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - The Munyas of Córdoba: Suburban Villas and the Court Elite in Umayyad al-Andalus

Tijana Krstic
Tijana Krstic|Abstract
ACLS/NEH International and Area Studies

Assistant Professor, History and Religious Studies, Pennsylvania State University - A Mediterranean Network: Spanish Moriscos in the Ottoman Empire and Beyond, 1570s-1620s

Zayde Antrim
Zayde Antrim|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, Trinity College (CT) - Routes and Realms: The Power of Place in the Early Islamic World

Noel E. Lenski
Noel E. Lenski|Abstract

Associate Professor, Classics, University of Colorado Boulder - Slavery in Late Antiquity

Robin B. Barnes
Robin B. Barnes|Abstract

Professor, History, Davidson College - Astrology and Reformation

James B. Loeffler
James B. Loeffler|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, University of Virginia - The Peoples of the Book: Cultural Sovereignty and World Jewry in the Twentieth Century

Gina Bloom
Gina Bloom|Abstract

Assistant Professor, English, University of California, Davis - Games and Manhood in the Early Modern Theater

Pardis Mahdavi
Pardis Mahdavi|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Pomona College - Traffic Jam: Gender, Sexuality, Labor, Migration and Trafficking in Dubai

Mark Evan Bonds
Mark Evan Bonds|Abstract

Professor, Music, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - The Myth of Absolute Music

Ronald J. Mallon
Ronald J. Mallon|Abstract

Associate Professor, Philosophy, University of Utah - Making Up Your Mind: Social Construction and Human Kinds

Theresa Braunschneider
Theresa Braunschneider|Abstract

Associate Professor, English, Washington and Lee University - After Dark: Modern Nighttime in Eighteenth-Century British Literature

Jennifer Milioto Matsue
Jennifer Milioto Matsue|Abstract
ACLS/NEH International and Area Studies

Assistant Professor, Music, East Asian Studies, and Anthropology, Union College (NY) - Sounding Nippon: Identity, Meaning and Music Scenes in Contemporary Japan

Palmira Brummett
Palmira Brummett|Abstract

Professor, History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville - The Ottoman Adriatic, c. 1500-1700

Jairo A. Moreno
Jairo A. Moreno|Abstract

Associate Professor, Music, New York University - Syncopated Modernities: Musical Latin Americanisms in the US, 1978-2008

Michael C. Carhart
Michael C. Carhart|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, Old Dominion University - The Caucasians: Central Asia in the European Imagination

Susan Naquin
Susan Naquin|Abstract
supported in part by the Frederic E. Wakeman, Jr. Fund for Chinese History

Professor, History and East Asian Studies, Princeton University - Religion and the Material Culture of North China, 1300-1900

Caroline F. Castiglione
Caroline F. Castiglione|Abstract

Associate Professor, Italian Studies and History, Brown University - Accounting for Affection: Mothering and Politics in Rome, 1630-1730

Emily L. Osborn
Emily L. Osborn|Abstract
ACLS/NEH International and Area Studies

Assistant Professor, History, University of Chicago - Scrap: Aluminum Recycling, Technology Diffusion, and the Making of a West African Artisanal Network, 1945 - 2005

J. Andrew Cowell
J. Andrew Cowell|Abstract

Professor, Linguistics and French and Italian, University of Colorado Boulder - Documenting Arapaho Linguistic Culture

Monika C. Otter
Monika C. Otter|Abstract

Associate Professor, English, Comparative Literature, Dartmouth College - First Persons: Voices and Masks in High Medieval Latin Literature

Laura A. Doyle
Laura A. Doyle|Abstract

Professor, English, University of Massachusetts Amherst - Untold Returns: A Postcolonial Literary History of Modernism

Daniel G. Prior
Daniel G. Prior|Abstract
ACLS/NEH International and Area Studies

Assistant Professor, History, Miami University - History of the Northern Kirghiz Chieftains, 1800-1935

Susana Draper
Susana Draper|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Comparative Literature, Princeton University - The Prison, the Mall, and the Archive (Space, Literature, and Visual Arts in Post-Dictatorship Culture)

Sophia W. Quinn-Judge
Sophia W. Quinn-Judge|Abstract

Associate Professor, History and Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture, and Society, Temple University - The Elusive Third Way: The Vietnamese Search for a Political Settlement to the War (1954-1975)

Caryl G. Emerson
Caryl G. Emerson|Abstract
ACLS/NEH International and Area Studies

Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Princeton University - The Russian Modernist Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky (1887-1950): His Unknown Dreamscapes, Drama, Filmscripts, Libretti, Literary Essays, and Forgotten Life

Alexander Rehding
Alexander Rehding|Abstract

Professor, Music, Harvard University - Notes on Sound: Studies in Nineteenth-Century Acoustics and Aesthetics

Jared Farmer
Jared Farmer|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, State University of New York, Stony Brook - If Trees Could Speak: Botanical Dispatches from California

Simon Richter
Simon Richter|Abstract

Professor, Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Pennsylvania - The Impropriety of Goethe: Case Studies in the Aesthetics of Idolatry

Denis C. Feeney
Denis C. Feeney|Abstract

Professor, Classics, Princeton University - Roman Horizons: How the Romans became a Mediterranean Power and Modernized their Culture in the Process

Linda M. Rupert
Linda M. Rupert|Abstract
ACLS/NEH International and Area Studies

Assistant Professor, History, University of North Carolina at Greensboro - Creolization and Contraband: Curaçao in the Early Modern Atlantic World, 1634-1790

Theodore B. Fernald
Theodore B. Fernald|Abstract

Associate Professor, Linguistics, Swarthmore College - A Reference Grammar of the Navajo Language

Christa Salamandra
Christa Salamandra|Abstract
ACLS/NEH International and Area Studies

Assistant Professor, Anthropology, City University of New York, Lehman College - Arab Television Drama between Secularism and Islamization

Estelle B. Freedman
Estelle B. Freedman|Abstract

Professor, History, Stanford University - The Politics of Rape: Race, Gender, and Sexual Violence in America, 1870-1950

Masha Salazkina
Masha Salazkina|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Media Studies and Russian, Colgate University - Transatlantic Encounters: Cinematic Modernist Practices on the Left

Michael A. Fuller
Michael A. Fuller|Abstract

Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Literatures, University of California, Irvine - Drifting Amidst Rivers and Lakes: Southern Song Poetry and the Project of Literary History

Christine Shepardson
Christine Shepardson|Abstract
ACLS/NEH International and Area Studies

Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Controlling Contested Places: Fourth-Century Antioch and the Spatial Politics of Religious Controversy

Karen B. Graubart
Karen B. Graubart|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, University of Notre Dame - Neighbors and Others: Space, Peoples, and Authorities in Early Modern Seville and Lima

Yuri Slezkine
Yuri Slezkine|Abstract

Professor, History, University of California, Berkeley - Moscow's House of Government, 1928-1938

Jessica K. Graybill
Jessica K. Graybill|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Geography, Colgate University - Climate Change, Oil, and Salmon in a Globalizing Resource Periphery: Narratives of Vulnerability around the Sea of Okhotsk

Justin Steinberg
Justin Steinberg|Abstract

Associate Professor, Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Chicago - Law and Justice in Dante's Divine Comedy

Monica H. Green
Monica H. Green|Abstract

Professor, History, Arizona State University - The Midwife, the Surgeon, and the Lawyer: The Intersections of Obstetrics and Law to 1800

Ramie Targoff
Ramie Targoff|Abstract

Professor, English and American Literature, Brandeis University - Mortal Love: Erotic Verse in the English Renaissance

James Grier
James Grier|Abstract

Professor, Music Research and Composition, University of Western Ontario - The Foundations of Musical Literacy in the Medieval West 800-1100: Oral and Written Transmission in Early Plainsong

Linda J. Tomko
Linda J. Tomko|Abstract

Associate Professor, Dance, University of California, Riverside - Parsing Pastoral Scenes and their Dances in Early Eighteenth-Century Tragédie Lyrique

Charles L. Griswold
Charles L. Griswold|Abstract

Professor, Philosophy, Boston University - Self and Other: Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Adam Smith on Freedom, Authenticity, Sympathy, and Narrative

Jacob A. Tropp
Jacob A. Tropp|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, Middlebury College - Native American Administration and the Making of International Development Expertise, 1935-1960

Sarah E. Hammerschlag
Sarah E. Hammerschlag|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Religion, Williams College - Sowers and Sages: L'école Juive de Paris,1946-1967

Nancy L. Wicker
Nancy L. Wicker|Abstract

Professor, Art, University of Mississippi - Goldsmiths, Patrons, and Women: Typology, Chronology, and the Social Life of Early Medieval Scandinavian Jewelry

Benjamin Carter Hett
Benjamin Carter Hett|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, City University of New York, Hunter College - A Cultural History of the Reichstag Fire

Megan H. Williams
Megan H. Williams|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, San Francisco State University - The Worldly Apocalypse: The Fall of Rome in History and Culture

Colin Heydt
Colin Heydt|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Philosophy, University of South Florida - Directing the Conscience and Cultivating the Mind: Practical Ethics in Eighteenth Century Britain

Jessica Winegar
Jessica Winegar|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Northwestern University - Competing on the Terrain of Culture: State Secularism and the Islamic Revival

Stefan Kaufmann
Stefan Kaufmann|Abstract

Associate Professor, Linguistics, Northwestern University - Speaking of Possibility and Time

Nadia G. Yaqub
Nadia G. Yaqub|Abstract
ACLS/NEH International and Area Studies

Associate Professor, Asian Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Imagining Palestine

Roy Kreitner
Roy Kreitner|Abstract

Associate Professor, Law, Tel Aviv University - From Promise to Property, from Populism to Expertise: The Political Career of the Dollar, 1862-1913

Phoebe S.K. Young
Phoebe S.K. Young|Abstract
Oscar Handlin/ACLS Fellow

Assistant Professor, History, University of Pennsylvania - Rough Comfort: The Public Culture of Camping in America