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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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Eugenia Afinoguénova
Eugenia Afinoguénova|Abstract

Associate Professor, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Marquette University - Spaniards at the Prado: A Leisure Culture History, 1819-1939

Robert A. Kaster
Robert A. Kaster|Abstract

Professor, Classics, Princeton University - A New Critical Edition of Suetonius’s “Lives of the Caesars”

Tanya Agathocleous
Tanya Agathocleous|Abstract

Associate Professor, English, City University of New York, Hunter College - Circuits of Disaffection: Criticism, Dissent, and Affect in the Colonial Public Sphere

Marion Holmes Katz
Marion Holmes Katz|Abstract

Associate Professor, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University - Re-Configuring Muslim Wifehood in the Fourteenth Century

Fredrik Albritton Jonsson
Fredrik Albritton Jonsson|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, University of Chicago - The British Origins of the Anthropocene: Coal, Climate, and Deep Time, 1784-1884

Melissa R. Kerin
Melissa R. Kerin|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Art and Art History, Washington and Lee University - Materiality of Tibetan Buddhist Shrines: Devotional Objects and Ritual Agents in Tibet, Western Himalaya, and US

Jean M. Allman
Jean M. Allman|Abstract

Professor, History, Washington University in St. Louis - An Intimate History of the African Revolution: Kwame Nkrumah and the Women in Question

Suk-Young Kim
Suk-Young Kim|Abstract
ACLS/NEH International and Area Studies

Professor, Theater and Dance, University of California, Santa Barbara - Between National Trauma and Global Entertainment: Historicizing the Rise of Korean Pop Music and Digital Media

Beth L. Bailey
Beth L. Bailey|Abstract
Oscar Handlin/ACLS Fellow

Professor, History, Temple University - The US Army and the Problem of Race, 1965-1985

Marwan M. Kraidy
Marwan M. Kraidy|Abstract
ACLS/NEH International and Area Studies

Professor, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania - Creative Insurgency: Arab Dissent in an Age of Revolution

Robert Bird
Robert Bird|Abstract

Associate Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Cinema and Media Studies, University of Chicago - The Stalin Consensus: Aesthetics in an Age of Terror

Katherine M. Kuenzli
Katherine M. Kuenzli|Abstract

Associate Professor, Art and Art History, Wesleyan University - Designing Modernism: Henry van de Velde from Neo-Impressionism to the Bauhaus

Monica Black
Monica Black|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Evil after Nazism: Miracles, Medicine, and Moral Authority in West Germany

Dietrich Christian Lammerts
Dietrich Christian Lammerts|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Religion, Rutgers University-New Brunswick - Buddhism and Written Law: A History of Dhammasattha Literature in Burma

Jaimie Bleck|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of Notre Dame - Listening to Grinw: Everyday Political Discussions about Mali's Democratic Recovery

Bronwyn A. Leebaw
Bronwyn A. Leebaw|Abstract

Associate Professor, Political Science, University of California, Riverside - A Trace of Hope: Human Rights, Atrocity, and the Memory of Resistance

John P. Bodel
John P. Bodel|Abstract

Professor, Classics, Brown University - The Ancient Roman Funeral

Annette Damayanti Lienau
Annette Damayanti Lienau|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of Massachusetts Amherst - Arabic and its Linguistic Rivals: Sacred Language and the Crisis of Post-Colonial Literature

Michael S. Brownstein
Michael S. Brownstein|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Humanities, New Jersey Institute of Technology - On the Virtues and Vices of Spontaneity

Tabea A. Linhard
Tabea A. Linhard|Abstract

Associate Professor, Romance Languages and Literatures, Washington University in St. Louis - Unexpected Routes: Exile, Migration, and Memory, 1931-1945

Ari Z. Bryen
Ari Z. Bryen|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, West Virginia University - Law and the Boundaries of Authority in the Roman World

Charlene Makley
Charlene Makley|Abstract

Associate Professor, Anthropology, Reed College - The Politics of Presence: State-Led Development, Personhood and Power among Tibetans in China

Ivano Caponigro
Ivano Caponigro|Abstract

Associate Professor, Linguistics, University of California, San Diego - Richard Montague: The Simplicity of Language, the Complexity of Life

James A. McHugh
James A. McHugh|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Religion, University of Southern California - An Unholy Brew: Alcohol in Indian History and Religion

Heekyoung Cho
Heekyoung Cho|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Asian Languages and Literature, University of Washington - Translation’s Forgotten History: Russian Literature, Japanese Mediation, and the Formation of Modern Korean Literature

Seth Moglen
Seth Moglen|Abstract

Associate Professor, English, Lehigh University - Bethlehem: American Utopia, American Tragedy

Suzannah Clark
Suzannah Clark|Abstract

Professor, Music, Harvard University - Quirks in Tonality: Aspects in the History of Tonal Spaces

Richard A. Moran
Richard A. Moran|Abstract

Professor, Philosophy, Harvard University - Speech as an Intersubjective Act

Deborah R. Coen
Deborah R. Coen|Abstract
ACLS/New York Public Library Fellow

Associate Professor, History, Barnard College - Dynamic Empire: Climate and Circulation in Late Imperial Austria

William R. Newman
William R. Newman|Abstract

Professor, History and Philosophy of Science, Indiana University Bloomington - The Alchemy of Isaac Newton, A New Appraisal

Mary Jean Corbett
Mary Jean Corbett|Abstract

Professor, English, Miami University - Behind the Times: Virginia Woolf in Fin-de-Siècle Context

Thomas O'Donnell
Thomas O'Donnell|Abstract

Assistant Professor, English, Fordham University - Theoretical Lives: Identity-Critique and Monastic Community in England, 1000-1259

Alyssa DeBlasio
Alyssa DeBlasio|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Russian, Dickinson College - The End of Russian Philosophy: Philosophy and Religion at a Crossroads in the Twenty-first Century

Cynthia Radding
Cynthia Radding|Abstract

Professor, History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Bountiful Deserts and Imperial Shadows. Seeds of Knowledge and Corridors of Migration in Northern New Spain

Michael Thomas Demson
Michael Thomas Demson|Abstract

Assistant Professor, English, Sam Houston State University - Blighted Corn: Radical Agrarian Romanticism

Isaac Ariail Reed
Isaac Ariail Reed|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Sociology, University of Colorado Boulder - Trouble at the Edge of Empire: Principals, Agents, and Others at the Origins of American Modernity

Yvonne Elet
Yvonne Elet|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Art History, Vassar College - Materiality and Metamorphosis: Stucco in the Architecture and Decoration of Early Modern Europe

Catherine Mary Robson
Catherine Mary Robson|Abstract

Professor, English, New York University - Talking to the Enemy: Germany's Capture of British Voices in the Great War

Patience Epps
Patience Epps|Abstract

Associate Professor, Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin - Linguistic Diversity and the Amazonian Puzzle

Jason R. Rudy
Jason R. Rudy|Abstract

Associate Professor, English, University of Maryland, College Park - Nostalgia at Sea: Remembering British Poetry in the Colonies

Heather L. Ferguson
Heather L. Ferguson|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, Claremont McKenna College - The Proper Order of Things: Language, Power, and Law in Ottoman Administrative Discourses

Teemu H. Ruskola
Teemu H. Ruskola|Abstract
supported in part by the Munro Fund for Chinese Thought

Professor, Law, Emory University - China, For Example: China and the Making of Modern International Law

Caitlin A. Fitz
Caitlin A. Fitz|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, Northwestern University - Our Sister Republics: The United States in an Age of American Revolutions

Karen J. Sanchez-Eppler
Karen J. Sanchez-Eppler|Abstract

Professor, American Studies and English, Amherst College - In the Archives of Childhood: Personal and Historical Pasts

Stephanie J. Fitzgerald
Stephanie J. Fitzgerald|Abstract

Assistant Professor, English, University of Kansas - Red Letters: Print Culture, Alternative Presses, and the Rise of Contemporary Native American Poetry, 1968-1984

Anat Schechtman
Anat Schechtman|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Philosophy, University of Chicago - Infinity in Modern Thought

Daniela Flesler
Daniela Flesler|Abstract

Associate Professor, Hispanic Languages and Literature, State University of New York, Stony Brook - The Memory Work of Sepharad: New Inheritances for Twenty-first Century Spain

Anna C. Schultz
Anna C. Schultz|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Music, Stanford University - Performing Translation: Indian Jewish Devotional Song and Minority Identity on the Move

Devin Fore
Devin Fore|Abstract

Associate Professor, German, Princeton University - All the Graphs: Soviet Factography and the Emergence of Avant-Garde Documentary

Marcy E. Schwartz
Marcy E. Schwartz|Abstract

Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese, Rutgers University-New Brunswick - Public Pages: Reading and Community along the Latin American Streetscape

Severin Fowles
Severin Fowles|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Barnard College - Comanche New Mexico: An Archaeology

Jenni Sorkin
Jenni Sorkin|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History of Art and Architecture, University of California, Santa Barbara - Live Form: Women, Ceramics, and Community, 1945-1975

Brenna W. Greer
Brenna W. Greer|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, Wellesley College - Image Rights: Black Representation Politics and Civil Rights Work in the Postwar United States

Carol A. Stabile
Carol A. Stabile|Abstract

Professor, Journalism and Communication, University of Oregon - Pink Channels: Women and the Broadcast Blacklist

Tobias Gregory
Tobias Gregory|Abstract

Associate Professor, English, Catholic University of America - Milton's Strenuous Liberty

Holly Watkins
Holly Watkins|Abstract

Associate Professor, Musicology, University of Rochester - Echoes of the Nonhuman: Organicism, Biology, and Musical Aesthetics from the Enlightenment to the Present

Lillian Guerra
Lillian Guerra|Abstract

Professor, History, University of Florida - Making Revolutionary Cuba, 1946-1959

John Watkins
John Watkins|Abstract

Professor, English, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - Premodern Marriage Diplomacy: A Cultural History

Faith C. Hillis
Faith C. Hillis|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, University of Chicago - Europe’s Russian Colonies: Community, Politics, and Modernity Across Borders

Judith Weisenfeld
Judith Weisenfeld|Abstract

Professor, Religion, Princeton University - Apostles of Race: Religion and Black Racial Identity in the Urban North, 1920-1950

Francine R. Hirsch
Francine R. Hirsch|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, University of Wisconsin-Madison - Soviet Judgment at Nuremberg: A Cold War Story

Kirsten Weld
Kirsten Weld|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, Harvard University - The Long Spanish Civil War in Latin America

Gene Andrew Jarrett
Gene Andrew Jarrett|Abstract

Professor, English, Boston University - Paul Laurence Dunbar: The First African American Poet Laureate

Emily E. Wilcox
Emily E. Wilcox|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor - National Movements: Socialist Postcoloniality and the Making of Chinese Dance

James H. Johnson
James H. Johnson|Abstract

Professor, History, Boston University - Masks and Modern Consciousness