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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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Andrew J. Albin
Andrew J. Albin|Abstract

Assistant Professor, English, Fordham University - Richard Rolle’s Melody of Love: Alliterative Translation and Commentary

Laura Suzanne Lieber
Laura Suzanne Lieber|Abstract

Associate Professor, Religious Studies, Duke University - Staging the Sacred: Orchestrating Holiness in Late Antiquity

Waskar T. Ari-Chachaki
Waskar T. Ari-Chachaki|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Indigenous Women’s Strategies of Autonomy: Segregation, Sexuality, and Agrarian Reforms in Bolivia, 1870-1964

Brook Danielle Lillehaugen
Brook Danielle Lillehaugen|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Linguistics, Haverford College - A Collection of Zapotec Indigenous Testaments in Translation with Linguistic Analysis and Annotation

Elif M. Babül
Elif M. Babül|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology, Mount Holyoke College - The State in Training: Human Rights Translations and Encounters with Europe in Turkey

Nancy Christine Lutkehaus
Nancy Christine Lutkehaus|Abstract

Professor, Anthropology, University of Southern California - “The Met Goes Primitive”: Postwar America, Cultural Politics, and the Creation of the Rockefeller Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Jessica Barnes
Jessica Barnes|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Geography, University of South Carolina - Making Bread: The Cultural Politics of Food Security and Wheat Self-Sufficiency in Egypt

Wendy L. Luttrell
Wendy L. Luttrell|Abstract

Professor, Urban Education and Sociology, City University of New York, The Graduate Center - Care-ful Visions: Re-imagining Education through Working-class Children's Eyes

Jacob Beck
Jacob Beck|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Philosophy, York University - Beyond Language: How the Mind Represents the World

Ruth MacKay
Ruth MacKay|Abstract

Independent Scholar - The Commune and Pestilence: Plague in Castile in the Late Sixteenth Century

Orkideh Behrouzan
Orkideh Behrouzan|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Social Science, Health, and Medicine, King's College London - Prozàk Diaries: Generational Anomie and Psychiatric Subjectivities in Iran

Thomas F. Madden
Thomas F. Madden|Abstract

Professor, History, Saint Louis University - The Lion and the Cross: Crusade, Memory, and Identity in Medieval and Early Modern Venice

Anne M. Blackburn
Anne M. Blackburn|Abstract

Professor, Asian Studies, Cornell University - Making Buddhist Kingdoms across the Indian Ocean, 1200-1500

Preetha Mani
Preetha Mani|Abstract

Assistant Professor, African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures, Rutgers University-New Brunswick - Gender, Genre, and the Idea of Indian Literature: Hindi and Tamil Short Story Writing in Post-Independence India

Eileen Hunt Botting
Eileen Hunt Botting|Abstract

Associate Professor, Political Science, University of Notre Dame - Frankenstein and the Question of Human Development

Mark Fathi Massoud
Mark Fathi Massoud|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Politics, University of California, Santa Cruz - A History of Islamic Law and Human Rights in Greater Somalia

Lia Nicole Brozgal
Lia Nicole Brozgal|Abstract

Associate Professor, French and Francophone Studies, University of California, Los Angeles - A Postcolonial Anarchive, or When Literature Made History: Franco-Algerian Narratives of October 17, 1961

Tim Maudlin
Tim Maudlin|Abstract

Professor, Philosophy, New York University - Space-Time and the Theory of Linear Structures

Emily Callaci
Emily Callaci|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, University of Wisconsin-Madison - Ujamaa Urbanists: Street Archives and City Life in Socialist Tanzania

Christia Mercer
Christia Mercer|Abstract

Professor, Philosophy, Columbia University - Feeling the Way to Truth: Women, Reason, and the Development of Modern Philosophy

Eric Donald Carter
Eric Donald Carter|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Geography, Macalester College - The Health of the People: A History of Latin American Social Medicine

Tanya Stabler Miller
Tanya Stabler Miller|Abstract

Associate Professor, History and Political Science, Purdue University, Calumet - Men, Women, and Religious Education in Medieval France

Michael L. Cepek
Michael L. Cepek|Abstract

Associate Professor, Anthropology, University of Texas at San Antonio - Life in Oil: Surviving Disaster in the Petroleum Fields of Amazonia

Nadine Moeller
Nadine Moeller|Abstract

Associate Professor, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago - The Archaeology of Urbanism in Ancient Egypt: The Settlements from the Second Intermediate Period to the End of the Third Intermediate Period

Indrani Chatterjee
Indrani Chatterjee|Abstract

Professor, History, University of Texas at Austin - The Widows' Might: Lay-Monastic Partnerships and Colonial Capitalism in Nineteenth-Century India

Wendy Moffat
Wendy Moffat|Abstract

Professor, English, Dickinson College - The Most Terrible Years: Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant, Thomas Salmon, and the Trauma of the Great War

Thomas S. Christensen
Thomas S. Christensen|Abstract

Professor, Music, University of Chicago - Fétis and the Tonal Imagination: French Discourses of Musical Tonality in the Nineteenth Century

Elias Muhanna
Elias Muhanna|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Comparative Literature, Brown University - Big Data in the Medieval Islamic World: Classical Arabic Encyclopedias in Their Golden Age

Dorothy Sue Cobble
Dorothy Sue Cobble|Abstract

Professor, History, and Labor and Employment Relations, Rutgers University-New Brunswick - American Feminism: A Transnational History

Liesl M. Olson
Liesl M. Olson|Abstract

Affiliated Scholar, Scholl Center for American History and Culture, The Newberry - Chicago Renaissance: The Midwest and Modernism

Nicola Denzey Lewis
Nicola Denzey Lewis|Abstract

Visiting Associate Professor, Religious Studies, Brown University - Against the Cult of the Saints: The Reinvention of the Roman Catacombs

Bridget Erica Orr
Bridget Erica Orr|Abstract

Associate Professor, English, Vanderbilt University - England's Enlightenment Theater: Sentiment, Nation, Empire

Helen E. Deutsch
Helen E. Deutsch|Abstract

Professor, English, University of California, Los Angeles - The Last Amateur: Jonathan Swift, Edward Said, and the Profession of Literature

Andrea Orzoff
Andrea Orzoff|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, New Mexico State University - Music in Flight: Exiles, Refugees, Fugitives, and the Politics of Music in Latin America, 1933-1960

Rachel J. Devlin
Rachel J. Devlin|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, Rutgers University-New Brunswick - Girls on the Front Line: Gender and the Battle to Desegregate the Public Schools in the United States, 1945-1968

Elena Aleksandrovna Osokina
Elena Aleksandrovna Osokina|Abstract

Professor, History, University of South Carolina - Red Merchants: Soviet Export of Religious Art under Stalin

Albrecht Diem
Albrecht Diem|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, Syracuse University - Norm and Community: Early Medieval Monastic Rules and the Development of Regular Observance

Kathy Peiss
Kathy Peiss|Abstract

Professor, History, University of Pennsylvania - The Collecting Missions of World War II

Ryan Dohoney
Ryan Dohoney|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Musicology, Northwestern University - Abstraction as Ecumenism in Late Modernity: Morton Feldman and the Rothko Chapel

Supritha Rajan
Supritha Rajan|Abstract

Assistant Professor, English, University of Rochester - Transparent Forms: Thinking, Feeling, and Doing in the Human and Natural Sciences

Gail Lee Dubrow
Gail Lee Dubrow|Abstract

Professor, Architecture and History, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - Japonisme Revisited: Reckoning with the Embrace, Appropriation, and Survival of Japanese Culture in America, 1868-1945

John C. Reeves
John C. Reeves|Abstract

Professor, Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte - Illuminating the Afterlife of Ancient Apocryphal Jewish Literature

Tarek El-Ariss
Tarek El-Ariss|Abstract

Associate Professor, Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas at Austin - The Leaking Subject: Fiction and Scandal in the Arab Digital Age

Dorothy E. Roberts
Dorothy E. Roberts|Abstract

Professor, Africana Studies, Law, and Sociology, University of Pennsylvania - Interracial Marriage and Racial Equality in Chicago, 1937-1967

Ilana Feldman
Ilana Feldman|Abstract

Associate Professor, Anthropology, The George Washington University - Life Lived in Relief: Palestinian Refugees and the Humanitarian Experience

Erin K. Rowe
Erin K. Rowe|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, Johns Hopkins University - Black Saints in Early Modern Global Catholicism

Kate Flint
Kate Flint|Abstract

Professor, English and Art History, University of Southern California - Flash! Photography, Writing, and Surprising Illumination

Michael Silvers
Michael Silvers|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Musicology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Voices of Drought: Forró Soundscapes in Northeastern Brazil

Elizabeth S. Freeman
Elizabeth S. Freeman|Abstract

Professor, English, University of California, Davis - It Goes Without Saying: Sense-Methods in the United States’s Very Long Nineteenth Century

David Carroll Simon
David Carroll Simon|Abstract

Assistant Professor, English, University of Chicago - Light without Heat: Shades of Feeling in the Age of Scientific Revolution

Jessica Gerschultz
Jessica Gerschultz|Abstract

Assistant Professor, African and African-American Studies, University of Kansas - Decorative Arts of the Tunisian École: Fabrications of Modernism, Gender, and Class in Tunisia, 1948-1972

Eiko Maruko Siniawer
Eiko Maruko Siniawer|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, Williams College - Affluence of the Heart: Waste in Postwar Japan

Elina Gertsman
Elina Gertsman|Abstract

Associate Professor, Art History and Art, Case Western Reserve University - Figuring Absence: Empty Spaces in Late Medieval Art

Lisa M. Siraganian
Lisa M. Siraganian|Abstract

Associate Professor, English, Southern Methodist University - Against Corporate Humanism: The Modernist Critique of Corporate Mind

Denise Elif Gill
Denise Elif Gill|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Music, Washington University in St. Louis - Melancholic Modalities: Affect and Contemporary Turkish Classical Musicians

Shane Vogel
Shane Vogel|Abstract

Associate Professor, English, Indiana University Bloomington - Stolen Time: Black Fad Performance and the Calypso Craze

Daniel Goldmark
Daniel Goldmark|Abstract

Associate Professor, Music, Case Western Reserve University - Musical Stereotyping American Jewry in Early Twentieth-Century Mass Media

Christophe Wall-Romana
Christophe Wall-Romana|Abstract

Associate Professor, French and Italian, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - Kinopsis: Astronomy, Photography, and Pre-Cinema in the Nineteenth Century

Kevis Goodman
Kevis Goodman|Abstract

Associate Professor, English, University of California, Berkeley - Pathologies of Motion: Enlightenment Medicine and Romantic Poetics

John P. Welle
John P. Welle|Abstract

Professor, Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Notre Dame - The Poet and the Diva: Print Media from the Golden Age of Italian Silent Film

Jennie Grillo
Jennie Grillo|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Divinity School, Duke University - The Afterlife of the Apocryphal Daniel: Martyrdom, Idolatry, Liturgy

Joshua M. White
Joshua M. White|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, University of Virginia - Piracy and Law in the Ottoman Mediterranean, 1570-1700

Rachel Haidu
Rachel Haidu|Abstract

Associate Professor, Art and Art History, and Visual and Cultural Studies, University of Rochester - The Knot of Influence

Michael Willrich
Michael Willrich|Abstract

Professor, History, Brandeis University - The Anarchist's Advocate: War, Terror, and the Origins of America's Surveillance State

Christine Hong
Christine Hong|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz - Blurring the Color Line: Racial Fictions, Militarized Humanity, and the Pax Americana in the Cold War Pacific Rim

Winnie Won Yin Wong
Winnie Won Yin Wong|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley - Barbarian Similitudes: Canton, Trade, Painting, 1700-1842

Jill E. Kelly
Jill E. Kelly|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, Southern Methodist University - Chiefs by the People: Land, Conflict, and Authority in Twentieth-Century South Africa

Colleen P. Woods
Colleen P. Woods|Abstract
Oscar Handlin/ACLS Fellow

Assistant Professor, History, University of Maryland, College Park - Bombs, Bureaucrats, and Rosary Beads: The United States, the Philippines, and the Making of Global Anti-Communism

Donna Lee Kwon
Donna Lee Kwon|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Musicology and Ethnomusicology, University of Kentucky - Stepping in the Madang: Embodying Space and Place in Korean Drumming and Dance

Serena R. Zabin
Serena R. Zabin|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, Carleton College - Occupying Boston: An Intimate History of the Boston Massacre