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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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Lorraine V. Aragon
Lorraine V. Aragon|Abstract

Adjunct Associate Professor, Anthropology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Partial Enclosures: Copyright, Creativity, and Traditional Cultural Expressions in Southeast Asia

Virag Molnar
Virag Molnar|Abstract

Associate Professor, Sociology, The New School - Civil Society and the Return of Radical Nationalism in Postsocialist Hungary

Christopher Ball
Christopher Ball|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Anthropology, University of Notre Dame - Language and Riverscape in Indigenous Brazil: Mapping Cosmology and Politics of Place

Fabien Montcher
Fabien Montcher|Abstract

Visiting Assistant Professor, History, Saint Louis University - Scholarship and the Making of Politics in Early Modern Empires: The Iberian Routes of the Republic of Letters

Tyler Bickford
Tyler Bickford|Abstract

Assistant Professor, English, University of Pittsburgh - Tween Pop: Children's Music and the Public Sphere

Amy M. Mooney
Amy M. Mooney|Abstract

Associate Professor, Art and Art History, Columbia College Chicago - Portraits of Noteworthy Character: Negotiating a Collective American Identity

Andrea F. Bohlman
Andrea F. Bohlman|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Music, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Fragile Sound, Quiet History: Music and Unofficial Media in Communist Poland

John K. Moore Jr.
John K. Moore Jr.|Abstract

Associate Professor, Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Alabama at Birmingham - “His Majesty’s Prosecutor v. José Soller, Mulatto Pilgrim, for Impersonating a Priest and Other Crimes”: A Study, Critical Edition, and Translation

Timothy Scott Brown
Timothy Scott Brown|Abstract

Professor, History, Northeastern University - The Greening of Cold War Germany: Environmentalism and Social Movements across the Wall and Beyond, 1968-1989

Mithi Mukherjee
Mithi Mukherjee|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, University of Colorado Boulder - The Asian Jurist and the Empire: Radhabinod Pal, Anticolonialism, and the Counter-Discourse of International Law

Megan Bryson
Megan Bryson|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Esoteric Networks: Transregional Buddhism in the Dali Kingdom

Christina Neilson
Christina Neilson|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Art, Oberlin College - Living Devotion: Animating Sculpture in Early Modern Europe

Sinem Arcak Casale
Sinem Arcak Casale|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Art History, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - Courtly Encounters in War and Peace: Ottoman-Safavid Gift Exchange, 1501-1660

Becky M. Nicolaides
Becky M. Nicolaides|Abstract

Research Scholar, Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West, University of Southern California - On the Ground in Suburbia: A Chronicle of Social and Civic Transformation in Los Angeles Since 1945

Wendy Hui Kyong Chun
Wendy Hui Kyong Chun|Abstract

Professor, Modern Culture and Media, Brown University - Discriminating Data: Neighborhoods, Individuals, Proxies

Patrick J. O'Banion
Patrick J. O'Banion|Abstract

Associate Professor, History and Geography, Lindenwood University - Deza and Its Moriscos: Faith and Community in Early Modern Spain

Amy Rose Deal
Amy Rose Deal|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley - Reporting Belief in the Nez Perce Language

Vanessa Ogle
Vanessa Ogle|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, University of Pennsylvania - Archipelago Capitalism: Tax Havens, Offshore Money, and the Shadow Economy, 1920s-1980s

Asa Eger
Asa Eger|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, University of North Carolina at Greensboro - Islamic Antioch: A History of a Medieval City from the Fifth to Fifteenth Centuries

Carol J. Oja
Carol J. Oja|Abstract

Professor, Music and American Studies, Harvard University - Black Virtuosos and Civil Rights: Racial Desegregation of the Concert Hall and Opera Stage after World War II

Dyan H. Elliott
Dyan H. Elliott|Abstract

Professor, History, Northwestern University - Sexual Scandal and the Medieval Clergy

Ana Hedberg Olenina
Ana Hedberg Olenina|Abstract

Visiting Scholar, Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture, Arizona State University - Psychomotor Aesthetics: Perspectives on Expressive Movement and Affect in Russian and American Modernity, 1910s-1920s

Nicole Rachelle Fleetwood
Nicole Rachelle Fleetwood|Abstract
ACLS/New York Public Library Fellow

Associate Professor, American Studies, Rutgers University-New Brunswick - Carceral Aesthetics: Prison Art and Public Culture

Jann C. Pasler
Jann C. Pasler|Abstract

Professor, Music, University of California, San Diego - Sounding the French Empire: Colonial Ethnographies of Music and New Media, 1860-1960

Jennifer Fleissner
Jennifer Fleissner|Abstract

Associate Professor, English, Indiana University Bloomington - Maladies of the Will: The American Novel and the Symptomatology of Modernity

Samuel Perry
Samuel Perry|Abstract

Associate Professor, East Asian Studies, Brown University - From across the Genkai Sea: Japanese Literature and the Korean War

Elizabeth A. Foster
Elizabeth A. Foster|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, Tufts University - Decolonizing Faith: Catholics and the End of French Empire in Sub-Saharan Africa

Derek Peterson
Derek Peterson|Abstract
ACLS/NEH International and Area Studies

Professor, History, and Afro-American and African Studies, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor - The Infrastructure of Dissent in Postcolonial Uganda

Victoria S. Frede
Victoria S. Frede|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, University of California, Berkeley - Elective Affinities: Friendship in Russia, 1750-1840

Brian A. Porter-Szucs
Brian A. Porter-Szucs|Abstract

Professor, History, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor - Supply-Side Socialism: The Foundations of Neoliberalism in Communist Poland

Heidi Gengenbach
Heidi Gengenbach|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, University of Massachusetts Boston - Recipes for Disaster? Hunger Relief and Changing Rural Foodways in Mozambique

Allison Pugh
Allison Pugh|Abstract

Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Virginia - On the Cutting Edge of Intimacy: Children, Parents, and Institutions Negotiating Cultural Change

Joy Gordon
Joy Gordon|Abstract

Professor, Philosophy, Loyola University Chicago - Perfect Injustice: The United Nations Security Council and the Question of Legitimacy

Tahera Qutbuddin
Tahera Qutbuddin|Abstract

Associate Professor, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago - Classical Arabic Oratory: Religion, Politics, and Orality-Based Aesthetics of Public Address in the Early Islamic World

Neve Gordon
Neve Gordon|Abstract

Professor, Politics and Government, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev - The History and Politics of Human Shields

Lindsay V. Reckson
Lindsay V. Reckson|Abstract

Assistant Professor, English, Haverford College - Realist Ecstasy: Religion, Race, and Performance in American Literature

Yogita Goyal
Yogita Goyal|Abstract

Associate Professor, English and African American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles - Slavery and the Transnational Reinvention of Form

Ariel Rogers
Ariel Rogers|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Radio/Television/Film, Northwestern University - Screens and the Cinematic Apparatus in 1930s Hollywood and Beyond

Bruce Grant
Bruce Grant|Abstract

Professor, Anthropology, New York University - The Donkey Wars: Satire, Free Speech, and Political Imagination in the Muslim Caucasus

Nina Rowe
Nina Rowe|Abstract

Associate Professor, Art History and Music, Fordham University - The World in a Book: Weltchroniken and Society at the End of the Middle Ages

Christopher Grasso
Christopher Grasso|Abstract

Professor, History, College of William & Mary - Skepticism and American Faith: From the Revolution to the Civil War

Kristina Sessa
Kristina Sessa|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, The Ohio State University - The Church at War in Late Antiquity, 350-700 CE

Gerardo Gutierrez
Gerardo Gutierrez|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Anthropology, University of Colorado Boulder - “And Moctezuma became angry when we left Mexico...”: Nahua Migrations to Eastern Guerrero, Contested Landscapes, and Place-Making as Represented in the Lienzos de Chiepetlan

Yüksel Sezgin
Yüksel Sezgin|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Political Science, Syracuse University - Muslim Family Laws, Human Rights, and Democracy

Waïl S. Hassan
Waïl S. Hassan|Abstract

Professor, Comparative and World Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Arab Brazil: Literature, Culture, and Orientalism in the Racial Democracy

Jenny Sharpe
Jenny Sharpe|Abstract

Professor, English, University of California, Los Angeles - Immaterial Archives: Lost Pasts, Salvaged Futures

John Hay
John Hay|Abstract

Assistant Professor, English, University of Nevada, Las Vegas - A New World in Ruins: Postapocalyptic Fantasies in Antebellum American Literature

Kristel Smentek
Kristel Smentek|Abstract

Associate Professor, Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Objects of Encounter: China in Eighteenth-Century France

Larisa Jasarevic
Larisa Jasarevic|Abstract

Senior Lecturer, Global Studies, University of Chicago - Post-War Natures and Contemplative Apicultures: Beekeeping in Bosnia

Julia Staffel
Julia Staffel|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Philosophy, Washington University in St. Louis - Unsettled Thoughts: Reasoning, Uncertainty, and Epistemology

Ari Joskowicz
Ari Joskowicz|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Jewish Studies, Vanderbilt University - Jews and Roma in the Shadow of Genocide

Rebecca Stein
Rebecca Stein|Abstract

Associate Professor, Anthropology, Duke University - Captured: How the Digital Camera Has Changed the Israeli Occupation

Robin Judd
Robin Judd|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, The Ohio State University - Love at the Zero Hour: Jewish Brides, Solider Husbands, and Strategies for Reconstruction, 1943-1955

Noelle Stout
Noelle Stout|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Anthropology, New York University - Bound by Default: Homeowners, Lenders, and the Enduring Debts of the American Foreclosure Crisis

Kathryn Kerby-Fulton
Kathryn Kerby-Fulton|Abstract

Professor, English, University of Notre Dame - Medieval Interiorities and Modern Readers: Recovering Medieval Reading Practices for Understanding the Self


Professor, Music, Wesleyan University - Expressing and Contesting Java-Islam Encounters: Performing Arts at the Crossroads

Robert Kugler
Robert Kugler|Abstract

Professor, Religious Studies and Classics, Lewis & Clark College - Discovering Legal Pluralism: Toward a New Understanding of the Jews of Hellenistic Egypt

Daniel Ludwig Sutherland
Daniel Ludwig Sutherland|Abstract

Associate Professor, Philosophy, University of Illinois at Chicago - Kant's Philosophy and the Question of Mathematical Knowledge

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

Associate Professor, History and East Asian Studies, University of Arizona - Revolution In the Quotidian: A History of Maoist Urban Space, 1953-1983

Candacy A. Taylor
Candacy A. Taylor|Abstract

Independent Scholar - Sites of Sanctuary: The Negro Motorist Green Book

Rebecca Maloy
Rebecca Maloy|Abstract

Associate Professor, Musicology, University of Colorado Boulder - Sung in Honor of Sacrifice: Text, Melody, and Exegesis in the Iberian Offertory

Valerie Traub
Valerie Traub|Abstract

Professor, English and Women's Studies, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor - Mapping Embodiment in the Early Modern West: Anatomy, Cartography, and the Prehistory of Normality

Lerone A. Martin
Lerone A. Martin|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, Washington University in St. Louis - J. Edgar Hoover’s Stained Glass Window: The FBI and Christian America

Marc Van De Mieroop
Marc Van De Mieroop|Abstract

Professor, History, Columbia University - Babylonian Cosmopolitanism and the Birth of Greek and Hebrew Literate Traditions

Daniel Wallace Maze
Daniel Wallace Maze|Abstract

Independent Scholar - The Bellini Workshop

Lori J. Walters
Lori J. Walters|Abstract

Professor, Modern Languages and Linguistics, Florida State University - The Female Creator: Christine de Pizan and Her Books

Mary Kate McGowan
Mary Kate McGowan|Abstract

Professor, Philosophy, Wellesley College - Just Words: Speech and the Constitution of Harm

David Gordon White
David Gordon White|Abstract

Professor, Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara - European Demonology Viewed from the East