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

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Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellows


The Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars support scholars in the humanities and social sciences in the crucial years immediately following the granting of tenure, and provide potential leaders in their fields with the resources to pursue long-term, unusually ambitious projects.

The Burkhardt Fellowships are generously supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. They are named for Frederick Burkhardt, president emeritus of ACLS, whose decades of work on The Correspondence of Charles Darwin constitute a signal example of dedication to a demanding and ambitious scholarly enterprise.

Read more about this fellowship program.

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

Charlene Villaseñor Black
Charlene Villaseñor Black|Abstract

Associate Professor, Art History, University of California, Los Angeles - Transforming Saints: Women, Art, and Conversion in Spain and Mexico, 1521-1800
For residence at the Huntington Library during academic year 2011-2012

Eric Matthew Nelson
Eric Matthew Nelson|Abstract

Professor, Government, Harvard University - Thinking the Revolution: American Political Thought, 1763-1789
For residence at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study during academic year 2011-2012

David R. Como
David R. Como|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, Stanford University - Radical Parliamentarians and the English Civil War
For residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library during academic year 2011-2012

Michael Philip Penn
Michael Philip Penn|Abstract

Associate Professor, Religion, Mount Holyoke College - Syriac Christian Reactions to the Rise of Islam
For residence at the National Humanities Center during academic year 2012-2013

Laura Gotkowitz
Laura Gotkowitz|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, University of Iowa - Trials without End: Political Violence and Democracy in Bolivia after World War II
For residence at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress during academic year 2012-2013

Ethan Pollock
Ethan Pollock|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, Brown University - “Without the Bania We Would Perish”: A History of the Russian Bathhouse
For residence at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences during academic year 2013-2014

Weijing Lu
Weijing Lu|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, University of California, San Diego - Marriage and Intimacy in Late Imperial China
For residence at the Huntington Library during academic year 2011-2012

Monica Prasad
Monica Prasad|Abstract

Associate Professor, Sociology, Northwestern University - The Land of Too Much: American Productivity and Comparative Political Economy
For residence at the Newberry Library during academic year 2011-2012