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Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows

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Now in its seventh year, the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program places recent humanities PhDs in staff positions at partnering agencies in government and the non-profit sector for two-year appointments. These appointments provide career development opportunities in administration, management, and public service and vary from year to year depending on participating agencies. The Public Fellows program demonstrates that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application, both within and beyond the academy. The generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation makes this program possible. Read more about the Public Fellows program.

Position descriptions:

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

Sean K. Andrews
Sean K. Andrews

PhD, Cultural Studies, George Mason University
Appointed as Program Officer, National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE)
see position description

Kristen N. Hodge
Kristen N. Hodge

PhD, American Studies, University of Maryland, College Park
Appointed as Policy Analyst, Association of American Universities (AAU)
see position description

Barbara Ceptus
Barbara Ceptus

PhD, Cultural Studies, University of California, Davis
Appointed as Leadership Development Officer, Council on Foundations
see position description

Karen Smid
Karen Smid

PhD, Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Appointed as Human Rights/Democracy Promotion Specialist, US Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
see position description

Pamela I. Epstein
Pamela I. Epstein

PhD, American History, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Appointed as Cultural Communications Specialist, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
see position description

Laurel Seely Voloder
Laurel Seely Voloder

PhD, Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz
Appointed as Religious Freedom Promotion Specialist, US Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
see position description

Rebecca Hewett
Rebecca Hewett

PhD, Theatre History and Criticism, University of Texas, Austin
Appointed as Cultural Programs Specialist, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
see position description

Marianne C. Zwicker
Marianne C. Zwicker

PhD, German Studies, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Appointed as Program Officer, Institute of International Education (IIE)
see position description