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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.

Jane Greenway Carr
Jane Greenway Carr

PhD, English and American Literature, New York University
Appointed as Contributing Editor, The New America Foundation
see position description

Rikk Mulligan
Rikk Mulligan

PhD, American Studies, Michigan State University
Appointed as Program Officer for Scholarly Publishing, Association of Research Libraries
see position description

Anh Thang Dao-Shah
Anh Thang Dao-Shah

PhD, American Studies, University of Southern California
Appointed as Program Manager, Policy and Evaluation, San Francisco Arts Commission
see position description

Ciara Elene Murphy
Ciara Elene Murphy

PhD, Theater and Performance Studies, Stanford University
Appointed as Strategy and Planning Manager, The Public Theater
see position description

Emily Dufton
Emily Dufton

PhD, American Studies, George Washington University
Appointed as Engagement Analyst, Center for Public Integrity
see position description

Jessica H. Neptune
Jessica H. Neptune

PhD, History, University of Chicago
Appointed as Policy Analyst, Division of Economic Support for Families, US Department of Health and Human Services
see position description

Craig Eley
Craig Eley

PhD, American Studies, University of Iowa
Appointed as Digital Producer, To the Best of Our Knowledge, Wisconsin Public Radio
see position description

Fari Nzinga
Fari Nzinga

PhD, Cultural Anthropology, Duke University
Appointed as Public Policy Officer, New Orleans Museum of Art
see position description

Timothy Philip Fadgen
Timothy Philip Fadgen

PhD, Political Studies, University of Auckland
Appointed as Program Manager, Social Enterprise Projects, American Refugee Committee
see position description

Rob Schoenbeck
Rob Schoenbeck

PhD, English, University of California, Irvine
Appointed as Partnerships Evaluation Manager, Kiva
see position description

Cecily R. Garber
Cecily R. Garber

PhD, English, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Appointed as Communications Officer, Council of Independent Colleges
see position description

Glenda Elizabeth Sherouse
Glenda Elizabeth Sherouse

PhD, History, University of South Carolina
Appointed as Senior Content Manager, Human Rights Campaign
see position description

Caroline Harper
Caroline Harper

PhD, Political Science, Howard University
Appointed as Policy Analyst, United Negro College Fund
see position description

Joan Fragaszy Troyano
Joan Fragaszy Troyano

PhD, American Studies, George Washington University
Appointed as Public Outreach Manager, Our American Journey, Smithsonian Institution, Grand Challenges Consortia
see position description

Samira K. Mehta
Samira K. Mehta

PhD, Religion, Emory University
Appointed as Manager of Strategic Initiatives, Museum of Jewish Heritage
see position description

Michael G. Ursell
Michael G. Ursell

PhD, Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz
Appointed as Program Manager; Project Coordinator
see position description

Bradley Matthys Moore
Bradley Matthys Moore

PhD, History and the History of Science, Medicine and Technology, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Appointed as Research and Partnerships Manager, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
see position description

Rebecca Wall
Rebecca Wall

PhD, History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Appointed as Program Officer, Office of International Relations, Smithsonian Institution
see position description

Jennifer Lee Moses
Jennifer Lee Moses

PhD, American History, University of Delaware
Appointed as Program Developer, National Constitution Center
see position description