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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.

Michael James Alijewicz
Michael James Alijewicz

PhD, English Literature, Vanderbilt University
Appointed as Student Success Officer, International Student Exchange Programs
see position description

Patrick Ryan Potyondy
Patrick Ryan Potyondy

PhD, History, Ohio State University, Columbus
Appointed as Legislative Policy Specialist, National Conference of State Legislatures
see position description

James J. A. Blair
James J. A. Blair

PhD, Anthropology, City University of New York, The Graduate Center
Appointed as International Campaign Advocate, Natural Resources Defense Council
see position description

Michelle M Rivera
Michelle M Rivera

PhD, Communications, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Appointed as Public Engagement Manager for Diversity and Inclusion, The Field Museum
see position description

Aleia M. Brown
Aleia M. Brown

PhD, Public History, Middle Tennessee State University
Appointed as Program Manager, Humanities Action Lab
see position description

Amanda Marie Rossie
Amanda Marie Rossie

PhD, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, The Ohio State University
Appointed as Policy Analyst, National Women's Law Center
see position description

Alison Denise Brzenchek
Alison Denise Brzenchek

PhD, Communication, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Appointed as Campaign Organizer, Free Press
see position description

Jacinta R Saffold
Jacinta R Saffold

PhD, African American Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Appointed as Associate Director for Diversity, Equity, and Student Success, Association of American Colleges and Universities
see position description

Christa D Cesario
Christa D Cesario

PhD, Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania
Appointed as Community Organizer, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
see position description

Katie Sue Sisneros
Katie Sue Sisneros

PhD, English Literature, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Appointed as Content Analyst, Minneapolis Institute of Art
see position description

Rebecca L. Fall
Rebecca L. Fall

PhD, English, Northwestern University
Appointed as Strategic Communications Manager, The Public Theater
see position description

Haley Swenson
Haley Swenson

PhD, Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Ohio State University, Columbus
Appointed as Editor, New America
see position description

Sara S. Goek
Sara S. Goek

PhD, History / Digital Arts & Humanities, University College Cork
Appointed as Program Manager, Association of College & Research Libraries
see position description

Elizabeth O'Ressa Venditto
Elizabeth O'Ressa Venditto

PhD, History, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Appointed as Policy Analyst, NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs
see position description

Sophia Booth Magnone
Sophia Booth Magnone

PhD, Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz
Appointed as Development Manager, The Feminist Press
see position description

Benjamin D. Weber
Benjamin D. Weber

PhD, History, Harvard University
Appointed as Senior Program Associate, Vera Institute of Justice
see position description

Sasha Metcalf
Sasha Metcalf

PhD, Musicology, University of California, Santa Barbara
Appointed as Program Analyst, Education and Community Engagement, Brooklyn Academy of Music
see position description

Kara Wentworth
Kara Wentworth

PhD, Communication, University of California, San Diego
Appointed as Strategic Impact Analyst, Twin Cities PBS
see position description

Mytoan Nguyen-Akbar
Mytoan Nguyen-Akbar

PhD, Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Appointed as Impact and Assessment Manager, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture
see position description

Chikako Yamauchi
Chikako Yamauchi

PhD, Art History, University of Canterbury (New Zealand)
Appointed as Program Evaluator, Community Partners
see position description