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

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Mellon/ACLS Recent Doctoral Recipients


Mellon/ACLS Recent Doctoral Recipients Fellowships provided a year’s support for scholars to advance their research, following completion of the doctorate.  The Recent Doctoral Recipient Fellows were chosen from among the pool of successful applicants to either the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships competition or other competitions of national stature for dissertation completion awards.

This program was made possible by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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

Richard Patrick Anderson|Abstract

Art History, Columbia University - Toward a Socialist Architecture, 1928-1953

Natalie M. Phillips
Natalie M. Phillips|Abstract

English Literature, Stanford University - Attention and Reading: A Cognitive Approach to Literary Focus

Lucas Bessire
Lucas Bessire|Abstract

Anthropology, New York University - Behold the Black Caiman: Mediating Modernity, Sentiment, and Indigeneity among the Ayoreo Indians of the Gran Chaco
In residence at the School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe during academic year 2010-11; August 1, 2010 through July 31, 2011

Peter Polak-Springer
Peter Polak-Springer|Abstract

Modern European History, Rutgers University-New Brunswick - Making “Recoveries”: The Cultural Politics of Territorial Appropriation in a German-Polish Industrial Borderland, 1922-1971

Sarah Isabel Cameron
Sarah Isabel Cameron|Abstract

History, Yale University - The Hungry Steppe: Soviet Kazakhstan and the Kazakh Famine, 1921-1934

Jacob Aaron Carliner Remes
Jacob Aaron Carliner Remes|Abstract

History, Duke University - Relief and Resistance: Urban Disasters and the Formation of the North American Progressive State
In residence at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture, Concordia University during academic year 2010-11

Alex Csiszar
Alex Csiszar|Abstract

History of Science, Harvard University - Regulating the Scientific Machine: Print, Classification, and Community in the Natural Sciences, 1889-1920

Caroline Emily Shaw
Caroline Emily Shaw|Abstract

History, University of California, Berkeley - Recall to Life: Imperial Britain, Foreign Refugees, and the Development of Modern Refuge, 1789-1921

Meghan C. Doherty
Meghan C. Doherty|Abstract

Art History, University of Wisconsin-Madison - Carving Knowledge: Printed Images, Accuracy, and the Early Royal Society of London

Tes Slominski
Tes Slominski|Abstract

Ethnomusicology, New York University - Gender, Music, and the Public Sphere in Twentieth-Century Ireland
In residence at the Louise W. and Edmund J. Kahn Liberal Arts Institute, Smith College during academic year 2010-11

Pablo F. Gómez
Pablo F. Gómez|Abstract

History, Vanderbilt University - Imagining Atlantic Bodies: Health, Illness, and Death in the Early Modern African-Spanish Caribbean
In residence at the Cogut Center for the Humanities, Brown University during academic year 2011-12

Anton Braxton Soderman
Anton Braxton Soderman|Abstract

Media Studies, Brown University - Wherefore Art Thou? Video Games and Aesthetic Discourse

Katie Hornstein
Katie Hornstein|Abstract

History of Art, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor - Episodes in Political Illusion: The Proliferation of War Imagery in Nineteenth-Century France, 1804-1856

Elizabeth S. Todd-Breland
Elizabeth S. Todd-Breland|Abstract

History, University of Chicago - A Political Education: Race, Politics, and Education in Post-Civil Rights Chicago
In residence at the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, Northwestern University during academic year 2010-11

Alvaro E. Jarrin
Alvaro E. Jarrin|Abstract

Cultural Anthropology, Duke University - Cosmetic Citizenship: Beauty, Affect, and Social Inequality in Southeastern Brazil

Johanna Elisabeth Wolff
Johanna Elisabeth Wolff|Abstract

Philosophy, Stanford University - Socratic Philosophy

Ozan Karaman
Ozan Karaman|Abstract

Geography, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities - Islamic Urban Governance: A Transnational Perspective

Chad D. Wriglesworth
Chad D. Wriglesworth|Abstract

English, University of Iowa - Geographies of Reclamation: Writing and Water in the Columbia River Basin, 1855-2009
In residence at the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies during academic year 2010-11: August 1, 2010 through July 31, 2011

Julilly Kohler-Hausmann
Julilly Kohler-Hausmann|Abstract

History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Forging a Punishing State: The Punitive Turn in American Social and Criminal Policy, 1968-1980
In residence at the Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University during academic year 2010-11; September 1, 2010 through August 31, 2011

Sarah Zukerman Daly
Sarah Zukerman Daly|Abstract

Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Bankruptcy, Guns, or Campaigns: Explaining Armed Organizations’ Post-War Trajectories

Sara J. Milstein
Sara J. Milstein|Abstract

Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, New York University - Revamping Ancient Texts: Revision through Introduction in Biblical and Mesopotamian Narratives