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Mellon/ACLS Recent Doctoral Recipients

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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.

Nosheen Ali
Nosheen Ali|Abstract

Development Sociology, Cornell University - States of Struggle: Politics, Religion, and Ecology in the Northern Areas, Pakistan

Valeria Manzano
Valeria Manzano|Abstract

Latin American History, Indiana University, Bloomington - The Making of Youth in Argentina: Culture, Politics, and Sexuality, 1956-1976

Yuen Yuen Ang
Yuen Yuen Ang|Abstract

Political Science, Stanford University - State, Market, and Bureau-Contracting in Reform China

Kathryn Merkel-Hess
Kathryn Merkel-Hess|Abstract

History, University of California, Irvine - A New People: The Chinese Rural Modern in History
In residence at the Humanities Center (UC Irvine) during academic year 2009-10

Jelena Batinic|Abstract

History, Stanford University - Gender, Revolution, and War: The Mobilization of Women in the Yugoslav Partisan Resistance in World War II

Hisyar Ozsoy|Abstract

Anthropology, University of Texas, Austin - Fighting over Corpses: Tracing Histories of Competing Necropolitics and Sovereignties in the Kurdish Conflict in Turkey

Alex S. Cummings
Alex S. Cummings|Abstract

History, Columbia University - Music Piracy and the Value of Sound, 1909-1976

Emily J. Pawley
Emily J. Pawley|Abstract

History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania - "The Balance Sheet of Nature:" Calculating the New York Farm, 1825-1860.
In residence at the Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science during academic year 2010-11

Erin Katherine Debenport
Erin Katherine Debenport|Abstract

Linguistics, University of Chicago - Indigenous Literacies: Historical and Emergent Writing Practices in the American Southwest

Elizabeth J. Pillsbury
Elizabeth J. Pillsbury|Abstract

U.S. History, Columbia University - An American Bouillabaisse: The Ecology, Politics and Economics of Fishing around New York City, 1870-Present
In residence at the Humanities Institute, Stony Brook University during academic year 2010-11

Ahmed El Shamsy
Ahmed El Shamsy|Abstract

History and Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University - The Construction and Perpetuation of Authority in Classical Islamic Law

Chitra Ramalingam
Chitra Ramalingam|Abstract

History of Science, Harvard University - The Science of Transience: Physics and the Visualization of Movement in Nineteenth-Century London
In residence at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH) during academic year 2009-10

Gregg Gardner
Gregg Gardner|Abstract

Religion, Princeton University - The Origins of Jewish Charity and Social Justice
In residence at the Cogut Center for the Humanities during academic year 2010-11

Laura Robson|Abstract

History, Yale University - The Making of Sectarianism: Arab Christians in British Mandate Palestine

Chriscinda Claire Henry
Chriscinda Claire Henry|Abstract

Art History, University of Chicago - Rustics, Outsiders, Buffoons, and Courtesans: Low Painting and Italian Renaissance Culture
In residence at the Whitney Humanities Center during academic year 2009-10

Lihong Shi
Lihong Shi|Abstract

Anthropology, Tulane University - “Little Quilted Vests to Warm Parents’ Hearts”: Transforming Reproductive Choice in Rural Northeast China
In residence at the Heyman Center for the Humanities during academic year 2009-10

Andrew Robert Highsmith
Andrew Robert Highsmith|Abstract

History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor - Demolition Means Progress: Race, Class, and the Deconstruction of the American Dream in Flint, Michigan

Neal A. Tognazzini
Neal A. Tognazzini|Abstract

Philosophy, University of California, Riverside - Freedom, Love, and Truth: An Exploration of Themes from Harry Frankfurt

Karen L. Hiles
Karen L. Hiles|Abstract

Historical Musicology, Columbia University - Haydn and the Musical Cultures of War, 1790–1809
In residence at the Davis Humanities Institute during academic year 2010-11

Theresa Marie Ventura
Theresa Marie Ventura|Abstract

History, Columbia University - Empire for Reform: Agrarianism, Environment, and Empire in the American Occupied Philippines, 1898-1936
In residence at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress during academic year 2010-11

Faith C. Hillis
Faith C. Hillis|Abstract

History, Yale University - Between Empire and Nation: Urban Politics, Violence, and Community in Kiev, 1863-1914

Moulie Vidas|Abstract

Religion, Princeton University - The Old and The New in Ancient Judaism and Christianity

Jeffrey Todd Knight
Jeffrey Todd Knight|Abstract

English, Northwestern University - Compiling Culture: Textual Assembly and the Production of Renaissance Literature