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

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Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellows


The Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowships provide advanced assistant professors and untenured associate professors in the humanities and related social sciences with time and resources to pursue their research under optimal conditions. The Ryskamp Fellowships particularly recognize those whose scholarly contributions have advanced their fields and who have well designed and carefully developed plans for new research.

Generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, these fellowships are named for Charles A. Ryskamp, literary scholar, distinguished library and museum director, and long-serving trustee of the Mellon Foundation.

Read more about this fellowship program.

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

Jasmine A. Alinder
Jasmine A. Alinder|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - The Lens and the Law: The Rights of Photographic Representation

Flagg Miller
Flagg Miller|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, University of California, Davis - The Osama Bin Laden Audiotape Library: Echoes of Legality

Anne Margaret Baxley
Anne Margaret Baxley|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Philosophy, Washington University in St. Louis - Happiness and Its Value in Kant's Ethics

Karl Hagstrom Miller
Karl Hagstrom Miller|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, University of Texas at Austin - Sound Investments: Historical Perspectives on Music Ownership and Piracy

Matthew P. Canepa
Matthew P. Canepa|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Art History, College of Charleston - Iran Between Alexander and Islam: Contesting the Global Idea of Iranian Kingship in the Hellenized and Iranian Near East, Central and South Asia, 330 BCE- 642 CE

Mia M. Mochizuki
Mia M. Mochizuki|Abstract

Assistant Professor, Art History, Jesuit School of Theology and Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley - The Netherlandish Print Abroad, 1543-1639: Art, Religion, and Economics in the Early Modern World

Maya Jasanoff
Maya Jasanoff|Abstract

Associate Professor, History, Harvard University - The American Loyalist Diaspora: A Global History

Kenneth B. Moss
Kenneth B. Moss|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, Johns Hopkins University - Seeing Like a Nation: The Public and Private Lives of East European Jews in the Age of Nationalism, 1890-1939

Stephen A. Mihm
Stephen A. Mihm|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, University of Georgia - The Country’s Currency: A History of the Dollar from the American Revolution to the American Century

Marina A. Rustow
Marina A. Rustow|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, Emory University - Patronage and Politics: Islamic Empire and the Medieval Jewish Community

Elizabeth Carolyn Miller
Elizabeth Carolyn Miller|Abstract

Assistant Professor, English, University of California, Davis - The Birth of Slow Print: Literary Radicalism and Print Culture, 1880-1914

Tara Zahra
Tara Zahra|Abstract

Assistant Professor, History, University of Chicago - Lost Children: Displacement and the Family in Twentieth-Century Europe