Improving the Human Experience

The American Council of Learned Societies encourages and enables scholarship to help us understand the human experience — and improve it.
Helping to find new perspectives in history and culture

ACLS supports the creation and circulation of knowledge that advances understanding of humanity and human endeavors in the past, present, and future, with a view toward improving human experience.


Adam Cilli

University of Pittsburgh, Greensburg

Arathi Menon

Hamilton College

Aruna Gamage

SOAS, University of London

Benedicta Lomotey

University of Ghana

Brandon Scott

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Brian Bond

University of California, Berkeley

Corey Johnson

Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Daniel Wojahn

University of Oxford

An Jiang

Dendup Chophel

Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Ebenezer Concepcion

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

Ehlimana Memisevic

University of Sarajevo

Yidong Gong

New College of Florida

Emil Kerenji

US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Eric Harvey

Independent Scholar

Guadalupe Escobar

University of Nevada, Reno

Jerome Clark

Arizona State University West

Jacqueline Stewart

University of Chicago

Magdalena Grabowska

The Polish Academy of Sciences

Jakeya Caruthers

Drexel University

Jane Landers

Vanderbilt University

Jesse Drian

University of Southern California

Jorge Marcone

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Jose J. Morales Benitez

University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez

Godwin Onuoha

Mercer County Community College

Joshua Reason

University of Pennsylvania

Katrina Powell

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

Kelly Carlton

Princeton University

Khadeeja Majoka

Columbia University

Yun-chen Lu

DePaul University

Kiara Childs

Data & Society

Guttorm Gundersen

Harvard University

Margaret Jacobs

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Margie Tang-Oxley

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Mark Letteney

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mira Xenia Schwerda

University of Edinburgh

Osama Siddiqui

Providence College

Matthew West

George Mason University

Melanie Chambliss

University of Rochester

Meshell Sturgis

University of Washington

Monica Styles

Howard University

Nicole Navarro

Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Rachel Quist

University of Kansas

Rachelle Saruya

University of Toronto, Mississauga

Rae Kuruhara

University of California, Los Angeles

Sandy Chang

University of Florida

Sharon Kunde

Duke University

Sonja Gandert

City University of New York, The Graduate Center

Terrance Wooten

University of California, Santa Barbara

Tina Grandinetti


Toyin Ajose

University of Ibadan

Nils Martin

École Pratique des Hautes Études

Roya Biggie

Knox College

Airlee Ringgold Johnson

Washington College

Alfredo Escudero

Florida International University

Anthony Landers

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Ashley Duffey

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Aynur Kadir

University of British Columbia

Bebel Ibarra

Tulane University

Benjamin Nutor

Texas A&M University

Bianba Deji

University of Hong Kong

Danielle Davis

Florida State University

Francisco Chen-López

Spelman College

Gabrielle Cornish

University of Miami

Gokh Alshaif

University of California, Santa Barbara

Ha’åni San Nicolas

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Hillary Langberg

Bard College

Irene Brisson

Louisiana State University

Ja Won Lee

California State University, East Bay

Kalzang Bhutia

University of Southern California

Karma Frierson

Washington University in St. Louis

Kristina Hook

Kennesaw State University

Larissa Juip

Michigan Technological University

Peter Szanto

Eötvös Loránd University

Petya Andreeva

Parsons School of Design

Phillippa Pitts

Boston University

Sam Holley-Kline

University of Maryland, College Park

Zachary Caple

Aarhus University

Keitlyn Alcantara

Indiana University Bloomington

Kim Williams-Pulfer

Independent Scholar

Rosa Ficek

University of Puerto Rico at Cayey

Micah Mizukami

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Amber Reid

The Afiya Center

Gabriel Regalado

Brown University

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