Improving the Human Experience

The American Council of Learned Societies encourages and enables scholarship to help us understand the human experience — and improve it.
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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.


Abby Ang

Center for Popular Democracy

Akira Shimada

State University of New York at New Paltz

Alicia Carroll

University of California, Irvine

Anthony Johnson

PEN America

Ashley Cordes

University of Utah

Ayur Zhanaev

University of Warsaw

Azizat Amoloye-Adebayo

University of Ilorin

Baligh Ben Taleb

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Betsy Brody

Collin College

Bobby Smith II

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Brandon Morgan

Central New Mexico Community College

Briana Meier

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Bright Nkrumah

University of Witwatersrand

Casely Coan

Southwest Folklife Alliance

Chioma Ngonadi

University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Chris Hedlin


Cinthya Ammerman Munoz

Georgetown University


Kyambogo University

Eben Yonnetti

University of Virginia

Eric Harvey

Independent Scholar

Eric Sippert

Environmental Law Policy Center

Franco Rossi

Johns Hopkins University

Gaelle Le Calvez House

Yale University

George Bishi

Rhodes University

Godwin Onuoha

Mercer County Community College

Habiba Boumlik

City University of New York, LaGuardia Community College

Heider Tun Tun

University of California, Irvine

Hortsang Jigme

Iddy Magoti

University of Dar es Salaam

Imomotimi Armstrong

Niger Delta University

Irina Garri

Institute for Mongolian, Buddhist and Tibetan Studies

Jack Morales

Community College of Allegheny County

Jay Miller

University of Notre Dame

Jayashree Kamblé

City University of New York, LaGuardia Community College

Jesse Chanin

Freedom Project Network

Joel Correia

University of Florida

Joella Bitter

University of Virginia

John Lopez

University of California, Davis

Jonathan Henry

Common Cause

Joy Brennan

Kenyon College

Julia Mollenthiel

The Brotherhood Sister Sol

karen williams

City University of New York, Guttman Community College

Kenneth Yin

City University of New York, LaGuardia Community College

Kerry Manzo

State University of New York, College at Purchase

Keyvan Shafiei

American Friends Service Committee

Kim Williams-Pulfer

Independent Scholar

Laura González

San Diego Miramar College

Lauren Lefty

Children’s Defense Fund

Lawrence Whitney

National Museum of American History

Leah Anderst

City University of New York, Queensborough Community College

Leopoldo Peña

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Marcos Almeida

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Maryam Magaji

Federal University Wukari

Matthew Morrison

New York University

Maurice Adkins

University of Virginia

Maxmillian Chuhila

University of Dar es Salaam

Melinda Sebastian

Data & Society

Michelle Velasquez-Potts

University of Texas at Austin

Mikael Muehlbauer

Nathaniel Lovdahl

Yale University

Nir Feinberg

University of California, Berkeley

Rachael Nez

Indiana University Bloomington

Rachelle Saruya

University of Toronto, Mississauga

Retika Adhikari

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Robert Gioielli

University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College

Roneva Keel

National Park Service

Rosanna Dent

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Samuel Ng

Smith College

Sangyop Lee

Stanford University

Sara Partridge

Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Sifiso Ndlovu

University of Johannesburg

Sinae Kim

Princeton University

Sonam Choden

Universität Hamburg, Germany

Sonia Rodriguez

City University of New York, LaGuardia Community College

Sophie Maríñez

City University of New York, Borough of Manhattan Community College

Sujung Kim

DePauw University

Tawni Tidwell

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Tempest Henning

Indiana University Bloomington

Tuyen Le

Northwestern University

Unaludo Sechele

University of the Free State

Utathya Chattopadhyaya

University of California, Santa Barbara

Viridiana Hernandez Fernandez

The Ohio State University

William Kelly

Washington University in St. Louis

Yasmine Espert

Spelman College

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