Director of Fellowship Programs
Matthew Goldfeder is director of fellowship programs in the Office of Fellowships and Grants at the American Council of Learned Societies. He helps to maintain the annual fellowship application and selection processes for scholars in the humanities and humanistic sciences, and to present the results of these programs. Before joining ACLS in 2012, Goldfeder worked in various environments, including serving several years as an operations manager with Best Buy. He was also a research consultant for Human Rights Watch’s Terrorism/Counterterrorism program, where he participated in the reports Ghost Prisoner and In the Name of Security.
Goldfeder earned a PhD in political science from the University of Virginia and, prior to that, studied at l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes in Paris, earned an MA from the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research, and earned BAs in political science and Spanish from the University of Illinois.