Jessica Taylor is a Research Fellow in US Programs. She undertakes research projects aimed at understanding and supporting ACLS’s work, especially its numerous fellowships. Prior to joining ACLS, she was the Louis W. Cabot Humanities Policy Fellow at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, where she worked on the Commission on the Arts and the Humanities Indicators. She has a PhD in Linguistic Anthropology and a certificate in Women and Gender Studies from the University of Toronto, where she researched romance writers and creative work. She is also a long-time volunteer in LGBTQ community archives.