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Tara Zahra F’13, F’09 Joins Growing List of ACLS Fellows to Receive MacArthur Award

9/29/2014

Tara_ZahraACLS congratulates University of Chicago historian and two-time ACLS fellowship awardee Tara Zahra F’13, F’09 on being named one of this year’s MacArthur Fellows. Zahra, who received a Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship in 2009 and an ACLS Fellowship in 2013, is a scholar of modern Europe whose work interrogates the roles of child-rearing and education in the construction of national identity in twentieth-century East Central European lands. As the MacArthur Foundation’s website notes,“Zahra’s writings combine broad sociohistorical analysis with extensive archival work across a wide range of locales.”

Zahra joins a group of 36 distinguished scholars who are recipients of both ACLS and MacArthur awards. As the list of these awardees shows, ACLS funding often represents an early investment in the careers of scholars whose path-breaking work will go on to win other prestigious awards. In addition to the ACLS fellowship and grant recipients, a number of other members of the ACLS community, including former ACLS Board of Directors chair Susan McClary and former board member Thomas Cleveland Holt, have received the MacArthur Fellowship.

The ACLS fellows and grantees who have been honored by the MacArthur Foundation are listed by year below. 

1981:
Lawrence Rosen F’77
Elaine H. Pagels G’77
Richard Rorty F’69
Carl Schorske F’63

1982:
Peter Brown F’80
Robert Darnton G’82

1983:
A.K. Ramanujan G’73 

1984:

John E. Toews G’83
Bret Wallach G’81

1985:
John F. Benton G’64
Thomas G. Palaima F’83

1986:
Caroline Bynum F’78
William A. Christian G’75, F’80
Nancy Farriss G’71
David Keightley F’72,’75,’83,’84
George Perle G’69

1987:
Irving Howe G’73

1988:
Ruth Behar F’97
Susan Irene Rotroff G’80, ’84

1991:
Lewis Hyde F’03
Harlan Lane G’74
Arnold Rampersad G’80, F’02

1992:
Suzanne Lebsock G’78
Ann Ellis Hanson F’82

1995:
Patricia Nelson Limerick F’89
Joel Rogers F’86 

1996:
Rebecca Goldstein F’82
Peter Galison F’08

1998:
Bernadette Brooten G'92
Edward Hirsch F’81

1999:
David Levering Lewis G’72
Jacqueline Jones G’77, F’95

2000:
Laura Otis F’97

2003:
Guillermo Algaze G’89

2007: 
Jay Rubenstein F’02, F’06

2014:
Tara Zahra F’09, F’13

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