As the year wraps up, ACLS is pleased to share a select list of books released in 2021 by ACLS fellows and grantees, many of which developed from ACLS supported research. These publications, which represent just a sample of the distinguished works authored by past and current fellows in 2021, represent an incredible range of humanistic scholarship, from photography and modernism in Mexico to the professionalization of video activism.
Lucas Bessire F’10, F’09 Named Finalist for 2021 National Book Award for Nonfiction
In October 2021, Running Out: In Search of Water on the High Plains by Lucas Bessire F’10, F’09 was named a top five finalist for the 2021 National Book Award for Nonfiction. Bessire traveled to western Kansas, where five generations of his family lived as irrigation farmers and ranchers, to write the book, which “addresses the depletion of the Ogallala aquifer, a source of water and life in the American Great Plains across millennia, and demands we all take responsibility for a more sustainable future.”