On Tuesday, September 12, and Monday, October 2, 2023, ACLS presented “What Counts: MacArthur Fellows Reflect on Academic Reward Structures,” a public panel series examining promotion and tenure structures for humanities and interpretive social sciences faculty in higher education today. Each panel featured three MacArthur Fellows discussing how their distinctive approaches to scholarship did or did not fit the “rules of the game” for career advancement in humanistic fields. The series was supported by an X-Grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s MacArthur Fellows Program.

Part One: September 12, 2023

Moderated by ACLS President Joy Connolly, featuring:

  • Monica M. Martinez, University of Texas at Austin, 2021 MacArthur Foundation Fellow
  • Natalia Molina, University of Southern California, 2020 MacArthur Foundation Fellow 
  • Dimitri Nakassis, University of Colorado Boulder, 2015 MacArthur Foundation Fellow

Part Two: October 2, 2023

Moderated by ACLS Vice President and Chief Operating Officer James Shulman, featuring:

  • P. Gabrielle Foreman, Pennsylvania State University, 2022 MacArthur Foundation Fellow
  • Kellie Jones, Columbia University, 2016 MacArthur Foundation Fellow, 1994 Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship in American Art
  • Peter N. Miller, American Academy in Rome, 1998 MacArthur Foundation Fellow

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