American Council of Learned Societies awards fellowships to support research

Faculty and graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences have won 2013 fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) to support their research.

ACLS, based in New York City, is a private, nonprofit federation of 71 national scholarly organizations in the humanities and related social sciences. Founded in 1919, its mission is “the advancement of humanistic studies in all fields of learning in the humanities and the social sciences.”

The awards were presented at the ACLS annual meeting in Baltimore.

College faculty and their projects include:

  • Yaron Shemer (assistant professor, Asian studies) / ACLS Fellowship, Neighboring Identities: The Jew in Arab Cinema.
  • Barbara Ambros (associate professor, religious studies) / Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship, Shamans, Nuns, and Demons: Women in Japanese Religions.
  • Ellen Welch (assistant professor, romance languages) / Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship, Spectacles of State: Diplomacy and the Performing Arts in Early Modern France.

 College graduate students and their projects include:

  •  Elizabeth Hennessy (doctoral candidate, geography) / Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship, On the Backs of Turtles: A Critical Geography of Evolution in the Galápagos Islands.
  • Katherine Nolfi (doctoral candidate, philosophy) / Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Understanding Epistemic Normativity.
  • Sara Safransky (doctoral candidate, geography) / Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Promised Land: The politics of abandonment and the struggle for a new Detroit.
  • Klint Ericson (doctoral candidate, art) / Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship in American Art, Sumptuous and Beautiful, As They Were: Architectural Form, Everyday Life, and Cultural Encounter in a Seventeenth-Century New Mexico Mission.

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