The ASA congratulates its members on receiving 2019 ACLS Fellowships! The full press release and a list of ASA member recipients can be found below.

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is proud to announce the 2019 ACLS Fellows. This year’s 81 fellows were selected by their peers from over 1,100 applicants in a review process with multiple stages. Awards range from $40,000 to $70,000, depending on the scholar’s career stage, and support six to twelve months of full-time research and writing.
“The 2019 ACLS Fellows exemplify ACLS’s inclusive vision of excellence in the humanities and humanistic social sciences,” said Matthew Goldfeder, director of fellowship programs at ACLS. “The awardees, who hail from more than 60 colleges and universities, were selected for their potential to make an original and significant contribution to knowledge. They are working at diverse types of institutions, on research projects that span antiquity to the present, in contexts around the world; the array of disciplines and methodologies represented demonstrates the vitality and the incredible breadth of humanistic scholarship today.”
The ACLS Fellowship program, the longest-running of our current fellowship and grant programs, is funded primarily by our endowment. Institutions and individuals have contributed to this program, including The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Arcadia Charitable Trust, the Council’s Research University Consortium and college and university Associates, past fellows, and individual friends of ACLS.

For more information about the recipients and their projects, click here.

ASA Members Named 2019 ACLS Fellows:

Shanna Greene Benjamin (Associate Professor of English, Grinnell College) Half in Shadow: The Life and Legacy of Nellie Y. McKay
Susan Burch (Professor of American Studies, Middlebury College) Committed: Native Self-determination, Kinship, Institutionalization, and Remembering
Marlene L. Daut (Associate Professor of African American Studies, University of Virginia) Awakening the Ashes: An Intellectual History of Haiti
Amy Erdman Farrell (Professor of American Studies and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Dickinson College) Girl Scouts of the USA: Democracy, Sisterhood, and Empire
Matthew John Garcia (Ralph and Richard Lazarus Professor of History, Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies, and Human Relations, Dartmouth College) Eli and the Octopus: The Man Who Failed to Tame United Fruit Company

Matthew S. Hedstrom (Associate Professor of Religious Studies and American Studies, University of Virginia) The Religion of Humanity: Spiritual Cosmopolitanism, Politics, and the United Nations
Jeannette Eileen Jones (Associate Professor of History and Ethnic Studies, University of Nebraska, Lincoln) America in Africa: US Empire, Race, and the African Question, 1821-1919
Greta L. LaFleur (Assistant Professor of American Studies, Yale University) A Queer History of Sexual Violence
Julie A. Minich (Associate Professor of English, Mexican American, and Latina/o Studies, University of Texas, Austin) Health, Justice, and Latina/o/x Expressive Culture
Jennifer Rhee (Associate Professor of English, Virginia Commonwealth University) Counting: Cultures of Measurement, Quantification, and Surveillance
Britt Rusert (Associate Professor of Afro-American Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst) The Afric-American Picture Gallery: Imagining Black Art, circa 1859

 Kimberly Welch (Assistant Professor of History and Law, Vanderbilt University) Lending and Borrowing Across the Color Line in the Antebellum American South
ACLS Oscar Handlin Fellow in American History

Posted for ASA Office in Member News
Post date: April 16, 2019

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