Congratulations to the following ASA members on receiving ACLS Project Development Grants:

Jorge L. Giovannetti (Professor, Sociology and Anthropology, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras) Rural Life, History, and Anthropology in the Post-World War II Hispanic Caribbean

Alison Griffiths (Professor, Communication Studies, City University of New York, Baruch College) Nomadic Cinema: A Cultural Geography of the Expedition Film

John Gruesser (Senior Research Scholar, English, Sam Houston State University) Man on
the Firing Line: The Literary Life of Sutton E. Griggs, 1872-1933

AnaLouise Keating (Professor, Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies, Texas Woman's University) Bridges, Borderlands, Nepantlas: Gloria Anzaldúa’s Decolonial Philosophy

Alexander Olson (Assistant Professor, History, Western Kentucky University) Before Creativity, 1860-1940

John W. Ott (Professor, Art, Design, and Art History, James Madison University) Mixed Media: The Visual Cultures of Racial Integration, 1931-1954

The full press release appears below.


The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce the inaugural recipients of ACLS Project Development Grants. The $5,000 seed grants are a new component of the longstanding ACLS Fellowship program, and are designed to provide support to humanities faculty at teaching-intensive institutions. This year’s 15 grantees were selected from the pool of applicants who had advanced to the final stage of the ACLS Fellowship competition. Though not among the few awarded the year-long fellowships, the grantees distinguished themselves as especially promising scholars who were likely to advance their research projects with the grants.

"Recognizing academic excellence in all sectors of higher education is essential for the future of the humanities," said ACLS Program Officer Valerie Popp. "These new grants extend the reach of our longest-running fellowship program and enrich the humanities landscape on campuses where scholars typically have fewer institutional resources to carry out their scholarship. We hope that these grants not only allow faculty at teaching-intensive institutions to advance their research but also encourage them to apply for further funding in the future."

ACLS Project Development Grant recipients and their project titles are listed below; for more information about the grantees and their research, visit the website.

Posted for ASA Office in Member News
Post date: June 28, 2018