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ACLS Announces 2012 Public Fellows

Wednesday, June 27, 2012   (0 Comments)

The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the second cohort of ACLS Public Fellows. The 13 fellows, who were selected from a very competitive group of recent Ph.D. recipients, will join partnering organizations for two-year terms. They will participate in the substantive work of these agencies and receive professional mentoring to further transition into non-academic careers.

Deborah J. Bailin, Ph.D., English, University of Maryland, College Park appointed as Democracy Analyst, Union of Concerned Scientists
Megan K. Doherty, Ph.D., History, Columbia University appointed as Program Officer, German Marshall Fund of the United States
Anne Flannery, Ph.D., German Language and Literature, Johns Hopkins University appointed as Assistant Director, Digital Initiatives and Services, Newberry Library
Elizabeth Frohlich, Ph.D., French Language and Literature, Boston University appointed as Associate Director, Forum on Education Abroad
Vittorio N. Galasso, Ph.D., Global Governance/International Politics, University of Delaware appointed as Policy and Research Advisor, Oxfam America
Korey Jackson, Ph.D., English Language and Literature, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor appointed as Program Coordinator and Analyst, Anvil Publishing, Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)
Maureen Mahoney, Ph.D., History, University of Wisconsin, Madison appointed as Policy Analyst, Consumers Union
Andrea Clare Mazzarino, Ph.D., Cultural Anthropology, Brown University appointed as Researcher/Advocate, Human Rights Watch
Karen E. Park, Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Oxford appointed as Global Projects Manager, Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)
Suzanne Podhurst, Ph.D., History, Princeton University appointed as Special Projects Coordinator, New York Public Library
Katya Salmi, Ph.D., Sociology, University of Sussex appointed as Researcher/Advocate, Human Rights Watch
Karen Shanton, Ph.D., Philosophy, Rutgers University, New Brunswick appointed as Legislative Studies Specialist, National Conference of State Legislatures
Nicole J. Wilson, Ph.D., Greek and Roman Studies, University of Calgary appointed as Associate Development Officer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

See appointment descriptions.

ACLS is excited to partner with The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation on this innovative program that aims to demonstrate that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application, both within and beyond the academy. "Challenging times call for new ventures,” says director of fellowship programs Nicole Stahlmann. "The Public Fellows program has been able to give humanities Ph.D.s opportunities to engage with the important work of a number of non-profit and government organizations. The expanded range of placements of this second set of fellows attests to the vitality of this new fellowship model.”

Read more about the ACLS Public Fellows program.

ACLS, a private, nonprofit federation of 71 national scholarly organizations, is the preeminent representative of American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences. Advancing scholarship by awarding fellowships and strengthening relations among learned societies are central to our work.

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