Six from Penn Arts and Sciences Named 2017 American Council of Learned Societies Fellows

Six Penn Arts and Sciences graduate students, alumni, and faculty have been named as 2017 fellowship recipients by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). The ACLS fellowships and grants are awarded to scholars for excellence in research in the humanities and related social sciences.

Christa D. Cesario
, a Ph.D. in anthropology, was chosen for the Mellon / ACLS Public Fellows Program. She was appointed as a community organizer at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Devin Sanchez Curry, a doctoral candidate in philosophy, received a Mellon / ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship for Believers.
Nabeel Hamid, a doctoral candidate in philosophy, received a Mellon / ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship for Being and the Good: Natural Teleology in Early Modern German Philosophy.
Nancy Hirschmann, a professor of political science and the Director of the Program on Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies and the Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality, and Women, was chosen for the ACLS Fellowship Program for Freedom, Power, and Disability.
Susanne Ryuyin Kerekes
, a doctoral candidate in religious studies, was selected for the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Dissertation Fellowship in Buddhist Studies for Wat Arun and the Material Culture of Thai Buddhism.
Leqi Yu, a doctoral student in East Asian languages and civilizations, received a Luce / ACLS Predissertation-Summer Travel Grant in China Studies for Xia Yong and Architectural Painting Traditions in Yuan China.
The ACLS is a private, nonprofit federation of 75 national scholarly organizations and the preeminent representative of American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences. Its central mission is to advance scholarship by awarding fellowships and strengthening relations among learned societies.

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