Penningroth, Tackett, Van Vleet Named 2018 ACLS Fellows

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) has awarded fellowships to three Department of History faculty members. From a pool of nearly 1,150 applicants, peer reviewers awarded fellowships to 78 individuals, including Professor Dylan Penningroth, Associate Professor Nicolas Tackett, and Dr. Stacey Van Vleet, a visiting lecturer.

Awards range from $40,000 to $70,000, depending on the scholar’s career stage, and support scholars for six to twelve months of full-time research and writing.

“The 2018 ACLS Fellows hail from more than 50 colleges and universities, including several for which this is the first time a member of their faculty has received an ACLS Fellowship,” said Matthew Goldfeder, director of fellowship programs at ACLS. “Fellows were selected for their potential to make an original and significant contribution to knowledge, resulting from research on cultures, texts, and artifacts from antiquity to the present, in contexts around the world.”

The three faculty members will use their awards to work on the following projects:

Dylan C. Penningroth
Doing Civil Rights: African Americans and Law, 1865-1970

Nicolas Tackett
The Rise of the Chinese Meritocracy: The Transformation of Elite Culture in Tenth-Century China

Stacey Van Vleet
Plagues, Precious Pills, and the Politics of Learning in Qing China

Click here to view a full list of fellows and their projects.