The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) awarded fellowships to four faculty members in the Division of the Humanities for 2012-13. ACLS fellowships and grants are awarded to individual scholars for "excellence in research in the humanities and related social sciences."
Lauren Berlant, George M. Pullman Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature, was awarded a fellowship for a study that charts the emergence of a generation of queer and “independent” aesthetics from the mid-1980s. Victor Friedman, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, was awarded for his project on Balkan languages and identities. Richard Jean So, Assistant Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature was awarded for his study reconstructing the history of the vibrant U.S.-China literary network that emerged in the 1930s and 1940s, and Hung Wu, Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor in Art History and East Asian Languages and Civilizations for his study on the art of the Northern Qi (550–577).
Since 1919, the ACLS has granted scholars in the humanities and social science fellowships for major research projects. For more information visit the ACLS website.