The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce the 2019 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellows. The 67 fellows, who hail from 42 US universities, comprise one of the most institutionally diverse cohorts in the history of this fellowship. They were selected from a pool of more than 1,000 applicants through multiple stages of peer review. Now in its thirteenth year, the fellowship program offers promising graduate students a year of funding so that they can focus their attention on completing projects that form the foundations of their scholarly careers.
We congratulate the following MESA members
William Bamber (Near and Middle East Studies, University of Washington) Fez & Sherwani: Self-fashioning, Consumption, and Ottoman Influence in Nineteenth-Century South Asia
Matthew Ghazarian (Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University) Famine and Sectarianism in Ottoman Anatolia, 1839-1894
Allison Korinek (French Studies and History, New York University) Lost in Translation: Language and Colonial Rule in Nineteenth-Century French Algeria
Randa May Tawil (American Studies, Yale University) Tracing Empire: Race, Gender, and Migration from Syria through North America
Daniel J. Williford (History, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor) Concrete Futures: Technologies of Urban Crisis in Colonial and Postcolonial Morocco